Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October 14, 2009!!!!!

After trying to wake some of the kids up all morning, they might have had a better idea...stay in bed! Today was one of those days! Everyday the schedule is the same...get up, get dressed, eat breakfast, etc. Today the kids decided to play, play, play, and some more play. So needless to say the morning did not start off very smooth at all. After asking (and some yelling) to get their clothes on and backpacks together, and lunchbags in backpacks, moods were not all. Here is how my day went:
6:00 get up
6:30 ask kids to get up
7:00 yell at kids to get up
7:15 scream at kids to get up
8:20 Get to school (school starts at 8:20)
8:30 drop off Brayden at preschool(he didn't even hug me...he was mad at me) (me too)
8:40 drive to pick up stuff at scout office (Madi cried the whole time)
10:00 get to school to put up a sign for the teachers (Madi gets 4 cups of water, almost breaks the water fountain, and smashes her fingers in a bathroom door)
10:30 sign two checks (Madi takes the phone off the hook 4 times, sprays whiteboard cleaner twice, and sticks a key in the electrical socket twice)
11:30 pick up Brayden from preschool (he has green frosting-the kind that stains-all over his mouth and up his nose-which was very annoying to him and really let me know...shares a chocolate kiss with Madi (need I say more?))
12:00 fed kids and put Madi down for a nap (Brayden finds Airheads candy in our closet, licks them and pastes them on his wall, then finds stickers to finish off his masterpiece)
2:00 mom (thankfully) picks up Logan and Kalyn. (they immediately go clean their rooms as part of their punishment for their attitudes in the morning.)
3:30 help kids with homework (Brayden cut his and Madi's hair--of course more of Madi's than his)
3:35 notice Madi holding a pair of scissors...take them away. Find cut up homework (Brayden did this one).
3:40 find pile of hair...send kids outside.
3:50 check on kids..Madi's head is wet from dunking it in the dog's water bowl...
3:55 choose to not fight that battle
4:00 check to see if Rob is coming home soon, and continue to help with homework.
5:00 Rob comes home.
5:30 finish helping with homework, make dinner (Madi draws on tile).
6:30 eat dinner, and wonder why their is a puddle of water under Madi when I didn't give her anything to drink yet. No diaper...dang.
6:45 Rob leaves for scouts.
7:00 put kids in bath.
7:30 read story.
7:45 family prayer (pray tomorrow is better), put kids to bed.
8:30 Rob comes home.
9:00 write on blog, and go to bed.

After today, if anyone has the nerve to say to me, "Oh, you don't work? You're just a stay-at-home mom?"...I would probably seriously consider smacking them and then offer to let them borrow my cute little twits for a while. They are very cute, sweet kids....but about every three days or so, we have a day like this one. All is quiet now (they better be sleeping), so I am going to bed! Good Night!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I'm HOT!

A funny thing: I was rushed (as usual) to get the kids off to school, and didn't have time for makeup, etc. After I dropped the older two off, I took Brayden to his preschool. As I turn the corned my wheels squealed (I really wasn't going fast, the air in my tires is just low). Brayden says, "Mom, why is everyone looking at you? I know it's cuz you're hot!" I was laughing! At least I'm "hot" to my 4 year old...maybe he meant hot as in mad...never did clarify that one and don't really remember being mad, must be the "cute" version.;)

Update on McCauley Life

I can't believe it's October! We are in full swing of school now and some of us are already looking forward to Thanksgiving break.:) Logan really likes his teacher and is doing well in school. Kalyn is still getting used to school all day and is really tired by Thursday(she has her night terrors when she gets really tired). Brayden likes the idea of going to school, but seems to be not that impressed. He does well and loves art, but he definitely looks forward to his days off. Madisen hasn't really had the chance to enjoy her one-on-one time with mom, as I spend almost every spare moment doing something with the PTC. It should die down once the jog-a-thon (tomorrow) and the carnival(next Friday) are over. Rob is very busy with work and blazer scouts. He has 10 now, and motivates them to pass off stuff with a nerf gun war at the end. He says that the age is challenging.
I turned ** a couple of weeks ago, and Logan turned 9 on Monday. Madisen is 2 tomorrow.
We went to the movie theater with a couple of Logans friends and some family to watch, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs". We then came back to our house and had cheesburgers and ice cream cones. We all had a good time.
We are just going to keep Madi's birthday simple. A little dinner and cake and ice cream tomorrow night. It should be nice and relaxing....yeah right my house is only nice and relaxing when everyone is asleep or we are away from it.:)

Logan....I mean Wolverine.

Our Kalyn-Hannah Montana.

Arghh...Captain Brayden.

Madisen the Ballerina.

Ally, Brayden, and Kalyn waiting in line for a game at the carnival.

The McCauley, Haworth, and O'Connor kids.

Seeing ddoouubbllee? Look at all those muscles!

Melissa and Madi.

Trunk or Treating 2008

This year our ward had a carnival and the trunk or treating for the kids. My sister Melissa and her daughter Ally came with us. They all had a good time. They got lots of candy, and that IS the most important thing you know.