Saturday, May 14, 2011

I'm back!

Yay, blogger is back! The site was down for me for a couple days and I got irritated trying to access it so I gave up on blogging for a little while. But I'm back!

The days are flying by in a crazy whirlwind. I'm still exhausted most days because even though she is happy, chubby, and just plain jolly- little miss Evie is not a huge sleeper and prefers to sleep ON ME. :)

Jacob has been here 3 weeks already, can you believe it? He's made some great friendships and I'm already feeling sad that he'll have to leave these when he goes back to his mom's. He goes to Sunday School and Royal Rangers with them and will also go to VBS in June with them. What a blessing that my friends have boys his age! He LOVES spending time with them.

We are 1 1/2 weeks into potty training with Eliana. She typically does really well during the day. Sunday was our first day of no accidents but then she woke up with a stomach bug Monday morning and that understandably set us back. But by Thursday we were back on track and she was accident free Thurs and Fri. Today was another story. Two stinky accidents (SO disgusting) and one pee pee accident. She gets busy playing and forgets and honestly has only pooped in the toilet a couple times so we're still working on that! She wears a pull-up at night and I don't think she's ready for undies at night yet. Each child is different and if yours can do more power to ya, but Elly just isn't there yet and I'm ok with that. If she if day-trained for now that is great. Her pediatrician said it's typical to wear pull-ups at night for at least 6 months if not longer once they are day-trained.

I joined Amazon's free mom club and then ordered pull-ups on there. They were 23 cents each which is a very good price, and free shipping, too. As far as Evie goes I'm still open to cloth diapers but at this point the sudden change from a 4 person family to 5 has left my head spinning most days, so cloth diapers are LOW priority. They are also an investment up front and let me tell you- 11 year old boys eat a lot...so that's where the money is going these days. And apparently our attorney sort of shafted us when drawing up the parenting plan because there's no clause for us to not pay child support when he is here. So yes, he is here for 9 weeks and we have to pay his mom child support every week :( Makes me mad if I think about it too much. Or even if I think about it a little. Ok, moving on.

We almost have our garden all the way planted now. I'm doing everything from seeds this year as it's so much cheaper and you get so many more plants. I'm using all Ed Hume seeds. Moms and More had a garden specialist come speak a couple months ago and he recommended Ed Hume seeds because they are grown in Everett and are cultivated so that the strongest of each crop becomes the seeds for the next one and so forth.

So far we have bush peas, pole peas, carrots, walla walla onions, 4 different lettuces, green beens, zucchini, cucumbers, and strawberries. I also have mint, rosemary, parsley, lavender, and chives. Just need to decide where to plant the corn. Jacob helped me plant the seeds and he was surprised that it's actually kind of fun! Eliana likes to plant the seeds also. I get irritated because I'm always fighting the clock trying to get work done before Evie flips out and needs me again (she's still very clingy to mama) so I get impatient with Eliana and then she cries. It's all very dramatic. And then I feel bad for being a mean, nasty mama only worrying about finishing it and not enjoying the process. That's me though, I like to get to the deadline and just DO IT. Having children is teaching me to enjoy the process....or try to enjoy the process :) So I sat down and let her sit on my lap, butt naked as she was since she peed in her pants and I didn't want to go all the way up to the house to get new undies (lol), and we planted green beans together one at a time. She is so super uber sweet and I need to remember to cultivate her sensitivity and not crush it.

Alright, nothing profound to post right now. Lots brewing in my mindgrapes, but I just don't have the energy to go there right now.

Peace out

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