Friday, September 28, 2007

Update on Nicholas Re: tonsils and adenoids

So this summer, Nicholas had his tonsils and adenoids removed. He did really well, a good bit of whinning during his recovery, lots and lots of popsicles and ice-cream, Scooby movies and books. He is feeling fine now, I have not noticed any snoring, apnea, sleep walking or anything like that. He stills breathes alittle loud on occasion, but nothing like before.

We took him to the hospital on Wednesday, and the doc said he looks great. He does have some fluid in his left ear, so we have to go back in 6 weeks to get that checked out, but so far so good. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he doesn't have to have tubes put in his ears. The kid has already had 2 surgeries in five years. Not to mention a heart murmur due to a hole in his heart (it eventually closed on its own before he turned 6 months old). I just want my baby to be okay -- no more problems, please!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Nicholas the Kindergartener

Nicholas is doing really well so far in school. Getting along, making friends, learning lots of new things. He has a teacher and a teacher's helper. The teacher's helper is a friend of mine and neighbor. So she gives me little details every now and then. Like Nicholas is very helper, he holds the door open for everyone to pass through, if someone drops something on the floor, Nicholas will bend and get it, he sits still and listens during story time, etc. So I'm really proud of my little man. I miss him like crazy while he's a school.

The other day he came home from school with a huge smile on his face. He proudly told me that he used his allowance money at school to buy an ice-cream bar. I asked him if he liked the ice-cream bar. He told me that he didn't eat it yet (uh oh!) and that he brought it home in his lunch box (that box is insulated, what are the chances?) So I quickly grabbed the lunch box out of his back pack. And looked inside. There was nothing more than a stick and wrapper, and some melted chocolate in the bottom of the bag. I felt really bad for him and I told him it was melted. He said oh well (awwww), like it was nothing. I'm not sure if he was even disappointed. I think he just thought he was a cool, big kid for buying something by himself. I think I was more disappointed than he was. I told him I'd give him another dollar so he could buy another one tomorrow, but that he had to eat it as soon as he bought this time.

So my little man is getting along, making friends and learning lots of new things...
And growing up!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Same old, same old

Not much going on today, just basic everyday stuff. I need to go to the grocery store, clean, do laundry, etc. I don't have to work today, so that will be nice to get things done, without a time limit.

The other day I left the mess. I just didn't care. So I didn't do anything, no dishes, no garbage, no kids chores, just mommy chores. Thinking when Amanda came home she would see that there wasn't any little blue dish fairies doing her work for her. I figured she would clean it up, knowing she gets allowance based on what she does. She didn't touch a thing. Not only that, there was even more of a mess. So when I got home at midnight, I woke her up and made her do it then. She was not happy with me, but I didn't care. Yesterday, I only had to tell her once and she did them all and cleaned some more without my asking her too. It was nice not to have to yell.

Today, I want to clean out the garage and dig out my fall/halloween decorations. I love this time of year, especially halloween. It's so much fun! I love going to the farm and picking out pumpkins. I usually get a couple of those and two corn stalks, plus a bale of hay. The farmer is really nice and helps load up the car if he's around. Sometimes, he's not and there is an honor system. He has prices for everything listed and you just write down what you took and leave the money in a big jar. I discovered this about two years or so ago. A friend of ours told me about it. What's funny about that is, this friend didn't grow up around here, but I did and never knew about this place, LOL! Shows how much I pay attention to things!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I'm so freakin' angry

I worked so hard yesterday, just trying to clean the kitchen before I went to work and last night when I got home it was trashed.

The kids didn't do their chores last night, so I told at least Amanda to do the dishes before she went to school. She totally half-assed it! There are still dishes everywhere and there is crud and crap in the bottom of the sink. I could just scream!! I'm tired of being the only one who cleans up around here. It is so freaking frustrating!! Now I have to work again today and clean the same shit that I already cleaned yesterday. I feel like the kids are totally taking advantage of me, and I can't really even do anything about it because I'm not home when they are. I don't even have time to post today, because I need to get this mess cleaned up.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

So much to do, so little time

What a day this is turning out to be!

First, the younger kids missed their bus (missed it yesterday too), so I had to take them to school.

Then, I made myself some coffee and when I got my Coffee Mate out of the fridge I noticed that it was tipped over and spilled all over the place. Pisses me off, cause I really liked that flavor (chocolate caramel - Yum). So anyway, I had to clean the whole stinkin' fridge because it was everywhere. And that stuff is sticky too!

I made some more zucchini bread, and washed about two loads of laundry. I'm so far behind on the laundry that it isn't even funny.

I had to do the kids' chores, because they didn't do them. I don't mind doing them every once in a while, but when it turns into everyday then I start to get frustrated. And I really hate doing Anthony's job (taking out the trash) it's such a nasty thing to do.

I cleaned the microwave and bleached the kitchen garbage can. Nathan pooped everywhere so I had to clean him and change his clothes, again.

Oh and did I mention I have to work today? Yep that's right I'm working 3-11 shift, so I need to get ready to go here in a few minutes. And I still have lots of stuff that needs to be done before I can leave. Will I ever get caught up and have things organized, who knows? I do know that right now I'm suffering from CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome). I would be so embarrased if anyone knocked on my door right now. You would think that someone who has six children would be the most organized person on the planet, but not me.

Monday, September 17, 2007

It's been a long time

It's been so long since I've blogged. My computer crashed and died forever, so I lost my favorites list and couldn't figure out how to log in and blog. Very frustrating! But dh got a new laptop so he gave me his old one to use until I figure out what kind of computer I want. Life has been very busy, I now have five children going to school and one little guy at home. It's weird and very quiet when the older kids go to school. But I'm enjoying spending time with my little fellow. He is such a good little boy. Although sometimes it's a little harder to get things done because Nathan likes to follow me around endlessly. I think he's just lost without his older siblings. I must get off of here and get some things done, because the kids will be coming home from school soon and all hell will break loose, LOL!