Wow what a week it's been. We started off our week by Miss Ella having ATTITUDE! I asked her Monday morning to brush her hair and get a pony holder because it was in her face. She was gone a few minutes and then popped up into the office and said LOOK MOM IT'S NOT IN MY FACE!! I was mortified, shocked, overwhelmed.. She cut her hair! She cut everything off on the left side to the back - she basically gave herself a MULLET!! OMG!
Tuesday was a play date with Dayle, Tyler and Aron. I could tell it was one of those days with Pete, but we moved ahead. We met at noon as planned for a picnic lunch at the park in Glenwood. Played for a bit after lunch and hit the skateboard park. They had so much fun running up and down the ramps. Something different and new. Dayle had also brought a soccer ball that we were kicking around. Then it all hit the fan. We woudl kick the ball and tell the kids to run and see who could get it first. Well Pete tends to get so excited and gets way too competitive! He would run and who ever got there first he would rip the ball out of their hands. Which I tried to get after him, but with him he usually doesn't even listen to what I say. After a few DOG PILES.. we have always called it Monkey Pile, but a few kids crying we decided to just play on the play equipment. A couple pushing episodes, more kids crying.. I decided that we needed to head home and Pete needed a break! Yikes!! Dayle and I discussed Tuesday evening that maybe we should skip our previous planned Thursday playdate so the kids could have a break! Dayle came over for supper and we worked on some card making stuff. It was very relaxing and decided we needed to do that more often.
Wednesday was a catch up day here. Tried to get some stuff done. Mowed the kennel got 2 balls and a plastic shovel. Had fun mowing, but then noticed that the kids - who were supposed to be riding their bikes, were into something in Daddy's shed again. Man they just can't stay out of trouble this week! Made them put the bikes away and I actually heard the dreaded words, "Mom you are not nice!".. It kind of hit me odd and happy.. At least I'm being a Mom.
Wednesday afternoon Mom and Abigail came out. They worked with the kids while I cooked supper and they made cards. The kids really had fun. Mom and I started watching the next season of Top Chef Masters. Love that show, but so far not liking this season. Not that I would stop watching...
Thursday we had a big promising day. Got some laundry done and made lunch. Told the kids we were going to Grandma Joy's house for a visit. They were very excited. Got there and after the kid's Movie stunt they were supposed to be grounded from tv until Bob get's home. I made the exception for Grandma's house due to the fact she has no toys.. They did really good for an hour and Pete and Joe got a kick.. It's like the lord reached down and inserted caffeine and a few quarters. They started chasing Dollie who is very skitish anyway. Decided it was time for a walk outside to see the animals. Grandma wanted to show me the garden and Pete got worse. Started running after Dolly and after numerous times of telling him NO - said he couldn't see the goats.. Wow that went over like a cat in heat! He whined, wimpered, and ran over to the goats.. Well being it's Great Grandma's house I didn't do anything besides talk to him from afar, but Grandma could tell that I was not happy. I told her that I think we needed an intervention from the Super Nanny.. She just laughed and said that kids have days like that. I know that she is understanding, but they have always been so good. Got home and Pete had a nice quiet break in his room for an hour. He wasn't happy, but the rest of the day was peaceful and quiet! Bed time today was 7:00 SHARP!
We are supposed to have a nice quiet weekend, but it's turning into a circus once again. Friday we are supposed to go help a friend move a fish tank which was supposed to happen in the a.m., but now is about noon. She said she'd watch our kids so we can go to lunch and do some shopping. I think we are going to pass on the offer to watch the kids and take her up on it when we have a better plan. Saturday I am actually going to play tennis.. Yikes! Not like I play play, but we hit the ball around and get a little motion going. We are also supposed to have a bon fire on Friday night. UFF DA! Maybe we can get up for church this weekend. We need to pray as Bob's job seems to be taking a turn for the better! WE got news a week ago that his dealership was going to lose their franchise and unless they can get a franchise from a different line of cars they would close as of Sept 2010. YIKES! Now the Senate is stepping in and saything that it is affecting too many jobs and maybe GM took too big of a step in closing all those dealerships. I Pray that is the case and we can make it through. OUr plan is to have the kids start school and then I would get a job. And then Bob can move up here for a job. That's the plan, but our plan isn't always what God has in our future. We have to move on with our life and see where it takes us.
In the words of Kate on "jon and kate plus 8" "Today could very well be the day I lose my Mind" - Love that line!!!