Thursday, January 8, 2015

Loose teeth, looms and leading the way

Been a long day today.  Lots to do.  Alex and Max worked.  Max has a steady job and since Alex is homeschooled, he can work here and there with odd yard type jobs but agreement is he has to do his work first.  And this was yesterday and I never finished the post.  Figures.  Here goes.

Summer got four teeth pulled at the dentist the other day.  2 had the longest roots I had ever seen on a baby tooth.  There's no way they would have come out on their own. Plus, we'd waited long enough and they never budged.  She did great.

Tooth pillow broke.  Binder clip held it together so that stupid tooth fairy mouse could still come.  don't even ask about the mouse.  It's the reason we have to leave windows open at night in the dead of winter for a tooth fairy mouse story that Irina told years ago from Russia.  I have NEVER heard of another Russian kid and a tooth fairy mouse.  Been an experience all these years and we still have to open the windows.

Nik loved this activity.  He could do crafts all day long if you let him.

Working hard.  NOtice yet another naked doll in the picture.  i promise our baby dolls have clothes.

Little Guy taking the lead.  Max was leading him around the house but then Little Guy started walking ahead of him.  Too cute.  We have therapy every night.  Made it into our chore routine.  Each of the older kids work w/ the younger ones that do therapy....Little Guy, Sofie, Summer and Nik.  PT/ OT/ Speech/ Reading.  I think it helps with things.  In more than one way.  Receivers of the therapy are not the only ones benefiting. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Manic Monday

A Monday packed full of stuff to do so let's get started here.

  • waiting to hear when court is rescheduled.  
  • Bojan turns 16 today
  • Warren turns fifty something or another  
  • Going to park with friends today
  • Starting new semester
  • Going to museum (had to cancel last week...urghh)
  • Registered Alex and Reni for soccer
  • Asking about dance for Sofie and Summer as well
  • Need to get a family portrait done soon
  • Had windows open and shorts on yesterday.  Going to be 27 on Thursday.  Crazy weather
  • Planning trips, events, sports, classes, etc. for the next several months
  • Warren's car got fixed as a Christmas gift from his parents (this is AWESOME!)
  • My van needs an oil change
  • Babysitting this week for just two days
  • Kids are back to work-- oldest two
  • One son used another son's debit card-- urghh!!  Life lessons.  Got to do them.
  • Checking into huge mess w/ BCBS
  • Checking into coverage for this coming year for all the therapies
  • OT/PT/Speech coming this week
  • Alex, Logan and Bojan are going on a retreat this coming weekend
  • Oven still not fixed
  • Need to pay bills
  • Kids did a great job cleaning house yesterday.  Today, a disaster.  I give up
  • bojan has been in contact with his birth family in Serbia
And more going on to be sure.  Trying to figure out who's going to be in what activity, coordinate schedules and things of that nature.  It is time consuming.  But once figured out, it's fine.  So, speaking of which, need to go do a few things.  Some friends are coming over to wish Bojan and Warren a Happy Birthday.   Need to get going but will be back later to write some more posts.  Trying to better keep up with things this coming year.  Even got the kids up on time today!  Miracle after Christmas break. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Birthday Girl

You know I'm trying to catch up on some December posts here so bare with me.  A lot went on.  December 19th was Summer's birthday.  And boy, she won't let you forget it. 

About two days prior to her birthday, she went w/ us to Walmart for an impromptu shop due to finding out we had no oven after installing the new stove.  While in line I caved.  We got her a Frozen balloon and she was elated.

While at Wally World, we had to get a dinner.  Late dinner so cereal it was since we rarely have cereal.  And boy, we picked out a bunch of junk cereal too.  Call it Christmas time.  LOL.

Summer on her birthday.  She wanted to wear the special birthday pin we have.

The day of Summer's birthday, we did a lot of improvising. Actually, now I remember.  This day was the day we installed the new oven but during the day, old one was in so made her sugar cookies to decorate.  

Nik was more than happy to decorate cookies.  They all had enough icing on one cookie for ten.

Summer was beaming b/c this was her day.  Still had her pin on.

Some of the cookie helpers/ eaters.  The 'extra' is NOT Little Guy.  He is a family friend of Sofie and Summer.  Trust me, he got plenty of icing on his cookie too.

Later, with no oven, meant no cake.  No problem.  Friends brought Summer a cake that evening and stayed to sing Happy Birthday!

And let celebration begin.  

Summer blowing out her 8 candles!  She had a great birthday and loved being front and center.  Last year's family birthday bash remember was to TN at a waterpark for a few days.  This year in 2015, the kids voted to all go to an amusement park in the spring or summer some time.  Here, we'll be celebrating birthdays all year.  In fact, two more tomorrow.   Warren and Bojan!  My kids are growing up way too fast for me.