Thursday, September 27, 2007

I am becoming a really lousy blogger. I've got five entertaining kids and I can't come up with something one of them said or did each day? Actually, I've been preoccupied the past few days. I've had this slightly annoying pain in my upper back. I was sure I had an aortic aneurism so I was getting things in order for my death. It's a lot of work preparing a husband to care for 5 children on his own. I needed to make sure that the kid's closets and drawers were labeled so they would wear the correct clothes each day. It's a shame my girls will go to church with uncurled hair. Anyway, the pain is now gone and I think I am ok. Back to blogging!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Happy Fall Equinox

So I totally thought I missed the first day of fall! But today marks the Fall equinox which offically marks the first day of fall for 2007. I'm realizing this about 16 hours too late considering that the it officially began at 5:51 this morning and my kids are already in bed totally ignorant of this important calendar event. I'm such a slacker homeschooling mom. I should have had something prepared for the celebration like some leaf shaped cookies or some sort of fall coloring sheet. Gee, I'm so embarrassed that I dressed my girls in white sandals for church today. What a fashion faux paux! I guess this week I will dig out the black patent leather and get Emily a new pair of shoes at Target. They're on sale this week.

So how do you mark the official, "He's walking." in the baby book? Do you document with a first step? How many steps can be considered walking? Historically, I have typically documented my kid's walking when walking becomes the primary mode of transportation. So I think I will mark today as Jason's first day of "walking" since he spent a good deal of his day walking unassisted. Not like it matters, though, because Jason doesn't even have a baby book. I better buy one in the next 4 months before this next baby comes. My second batch of kids will probably end up of filling in their own baby books when they get older. That would be a good homeschool project. "Find your milestones on Mommy's blog, and fill in the blanks in your baby book." So you hear that, Jason? Today marks the day as you officially walking. Can you write September 23, 2007?

Saturday, September 22, 2007

I had multiple volunteers requesting to assist me with grocery shopping today. I only wanted to take 2 children in order to avoid having to drive the awkward family van. My husband sensed my dilemma and then gave Bradley an offer, "You can go with Mommy to the grocery store, or stay home and watch TV and play the computer all by yourself and as much as you want." With absolutely no hesitation the reply was, "Maybe, I want to stay home," followed by the sound of ripping Velcro as he tore his shoes off to make himself comfortable. That's my little couch potato!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I took Bradley to the grocery store with me today. As we passed by the mushrooms in the produce section Bradley shouted, "Look Mommy! I see fungus!"

Friday, September 14, 2007

Tonight David gave Jason a bath to wash his food encrusted hair. As Emily stood observing, she remarked, "Jason's penis is so cute!" I never thought of it too much, but I suppose baby genitals smothered in a sack of fat and accessorized with a potbelly overhang could be considered "cute."

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sarah loves playing with C3PO. He likes to dance with Snow White. When I asked if he was Snow White's prince she said, "No. He's just taking care of her while the prince is away." I had no idea that Snow White had a guardian robot.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

It's a ........


We've just gotta find out. It reduces the arguing over the name by half. Although, with 5 natural childbirths and another one planned, I think I should have final say. Don't you think?

Monday, September 10, 2007

We made Snickerdoodles today while Wendy and Jason were napping. When Wendy woke up she was delighted to see a table of cookies and she politely asked for one. I allotted her two and continued my work at the computer. When I looked over my shoulder to see if the cookies met her satisfaction I discovered a pile of a dozen cookies all with just one bite.