Saturday, January 30, 2016
We made him sit with a blindfold on while we hid his 10 presents :)
Friday, January 29, 2016
One thing I can say is that this kid is the happiest kid I know. He is so excited about his bday. If he were not, I might not go through so much trouble. But his excitement over things is the best...and his face just lights up to be the focus of attention. He never demands it ever, so he deserves it for his bday. And as I type this he is now officially the double digits! YAY for 10! Better get some zzz's so I can enjoy it with him!
Thursday, January 28, 2016
I won't revisit all the joyful bumps in the road, but I will say that having only 4 hours of sleep each night for the last few nights has not helped. Last night was the worst. Someone needs to invent a machine that shuts a mama's brain down (and her bladder too!). But I digress.
I told Kev at the end of the day that I owe him (big time!)...he did away too many of my jobs today...
-I was running late/unstable this morn, so he helped pack lunches (this is a big feat for him...he really dislikes this job).
-He took a sick Ash to the doc bc I had another appt with Logan (the sickies need to leave the Steg house...we are so done with this!)
-He took Hailey's summer app to the P.O. to overnight it. I normally do this sorta thing, but I was booked solid today and it had to be done by 3pm. Plus I really needed to mentally detach myself from this...this intensive thing has been stressful this year.
-He took the day off from work...yes, he is still under-the-weather, so he probably needed it, but I am not sure how much rest he got today.
-He made dinner this morning (crockpot)...yumm!
-He helped with homework and especially helped distracted Shelb finish her ALPS writing piece and he made copies for me (seems minor, but I dislike making copies of things)
-And, yes, he even helped me make fondant for Dylan's bday cake. I probably didn't need him to, but I just needed support in all areas today. And he was the lucky one! :)
-Most of all, he was just there for me...to hear me rant and rave...and do what I do best...to listen and not judge my craziness :)
Let's just say I am glad this day is over. It was a comedy of errors that was not so comedic. Poor Loggy was in the middle of his speech eval when we found out our insurance didn't cover it. And he needs it. Poor kid. He is omitting ends to his words. Love that boy...but don't want him to seem like he's not as smart as he is. And he was super naughty a couple times today. Runs me ragged, but he comes up to my stern face and says with big tearful eyes, "I sorry, mama...I love you". He knows how to make me forget what he just did. And I am not even going to get into the "what ifs" of Hailey's ballet summer in her new home state. Between a couple big decisions and deadlines and the illnesses we are passing around...and the fact that Dylan's bday is about a day away and I have thought very little about it. And I hate to wish it all away, but I just wish for a day of peace and quiet.
For now I just wish for a full night's sleep.
And I wish for sanity too so my sweet hubby doesn't have to make up for my lack of mental stability. So grateful for this man of mine who seems to never stress about the big or little things. I wish I had his solidity....but I am at least glad he brings peace to our home.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
And honestly I was just glad the weather cooperated and we could even have the party! And that our health issue were past (Shelb was better, Kev is on meds and Ash wasn't worse again til tonight). We had fun with our Mickey theme, but I think a party at nap time is not the best idea...we had to do it this way, but poor Lo and Sophster were probably in nap mode already. They both wanted to be with their mommies and do their own thing. Reminds me of their siblings (Shelb and Ethan)...hee hee:) But we still had fun and the time flew by...so much that we almost ran out of time to do cake and we never finished our games and "craft". Oh well! I should know by now that 3 year olds do their own thing and don't stick to structure.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
And Hays got into PNB (in Seattle) for summer...yay for her! She had to call to get results and we are not sure of specifics really. But I must say this has been the most stressful audition process ever...the timing of things and figuring things out is insane. I prefer the old SAB way. We still have large decisions to make in the next 24 hours. I will be glad when this process is over next week!
Monday, January 25, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016
She and her buds (coincidentally this one is named Hailey, I think, too) went out to get some SB at 3pm. But apparently at 2pm SB closed. Hay says she has never seen NYC with nothing open and no cars driving by...very weird.
Surreal to think she is in the midst of a blizzard, but I know she is being well taken care of. NYC and SAB are in a state of emergency, I think. The snow has been coming down all day long. I hope tomorrow she can go out and take more pics once the snow has stopped...I told her get some skis and ski down the street (I saw one guy doing this on the news near Times Square...it looked fun!). It's not too often you see a city this big shut down completely. Kinda fun to experience that, but to do so in the safety of a secure dorm building that has plenty of food and water and all the necessities. Be safe, Blizzard Girl! Love you!