Monday, September 26, 2011

The Helpfulness of Being Prepared

Now that I have gone back to work it's been important for me to stay on top of little things.

Case in point...lunches for the family.  On Monday-Wednesday I have to be out the door pretty early and that makes for a more rushed morning but I have figured out to pack out the lunch stuff into small packages on the weekend so all I have to do is grab and go...and it works so well!

I've also discovered that I can get all the baby stuff together the night before and I even sometimes pack it in the car the night before so all I have to do is grab the carrier and the bottle that must be refrigerated before I go.  Makes life easier.

I also have been working on signing all paperwork from the kids early the day they bring it home so I don't have to worry about it the next morning...we're still perfecting this one but it is nice to have a few minutes in the morning where I can do things like blog instead of running around the house like a chicken with my head cut off!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thank you Dear

Thursday and Fridays are my later days at work and Dan is in charge of picking up the baby and helping with dinner.

Tonight I came home to cooked food, a slightly cranky baby and happy big kids.

Thanks Dan!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

5 Months Old

It's amazing to me how much different Jayden looks now then when he was just a month old! 
He's really filled out! 
20 pounds and full of energy! 
At 5 Months he is:
Rolling Over
Laughing and Smiling
Learning to Crawl
Sleeping better but still isn't sleeping through the night!
In size 3 diapers and 6-12 month clothes!
Jayden at 5 months

Jayden at 1 month
He's always been a big baby but compared to 4 months ago he's sooo big!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Job Update

I'm officially back to work after taking almost 7 months off!

It's been a good first week, I'm still learning the ropes, we have a HUGE over 15 every day.  That is both a good and bad's good because there is lots to do, stuff to learn and's bad because today we had 22 kids and it was CRAZY!!!!  Looks like Wednesdays are the highest day of the week.

Baby is doing good at the babysitter...she loves him to pieces and so do her I am happy about that...and Jayden is taking bottles like a champ and I am able to pump at work and I am producing a good supply to take the next day...also good!

I'm excited to see what the upcoming months hold...learning the routine and working if I blog a little less that's why...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Waiting is Over

God has supplied the best job for me at the best time and I am excited about the upcoming adventure!

I get to teach my favorite age group!

I get hours that work well for my family!

While Jayden can't go yet there is the opportunity for him to go soon and I have a great home sitter lined up for him at a very good rate!

I am thankful for being able to be home for 5 months and I am looking forward to the next adventure!

Thank you God!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

With A Grunt Grunt Here

Baby Jayden is learning to crawl...EIEIO and as he learns he likes to GRUNT!!! EIEIO

With a grunt grunt here

And a Grunt Grunt there

Here a grunt

There a  grunt

Everywhere a GRUNT GRUNT

Baby Jayden is LEARNING To crawl...but he isn't quite there yet!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Whew...the weekend is over, and we are getting back to our daily routine.

This morning was harder than our typical mornings here at home.  The kids were moving at a different pace, the weather is cooler so we had to find jackets to wear along with our shorts, the lunch boxes almost didnt' make it into the backpacks...a very untypical morning for us.

I have my routine in the morning...and I like it and it works for us...just not after a holiday weekend.

Yesterday was a nice day of chores, hanging out as a family, and a nice evening walk at the park followed by Daddy treating us to Shaved Ice for the final tiime of the summer.  The shaved ice place is now closed for the season...we didn't go as often this summer but that's okay...we enjoyed our times of we are looking forward to Apple Cider donuts on a Saturday morning and going to the pumpkin patch.

It's becoming more fall like...the temperatures are ideal...we are waiting and hoping for employment for me and taking things one step at a's a calmness...and we like it!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

And it was good...

I needed a rootbeer float today...I did I needed it.

I wanted a rootbeer float today...I really really wanted one!

I went out and bought a 2 liter or rootbeer and a gallon of ice cream.

I put the ice cream in a cup, poured the rootbeer over...watched it all activate....and oh my goodness....


Friday, September 2, 2011

Top 5 on Friday

1.  I have 3 great kids who make me smile, laugh and love.  I'm thankful for a little boy who will stop and fold his hands to pray for mommy before he goes to school!

2.  Great friends who are an encouragement.

3.  A husband who works so hard to support the family even when he isn't feeling really good...thankful he has a 3 day weekend to continue to feel better.

4.  The growth process of waiting for places to call and offer or not offer jobs...I'm not great at waiting.

5.  That we have a roof over our heads, food in our bellies and air conditioning in our home...there are a lot of people not as fortunate as we are.