Thursday, October 25, 2007

What a Mommy can do in 20 minutes.....

I should have awoke to the radio.... I should have taken a shower the night before.....I should have packed Isaac's lunch yesterday....

These are the thoughts racing through my head at 7:40 when I awoke to sammy's voice. THE BUS WOULD BE HERE IN TWO MINUTES.... THE RACE IS ON....

Obviously, there was no chance to get Isaac to the bus stop on time, so that gave me 20 minutes to get out the door and to school. I ran upstairs got Isaac's and Lincoln's clothes out, and while they got dressed woke up Amilia, changed and dressed her. Then down stairs to figure out breakfast- two rounds of waffles in the toaster would be quick. Amilia sat in her chair and while I got started. Isaac and Lincoln made there way downstairs to the table. Sammy still wasn't changed, but found his way downstairs to the table for breakfast. While the kids were eating, I jumped in the shower. Yesterday I had the flu, and was feeling so gross. I HAD to shower!!!! My soaking wet tangled hair was covered with a stocking hat, and I quick threw on some clothes. Once out of the shower I gave the kids a one minute warning and laid out the coats and boots. Isaac finished up, washed his face, brushed his teeth and was ready to go. Lincoln also was quick to be ready by the door. Sam was not about to move that quick, he was insistent on finishing his waffle. So I gave him some extra time while I got Amilia ready. By then he was finished, but still in pj's and a soaking wet diaper. I didn't have time to change him, so on went the rain boots and coat. Our usual routine is to watch Barney after breakfast, so he was headed that way. He was not about to head to the car on his own, so I had to carry him kicking and screaming out to the car. On the way out I hit his head on the door frame- oops! Amilia was left in the entry screaming- and SHE CAN SCREAM!!! Out at the car I realized Amilia's carseat hadn't been refastened since it was taken out the day before. hummmmm... Ok.... Isaac, you sit in amilia's seat, Lincoln in Isaac's, Sammy in Lincoln's and Amilia in Sammys.
We arrive at the school to see the principle close the side door - Isaac is tardy!! In I ran to the office, and Isaac to his class.....

As if that wasn't crazy enough.... Lincoln had to be back at the same school in 15 minutes for preschool- We headed home to change Sammy, and get Lincoln's school stuff. On the way out the door to school for the SECOND TIME of the morning.. I picked up Amilia and she stunk!!! So after a one very messy diaper, Lincoln was also 5 minutes late for school.

THEN...... Sammy, Amilia, and I headed to the vet to pick up Belle. She had surgery yesterday on her ear. This is her second surgery on the ear in two months. I looked at the ear when I got home and..... The surgery didn't work, her ear is still swollen. She has another appointment tomorrow morning.

I am thankful...
I am thankful I didn't yell at my kids this morning...
I am thankful......

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The coveted family picture

I was reminded a few days ago- "A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS."
We'll try again another day:)

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Sammy's introduction to the potty!!

******Rules to follow******
(for mommy and daddy Bailey)
don't expect to get anything else done
roll up the rugs
have plenty of m&m's on hand
washer must be running at all times
have plenty of rags and cleaner in every room
throw a poopy party- complete with a poopy present
be very excited about every little drop of pee
expect to find "presents around the house"