Friday, December 4, 2015

It's Finally Friday

Sorry for slacking on the posts again but it has been one of my busier weeks and well, blog is last on the list of things to do.  Today is Friday.  Took Isabelle to the eye doctor.  All is good.  Can get new glasses in January.  We can get them once a year with our plan which is great.  OT came today and worked with the kids.  Did some errands.  Kids and I went to the local Christmas Parade.  Low key event which was nice.  Came home and made them hot cocoa with whip cream. Yum after a chilly parade.  Warren got home and we had a simple dinner.  Hot dogs, tater tots, and green beans.  Neither of us felt like cooking.  Could you tell? 

My mom sent two packages of ornaments today which was fantastic. Enough to do the tree.  Yes, our tree is missing the top part.  See, we always had a giant fresh tree in our old house b/c our ceilings were so tall.  Here,they are not.  But, I found a tree on a yard sale site before we moved here.  Bought the tree on good faith that ALL the parts were there.  Box looked full.  Nope.  Not all there.  Otherwise, it would have been a gorgeous tree.  Since we can not afford a new tree this year, this will have to do.  Decorating it tomorrow as well as more of the outside. 


Logan and Warren working on assembling a Christmas yard decoration my mom gave us.


Because you know, nothing says Christmas like a 6.5 foot tall light up giraffe.


Nik had to take his picture in front of it.  As if he was on safarri.


Since it was raining that night, we just put him on the porch till later.  Was kind of creepy that evening.  Warren says he's the toys 'R Us Giraffe.  

More posts to come.  Tomorrow, we just have church in the evening.  Oh, and picking up our eggs from the farmer.  But other than that, doing school and cleaning up.  We have been gone a lot this week so need to get caught up on some school work to be sure. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Girls Day at the Salon, at Home

The other day, our friend came over.  See, she used to be a stylist.  She knows Isabelle loves to do hair and well, some of us needed to fix mullet girl for what she did to herself.  Sofie cut her own hair the other week.  Then Summer wanted  a trim b/c her sister got one.  Anyhow, it was very sweet for her to work with the kids and teach them something new.  Can't thank Ms. Tiffany enough for all she did to give the Boyd girls that extra pizazz.


Here she is getting ready to cut Sofie which is a miracle b/c Sofie is such a moving target.


Everyone watching, listening and learning how to cut hair.  This is good stuff!  


Sofie trying to keep her eyes shut.  She did pretty well.


Finally, her mullet was gone!


It really is a cute cut on her.  She looks so innocent and sweet.


i'll have to get a better picture later.  She wouldn't stand still.


So, Isabelle's hair is very dry.  She gave herself a treatment that was suggested by our therapist who has children w/ some dry hair.  It worked SO well.  Isabelle is happy we fixed the dry hair issue.

Sisters.  They really do love each other...most the time.


Nerves are showing as she is getting ready to cut her sister's hair!


Our friend giving us pointers on how it should be cut.  Summer waiting patiently as all is explained.


This is probably her first cut of many to come.  See, Isabelle wants to be a hair stylist when she gets older.  I think she will do fantastic at that profession.  She really does have a knack for it.  It was such a fun afternoon and we all learned a lot.  I even got my hair cut as well. 

Manic Monday

Goodness, long break is over and back to reality today.  Here goes:

  • call neurosurgery today. They said call neurology, so I did
  • called neuro for Alyona...earliest is Jan. 25th.  Message in to escalate
  • Nate goes to ENT next week for possible tubes
  • Irina goes to ENT next week to figure out ear issue w/ the glue
  • Cancelled my cardiology appt. b/c no longer live there
  • Max has doc appt. this week
  • Alex and Bojan have doc appts. this week
  • AWANAS/ youth group this week
  • therapies resume
  • need to take family Christmas picture
  • had an awesome Thanksgiving
  • lots of leftovers we are still eating
  • Max loves his new job at UPS
  • Irina still working
  • social worker comes this week
  • Christmas parade this week
  • going to a light show this weekend
  • lots of big decisions to make
  • Christmas tree is missing its top part so looks weird
much, much more but time is limited this evening.  I'll have more time to write tomorrow but Nate is in 'a mood.'  

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Just in case you thought we were neat...

So, I take pictures.  And in some ways, it would appear our house is immaculate.  Umm, far from it!  So, thought I'd take pictures one night of just the kitchen area.  This is what it really looks like most the time.  Though usually kitchen is clean b/c Irina has OCD and hates it unorganized and messy.  She wasn't home when I took these pictures.


Hodge podge of paper work, school stuff, hair dryer (not even asking why), tortilla chips and just general stuff on there. 


I don't even know what's all on this side of the table. 


We had gotten stuff from the bread outlet this day so still several loaves that hadn't madeit to the freezer yet.  Notice the sink isn't all that far from that island.  Yet somehow, my children must think it is miles away as the plates only make it in most the time if reminded. 


How many dog gone pots do we need to cook with?!  Bigger kitchen, bigger space to mess up.  I just wanted you all to see an honest after picture of a typical evening. 

Sofie's Runner

Sofie has  a runner that runs for her.  Logs in miles on Sofie's behalf.  Her name is Mak and she is a remarkable 9yo girl that can really and truly run.  It's her passion.  She wins a lot of races as my kids say.  Sometimes, Mak will send Sofie her trophies or medals she gets from her races.  Sofie acts as though she won them herself!  Recently though, she sent a belated birthday gift for Sofie. 


That is one huge box!


Sofie wondering what is inside this big thing.


Sofie getting ready to open things.


And a crowd always forms when these boxes come.


I love how she is wondering what's in there.


Not sure what this face was.


Sofie got shoes from Mak and stickers.  Summer wears the shoes and loves them. B/c Mak wore them, she says she can now run fast.


The balloon though was by far her favorite gift!


Sofie literally would not let go of the balloon.  As you can see, thrilled with it all.  She still has the balloon btw.  Was very sweet of Mak to run for Sofie.  Sofie will run around the kitchen saying she runs like Mak.  Love it!  One day we hope to meet her in person.  Alex and Logan have even challenged her to a race!