April 30, 2006

"Mom, if you _______, I will let you sleep with me!!"

Jordyn's personality is so sweet lately. But she can also be a big stinker. Her new thing is now she will say something similar to this: "Mom, if you paint my nails, I will let you sleep with me." or "Mom, if you don't let me play at Morgan's I won't let you sleep with me." She thinks she is either rewarding or punishing me. Where she came up with it, I will never know. It just makes me smile every time she says it. Last night I "got" to sleep with her, and then as soon as she fell asleep I left. Well, at about
3 o'clock this morning she came back in my room and said, "Mom I told you you could sleep with me, so can you come back?" How could I resist? She then continued, "Stay in there for a lot and a lot and a lot, and don't go back into your bed ok?" I am so glad that I have her in my family. She brings such a wonderful spirit to us, and is such a joy in my life.

April 29, 2006

What Am I doing wrong?

I love being a mom, but often I wonder if I am really doing a good job or not. I try to play games with them, read to them, teach them how to work, teach them how to respect, obey etc. And, I try to do it in a loving way. Then, why doesn't it work? We have really been struggling with obedience lately, and I'm not so sure why. I don't want to be a nagging-yelling mom, but I feel like I am. I want my kids to remember how fun it was growing up, not that, "my mom was always yelling at me." I love my kids so much, and would not trade my job as a mother any day. I only hope that I am doing everything I can to prepare them for the future.

April 26, 2006

Swimsuit Shopping, Scary

Today DH told me that after work, everyone is going to Park City for pizza and swimming. How fun I thought. Then I remembered I don't have a swimming suit. I hate wearing them, shopping for them, thinking about them, you name it. But, how can I not get one when my kids are going to want to swim and DH won't swim by himself with all four of them. I think most of the reason is my self-esteem. I don't think I look good in any type of bathing suit at all. And, to make matters worse I'm the only one there who has had any kids. Oh well, I guess I'll get one anyway.

April 24, 2006

Vacation from Vacation

We got home last night around midnight. We were so exhausted. Ry and I carried ourselves and the kids in last night, and that is all. Then we crashed. I let the kids sleep in and be late for school. Was that bad? I just didn't want to wrestle getting them up and then having them end up being exhausted at school. Then ended up being only an hour and half late.

My house was so nice and clean when we got home, that I'm trying to keep it that way. So, I have only been bringing in one suitcase at a time. That way I can put everything away right away. If I brought it all in at one time, the suitcases might just stay there for a week, who knows. It sure is taking a long time. Plus I need to finish laundry, and all that other fun stuff.

Hopefully we can get the kids to bed at a decent time tonight. They went to bed around 11 p.m. every night and woke up around 6:30 a.m. So, DH and I are very tired. It's alm0st like you need a vacation to recover from your vacation.

April 22, 2006

California Fun

We got to CA on Wed. evening and have been going non-stop since. We took the kids to Knotts Berry Farm yesterday. It was so much fun. They didn't know we were going until we were pulling into the parking lot. Their little faces just lit up with excitement. We spent a lot of time in
Camp Snoopy. They had a little "Safari" set up. We got maps and had to find certain places, once we found them, they earned a prize from each post. That was very cool, of course. We took them on the log ride, which was a blast. J was laughing the whole time. If you ask her what her favorite ride was, she'll tell you it was going down the waterfall. By the end of the day, the kids were all exhausted (and so were DH and I). After we got in the car, it sure didn't take very long for them to all fall asleep.

Today we are kind of hanging out right now. We took the kids out on the quads and rode aroung the desert. They loved it!! I think J is going to be a litte dare devil. She was laughing and telling us to go faster the enitre time. The other 3 also loved it. Who wouldn't love to go out ride, and get dirty in the process?

Tonight we are going out to dinner to Domingo's. One of DH's favorite places. They used to go there when he was growing up, so we always have to hit it, while we are there. Then, tomorrow it's back on the road to Utah.

April 18, 2006

Happier Times

I felt much better today. Which makes everything better. The kids were happier, I was happier, my house stayed clean, we played together, and had a great day. DH and I decided last minute to take a trip to CA. We are so excited. The kids have no idea what is going on, and it will be so fun to surprise them.

April 17, 2006

Dreary Day

I'm not really sure if I'm doing this right. This morning I didn't feel great so I stayed in bed all morning. J and S were playing so nicely. When I finally got up, I realized why. The entire upstairs was completely trashed. I got to spend the rest of the day cleaning (luckily by that time I was feeling better, not great but better. It started snowing today. Uugh. I'm so ready for summer. Yesterday it was so beautiful. The girls wore their Easter dresses, we played outside. It was lovely. Now today it's so yucky. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.