Friday, March 6, 2009

Crazy Busy!

Vampires happen when Mom gets busy!

Thanks goodness for washable markers!

Police Department of Grandville, Michigan

Kids waiting for stickers and pencils.

The police cruiser! The boys loved this!

Oh my gosh, was this week crazy! I hate missing this many posting days in a row. Tuesday we all got up and got ready to head out the door to a home school field trip. Luckily for me I got online to check the time of it and discovered the field trip was on Thursday! Sigh... so to keep the kids from total dissappointment, we loaded up into the mini-van (other car still in the shop- waiting to see if the warrenty will cover the repair) and took a drive through our nearby country side. The kids enjoyed seeing the farm animals that were out and about (so did I) and the DH and I brought the computer along and listened to one of the MP3 downloads of Vision Forum's Entrepreneurial bootcamp- the one on farming.

For such a simple outing we all had a great time. The kids even surprised me with some school work. The farm on the MP3 was in Virginia. From the back of the car I heard... The Capitol of Virginia is Richmond! (We've been studying the states and learning capitols.) Later in the program the host was talking about the providence of God. Again from the back... "Providence is the capitol of Rhode Island!" What do you know... they really have been paying attention.

Later that day I had to take Taylor to the doctor for her 4 month check up and shots. Can I say she doesn't do shots well. Tylenol is our friend on shot days. After that I had to take my 12 year old to sewing class.

I know that doesn't seem all that full of a day but when you're breast feeding an infant, it fills up the time really quick.

Wednesday Taylor was still grumpy from shots and I spent most of the day playing catch up from my lack of home time on Tuesday. Between cleaning, schooling, keeping Taylor happy and cooking (I'm not a fast cook. I like to go slow and be precise to make sure I don't forget things. ) the day passed far to quickly. Then it was off to Wednesday night church.

Yesterday we actually had the field trip to the police station. But being as we are currently a one car family I had to get up with the DH at 3:00am to take him to work so that the kids and I could have the car. (He was off on Tuesday.) The field trip went great and then it was back home to do our daily chores and school and then it was back to pick up the DH from work. I didn't get any cooking time earlier in the day so I made the kids some chicken nuggets for dinner and the DH and I went out on a date. (Ate out with a gift card from Christmas.)

I'm reading this thinking, "Where did all the time go?" But I just couldn't find a big enough block of time in all that to post. I don't usually post in the evenings because I'm not coherent enough. I tend to fall asleep on the couch a lot with what ever I was doing falling to the floor.

Today we are cleaning house in preparation for a bread making class I'm teaching to our church ladies tomorrow and I'm also finalizing the presentation flow etc.

Thank goodness next week is normal. My daughter doesn't even have a sewing class to go to. Church and grocery shopping are our only required activities away from home! I prefer that. My little mind gets boggled to easily when there is too much running around.


Jendi said...

That is so true that when you have a nursing baby one outing a day makes it busy!

Hang in there!

Kara S said...

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