Tuesday, June 28, 2011

and then there were four.

I need another refrigerator just for their food. My refrigerator/freezer and countertop are overflowing with food. Just a thought. I am trying to figure out a system of organization for their food...suggestions are welcomed!

I cringe to say this...but so far this morning it has been weirdly calm. It is kind of eerie. No, very eerie. I did not know what to expect out of four boys under the age of 10, so I guess I expected the worst. I think the boys are trying to get warmed up to each other, so I don't expect the calmness to last too much longer, but it is nice for now...considering I am not a big fan of mornings. Two cups of coffee just didn't do it this morning. The constant grumble and loud booming of the thunder kept me awake for at least 2 hours last night. At one point I remember groaning to Kody, "It is so obnoxious, I just want it to stop!"

I am learning to not be such a controller and neat freak. It is impossible with little boys. And I am learning that it is perfectly okay. This morning two of the 6 year olds went outside to play in the muddy yard and ditch full of water. My first instinct was to tell them, "No way!  Your clothes and shoes are going to be wet and filthy!" But instead, I took a deep breath, and then asked them to come inside to put on their swimming trunks and take off their shoes and head back out! And they had so much fun! Their cute faces were covered in mud and muck and I realized that's how little boys should be.

wrestling in my bedroom...not sure this is a good idea, but it is stormy and rainy outside!

In other news...i got my legs wrapped today! I haven't seen results on my tummy, so Amy talked me into trying my legs today. Hoping I see some results this time. Ben asked me, "so what's up with the stuff on your legs?" I replied, "I am trying to make my legs smaller." He then answered with, "Oh, you have fat legs!" haha :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

bigger coffee cup

What a great weekend! I was sad to tell it goodbye. I had a weekend full of fellowship and rest....isn't that what weekends are all about?

The weekend was full of moving good friends into their new house, shopping with my mother-in-law, Eli's birthday party followed by Cars 2, and two dinner dates with the Stanger's. 

Is it really the last week of June? Where has this summer gone? This week I am actually adding two boys to my crew for Tuesdays and Thursdays...what will I do with FOUR boys?! Every Tuesday and Thursday I will have three 6 year olds and a 9 year old. I am not sure what to expect. I am anticipating more coffee and lots of outside time!
new coffee mug...i had to go bigger!

Friday, June 24, 2011


I am a rookie at blogging, although I have been reading countless blogs for the past year. I never thought I would get into it or ever have anything exciting enough to post. But over the past couple weeks, I have realized I have a lot of funny stories to tell given to me by the kids I babysit! I may only have two or three people (hi mom and sissy) who read this blog, but it will be a good way for me to remember the funny/sweet/memorable moments out of a chaotic life!

On a normal week day I keep two 6 year old boys, but occasionally I gain an extra kid...or two. They are more energetic than I have been in 10 years, and they keep me on my toes. I started keeping these two when their school got out for summer break at the end of May. Prior to this I was nannying a 6 month old little boy, and had been since he was 2 months old. Needless to say going from a 6 month old who doesn't talk back and isn't mobile yet, to two 6 year olds who have minds of their own and run around like hoodlums was quite the adjustment...and it's still not complete! 


Every day I learn something new and useful...so i hope you tag along on this fun-filled chaotic ride!

writing from nap time silence,