Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Must.slow.down

I'm tired.  I wake up tired.  Of course, I get up with the hubster at 4:00am (and Julianna got me up at 2:30am running a slight temperature, so by the time I got her meds given, cup of water, different pjs, etc. it was time to get up) so no matter what time you go to bed, at that time in the morning, you are still tired. That's why I NEED the one cup Keurig thingy.  Liquid motivation mid-morning and afternoon.  See how I can justify purchases?  It's on my list for Santa and I have been good this year, so he better listen.  Man, I think I need a new camera too.  Mine went kaflooey recently.  Tells me to "change the batteries" even when it has new ones in it.  Bossy thing!  I think it has a protection plan on it, so I should check into that.  Another thing to put on the list. Oh, and I think I'd like some type of iPod radio/speaker thing.  Gosh, I don't think I've been that good.  Bummer.  *sigh*  I'm tired.  Did I say that already?

Let's see.  What did we do last week?  What didn't we do is a better question! It was a busy, busy week.  Friday was the only day we did not have a class or field trip or errand or appointment.  I didn't get out of my jammies until it was time to get ready for the ladies tea that night.  Shameful, I know.  Good thing we never have drop in guests.

Monday -  Field trip day.  We went with Tiffany (http://tlufkin.blogspot.com/) and the gang to the pumpkin farm.  We had the run of the joint.  That's the way I like it.  I'm not a huge fan of crowds.  (So, why are we thinking of going to Disney? *shudder*) The activities offered there were enjoyed by all.  The kids were going down the slides/moon bounces forward, backward, on tummies and backs. I wish I would have thought to wear dark socks on Julianna (those white ones will never be the same) and I wish I had the ability to bottle an ounce energy they have. Mercy!  Julianna said her favorite part of the day was throwing hay onto Mom while on the hayride.  Gee, thanks, kid. 




Tuesday  -  Flu mist day.  Thankfully it wasn't a shot this year.  There was still much anxiety before the visit.  She thought they were going to give her a shot up her nose despite allllllll the explanations and online videos I showed her.  When it was over she said, "Was that it?  That was kinda lame." Sheesh.  We started our unit on India.  I found instructions on how to wrap a sari, so we took a sheet and improvised.  It was cute.  I want to start lapbook on Asia now that our study of the continent is almost complete (Israel this week (which has woefully much less resources than the other countires have so far) and next week we end it with Thailand. 
 Wednesday - Julianna had her afternoon class at our umbrella school.  Dad was off, so we dropped her off and spent 2 1/2 kid free hours for the first time in 4 years that didn't include paying for a babysitter to attend a church meeting or function.  Pathetic.  We need to do more date nights, but it just gets expensive when you add in babysitter fees, dinner, blah.  We went to Target.  Up side, got a couple of J's Christmas presents, so that was a good thing.  Maybe next time we'll go grocery shopping.  We're wild and crazy like that. 

Thursday - Every month we go to a nature class for homeschoolers through our local parks and recreation department at a county nature center, Fountain Rock, http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=2934.  We love this park.  We've done two of Julianna's birthday parties there and have spent a portion of our savings in feeding the fish, ducks and turtles in the rock quarry pond.  This class was on Stream Ecology (I'm sure my non-tree hugger being would have exploded if I were in the class, so I sat out and chatted with my fellow homies, Tiffany and Jessica (http://diaryofahsmom.blogspot.com/).  The kids eventually made their way outside to get on their stream gear (i.e. wading boots) that were, well, poor fitting on all the kids.  I have visual proof.  They sure did look cute though.  When Julianna found out that they would be exploring the creek she said, "Mom, I told you I should have worn my bathing suit." Lol  Of course, she ended up getting her ginormous boots stuck in the "quick sand" and fell in the creek.  Bottom half got the brunt of it, but she had a blast anyway.  She learned about "prayfish" (crayfish) and something called a curlie.  I need to look that one up, but she had quite a description of them, so it must be a water creature of some kind. 
Xander sporting the newest fashion of the oversized sporting goods runway.

Chanel is hoping no one see her in this fetching garb.  Julianna had to have her boots folded WAY down and they were still veeeeery big.  lol  

***Be warned:  Video sound is kind of loud b/c of wind.***

Friday - Jammies day.  We did get take out Indian for dinner to celebrate the completion of our romp through India.  Was lousy.  I hate spending money for bad food.  :/  I should have made it myself, but I was too lazy.  Next time I will. 

Yawwwwn. 

4 comments:

JessicaH. said...

Great post! Love the pics! Yeah, you know that lady knew there were holes in those boots and made the kids wear them anyway? That's what my chillin's told me. Grrr... Where did you get the bad Indian? Lol.

Tiff said...

Oh yeah...we have to chat about the nature center lady. We got quite a report from our kiddos. :/

wvugrads said...

Do tell.

Jessica - Nilgris over by Common Market. Don't bother with their take out. They do have a lunch buffet daily.

Tiff said...

Apparently "Miss Alice" isn't the most patient person in the world. All four kids said she's pretty snarky with them in general. The girls said when Julianna fell she just snapped "Oh you'll be fine" at her. Right before she fell Miss Alice yelled at all four of them for going near the quicksand without telling her. I'm really getting to be very weary of people who don't like children and make it obvious. If I was jiggy with people snarking at my kids I would put them back in public school.