Sunday, June 29, 2014

Fun Friday

Thursday was my and Samuel's appointment.  Samuel is 12 pounds even and 23 inches tall.  He's in the 89th Percentile.  I weighed in at 199!  Woohoo!
Friday was our Scoma day.  We had lunch with them at Ravenwood, where the kids went to school.  Then we had dinner with them at a Free Carnival!  We got home in time for the kids to go to the drive-in movie theater with their aunts.  They had lots of fun!
I applied to more jobs.  Still haven't heard back from anyone else, so I'll keep trying!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Science CIty

We finally got to go to Science City!  The kids were super excited!  I took a lot of pictures!  Samuel is a month old today!  I was thrilled to get his fedora in time to wear with his little Zoot suit today!  I still have to take his one month pictures, but that can be later!
 The last time he wore this suit, since it was a newborn.

 The kids loved riding with their dad on the lawn mower!
 Watching a movie on mamaw's tablet
 I'm surrounded!

 Science City

 He LOVED the trains!

 Crested gecko with its sticky feet
 All my kiddos

Kira won against her dad

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Another week bites the dust!

The start of this week completely stunk!  Too many bad things!  The good news is that we're all still alive, our car is still managing to run, and we have a place to live!  Woohoo!
Shawnee Mission emailed me for an interview that I didn't see until Sunday night, and then they wanted to interview me on Monday morning.  I thought I hit send, but didn't, so when I got there they weren't expecting me and didn't want to see me anymore.  There went that one.  Cecilia got sick, and she has strep throat that we've been medicating.  Samuel has a virus and is coughing and has a goopy eye (the second one is starting to get yucky too).  Josh still has a cough and he's very attached to me!  I'm doing really well though!  My body is healing quite nicely!  I've been getting things done now that I'm healing.  I can do laundry now!  I went through the girls (and our) clothes to pare it down considerably, since we were washing way too many clothes!  It was ridiculous!  We didn't do anything super cool this week, but did go on a little walk to pick honeysuckle!  Yum!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Second week of Summer

We have been taking it easy this week!  We have had a great time getting things where they belong and going through stuff!  We were able to do a ton of laundry thanks to my amazing sister!  We got rid of a few bags of clothes that my girls have outgrown.  We got winter clothes put in storage.  Storage that I can't go through.  Grumble, grumble.  I feel pretty well healed and then I'll do something I shouldn't.  Like pick up my almost 40 pound toddler.  He's almost 2, and is already well into the Terrible Twos!  Well...into...Terrible...Twos!  Yikes!  In order to nip that in the bud, I have to help him follow instructions.  Yeah.
I applied to more schools.  I hadn't realized that I hadn't applied to one of the close school districts here.  So, I remedied that.  Too bad I haven't been checking my email.  They wanted to interview me on Friday, I found out today.  Stink!  I emailed them back, and I'm hoping they give me another chance!  I'll do better at checking my email.  :)
There's been a TON of rain here, which my kids are slowly getting used to!  It hardly ever rained in Liberal, so it's very different for them!  We had a crazy storm that took out a huge tree in the neighbor's yard and took out the electrical wires as it crashed.  So, we had the opportunity to eat out for lunch.  The kids loved it!  Then I went to a friend's house and our kids played together as we talked.  It was great!  I did way too much walking yesterday, but we had fun!  All the kids (but Ben and Samuel) made little wooden riding mowers at Home Depot.  Super cute, although hard work!  Then we went grocery shopping at Aldi.  Later my sister picked up all but the bottom 2 kids and took them to the Mall.  My mom kept Josh and Scott and I got to go on a little date with Samuel!  It was very exciting to be able to hold my husband's hand and go!  We went to Old Navy to get me some clothes, since all of my size clothes are in the storage unit.  Somewhere.  I got 2 shirts, a pair of jeans and 2 maxi dresses for under $60!  And I got $20 Old Navy Cash to use later!  Later I got to go shopping with my mom.  We're trying to find cute white sandals without huge heels in her size.  Hard work!  We also went to Sam's Club.  Some of their prices are absolutely ridiculous!  It was a good day, but I was hurting by the end.
Today we got to go to church!  I got to wear one of my new dresses and I put Samuel in his little suit.  So cute!  I took lots of pictures!  I changed him right out of it when we got home though!  He did a great job sleeping through most of church, I am very impressed!  Kira bore her testimony and did fantastic!  And it looks like Samuel was having a growth spurt, because he hasn't eaten near as much today and has slept more!
In the meantime, Jamberry is still going well!  I certainly love mine, and Kira and Emma love theirs!  I did Kira's last night and Emma's this morning.  They love how cute their nails look, and I'm hoping it encourages the other girls to stop sucking on their fingers, so I can do their nails too!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

My family is doing great

On Tuesday, I went shopping to get an interview outfit.  I found that I'm already back in my pre-pregnancy size.  I wasn't expecting that, so all of my regular clothes are in storage.  Bummer!  Either way, I got my hair cut and got all dressed up and the group of us headed down to Emporia for my interview.  We brought the four youngest kids with us.  Scott dropped me off at my interview and he headed to a friend's house for our kids to play together.  My interview only took 20 minutes and then she showed me where my classroom would be (3rd grade classroom).  I thought it went well!  But, I never heard anything, so it was a good experience and obviously not for me!  I know Scott doesn't mind, since he really doesn't want to move again!

I was exhausted from doing too much on Tuesday, so Wednesday was a PJ snuggle day.
On Thursday, I took Samuel in for his first Doctor's visit.  He's now 8 pounds 13 ounces, so he's only down 2 ounces from his birthweight!  Woohoo!  I also weighed myself and I'm UNDER 200 POUNDS!!!  That was my original weight loss goal before I found out I was pregnant!  I'm super excited!  So, I have lost 15 pounds having this baby of mine!  My belly doesn't feel like jelly at all, which I find incredibly strange!  I'm doing pretty well considering I had a baby a week ago!  This baby eats a ton!  And it hurts when he eats at the beginning!  It's getting better though!  Poor Josh is always wanting to be held, but he wants to hold the baby too!  I feel bad, because I can't pick him up!  I'm looking forward to being able to pick things up again!

Friday we got a little more done, finally got the car top carrier unpacked (Scott and the kids anyway).  Seeing all the diapers, wipes and baby things that people gave to us awes me!  We were very blessed from generous friends!  I still need to make cloth diapers, but haven't done them yet.  It's hard to get to the sewing machine still.  I have a lot of work to do, but have to take it easy, which is super hard!  Samuel is smiling a lot more!  I even heard him laugh twice in his sleep!  I also did a little Samuel photo session!

Yesterday we went garage saleing, which was super fun!  Mom, Samuel and I spent about $40 and got a LOT of stuff!  I got a art easel for free, Soothing Motions Glider for Samuel for only $3, a lime green Bumbo for $7, a ton of clothes and shoes and books.  I totally overdid it though, so was in pain for Stake Conference.  Oh well!  It was great seeing old friends!  I was able to see a few friends in the Mother's Lounge.  I love seeing old friends!  Then we went to Texas Roadhouse!  Yum!  And Samuel even let me go to sleep before one in the morning!  It's a good day!  This week wasn't nearly as crazy as last week, and this next week will probably be filled with organization and putting things where they can belong.