Monday, September 21, 2009

A Few Things

Sam had quite an ordeal this morning! First of all...she loves school! She is always ready to go to bed when it's time. She is even asking to go to bed on the nights she is extra tired. (Which seems to be more frequently because I think school is wearing her out a bit faster.) I think she is doing quite well though...except for the mornings when it comes time to do her hair. I hate to say it but I really had to hold back today and that's even with a spanking, and a escort upstairs, and waking up Dad to help me with the problem, and another spanking. YES, I was holding back...she was absolutely impossible!!! Just because she doesn't want her hair to look "cute". I'm thinking she is wanting to go for more of a extravagant, beautiful, elegant, breathtaking look or something??? I don't know???? But I'm the Mom and I get choose her hairstyle until she is big enough to do it herself (which is in another 5 least) :P

And since I'm venting a little...I will continue with what happened Saturday. It was a lovely day! Well, the start of it was anyways. We took a trip to Bellevue to see the Seattle Temple with the Primary. We walked around and enjoyed the grounds and spending time with our Primary friends. Then it was time to go. Easy right? He he he ... On the way back to the car, Garrett (who obviously played to much Wizard 101 that morning) decided to whack Sam with jacket sleeve, which led to Sam's squelching, loud scream. I informed Gar that he would be grounded for the rest of the day (No games, TV) and he had a complete meltdown. Crying on and on and thrashing his body like a fish out of water. I warned him that if he continued to act like that he would be grouned for the whole week. He didn't quit! And then I added another week when he punched Quinna Sunday. So I get Wizard 101 all to myself for two weeks. Quite impressive for an 8 year old.

I didn't intend this to be a whaa whaa whaa post when I sat down...I think it's time for me to take a breath and remember they are just my cute, wonderful, lovable 'kids' who happen to have bad days like I do - they are not evil minions sent to torture me when I'm trying to be a spiritual, loving, nice Mommy.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Quick Post

Just a little clip of Benny's new thing....The Crawl. He doesn't have it completely down but he gets around where he wants to be. He still travels much faster in his walker and enjoys a snack when he is cruising around.

And here is a pic of the first days of school for Garrett and Sam. I think they are going to grow a lot closer this year.

Aquinna isn't in a lot of these pictures cause because they were taken in the mornings. She is our night owl. One reason for this is so Sam can fall asleep without Quinna bugging and talking to her all night. (They share a room.) So she is usually up watching the boob tube until midnight. (Sometimes later I think cause half the time I'm asleep next to her and I'm not sure when she finally crashes.) But here is a picture of her eating something Yummy and being REALLY happy about it.