Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
4:51- alarm goes off so I can wake up Tyler, and then back to sleep.
4:57 - alarm goes off again to make sure Tyler did get up and I go back to sleep. He is like me and can "wake up", have a conversation, and still be pretty much asleep. My parents would watch me get up, walk across my room, turn off my alarm, and never wake up!
5:15 - Actually get up and go downstairs to spend some time with Tyler and say our family prayer before he heads out to seminary. This is where I am very blessed. Our friend is one of the seminary teachers and lives in the neighborhood next to us, so he picks Tyler up everyday. Because of him, I don't have to wake up all the kids, pile them in the car to drive Tyler to seminary. If you are a mom that has to take your kiddo to school and wake up all the younger siblings, you know what a blessing this is, Thank you Bro. Smith!
5:30 - Go back to sleep.
6:00 - Alarm goes off yet again to make sure Travis has gotten up for school. Now Travis is a morning person. Most of the time he is up before his alarm even goes off, and is pretty much cheerful from the minute his eyes open. It is wonderful! And then, back to sleep again!
6:55 - Alarm goes off for the last time, and I get up and wake up the girls so we can pile in the car to take Travis to school. We have our family prayer in the car on the way to school. Last year I was really good about helping the kids learn an Article of Faith as well, and I don't know why we got out of the habit, but I think we will start again tomorrow. It really helps to set a good tone for the rest of the day.
8:00 (tues and thurs) - Take Daylyn to school for choir practice, and then Ally and I come back home.
9:00 - Girls catch the bus to school and then I have an entire 5 hours before I run to the school to pick up the boys from school.
The craziest part of all of this, is that most nights I don't get to sleep until midnight! Sleep is over rated right? :) I know I am not the only mom out there that has crazy mornings, and I think it is amazing what families accomplish every day by the time the kids head off to school. Give yourself a hand, or a pat on the back for all you do everyday just to start the day. I think we all deserve it! Oh, and a secret that can make the morning easier....always have chocolate available!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I have a heart
and no one can see it.
I love my family
and my friends
and my teachers.
A bird, a blue bird
a blue jay, a blue jay
Look at it fly
Here it tweet
You see the nest
there are eggs
Blue jays yeah!
and of course she had to come up with a Halloween song as well. :)
Halloween Boo Boo
Scary Hide Hide
Sunday, October 24, 2010
- bag of marshmallows
- big round sprinkles
- white chocolate
- sucker sticks (I get mine from Jo-Ann's)
- small bags to put them in after