Thursday, August 28, 2008

WOO!! Let's hope this continues!

Yeah that's right! WOO! My day so far:

Got Victoria to school ON TIME with all 3 kids in tow. Jer took overtime so I was totally on my own this morning. Everyone was dressed, hair and teeth brushed, fed, socks AND shoes on (last Tuesday for pickup Nate didn't have shoes on).

Anyway we got there and everything went very smoothing. ALL of us went in, no tears when Nate, Evie and I went to leave. I got to talk to the principal, the SCRIP coordinator - I had some questions, said hi to a few moms on my way out -- all stuff I'm normally too self-conscious to do. Then we went to the Library! Nate's first time!! We got a train book. Then we went to the grocery store to pick up a few things. Came home had round 2 of breakfast (I didn't eat the first time) and then Evie went to nap and Nate went out to play. It's now 10:20 and I JUST turned the TV and computer on and OMIGOSH it feels GOOOOOOOD. Normally electronics are on first thing.

I think I am gonna get used to this preschool thing just fine :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Good Grief Preschool is hard!

Today was Victoria's first day sans mama. I was actually really excited for her, but judging from our morning lemme just tell you that we are going to be late, possibly a lot. This child does not want to eat in the morning! Anyway... so we are the first ones in her class there so we go in and drop her bag and get her lamb name tag on the board (we call it checking in with the Shepard everyday) and a quick kiss and off I went. I had to go to Walgreen's after drop-off so I'm driving and driving and totally immersed in keeping myself composed and not crying and all of a sudden I realize that I'm 2 blocks past Walgreen's. Yeah. So I make my U-turn and eventually make it home. Nathan and I had a great time hanging out together, until he got bored and wanted to play outside with Tor... He missed her. The last 30 minutes before pickup seemed like an eternity!! But we made it through with a snack and some Tom and Jerry and set out to get our sissy!

Carline leaves some to be desired, but I'm sure the kinks will get worked out sooner than later. Victoria came to the car all smiles and joyful, and silent. All I've been able to pull from her is that she had breakfast for snack - they had cereal and they went outside to play and Ms. Mary has TWO slides, and she did good! We get home and continued our Tom and Jerry fest and I start to go through her mailbag - lots of info for mama. Lots of volunteer positions too.... Then the most difficult part happened. Dory. "Hey mom look what I have!" As she pulls out (the most annoying) Dory toy from her bag her face lights up and she excitedly shows Nathan her new toy. It hits me like a brick wall. Why does she have this toy. She who thinks the entire world belongs to her. I ask her about the circumstances for getting the toy and all I get is "Ms Mary told me to wait. I wanted it." So I put in a call to Ms. Mary. I fret. I worry and get anxious and try to decide how I'm going to explain to my 3 year old that stealing is not acceptable and we have to take her new toy back to Ms. Mary and apologize... and... and... and... and the phone rings. It's Ms. Mary. I ask her about the toy and she says to me, "oh yes! Victoria got that out of the treasure bin today for being polite! I'm so glad you called because things happen sometimes but don't worry, she was wonderful today." What a sigh of relief!! My good girl!! This parenting thing is hard when you aren't around them all day long!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

GADs Aggh!

So little Miss Evie has outgrown another size in her diapers. That took all of what? 8 minutes? So we are moving on up to larges! I have most of her stash already, beautiful GADs ( but I am longing for another. A special one with Embroidery!! I already have it picked out and everything if I can just sell some of her mediums maybe I can get it! In fact, I have a wonderful mommy friend who is running a contest on her blog and is giving away a few giftcards! Go visit her blog at and check out to see the best diapers in the world!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Victoria's First day at Preschool

Well, the day has finally come for my oldest to head off to school. Two days a week from 8:15-11:15a she will be learning with Ms. Mary. Today was interesting to say the least. It was parent orientation day or something. What was suppose to end at 10 didn't end until 11:20, and aside from having some sitter issues at home it wasn't too stressful. You see we got this letter YESTERDAY telling us that it was parent day instead of just a regular attendance day for the kids. Yeah, Parent day. So I had to scramble to find a sitter for Nate and Evie because let's face it, they weren't gonna handle being at preschool very well. Ordinarily that'd be alright, but you see Jeremy had overtime this morning (and tomorrow, and Saturday and Monday) and quite frankly, we need it. So my grandmother takes off work to be with the rugrats and off Tor and I go. There's a certain amount of chaos that is expected for a first day, but omg. You know I will never seek the job of preschool teacher. Ever. Things were moving pretty slowly and Victoria was getting bored, but the overall impression was good. She loves her teacher and her friends. I love that she's in a brand new Catholic school and that in a 3 hour time frame they pray no less than 4 times. Here's looking forward to drop-off on Tuesday!!

Who am I you ask?

My name is Laura. I'm a Mommy. That pretty much sums it up!

Well okay, I'll tell you a little more.

I'm crazy - or so I've been told. I stay home to raise my 3 young children. They are close in age (hence the craziness) Victoria is 13 months - well, 12 months, 29 days, 3 hours - older than Nathan, who is roughly 20 months older than Evelyn. You see how that works? You lose a little bit of your mind with each kid! Jeremy is my husband and has graciously lent me his Google email account for this blog, mainly because I didn't want the upkeep of a second account. Anyway he works hard at bringing in the money by working the overnight shift, keeping me happy as my husband and trying to keep up with all three kids. I'm not sure what he'd say is the hardest of those, probably me. You'll have to ask him someday. We've been married for 4 1/2 years now... I'm sure you'll see some posts on that later.

I lived most of my life surrounded by people who didn't value the truth and grew up believing that it wasn't really important. As I've grown I've learned that I don't agree with that life philosophy at all. So I am going to do my best to tell the truth. My dad will tell you I've always had a problem with tact... well yeah maybe as a child I did, but now I just tell the truth wherever I deem it's needed. I'm not good at sugar coating things. I don't like it when people do it to me and I think beating around something potentially hurtful is a waste of time and in the end causes more damage than the truth said with genuine care and respect. You ask me a question, you are going to get the truth. All of it. Of course I'm not some terrible person out to harm others so instead of causing conflict where it's not welcome, I back out of conversations a lot. So if you see me vanish from something you can pretty much figure it's one of two things: a) I'm busy with a baby, or 2)I'm holding my tongue. Ahhh.... I've been watching Paul on Mad About You too much... a) and 2) ha ha. Gotta love reruns....

Biting the Blogging Bullet.

Time to dive in and Just do it! That's what I tell people all the time. If there's something you want, just do it. Worst thing that can happen is you don't like it and decide to spend your time another way! So I'm taking my own advice! Here's my blog!!!