Sunday, February 07, 2010

My life is boring

Dustin is half way through his 24 and so far our life have been non-eventful.
The girls I think are starting to feel him being gone so much. He has hardly seen them, they go to bed at 7:00 and he gets home at 9:00. Jayci and Presley wake up a lot in the night lately, and I think it's because they know they can see their daddy. He asked for a day off so I am hoping he'll have Tuesday off and we aren't doing anything, just playing with the kids the whole day.

Since I have been a single parent for about 2 weeks now I have been exhausted, and if I sit down and get at all comfortable, I fall asleep. Seriously. Kyla wakes up at 6:30am (brutal) and most of the time Jayci and Presley hear her so they wake up too. So we come downstairs and I pass out on the couch while they fend for themselves until about 8am. I of course wake up constantly from them crawling on me or someone is fighting etc, but for the most part they leave me alone and I usually do get them some cereal at some point. Once I am up, it's go time. They want something to eat and attention, so all my energy goes to them. We clean and play, and that's about it. Jayci and Presley are smart little girls and love to do what Kyla does. One morning in the middle of me sawing logs on the couch I woke up to Presley at the table with the juice and her sippy cup and she was trying to fill her cup with it. Kyla does this all the time so she must of seen her do it. I couldn't believe she was actually doing it herself.
They have now figured out to push the kitchen chairs to the counters and get EVERYTHING! This has been a pain in the you know what. Tonight I cut up some strawberries before bed and they ate them at their little table, and while they were eating I sat down on the couch. I was obviously not paying attention (mixed with a little tired) and Presley jumped up on a chair and grabbed a strawberry and the knife and was trying to cut it herself. It was a sharp knife too. Could have been bad. It makes me keep my kitchen counters clean which is nice but I can't leave anything on there.
They also open the fridge and try and reach the light button, so that's a fight to keep it closed. Usually these little girls are really good and I don't have to worry but they are figuring new things out and are getting so smart. They are talking a lot more and saying some new words which is great.

I got switched to teach next week instead of the following week because we are gone and I couldn't find a sub so i'll be busy this week working on that but I have been pretty bored. Since I quit taking orders it feels weird to only have to worry about the house and kids. I am not constantly thinking, "I have to finish this order, or mail this one, or e-mail this person" etc etc. I am loving it. Don't get me wrong I have been busy enough still just with the girls. I feel so bad when Dust gets home i'm usually watching tv on the couch on the verge of falling asleep.
So since i've been so bored I want to finally start some sewing projects. We just got a fabric store in town and they have some cute stuff so I thought I would buy a few meters of fabric and make some dresses for the girls. Well I went in and it was $20/meter!! The cheapest was $17/meter, and that was flannel! (Not even the cute stuff either) I went to walmart before and they are clearing out the fabric section so I wanted to get some white thread and I only found cream for around $3. I had to get black and so I went to the fabric store and it was $10 for one roll of thread! I'm not joking. Looks like i'll have to stock up on thread in Edmonton.

Well this post probably doesn't make sense or flow at all and is super boring.... just like our lives. Actually I am NOT bored, my kids keep me very busy but I have nothing exciting going on. We go to Edmonton in 12 days and I still don't think it's happening because we've been planning it for over a year and have had to cancel so many times. So when we are gone i'll believe it.

When Jayci and Presley are super cranky, they usually both just want to be held so I sit on the couch with one under each arm and more than once I have fallen asleep like this. This time so did Presley, and Kyla decided to take a picture, she is so smart. There are also about 40 others on the camera of Hannah Montana on the tv...
I know I look super hot in this picture but lets just look past that.

I was awake for this one, I think I even took it, but she was out cold.
I am constantly having at least one or two kids hanging on my legs or on my lap, or wanting to be held and I JUST WANT MY BODY BACK! No more clingy and clawing and pulling at my pant leg. I do dishes with Jayci and Presley on each leg and then they start fighting. So I am breaking up a fight with my knees while i'm still washing the dishes. They've gotta get done! My body is tired just thinking about it. I'm constantly being touched or grabbed, then my husband comes home and he does it too....just kidding. Ok well only a little kidding.
I'm just irresistible to everyone I guess.

Here they are reaching for the stupid light button.

My little mommy and me

This was her puppy she drew all on her own. I have never shown her how to draw one that looks even remotly close to this. Pretty dang good eh. You should see her people. Hilarious.

Today before church, they all looked so cute.


Elysa Johnston said...

I loved the girls fabric flower clips, I notice things like that now that I'm sewing! And seriously, go to! No matter how much you get its $25 for shipping, which is alright if you get a whole bunch of stuff. You can get the same stuff for HALF of what it costs at the new fabric store downtown. Plus, they keep sending me a code for %15 off my order, if you want i'll email you the code.
I just bought a pattern to make dresses for my girls too, I'm so excited! Moms who make their kids stuff rock!

Lynn said...

Sew?? Man! I am impressed. I don't even want to think about attempting that one. When you do find the fabric and stuff you want....can't wait to see what you do with it. You are So creative.

Sarah McDonald said...

Mindy get a fridge lock! and take shoe laces and tie the legs of the chairs to the legs of the tables with enough slack to pull them out to sit but not to move them to the kitchen!!!!

kyleandtaryn said...

Wow, I'm seriously tired just reading this post! They sure keep you busy! Hang in there a few more days, then you're OFF TO EDMONTON! I'm sure you'll get to go this time! I think you taking a break from orders is a great thing to'll be a lot less stressed. Hope you are doing great!! :)

The Harker Family said...

So funny Mindy! You always make me laugh. I love your sarcasm. Poor you always being grabbed, pulled, climbed on. I only have one baby doing that to me, so I can only imagine what two is like. You and Dustin will have a blast all by yourselves in a few weeks, with only him grabbing, pulling, and climbing on you! Ha! So look forward to that to get you through these few weeks. You deserve a BREAK!!! If ever you come down here, even for a weekend, I'll watch all of your kids for you. Open offer for you and your kids to come stay at our house. We can celebrate being alone without our hubbies because mine is never home either! I sure wish you still lived here and we could hang out! Oh by the way I LOVED the pics. So funny, and so cute!

the fellers said...

I love you comment about Dustin coming home and cant keep his hands off you! haha, I laughed out loud at that. I am sorry, I really wish we lived closer, i think we would be great friends and we could relieve each other so we could sleep, sit, shop or whatever!

The Byams said...

mindy you can get child lock things for your fridge they are awesome!! i would go nuts without it. i am going to go and get one for my freezer this week because that is nash's new found fun.