Monday, August 22, 2011

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to

So we celebrated a few things over the weekend. On Saturday we had a birthday party for W. All in all a great day...with one minor..hell who am I kidding?..major double nuclear meltdown.

I made the ROOKIE mistake of doing gifts before cake. This led to screaming and crying. No photo's of the bday boy with smile and lit candles...nope, not happenin mom.  So, we have pics of the day and gifts, and some smiles, and one priceless screaming pic, that I am sure will come back to haunt a certain someone later in life...say on prom night lol.

Sunday was B's birthday, and we had a double celebration for E and her getting her GED. Dinner at Olive Garden with family and friends...and no little ones! It was nice.

We have been enjoying such beautiful weather here. But, I think it will be an early fall. I am actually thinking of wintering the pool over already. Our days are warm, but our nights are so pleasantly cool that the water is freezing. 

Tonight we take W to drop off his list of school supplies, and put his name on things.  Daddy will get his first glimpse of the school. I am excited. I will takes some pics if allowed.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Big week ahead.

Today is Friday August 19th.
Since W's bday is on a Thursday, we are celebrating tomorrow. He is excited to say the least. I think we all are. We are having family and friends for dinner and cake. B and I got the boys a trampoline. We are putting it up after they have gone to bed. The girls and I are also filling their bedroom with a ton of balloons for them to wake up to.  I simply cannot wait to see the look on their faces.

E DID IT! She got her GED! We are so proud of her. We are having another family dinner on Sunday...this time at the Olive Garden to celebrate. We wanted her to have a little something. It is an achievement after all.  It is also B's bday that day so extra excuse to celebrate.

Monday afternoon we are off to the school to drop off W's supplies and pick some up from his teacher. We are helping him put his name on things and getting him settled. Thursday is his first day. I have the day off, thank God, plenty of picture taking and tear wiping to be done. It is only a half day to get his feet wet, but enough. Friday will be his first full day. He will be tired I am sure and in need of the weekend to recover. I hope his back pack comes in the mail. It is from L.L.Bean. It is orange and blue with sharks and has his name on it. I hope he likes it. I need to order the matching lunch box. I still have a few last minute supplies I need to get for him as well. Such a busy few days ahead.

Tuesday the people from the school dropped a sign in our yard. We were all so excited! So many exciting things all at once.

I will have to work hard at keeping JJ busy. I am sure he will be lost without big brother. There are no other kids his age on our street. Oh well, things will slow down here at work and I will have time to spend with him and E too. Plenty of road trips to take.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bumps in the road.

Well we had a bumpy week here. H decided to confide some feelings to J and in turn called my sister. Now H is going to live with my sister for the school year to catch up and graduate on time. I am glad she has the fight in her to want to do what is right, but I struggle with the whole behind my back factor. B feels all mixed up. He said he feels like he is being abandoned by her.  This is not true, just his mixed emotions and seperation anxiety. I think now that H is actually making the move, she is feeling torn too.  Who knows. I just want her to be done with school and move on. B says she is gone for good, that she will graduate, get a job or be off to college and never look back....maybe. But, I guess we give our kids life so they can live it. Funny how we get bent out of shape when they actually do. 

W and school, there is another bump. School is expensive. I want to move so bad. I think Dave may end up helping us pay for his schooling...but right now, things are up in the air, and I am running out of time. I am trying so hard to leave all of this to God, but we are bleeding money. H's braces, my truck, W school, on top of bills. My head spins. This too shall pass...I hope.

We took a trip to the orchard for peaches last Sunday. They are unripe and very very small.  So, I don't know if we will try back later, or wait until next year...we had such a scorching hot summer with very little rain...they may stay small.  I will make jam out of what we managed to find.

Well, back to the rest of my work day...a trip to Daves house for my paycheck in a bit. We need to order W his trampoline so it gets here in time for his bday.