Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
I love that Gaius is becoming aware of the world around him and remembering things. Today he came up to me with our Annie DVD in hand and started sing "Tomorrow" to me. `Also 2 days ago he started calling me "mommy" instead of just ma. I know these aren't all that amazing to the normal person. But I know that's showing some major cognitive development (uh-oh my child psychology classes are showing).
I adore when my kids start becoming slightly more independent (and consistently sleeping through the night), but still want to cuddle some everyday. At 2 everything is so new and exciting, but a kiss from mom can heal all kinds of ailments. At 2 you don't have to sit and entertain them either. Because lets face it the coolest toy they've ever seen is a stick that could potentially poke out an eye. You do have to run around after them since they have no fear yet, but don't we all want to get fit anyway? I wonder how many calories toddler chasing burns?
Hello my name is Korleen and I'm a mom who loves the twos
Monday, September 22, 2008
1. know how to change the oil on the lawn mower
2. know how to landscape my yard (I have no vision for landscaping)
3. know how to teach my kids to be thankful in this country of selfishness.
4. travel to Africa, Italy, Paris, and Hawaii
5. Learn how to surf
6. Fit into jeans 3 sizes smaller then I can now
7. Go to bed 2 hours earlier every night
8. know how to put up drywall
9. see all of my children accept Jesus as their Savior
10. That chips and salsa had no calories
11. adopt a child
12. live in an old victorian house
to be continued...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
here's a run down of my day:
8:00- wake up to 3 children yelling at the top of their lungs from upstairs
8:05- reprimand 3 children for yelling while the rest of the house is asleep
8:06- make breakfast for 3 children & 1 dog
8:30- clean up from breakfast
8:35- tell older 2 children to get dressed
8:38- get baby dressed & tell older 2 children to get dressed
8:40- take dog out (outside, not on a date)
8:42- tell older 2 children to "hurry up and get dressed. this is the last time I'm telling you"
9:00- start school
9:03- baby is sick of coloring and wants to climb all over mommy/teacher
9:05- teach phonics while baby cries at the teacher's feet
9:15- turn on Dora the explorer to entertain the younger 2 so we can get at least phonics and math done this morning.
9:45- finish phonics and math *whew*
9:48- check on younger 2 (the living room is WAY too quiet)
9:50- set up oldest with handwriting
9:51- take a shower
10:06- take out trash
10: 10- throw in a load of laundry
10:18- hose off/clean a toy outside
okay so this is where I start losing track of time.
Sometime between about 10:30am and right now (11pm) I've:
Taught Reading, Health, & Bible
made a skirt
took apart and put away the crib *wipes a tear*
did 3 loads of laundry
got groceries (with 3 kids in tow)
took care of groceries
prepared a crock pot meal for tomorrow
got 3 kids ready and tucked into bed
watched an episode of Party of Five
checked out face book
and now.....(drum roll please)......wrote a blog
*sigh* no wonder i'm tired
So what'd you do today?