It's a new week. I am hoping for a fresh start. I heard some feedback recently about how all I do is complain on my blog. I am so sorry, I don't mean to, so I am going to consciously try to get the older Kristy blog back. I think everyone is healthy (except me, barfs...), my kitchen is clean, Jon got a lot done around the house this weekend, so I am going to focus on the good for you all!

Andy had his Pinewood Derby this week, he won 1st place at our ward's, which was super exciting. Then on Saturday, he won 1st place for the whole stake. I am so happy for him. He was so excited. Now he is qualified for regionals. Holy Moly, how far does this go?!? Anyhow, he was excited to bring his trophy to school today!

Last night, the girls were being their usual selves around bedtime (which is awful if you don't know), and Buffy realized that her pillow was on Cooper's bed. Cooper was asleep on it, so she woke him up to get it, leaving Cooper in tears, and Jon and I not so happy. Jon went in and really got after her, and a little while later I went in to check on them and she is crying in her bed. She thought that Jon and I hated her now. My heart broke, that poor little girl, she is so sensitive. I explained to her that I could never hate her, no matter what she did, I just didn't like some of the things she chose to do. After a lot of loves from me she calmed down, of course her and Chloe still didn't go to sleep for almost an hour and a half. I have got to figure out something different to do, because I am really getting tired of their bedtime crap. Any suggestions?

I am excited for my ultrasound this week, and the kids are super excited. So stay tuned for the news!!!



Monotany of Motherhood

Sometimes I really just want a break from it all. Do you agree?

Last night, after crying to myself for a while (it has just been one of those weeks), I finally decide it is time for bed, when you know what, Andy is up with a fever and a stomach ache. So I set him up on the floor in the front room, then up on the couch next to me so I could rub his belly. This went off and on for about 4 hours. I was finally completely exhausted, and woke Jon up or his turn. Of course his turn consists of him sleeping through everything on the couch, man I wish I could be the dad sometimes. I don't know why, but when my kids are sick I feel so guilty for not being with them. I feel like I need to be in the same room with them, so I can hear every grunt or moan, and be able to help them at a moments notice. I hate this about me. I wish I could just sleep, and know that if it is really bad they will come and get me, but I can't. Andy is hardly ever sick, he was my most unhealthy baby and toddler, up until about 4 years old, then he changed. He never gets sick, so when he does he is just miserable and doesn't know how to act, the poor little guy! I just got home from the doctor's, he's got laryngitis and bronchitis. Good times...

On top of everything, I am feeling not so well again. I can't go through this again, no way! I just want a break, just for a day or two, no worries, no laundry, no house cleaning, no cooking, no fighting, no tears... So wish us luck, pray that it stops with him, or I just might lose my mind completely!


Music of my Life

Cami got me hooked on this song from Fergie, my girls are hooked also. It's all we're listening too, and I finally bought the Alicia Keys song, so that one is being heard a lot also. Hope you enjoy!

Love - Charity - Buffy

So Cooper is feeling better, of course that doesn't mean he went to school, why would he do that? Buffy is home again, because I think she was still tired from her bout with the stomach flu yesterday. So I am trying to get my house in order, and keep those 2 occupied, yea right!!!

Buffy came home from school on Monday, and told me about a little boy in her class whose mom is n the hospital. She started to tear up, she was so sad for him, and she doesn't even like him. She said she couldn't imagine how sad she would be if it was me in the hospital. Then I teared up a little. She begged me to make a meal for them, I wasn't sure how that would fly with a family I don't know, who aren't members, so they probably don't have experience with people bringing in food. I e-mailed her teacher, just to feel things out, and got a response back that they were completely surprised, and would be so grateful for that. So now the whole class is taking a day. My sweet Buffy started it, just by being compassionate, and I guess from having seen me do things like this before. It always amazes me how much they pay attention to the things we are doing. I am so proud of her, and hope that she stays this way.

Last night Buffy was sitting on the couch with me, even though she was supposed to be in bed. We saw a commercial for a movie or something that was coming out on the 4th of April. She looked at me with a smile, and said that is the day after you find out if you are having a boy or a girl. I couldn't believe that she is keeping track of the date, then I started teasing her that I was only going to tell people that were kind to me, helped around the house, went to bed on time, kept their rooms clean, etc... I then teased her that she did none of those things, and she replied with a huge Buffy smile "Yea, but I am the sweetest and the cutest, don't forget that!" What a doll!


Happy Easter!

Easter snuck up on me this year, and I was not prepared. This is the 1st year that my kids are completely coordinated. I usually pick a color, and go around it. I didn't find Chloe's dress until Thursday, and luckily had already bought Buffy a pink one also. But I had no luck in finding the boys anything with pink this year. Oh well, they still all look pretty darling. We had a good day, and yummy food at my mom's house. We were all exhausted by the time we got home last night. So Chloe made omelettes for dinner, and everyone went to sleep.

My brother Jimmy always makes fun of me, he couldn't understand why my kids needed new outfits for Easter. I love the whole new outfit on Easter & Christmas, we grew up that way, so I do the same for my kids. When it almost didn't happen this year I was pretty sad. I am glad I was able to get it all together. Especially since I had 3 different people at church come up to me to say that they always look forward to seeing what my kids will be wearing on Holidays, because they are always so cute. So I am glad that other people notice the effort I put into my children looking darling! Is that bad of me?!?


Fantasy Friday

Could you even imagine having a space like this? Personally, just having space would be nice, let alone my own space for my craft stuff! Dream away friends, maybe someday!

Have a Happy Easter everyone, and I'll be back on Monday!


Fieldtrip, Garden, etc...

Jon and the kids planting our garden last week.
We will have Squash, onions, canteloupe, corn, tomatoes,
and carrots, I think. Can't wait!!!

Buffy lost ANOTHER tooth.

DO you see the baby's legs wrapped around
the mom? How darling is that?

Cooper was so excited because it was his first field trip that they were taking the school bus to. Then Jon surprised him, and showed up to go along, and I quickly became chopped liver. It made his day to have Jon there. It was a fun day, and we all fell asleep on the busride back to school.

The kids have a half day today, so I need to get things ready for the extra kids that will be coming home with them. They also have Friday off, so i need to think of something fun and springy to do with them. I still have to go get all of their easter outfits, I am so far behind. Maybe tonight, oh crap, we are going to the temple tonight for the pageant. I don't know when I am going to get to the mall!

I have my ultrasound on the 3rd of April, so I am super excited about that! I can't wait to find out what I am having. I am really torn, I am dying for a girl, and all the darling stuff that comes along with girls, but I am not looking forward to another tween girl. I am getting my fill with Chloe. So we'll see what happens.


Fantasy Friday

So about 2 weeks ago, we finally watched Across the Universe, which had been at our house for at least 2 weeks before that. I immediately fell in love with the lead. A few days later we were watching something else, and we saw a preview for the new movie 21, which he stars in, and my heart skipped a beat. Then, unbeknownst to me, when I was in Vegas I saw The Other Boleyn Girl (fantastic, I highly recommend it), and low and behold he is the brother. I think it is a sign that he is supposed to be my new crush. I also happened to catch the last few minutes of Oprah the other day, (something that doesn't happen often, because I am not a huge fan) and he was on it singing with the rest of the cast from Across the Universe. Oh Happy Day!!!

Sheri, I thought this would be perfect for my comeback. Sorry for the withdrawals, but now you have something to drool over!

I am not out of the woods yet, but much better. Chloe is sick, but I think we got her on antibiotics fast enough that it won't get her as bad. Cooper was throwing up last night, good times. I am just trying to get through this week, so it can be back to normal life next week!


No, I'm not dead (but I wish I was)

Life has been super crazy. I had a great time in Vegas, you can check out pictures here. When I got home I had lots to do with the kids school, different jobs I am doing, etc... I went to the Opera with my Grandma Thursday night, and felt a little off. I woke up Friday morning, with a full blown case of the flu I think. I am still miserable. I can't breathe, I have lost my voice, I am fully congested, I can't sleep, I am burning up, my body aches all over. I would love for someone to come and put me out of my misery. I am going to keep resting, and when I am in a better state of mind, I will be back.


Hello - Goodbye

So last night we went out for Dorothy's birthday, and she picked a fabulous restaurant. If you haven't tried Kabuki yet, go soon. It was so good, I can't wait to go again. I even tried the sushi, I had yellowtail, tuna and a California roll. I was dang proud of myself!

It was a busy weekend, as always, and now I am going crazy trying to pack for my trip. I leave in the morning after I drop the kids off at school. So I just wanted to let all of you know that I won't be posting again until Wednesday probably. Hopefully I should have some fun tales from Vegas though!

Wish me luck, I hope I win the big one!!!