Saturday, January 29, 2011

Everybody's doing it....

A lot of the blogs I read are featuring rainbow pancakes so of course I had to try it. But they are healthy FLAXSEED pankcakes. I got the recipe online. I know food coloring isn't good for us but once in a while won't kill anyone. Of course I had to make all the colors of the rainbow...ya know ROY G BIV

I seperated the batter into 7 coffee cups (because I didn't have 7 juice glasses) and added food coloring to each one. Everyone loved them....even daddy!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wanna know more?

Is there something you want me to blog about? Something you want to know about me or my family? Just ask....I am open for suggestions or questions. Family, Friends and whoever reads my blog. Ask me anything....well not "anything" but you know what I mean. :-D

I'm running out of things to say....is that possible...me? Speechless? I think not but I don't always have the sharpest mind by the end of the day when I sit down to type. Sometimes I sit here with my fingers on the keys and nothing comes out.

Our days are mostly very routine and nothing much exciting happens but when it does...you'll be the first to know.

So comment below and ask me something or give me ideas....PLEASE!

Justus' Photo Shoot

My hand holding Justus' & Jaron's hand
 Litte "camo" brother
 Not that he played in the snow but this is his "snowsuit" :-D
 So handsome...
Nuts about grandma!

Monday, January 24, 2011

A little busy...

Somedays I want to blog and think about it but never get around to it. I just prefer sleep. I've been trying to go to bed earlier and read my Bible more instead reading other blogs. Guess you could say it's my new years resolution. (I've never really made one before)

But lately I've been preparing the necessary paperwork to complete our tax returns. It's that time of year again (my favorite) and I often get calls from friends and family to do their taxes too. So I've got to stay on top of my game. So I've increase my coke intake to two per day. I need that extra caffiene to get everything done.

Justus is doing great. He's nursing good (whenever he wants) and growing out of all the newborn clothes already. He sleeps in the bed with us right now. All our boys did until they were 3 months old then they go in the crib in their room. Justus will do the same. It's just easier to have him in our bed when I nurse him at night.

Jaron's principal called to "recognize" his AWESOME reading skills! I told her I wanted him to be tested for being "gifted". So they are going to do that soon.

I took Jacob to our first PTO meeting at the school tonight. He got up with all the kids and did a little skit. It was cute and then we went to the library to learn about the new grading system they are switching too. I had Justus in the Moby Wrap and everyone was staring. I wear him in that a lot in public. It's just easier and he LOVES it. I dread the day he's too big for it.

Jonah is talking so good. He's making complete sentences and learning new words to describe things. It's so cute to hear them develope their language skills. He's so smart just like his brothers.

I'm late getting in bed. goodnight.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Jaron's teacher called today...

At 2:00 before the boys left school I got a call from Jaron's teacher. My stomach does a flip when I see her number always thinking "what did he do now". She said "I wanted to let you know I tested Jaron and he's reading on a level 14." So I said what is average for kindergarten?" And she said "Level 3 or 4 so I wanted to see if he could go into the 1st grade class for 30 minutes everyday for reading time." She was asking me if I minded. She said she talked to the conselor and they decided he is not ready to be put into 1st grade permanently because he is a little behind on his fine motor skills. (writing & scissors) He is very smart in math and she said "he wants to teach the class". She also said Jaron is a leader and is very confident. He likes to use her pointer and wants to help other children read. I am so thankful he's not shy. Knowing the years to come will get harder for him, I am glad he's not shy. He does still have a hard time sitting in his seat. But I told her it's because he's bored. He already knows everything they are teaching and he needs more to keep him busy. So anyway....I am so proud of my little boy. He is so smart!

Monday, January 17, 2011

So much to do....

...so little time. I will just give you a general idea of how my day goes (when the boys are home from school):

I start by making breakfast for the kids (cereal or oatmeal) and nursing the baby while attempting to eat something myself. Then I change Justus' diaper and take Jonah potty (praying he doesn't pee in this pullup). Put in a movie for them and bring the baby in the bouncy seat into the bathroom so I can take a shower. Chris is home from work by then so he watches the big boys while I take a quick shower and get on my clean (work clothes) Pj's for the day. I nurse the baby again while staring at the pile of laundry on the couch, trying to decide if I want to fold it or not. I change another diaper and sit at the computer to check my email. I get distracted by the pile of reciepts on my desk so I start to balance the check book but I'm interuppted 3 times by the boys wanting to play games online. So the checkbook can wait. I take Jonah potty. Unload the dishwasher. Get more clothes out of the dryer. Press the pile down so they don't fall off the couch. :-/ My phone rings....doctors appt reminder. "Jaron stop wrestling!" "Mommy I'm hungry" says Jonah. "I'm on the phone!" Put the baby down in the swing. (thank God he's a good baby) I finally start on the laundry and it suprisingly only takes me about 30 minutes to fold 3 loads. The boys are getting bored and I am getting a headache but the show must go on. So we make a HUGE train track covering their whole bedroom floor while watching Thomas. Snack time...Jonah needs to potty again but I'm nursing so I have to balance Justus in my lap (still attached) while squatting down to help Jonah get his pullup off. That is not easy. But I'm a professional right. I mean I should be by now with 4 boys. right? So I drink a coke and take my vitamins & some ibuprofen. Almost naptime....I think I can I think I can. We color some pictures and play with legos then it's lunch time. I whip out 3 PB&J's and cut off the crust (that's my lunch). We all eat around the coffee table and then it's naptime. Ahhhhhh I made it. I lay Jonah down for a nap in his room and I lay on the recliner with Justus. That is quiet time for Jacob and Jaron in their room (right beside the living room). They stay in their room and watch a movie and color or whatever they want to do, quietly while I try to nap on the recliner with the baby monitor beside me to hear Jonah and Justus laying on my chest. About 2 hrs later Jonah wakes up from his nap and comes out waking me up. The lights come on the diapers and potty training start all over again as I wrack my brain trying to decide what's for dinner (grilled cheese or frozen pizza) :-D

All of this while daddy's sleeping SSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Stuff

Chillin in the chair...
So sweet
If you can zoom in you will see his milk mustache
He's too big for the kitchen sink so he got his first bath in the tub the other night. He loved it!

Jonah was all dressed up to go outside in the snow. Check out those eye lashes!!!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Loads of Love




This is my mother and her mother

Had to put the bathrobe and slippers on him atleast once for the picture :-D

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Not in the mood...


Well Justus got a suit for Christmas and we put it on him (against his will)




He still looked handsome....

Monday, January 03, 2011

Spaghetti face!


I have been "wearing"my baby in the moby wrap because it's his favorite place to be. And the other night I made spaghetti for dinner and.....I missed my mouth. OOPS!


Jonah is definately loving being a BIG brother. This is not a great picture because it was taken with my cell phone but I had to act quickly to capture the moment.

And one last picture of me...I don't really like taking (or posting) pictures of me so this might be the only one you see for a long time. :-D