Monday, September 27, 2010


I have been washing laundry all day and the last load is in the washing machine right now! Then I am all caught up. Woo hoo!! Burger went back to first shift today. I am kind of lonely but filled my time with dirty laundry. I also baked lemon bars and shopped at Wal-Mart. My mom came over to walk and pick up Jacob with me. Emrick fell asleep, so my mom ended up walking to get him by herself. Then she took him home with her. Emrick is napping, so I am surfing the web and watching Dr.Phil. Teens gone wrong...

Yesterday I had some friends from high school come visit. It was really fun! We had lunch then took the kids to the park. Jacob got along with her two girls and they were all best friends! It was really fun to watch. I'm hoping we can visit each other more often!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Uh Huh...

We have been busy. I don't know what we have been doing, but we have been really busy. We had the home visit with Jacob's teachers and we went shopping for fall clothes for Jacob. We had our nephew's birthday. Burger had a flat tire. Now the kids need shoes. I bought Emrick a pair of sparkly sparkly princess shoes but they don't stay on very well. As far as I know, Jacob is allowed to wear Crocs to school, and those are his favorite shoes so I might just buy him a new pair of Crocs. Easy peasy. Emrick is more of a problem when it comes to shoes. She's picky.
We had a fun day at Jacob's school and he got to show us around the classroom and all his favorite things to play with. And all the art projects they have made! Today he had picture day and he went in there and did it like a pro! We practiced yesterday and this morning before school. Emrick also practiced her picture smile. Tomorrow is some sort of safety fair in Cedar Falls and also Cedar Falls Utilities energy fair. But the weather is supposed to be kind of crappy so I don't know if we will be able to go to any of those.
I joined a MOPS group at Nazareth church yesterday. It was really fun and I'm excited to really join in. Emrick went into the child care and she loved it! She played and when I went to pick her up she was helping to pick up the toys! Such a good girl. They have meeting twice a month and I think I will definitely be going back!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Uh Huh

Those pictures I posted yesterday are my and Burger's bedroom. After we cleaned. I just wanted to clarify because after I was looking at the pictures again I was thinking that maybe some people wouldn't know those pictures were to show all the hard work we did cleaning and rearranging and folding and stacking. So, that's our room. Clean. If you come back in a week or so it will not look nearly as nice.

Whatever happened to that show Raising Sextuplets on WeTV? I liked it! It was mildly entertaining with lots of babies to look at while laughing at the parents. The last episode I watched, they had moved from Arizona to Florida. Away from all their families. I really wanted to see how that worked out.

Jacob decided that he wants to take his own lunch to school tomorrow. He's been asking me since the second day of school if he could take his own lunch because one of his friends at school bring his lunch every day. So we packed his lunch in his Toy Story lunch box and he's kind of excited about it!

On Thursday Jacob's teachers from school will come visit us at our home. They visit each kid at home once a month. That sounds like a lot of work for them! There are 10 boys and 9 girls in Jacob's class. They count children every day at calendar time and every day a different student has the job of counting children. Jacob is patiently waiting for it to be his turn to count children.

This weekend is Cattle Congress and I think we are planning to take the kids on Saturday. Jacob likes to ride the rides and play the games. Emrick doesn't mind sitting in her stroller and just watching. Sunday is our nephew's birthday party. We ordered his gift online and are hoping it's delivered on time!

Since I don't work at the YMCA anymore, Emrick and I have been busy running errands and wasting time until Jacob gets out of school. I have been trying to really clean the house but can't seen to get much done. It's getting kind of frustrating for me! I want to start taking Emrick to story hour at the library but I'm not sure about the times yet. That's another thing on my 'to do' list.

Monday, September 13, 2010


We are cleaning. We have been planning on cleaning and then just never got around to it. But yesterday I decided that I needed to go through my and Burger's clothes and when I dumped them all out I decided that what I really needed to do is rearrange the bedroom and go through ALL the stuff in there. See, we only have two bedrooms in this house so the kids sleep in the same room and all the clothes that belong to this house are in the bedroom that Burger and I share. All the toys are in the dining room and basement. But to make life easier, there are also no closets in this house. So I have three dressers and then five totes of clothes in my room. And two totes for extra sheets and blankets because there's no linen closet. Oh, the joys of living in a house built in 1933... Anyhow, it actually really works for us. But my room can get a bit cluttered at times. And since we haven't done anything in there since we moved here in 2008 I decided that it was time. We pulled everything out and it was kind of a big deal. I wanted to pull the carpet out, too but Burger wouldn't let me! Today I bought some shelves for the wall in the living room and a shelf thing to use as a side table. I love Target! The plan is to move to the basement and completely clean it out. We will be donating a ton of things to Salvation Army or shelters. I am really excited at the idea of a clean house. Clean where visitors see it, but also really clean everywhere else. And as clutter free and I can get it!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day

We had a picnic at the park and then played for a while. It was really windy so we didn't stay too long. Mostly we stayed home and relaxed today. Burger worked in the basement. He is trying to make the room down there a bit more 'user friendly.' We went grocery shopping and when we came home the kids went right to bed.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Jacob is still loving school. His teacher told him yesterday that she has guinea pigs at her house to bring to school once the weather cools down a little. It gets too hot in the room at night and the guinea pigs can't handle that. He is really excited about the guinea pigs and asked her first thing this morning if they were there yet. Haha.

I am really super grumpy today. My head has been hurting for days and I can't figure out why. I put in my two week notice at work on Tuesday, so my last day will be September 14. I'm a little sad about it, but ready.

We are getting ready to run to Wal-Mart. I bought Jacob some Silly Band things at Children's Place the other day and I LOVE THEM. He likes them, and enjoys wearing them to school. He made a friend because she wears them, too. One kid took one of Jacob's and put it around his head so Jacob did it when he got home and it got stuck. I had to help him get it off then he got in big trouble because I was thinking 'what if that got around his neck?' Kind of scary. Anyhow, the point is, we're going to Wal-Mart to buy some more bracelets. And dish soap. And maybe a Zsu Zsu dog because I think those are really cute, too and Emrick loves them, but not as much as I do. Sigh.

Emrick is the messiest kid ever born, probably. And goes through at least 3 outfits every day. Because she gets that messy. True story. This has nothing to do with anything right now besides we just had macaroni for dinner and she's a mess so I have to clean her up and change her before we go to Wal-Mart. I will also have to fight her to get shoes on, and then to keep them on through the store. Wal-Mart is kind of a lot of work.