OK So I am really here still....
I have sat here a million times and thought "Ok today I will update my blog". Some how it just never happens for me. But today I'm not letting anything stop me!!
Last year ended well for us. The holidays were fun. Santa brought the kids a Wii and Rock Band and we had a blast with it all!! I enjoy the games that everyone can play together. Rock Band has definitely made a huge hit! Daddy loves it, Aunt Lisa comes and plays, even our little Turtle has found a way to get in on the fun!
Our Easter was nice also. The bunny was up till all hours of the night planning an egg hunt all over the house. This year the hunt was more than just eggs everywhere, there were clues for each child leading them around the house from one spot to the next, with a little present at the end. I am not positive the kids thought it was as fun as the Easter bunny had thought they might, lol. They did have a lot of fun though, it just went too quickly. Maybe next year the bunny will use more eggs.
Our little turtle is as busy as can be these days! She is doing gymnastics, and loves it! She also is still in dance, with the 'million dollar' recital coming up soon, and she has decided to play T-ball this season. So Cute!!! No matter what she has going on you can never keep that girl busy enough. She will finally start kindergarten in the fall, thankfully. It is only half day, but it will keep her busier than the 3 day a week pre-school does. Hopefully she will make some friends she could play with too. We have tons of kids around here, and they always end up at our house. But they are mostly boys, and all older. I would love for her to meet a few girl friends she could play with.
Bear is playing Lacrosse again this year and is doing GREAT!! He started of the season wanting to play something else but his options were limited and he seemed to 'settle' on Lacrosse. For those of you who don't know Lacrosse is BIG in my house! My husband can't possibly get enough. He played when he was younger, and has coached a Lacrosse team here in town for a few years now. We always worry they may pick that sport out of pressure, but he is having a lot of fun and playing great! I won't ask for more than that. He has a birthday coming up, and I just can't believe he will be EIGHT! Although I think he may be under the impression he is turning 18! He is definitely a little big for his britches, but I believe his mother may have been like that at one time also. Lol
Speaking of birthdays, the monkey just turned TEN last week! 10! It doesn't seem possible to me that he could be ten years old. In honor of the occasion he had 4 friends sleep over. Including him and his brother we had a total of 6 boys here, up all night!! It was a good time for him. We bought him a Nintendo DSi, which just came out, and he was the first one of his friend's to get it. He loved it, and all the attention!! By noon the next day, with all of them running around playing Nerf wars in our house, the hubby and I were ready for his birthday to end!
Happy 10th Birthday Monkey! We love You!
The hubby has a new job. It keeps him very busy! He is typically gone most of the week, and we have had quiet a bit of adjusting to this schedule. The kids miss him like crazy, each one missing him at different moments, and handling it differently. Most often we do ok, but not having him here all the time is sad. I notice it the most when I go to bed and.... GET TO HAVE THE WHOLE BED TO MYSELF!! Lol (sorry baby) I wish that were true but one of them always tries to sneak in on my in the middle of the night. It's like they know half my bed is empty. In the beginning they would ask, when they went to bed, "Mommy, won't you be lonely?", or "Who will keep Daddy company?". It was sweet.
I am still in school, and was accepted into the nursing program. It is a two year program, and I will start in the fall. I have wanted to do this for so long, I am very excited to get started. I am currently 3 weeks away from finishing the Anatomy & Physiology class that I have been taking since the fall. I am looking VERY forward to this being over! It sure was a hell of a class!!
Well that's all for now....hopefully it won't take me another four months to come back. I'll leave you with a few pictures cause I know that's what you're looking for!
Monkey getting his new DSi
First t-ball practice
Bear is maroon & gold
I almost forgot to mention, but this little turtle lost her first tooth!!