Monday, May 21, 2012

This Is The Place Heritage Park

Ella had her last field trip of this school year.  They got to go to "This Is The Place Heritage Park" and pet the baby animals, ride the train, do some pioneer children's chores, play at the playground and eat lunch with her friends.  Amazingly all three kids were great and the weather was bearable.  Everyone had fun and they were all exhausted by the time we got into the car.  Just in time for naps.

I can't believe there are only two weeks left of school for Ella.  It kinda hit me today that she is going to be so bored once school gets out.  I'm going to have to figure out some summer activities to keep these kiddos entertained.  Hello Pinterest.  I suppose I should go stock up on some craft supplies.
 Ella and her best friend
 Ashlynn didn't know what to think about the baby goat trying to nibble on the stroller
 Cameron had fun chasing the animals all around

Ella and Ashlynn loved the little chicks 
Ashlynn kept saying "birdie" 
 I don't think she knew what to think about the chick once she held it

 Cameron was excited that we told him to hit the rug

 Playing with friends at the playground
Ashlynn liked the little buildings at the playground 
 That is one sleepy little girl... she was actually asleep before we even pulled out of the parking lot
 Looking a little wired after that ring pop
Yummy lunch

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I hope everyone enjoyed their Mother's Day.  I had a wonderful day that started with the hubby and munchkins making me a delicious breakfast.  I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful family and three beautiful and healthy children.  I can't imagine life without my little brood.  I'm also so blessed to have  many wonderful examples of great mothers and women in my life.  Thank you to my mom for being a great example to me and for taking the time to be there for me when I need her.  I'm also lucky to have a wonderful mother-in-law who is always there for us and a good example.  We love you guys.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

How'd I Do... April Goals

Wow, the month of April flew by.  I forgot that today was May until I looked at the calendar this afternoon.  April was an okay month, except that I was sick with an awful virus for two weeks.  The wedding was very nice and I'm glad to have it done.  I really wish I hadn't been sick for it though.  It was kind of a bummer to be in bed sick rather than playing when all my family was in town.  Oh well.  Let's see how my goals went for the month of April...

April Goals:

Homemaking -
Organize storage room - Fail.  But this is on the short list for May.
Finish spring cleaning - Fail.  The house got cleaned for all the out of town guests, but then being sick for two weeks kinda ruined that.  We've kind of reached a point of critical mass now and have to get things cleaned.  Yesterday I started working on the bedrooms upstairs.

Cooking -
Try three new recipes - Fail.  Um, yeah, we've pretty much lived on waffles, pizza and fast food for the last month.
Start sorting through recipes - You'd think I could have at least done this while dying on the couch.

Mothering -
Keep looking for ways to include the kids with the housework - Still working on this, but I've been trying to find more ways for the kids to help.  They love to help most of the time, especially when I make it a game for them.
Set up a chore chart - Fail.

Creating -
Make some sort of art for entryway - Fail.

Financing -
Stay in budget - I actually stayed in budget last month. Yay!

Enriching -
Read a book - Oops.  I forgot to pick up the book I had on hold from the library because I was on my death bed... or at least it felt that way.  I'm back at the bottom of that 136 person waiting list again.

Sooo, yeah, April was an epic fail in the goal department.  Let's see if we can make up for it this month.

May Goals:

Homemaking - 
Organize storage room
Spring cleaning... this is essential
Organize kids closet

Cooking -
Start cooking and meal planning again
Start organizing my recipes

Mothering -
Do something fun with the kiddos

Creating -
Finish planting the garden

Financing -
Stay in budget 

Enriching -
Read a book
Sort through magazines and toss