we then made our way over to the lego store. kid heaven. henri convinced me he needed the guardian’s of the galaxy set. I’m not even sure how he knew what that was. but we got it and i quickly became mother of the year.
jack decided to attempt climbing the bunk beds. this is as far as he could get. we’ve got to work on that upper body strength.
the boys clobbered me. i got a finger up the nose a few times and maybe one in the eye.
then we attempted some shots of us playing. you know the “sit and act natural, no stop jumping in front of the camera, c’mon just give me one good shot” kind of pictures.
jack likes to eat crayons. why is it that i can barely get him to eat real food but he’ll eat gross things like crayons toilet paper, dirt, markers? all the things you shouldn’t eat.
and then we played in the backyard because we could. because the weather wasn’t too awful and the kids especially jack loves being outside. look at jacks pink big toe. i painted elle’s nails and he wanted some too. so he got one toenail. the big toe no less.
and this right here is why sundays are so good. our church time is good right now too. so im enjoying it until they switch us. i can’t wait for the weather to change and the holidays to come. please tell me i’m not the only one planing halloween costumes.
last week we took the kids to a baseball game. we’ve been cooped up in the house a lot lately with this awful weather. so we thought we’d give the game a try. ava didn’t want to go, she’s become a real homebody and i’ve been giving in and letting her stay back but i think i need to start pushing her more. she stayed at my sisters when we went to disneyland, i mean come on! who doesn’t love disneyland. jack is in that i want to get into everything phase so we left them both at ivan’s moms and took the middle two with us.
we had so much fun. they got to eat and drink everything they normally wouldn’t get. we cheered and sang. elle wanted to be on the big screen so she danced the whole time. we stayed until the bottom of the 7th then decided it was time to get these babes home for bed. we had a blast and it was good to get out of the house but still be in air-conditioning.
on a side note we are headed to new york at the end of this month and we are going to a yankee’s vs red Sox game. i’m pretty excited!
Lately I’ve been in a funk. I don’t even know why. I started working out with a trainer and he gave me this crazy boring diet and really that’s the only thing in my life that’s changed. So is that’s whats making me crazy?! I don’t know but I’m trying to dig myself out of this bad mood.
Last night I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t go back to sleep, typical me. I tossed and turned for hours and hours. At some point I fell asleep and woke up crying, again. This happened to me a few months back. I dream we are back in the hospital. Last night it was that Jack was sick again and we didn’t know what was wrong. They wanted to do a cystic fibrosis test. Which is what they had scheduled to do after his echo on the day we found out he had tapvr. He was sedated in my dream. The hardest part of Jack being sick was when he was sedated, just lying there, lifeless. Not knowing if he would make it another day. I was right there again. The worst time of my life, reliving it. Is this my way of working through everything we went through? Is it the fear of his next cardiologist appointment looming around the corner?
So when I woke up this morning I decided to change my attitude. I can’t control a lot of things but my decision to be happy or miserable is one thing I can change. Today I’m choosing to be patient with my babies. To be grateful for these days I get with them. I know it won’t be easy given the mood Ive been in but I’m going to do my best. So that’s that. Life can feel crummy for no reason, its time for my pity party to end and for me to enjoy these last few days of summer vacation. School starts Monday. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a tiny bit excited.
Yep, we are still nursing. My henny, he’s just so sweet and photogenic, the only one in the family. Went to Pine to escape the heat. Elle stuffed plastic cupcakes down her shirt and said looook mom. What am I gonna do with her?
We ended up in California for the 4th. I was worried about the crowds but it wasn’t busy at all. We had a blast! We watched fireworks from the golf course at our hotel. I love starting new traditions. We planned on staying until Monday, heading home for a week and coming back the week after. I decided to just stay for the next two weeks instead of battling that long drive three more times. Ivan went home and flew back for the last week. He ended up surprising me and coming three days early. I love surprises and that was one of the best! We lived at the beach all day and the kids slept so good at night. The older kids are so brave they love the ocean, they could never leave and Jack is a dream at the beach. He wanders around like a little drunk man falling in the sand. I can’t believe summers almost over. School’s around the corner. I’m not ready.