Yesterday was my b-day, and i must say it was a great one. Chad took off work, and we just kinda lazed around! It was nice 🙂 I did manage to finish one leg of the pants ive been working on though!
Then we went to his parents, dropped off the kids for a little bit, and just kinda hung around town. I forgot how quiet it is without little kiddos at your feet! I got a lovely crockpot from his mom, which i think im going to have a lot of fun with!
It was a great day off! Now, back to the grind!
So many of my friends sit back and complain about how difficult their lives are… And yea, it doesnt take much to make life complex once you have children… But to me, i guess i just dont see it. I dont even think MY life is all that difficult. Busy yes…
So lets put it into perspective. 4 kids, 3 dads, 3 schedules 2 schools. Sound crazy yet?
Lets start with Wednesday! (Keep in mind, little mel is here the whole time, dealing well with all the chaos.) Wed 2 of my kiddos come home from school, and this is when my “week” starts, per se. Nothing too crazy yet… Thursday, i pick up #3 from school on the other side of town, and rush home before the bus gets home with the first 2… And this is when things go a little nuts! (and soon we will have girlscouts on thursday nights with all 4 here!) Friday morning. Wake up early early early! Get the first two on the bus for school by 7:15 am. Pack up my lil boy and baby girl, and drive 20 minutes across town to get him to school on time. Whew! Run back home, leave baby with chad, and go to work by 9am. Some weeks, #3 comes home with me, so i repeat Thursday’s afternoon, and sometimes he goes back to dads… Friday is the same scenerio when hes here! Saturday, run kids to their weekend events =) Whoohoo! I love saturdays!
Sunday, older two go home to dads. This leaves my lil boy upset everytime! He actually went to school thinking they werent coming back. Monday, rush little boy across town to school, and then he goes home to his dads. Tuesday, the last day of my “week” before starting over… Attend boy scouts with the oldest.
Yes! Its a lot going on. And it changes week by week. Yes i work. Yes i run a business from home. Yes i attend meetings weekly for both girl scouts and boyscouts (sometimes up to 4x a week!). And yes i have a husband and a baby!
So why is it, people with one child pull their hair out over such little things? My life isnt all that bad, and i certainly have no complaints… I figure, once you have a child, you should expect to be busy, eh?
Mel can take about 2-3 steps now, standing on her own…
Oh where oh where did my litle baby girl go!!? Last week her 5th tooth came in!!!
Not that these are walking pics, but shes so darned cute!
On another note…Chase is doing excellent in scouting! And ive been kinda volunteered to help with his pack. Which i dont mind! I love hanging out with the boys and the other parents. Last night, they had a cute awards ceremony, where his den leader and another dressed up like clowns. And were simply… gooofy! It was fun!! We have camping this weekend… which should be interesting!
Summer was a tad jealous, and wasnt all that thrilled with her girlscout troop from last year… So, ive taken on the duty of being a girlscout leader as well!! Ive have talked to a few of the mom’s, and we’re just about ready to get started!! Any girlscout advice is more than welcome! Im soooo new to this!
Auston is having abit of trouble in school. He has become angry, and gotten violent with a few students. So we’re taking it day by day with him. His bday was yesterday! Its hard to believe he is 6 years old now!!
Chad and I are doing great. We’re both working our booties off to give the kids the things we were never able to in the past. We rarely see eachother more than an hour a day, but its ok! We’re trucking along fairly well for the moment. I still knit customs on occasion, as time allows. I love seeing pictures of my hard work on a cute smiling baby!
We’re looking forward to all the upcoming birthdays and holidays!! I will update more as i can! I dont get nearly as much internet time as i used to. Kinda hard to sit still with a soon-to-be toddler trying to walk!!
Here is what i am currently working on… A custom for Gavin, in sockmonkeys!
And all the work i’ve put out in the last 2 months!!
A skirty for Melody, still unfinished.
Posion Longies for Mel
Katja Longies & Hat
Summershine custom dyed shorties for Andrea
Rainbow Bum Shorties
Another misc PW colorway longies for mel.
MM hat for Mel & longies
Hat for Jett
and im sure ive missed something or another! hehe!
Mel is 11 months now. Chattering like crazy! Shes up to 17 pounds, and crawling like mad. She loves to stare at herself in the mirror!! And she is now standing on her own too!
She starts back up on her synagis again in November, and back to isolation, as we did last year. Its going to be another long winter! At least i have a job this time, so i wont get quite so lonely!!
Ill update more later!
On Feb 3rd, 2017, Our blog has become 10 years old!!!