Tuesday, February 16, 2010

this made my day.


Monday, February 08, 2010

off track--week 2, day...6?

there was much reading today. and much early rising. fussy decided to get up early to greet the day, and insisted on a cereal bar.

chili made treasure maps

harry read

fussy wanted to watch movies

they really were good though. fussy decided to crash way before bedtime, so i am anticipating another early morning...

Saturday, February 06, 2010

off track day 5= 1 week of track. 3 more weeks to go.

3 more weeks. we can do this. it would be awesome if spring popped in right about now. it would be awesome if we had a little less "personality" to deal with. and by personality, i mean grumpiness. we gotta whole lotta grumpiness happening around here.

yesterday we went to deb's house and had an art day. it was awesome. the boys created and played. we went to the park and they played. it was good. getting to talk to my friends is good for me, just like it is good for them.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

my new 3 year old

fussy had a great birthday this year. he had 2 birthday parties with lots of blue frosting.

we had a little get together with our family. they spoiled him rotten. he also had more cake. he was in heaven.

off track--day 4

"mom, where's my brother's? i need to be a brother."

we did not make pet rocks. chili threw a couple of fits, and fussy chased his brother around. there was a moment of bliss when they were all outside playing in the sun. they didn't have jackets on, nor shoes. they were outside enjoying the day. it was momentous.

they then came in and tracked mud all over the house.

for that half hour of peace, it was worth it.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

off track- day 3

"i really want to watch the 4th harry potter movie, because that would help me be better at winning the harry potter game. right mom?"

the kids woke up, and were out of bed, before the normal time that i have to plead with them to get out of bed on school days. i had one kid begging to play video games. and one kid begging to make breakfast. so i rolled over and let them do what they wanted.

seriously though, it's before 7.30 and they are up and going. on a school day, i am begging and threatening them to get out of bed. why is that? they are going to bed later, yet they seem to get up much earlier.

and harry made breakfast this morning. he made eggs all by himself. i mean, i did get up, and i did make sure he didn't die from using the stove. but still, he did it all by himself. and then he made pancakes. he set out a plate for everyone. it was odd, but nice too.

we actually got out of the house too. after watching a harry potter movie, and playing a couple of video games, they were actually willing to make a trip to the craft store and the dollar store. i hope we got enough stuff to keep them busy for the rest of off track time. tomorrow, i think we will make pet rocks...

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

off track- day 2

"i really like these chicken nuggets, mom. they are so moist. maybe because they are shaped like fish?"

we don't have cable. we have regular digital t.v. whatever that means. anyway, on our box, that we hooked up to our t.v., a little message comes on if it has been on for more than 4 hours, without a channel change. the little message came on today. it's been a day with a lot of pbs kids.

oh, and it's also been a big day for circus animal cookies. for some reason my oldest really loves those. and the youngest really likes feeding them to the dog.

i'm thinking a field trip for tomorrow would be a good idea. maybe to the dollar store? maybe to the craft store. we need something more productive than watching arthur all day.

Monday, February 01, 2010

off track- day 1

"brother, hurry quick! you gotta get out of there before the mop of doom gets you!"

this morning, as i was waking up, getting ready for the day, the three boys were exercising. they had market off spaces in the kitchen as certain stations. with masking tape, they had them labeled. the sit up station, the running track (around the kitchen island) and the rest station with blankets and yoga mat. they continued "working out" for about an hour or so. they then brought the scale down and weighed themselves. they congratulated each other on losing weight.

does this say something about big d and me? does this say something funny about my kids?