Thursday, May 14, 2009

Odds and Ends

I'm finding it more and more difficult to get on and post lately much less sit down and read blogs. Allie has begun getting up much earlier in the mornings and that used to be my blogging time. I'd sit down and post in the morning and then go through all the blogs that had posted since the last night to catch up. She went from getting up about 930 to anywhere from 7 to right before 8. I spent a good bit of time last night catching up with everyone so hopefully I'm on the right track now although she's already up this morning and I still haven't had time to read any of todays posts yet. After hearing of Kayleigh's passing I'm having a harder and harder time taking away from my kids to sit on the computer. I've really been trying to leave it alone during the day in order to spend more time with them. I just don't want to let time go by and if something happens realize that instead of spending time with them during the day I was trying to catch up on blogs. So I'm still reading..I'm just getting to them alittle slower than normal..and I'm still posting just not as early as it used to be at times.

Allie's also teething again...seriously I can't believe the number of teeth that she has. She's eleven months old and has six teeth that are completely in right now with another breaking through on the bottom. This girl is not taking any chances that whe won't be able to dig into her cake...she's gonna ensure she can get every last bite..I just know it! She's still sleeping rather well at night...waking up once or twice at times but she's much fussier during the day.


Lucas is ready for school to be out...me not so much but I don't think that matters at this point. I'm hoping to keep them busy enough that we won't have to deal with the fighting much this summer. We're still in the middle of ball...or really the end right now and things are crazy with that. After being undefeated for the first 6 games they went on a losing streak and lost three...they finally won again on Tuesday night. We're spending a large portion of our time at the ballfield right now. With two end of the season parties,trophies,cakes and organizing all of it things are a bit insane right now.

I registered Jacob for kindergarten the other day. I put it off as long as I possibly could and dreaded every second of it. I think when I have to leave him it will be much worse!


David found this little critter on the patio the other night while I was putting Allie to bed.


Seriously you have no clue how terrified I am of snakes....terrified probably isn't even the right word for it. Add into the mix that David is scared silly also and capturing him was definitely interesting. It took us almost 15 minutes to get him into a jar. I taped it but I can't get it loaded on here right now and that might be best...it's downright embarassing. Tiny baby snake and I'm so scared I'm crying at times and had to come inside to tape through the door. David had on gloves and was armed with two sticks...you would have thought we were capturing a python. The next morning when I showed Caleb he was amazed..he kept on going back to the door and staring at it outside saying he needed to see the "steak" :) I love that little boy!

9 comments:

Stacy said...

LOL...I can just see y'all trying to catch the snake. I am so scared of snakes too. I understand about the time it takes to blog.

theArthurClan said...

I am freaking out just seeing a photo of your snake. Ack!! I am such a wimp about those sorts of things.

I'm glad that you're enjoying your extra time with your kids. I think it's important to back away from blogging whenever you need to. Then, you'll be refreshed and enjoy it more when you get back into it. :)

Veronica said...

Everything you said at the beginning of this post is exactly how I've been feeling lately! I have had to seriously take a step back and figure what is most important in life!

Everyday Mom Designs said...

I'm trying to spend more quality time with Leala too.. Kevin has been so busy working to buy us a new car and house, that I just hope she doesn't miss out on our contact, so I'm trying to make up for it...

Ewww.. snakes freak me out..

Alicia said...

Totally understand about the blogging deal!! LOL

OHHHH..I would love to see that video of the snake capture!

He And Me + 3 said...

I hate snakes too. Yikes they just freak me out so bad. I am having trouble finding time lately to get around to comment too. Staying up later to comment. How sad is that? I need my sleep.

Shannon said...

That's a lot of teeth! :) I know what you mean about the time for blogging. I've cut back to just once or twice a week for posting and though I do spend time (mostly at night) reading blogs I don't comment much anymore. I do feel kinda bad about that but it just takes more time. This morning my daughter is still sleeping and son is watching a movie so I'm online.
Nice snake. In the spring and summer I am so paranoid about snakes. We're out in the country and we see then now and then and that only serves to make me more scared of the kids getting bit. I loved the visual of the gloves and 2 sticks. :)

drewmark19 said...

Blogging can totally consume your time if you're not careful. I've found myself many times ignoring my kids and then I think...What in the world am I doing? Now I tend to get on when the kids are asleep. Of course, it makes for a tired momma in the morning. :)

misguided mommy said...

the snake is soooo not okay. nope not at all!