Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
AAHH, another weekend come and gone. Friday night was our wind down night after a long week of school, karate, and choir. Gavin, Katelyn, and I got into our jammies early. Daddy went to bed when he got home from work so I had the kids all to myself. We had breakfast for dinner and spent most of the night playing in Gavin's room.
Saturday we headed out to our church fall festival. Since it was raining on and off that whole morning I wasnt sure what would be going on. So I didnt even tell Gavin where we were going, just in case it was cancelled. But thankfully the whole festival was moved inside. Bounce houses, inflatable slides, games, cotton candy and more! Such fun. The theme was the wild wild west and we even got our family pictures taken. Gavin made sure to play all the games to win candy. He made his own wild wild west bandanna and a stuffed manatee- not sure how that fit in with the wild wild west theme.
From there Gavin and I headed off to Target because we had yet another birthday party to go to on Sunday and we still needed a gift. They also had sweats on sale so I stopped by the kids department to get Gavin some ( just in case the weather EVER COOLS OFF !!!! ). I think this was the first time Gavin ever heard the word sweatpants. He just could not get what I was saying. He kept repeating back to me "sweat" pants? Like they were two separate words. And I would say, yes gavin, that is what they are called. And he would say back, But why "sweat"? Are you sure the word is "sweat" pants? yes Gavin, I am sure! He still giggles if I say it now. What a cutie!
Sunday we had the birthday party to go to. Ken stayed home with Katelyn so it was just Gavin and I. It was at the park and they had rented a spiderman bounce house. Every 5 year olds dream. Oh, and the pinata. We cant forget the pinata. Candy everywhere and kids running and screaming. Gavin had a great time with his school friends and I had a great time with the mommies.
And once again the baking bug bit Gavin and I. When we got home we made rice krispie treats. Yummy. It was my first time baking them, and lets just say, its not as easy as it looks. But we had fun with it.
And after dinner it was bath, jammies, and bed. Another week ahead of us!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Well its that time of year where our weekends are starting to get jam packed. Friday night started with Chris and Ryan coming over to play with Gavin and Katelyn. We spent about an hour or so outside with the boys playing on their skateboards and throwing the foot ball around. Little miss Katelyn was a good sport and sat in her stroller watching them. It also helped that we had the bubble machine going for her to ooh and aaah at. The kids came inside around dusk to have juice and a snack. After all four of them had a great time playing together.
Saturday the weather was great and Gavin and Katelyn spent some time outside playing in the backyard. It was so fun to watch the two of them together!! Katelyn had a blast going in and out of the playhouse and pretending she was using the little play sink. Gavin got a real kick out of pulling Katelyn around in the wagon.
Saturday night we went to St Patricks fall carnival. Katelyn rode some of the rides with her big brother and was not scared at all. She laughed so much
We got up early on Sunday to go to church and watch Gavin sing in the choir at the 11am service. He has been practicing for weeks now and he looked so cute up on the stage. He sings again around Christmas time and I am really looking forward to that. Sunday afternoon Gavin had a school friends birthday party to go to. It was at Largo Central Park. A lot of his friends were there and they all had a great timel We even got to see some pot bellied pigs that a farmer brought up to the field to graze.
And I guess Gavin got a sweet tooth at the party because when we got home he wanted to make cupcakes. So he brought over his cooking chair to the counter and we started cooking. After they were in the oven I let him lick the bowl and he thought he would share with Katelyn, which of course made a huge mess. And it was my luck that this was AFTER I had given them baths!
All in all, we had a great weekend. Hope everyone else did too!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Why does Gavin insist on bringing home his lunchbox filled with his garbage?
Monday, October 8, 2007
Gavin woke up Saturday tired, cranky, and crying. He had spent the night at Austin's house and they all woke up early to come back here for our garage sale. By the time they got here Gavin was inconsolable. I knew just by looking at him that he was sick. So I got the kids all set up in the house while jen, katie and I got ready for the garage sale. It lightly rained for about an hour and then the heat, humidity, and everblazing sun came out. To make matters worse, Gavin decided he was going to spend the day crying on my lap outside. He was complaining his throat hurt. No fever, thank goodness, but just horrible pain. And of course sitting outside all day in the heat made me cranky, irratable, and sunburned.
Poor Gavin got worse as they day wore on and by 6pm, my nerves were shot. Gavin cried and whined every time he swallowed and was starving because he couldnt swallow any food. Katelyn wanted my attention too and she was becoming quite clingy. After all day of listending to both of then cry and whine, I could not wait for the kids to go to bed because I couldnt take it anymore. I found myself snapping and yelling at everyone. Was it Gavin's fault he was sick or Katelyn's fault she wanted her mommy? No. Even though I turned into mean mommy by the end of the night I still felt bad everytime I yelled.
After the kids were finally in bed I laid in my own bed and tried to calm down. My tension and frustration were pounding in my head. I found myself talking to God. I vented my feelings about the kids and my irritablility. I asked for more patience. I asked for Sunday to be a better day. I let Him know I was upset that I snapped and yelled. I felt sorry for myself that my day was so bad. Poor me. And God did answer me. After I thought, poor me, I realized how really lucky I am. Are my kids sick everyday? No. Is everyday like today? No. I am very thankful for my wonderful family. I enjoy every mintue I am with them. Even on the bad days. I have to remember not everyone is as lucky as I. Some kids are sick all the time, some are in homes with no love, some do not have parents.
I kept Gavin home from school today. One more day of rest before he goes back. Or maybe I just wanted one more day to take "care" of him. To make him soup, lay with him on the couch, and hold him while he sleeps. And I dont mind any of it.