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May 23, 2014

So we have survived the first week of Ace not in school, survived one ounce of caffeine at a time. Only. It was rough! And for what reasons I am still unsure. Well thats a lie, I could spout off fifty reasons right now, but then you might label that complaining and we can't have that right? But I can tell you that my idea of just spending time outside and enjoying no mas alarm clock was not so much the case. Shall we swim in Kelsey's glass of half empty? As Ace would say...."hold on to yo hem-lets".
We did play outside, everyday. Whether we ventured out to a park, or kicked it old and boring in the backyard, we made it out in the sunshine. One of the days Ace got a splinter. His very first splinter which I thought he would wear proudly, as a badge of honor to show his Dad after a long hard day of playing. Negative. He wanted that "huuuuge piece of nood" out! I got my tweezers and prepped the objective (hear that Chris? don't say I don't listen to you). As soon as I moved toward him he screamed "nooooo not wit that laser". I told him I need to get it out so it doesn't get infected. He said "otay otay just not with that laser". I moved one inch closer to him and screams broke out. Like screams that warranted my neighbors to come out of their houses. I said forget about it. Then he looked at me and said "is it gunna get infecitated?" "will you cut my arm off?". Clearly this issue was better suited for Dad.
After we got over that oscar winning performance we attempted another go at the backyard. But mosquitos apparently love them some toddler blood. So kids....outside....mosquito bites....screams...kids back inside. When my children are inside there is a constant state of civil unrest. The fighting n e v e r stops! Not for one single minute. We have escalated the level of annoying to a defcon 1. Mom blowing her lid is imminent! I sent many a texts to the husband stating that I am "about five minutes away from opening the front door and letting them free".
I didn't realize how much Ace had become accustomed to his own little schedule. And with the constant sunlight (which means no sleeping) everyone has been in full on readjustment mode. So far so not good. But next week is another week....and we shall conquer with all our citronella, deet loving might!

On to much better things on the internet....

Like reading. Something I should be doing much more of, but Kate posted a great list for me to start with!

Bridget posted this potato I mean home fry recipe and I can't get it out of my head!! No time like the weekend!

So last week Grace posted about a pair of jeans. I ordered that pair and I am just hoping that I can look as good as her in them, because seriously go look she just had a baby!! Numero quatro to be exact. Like whoa!

Michele posted this amazing, thoughtful and creative teacher's gift, and I can't help but feel like my coffee mug and gift card was just sad! But, but this was my first year so I get a pass right?

I cannot for the life of me keep any plant alive, how I keep my children alive is still a big mystery. BUT I really want these hanging planters!

Last but not to be forgotten, Nordstrom is having their half-yearly sale, and I would not be mad if these shoes, this dress, these amazing shorts, and this light jacket showed up on my doorstep.

Well its a four day weekend for this crazy crew...wish us luck :) 


14 comments:

  1. Sounds about right. Minus the bugs. I hate bugs. I personally feel like parks are death traps. I get the hives taking my kids there. Must have been lettys broken arm last spring. Shiver. But wearing out is the name of the game eh? Have a great weekend!!

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  2. Oh man! This Mosquitos are vicious!

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  3. This post is hilarious! I can so relate to the splinters. I finally just left one in the kid's hand. I couldn't take the death-is-near screaming! Here's to hoping next week is better!

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    1. I know!!! That is my plan next time, just leave it. The screaming was just soooo dramatic. haha!

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  4. Thank God for backyards. Pretty much the only reason I haven't thrown mine through a wall yet. I just release them out and let them fend for themselves.

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  5. "Hold on to your hem-lets"...lol!!!!! I remember doing training in Alaska one summer, and that constant daylight thing REALLY messed with my head and sleep schedule! I remember going to a bar, leaving at 2am, and thinking, "Oh, it's still light out! let's go drink some more!".

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    1. HAHA!!! That is so the truth. I can't stay asleep. we have blackout shades and everything, but I still can't get it together!

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  6. Ugh! My two older kids fight a lot too. It makes me feel bad for my mom because I know that my brother and I were constantly bickering too.

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  7. Well at least the pictures are cute!! ;) Mosquitos are the worst. I got these little bracelets for Riggs that release repellant continuously and they seem to work great. Freds has them for like $5 they're coleman brand I think. Maybe try them? Hopefully all the mosquitos will die off in the next couple of weeks. If they get worse I might have a huge tantrum myself haha.

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    1. Those bracelets? Genius! How did I not know about those? I just sent Chris out to get some, thank you for telling me!

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  8. I love you and am so glad I am not the only one facing this!!! I have no idea how I'm going to survive this week with my oldest being out of school as well! My kids fight constantly also and I'm so glad I'm not the only one who sends death thr..... I mean, "nice texts"
    To the hubby detailing the gravity of the kid situation ha! We don't have quite that mosquito problem but I swear my kids have already been bitten by 50 ticks at LEAST and they're somehow still out there giving it their all every single day. Hang in there, sounds like you're doing great... I wish I could say it'll get better but honestly I'm just not sure it will. :) :)

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    1. I mean clearly I have a flare for the dramatics, I embrace all chaos in this house. haha! Usually I am the one helping them create it.

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  9. Nordstrom's sale?? Yes please. Excited to be have clicked over from Jessica's link-up. She has raved about you, so I'm looking forward to clicking around. Great to "meet" you! ~Jenna // A Mama Collective

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    1. Hi Jenna!!! Happy you found my blog!

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