Saturday, July 28, 2012

I miss my babies....

....but my house has never been cleaner! OMGosh I love a clean house, when it actually happens :)

I'll enjoy it while it lasts :)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer burn-out?

I've been hearing from quite a few mamas lately that they have a case of summer burn-out.  I think I'm finally in the same camp. Today I woke up to my two daring children squabbling over something in the living room.  Max, Mimi, and I are together from the moment we wake up until the moment we go to sleep, and sometimes we ARE together while we sleep.  Honestly, this is the way I WANT it to be, but after half the summer, I think we could all use a little refreshing space! I'm not talking about sending them to camp for the rest of the summer, but maybe a day at Gramma Sandy's with Pa would be nice. How about it, Pa?  I'm in my 5th month of this pregnancy, and even though I do feel better than I did a month ago, I'm starting to feel more pregnant in general. There is definitely a baby in there along with his entourage of placenta, amniotic fluid, etc. and he's starting to bump around quite a bit and he's making it a bit hard to bend over and find a comfortable sleeping position.  I kind of forgot what that feels like, or is this baby just more of a mover and shaker than my last two?  The ultrasound tech said he was super active. I kind of thought so...

So today I had what I thought was a great plan to beat the summer burn-out. I took the two fussy eggs to get a free lunch at one of the elementary schools. Friday is pizza day and we got there early to get it while it was hot. They chomped up their little whole wheat pizzas and apples and milk under the tree. The lunch lady actually ended up running out of food early! I do love the free summer lunch program in our town. Then I thought I'd take them to a new place in town called Kids Create. It's an art studio where you just drop in, pay a few bucks a kid, and let them have at it with easels, paints, clay, beads, and tons of other stuff. I looked up the time on-line (that's where I went wrong, I should have called first...) and we took a ride across town.  It looked fabulous from the window. Unfortunately that's as far as we got, because there was a big sign on the door that said "Closed until August 7th".  

My two fussy eggs got much fussier. I suggested going to the library. One said okay, so of course the other one said no way.  That kills me, b/c you know they're just being purposefully disagreeable!!! Grrrrrrrrr.... So fine. I didn't return my books or pick up any more books, b/c I couldn't bear to hear the squabble. We just headed home and the fuss raged on in the backseat, until it peaked with a big sob that one of the darlings got smacked (Maxwell, of course) and a very loud protest that such a thing had never occurred by the other (Mimi, of course). Well, I really had had it at that point. I had been listening to non-stop whining and squabble for 4 or 5 hours.  I hadn't gotten a good night's sleep because my darling daughter kept coming downstairs throughout the night with various requests and grievances.  So I was so done. I sent them both upstairs to take a nap and sleep it off.  Mimi was outraged and protested the whole time, but I still made her stay upstairs for 20 minutes. Maxwell dutifully complied.  They just called from the top of the stairs and asked if they could come down (I knew they weren't really going to fall asleep, but wouldn't that have been nice?). I said they could come down as long as they felt well-rested.  Now they're doing puzzles at the table and asking for help.  I guess I should attend.  Did I mention how tired I am??? 

Here's hoping for chance this weekend to say, Gee I really miss my babies!!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Summer Sunday

We all made it to church (almost) on time, and it was well worth it :)  We had such a good lesson in Sunday school on faith. THEN in Relief Society, Sister R. said that she was away for a few weeks and wasn't sure which lesson we were on in the book, so she picked a conference talk to give a lesson on. Guess which one... "Mountains of Faith" by Elder Eyring! That is the same talk that I mentioned and quoted in my last post :)  It was such a great lesson!!!

Here's what a Summer Sunday looks like at the Eggs!

I love these action swing shots!

When I say I'm tired, I'm not kidding!

Friday, July 20, 2012

A quote and some cute pics :)

Here's a quote from LDSNuggets, which is a really great thing to subscribe to. You get a little "nugget" maybe once every two weeks in your inbox. They're short and sweet, and they set the tone for the day. Sometimes they really resonate, like this one does for me.  What I love about being a Mormon is it's all about LOVE, it's never too late to partake of the good stuff, to improve or to strengthen your faith or your relationship with the savior!  This quote really hit home for me because being pregnant, I'm not able to take any anti-anxiety medication, and this is a real challenge sometimes.  Sometimes I'm just feeling too anxious to even go to church, which makes me feel pretty down. But this quote does give me a lift and reminds me of why I love my church, so I thought I'd share it!

"It is never too late to strengthen the foundation of faith. There is always time.  With faith in the savior, you can repent and plead forgiveness. There is someone you can forgive.  There is someone you can thank.  There is someone you can serve and lift. You can do it wherever you are, and however alone and deserted you may feel."  --Henry B. Eyring, Mountains of Faith, April 2012 General Conference


Here are a few cute pictures from the past few weeks :)

These are us at Mashamucket with Gramma Sandy. 

That's Pa giving Mimi a toss!

Me waiting for the endocrinologist in my Israeli tichel!!! I'm getting pretty good at tying them. My AIC (a blood test that shows your long range sugar, it's a very accurate test for diabetics) was 5.7 today!!!  That is REALLY GOOD! Anything under 6.5 is considered normal :)

Here's what it looks like from the back :)

Maxwell reading to Mimi while she takes a tub :)

Mimi cuddled up to her Pa in the morning after a very long night of goofing around and sneaking around, including sneaking dry Nestle Quick in the middle of the night!!!! What a PIP!!!!

Tricks on the swings.

She's getting so big!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A swimming pool!

Can you believe it?

We got a flyer for Job Lot in the mail and there was a BIG POOL with a filter for $300.  And it came with everything you need to run it.  Chris and I went down and there it was, and it wasn't a typo.  Sometimes Job Lot advertises things that sound so great, but when you get there, they've sold out.  But this time we got lucky. So we got it and set it up :)  It looks pretty good in fact! 

Max was so helpful to Chris. I was really proud of him.

It rained on and off the whole time we were setting it up.

As soon as we got it up, there was a huge downpour: SCORE! 

Our new hose also did the trick.  The kids couldn't wait until it was filled to hop in :)  Even though it wasn't sunny today, it was so muggy and hot.  I think we'll spend the rest of the summer in this pool.