- John had a busy week-- again. But seriously, does anyone ever not have a busy week??? However, this week happened to be busier than the average because we ripped out the living room carpet and began replacing it with a laminate floor. This "get rid of carpet and replace it with wood" was completely my idea. I bought all of the supplies and said I was doing it. My dear husband, who hates house and yard projects, did the bulk of the work and he did it with a smile. We went to bed with about 98% of the laminate laid and after we ran out of boards at 5am Sunday morning. John is a hero. Oh, and on the way home from picking up a table saw, we got caught in a blizzard, slipped off the road and burst a tire on the curb. "Eventful" is an understatement for our week.
- My week began a little rough with sick kids, and ended with a bang of a house project. Thankfully, John's parents, brother and sister in law came to help. They even changed our tire, and they are coming one more time to help us with the finishing touches. Between sick kids, furniture moving, carpet removal, school volunteering, parent conference thingy, floor laying, and Ruth and Kate's musical performance, I did not exercise at all the whole week. Ah well, I will try to do better this week.
- Ruth played an orphan in the school musical "Annie". She looked lovely on stage. I really enjoyed watching Ruth sing and dance on stage. I think Ruth had fun doing the show. I know Ruth is glad the show is over because she missed her free time.
- Kate played an orphan in the school musical "Annie". She looked adorable on stage. The main reason Kate did the musical was to help her make friends before returning to public school next school year. Mission accomplished. Kate had a ton of fun, and made lots of friends.
- Johnny was one of the sick kids this week. He actually enjoyed being sick and taking time off from school work. By Friday Johnny felt well again and helped a lot with the floor. On Saturday, Johnny helped put in the floor until about 11:30pm when he begged to be sent to bed. Hmmm... is that how you get kids to go to bed?-- tell them to work until they are begging to go????
- I volunteered to do an art project in Adam's second grade class this week, and then I stayed for lunch. I took Anya along. When Adam saw Anya he picked her up, spun her around, and introduced her to his friends. Adam showed Anya an empty desk near him, and helped her. At lunch, Adam found Rachel and gave her a big hug. Adam ate lunch with Anya and a bunch of girls because all the girls thought Anya was cute and wanted to sit with her and Anya. Saturday, Adam eagerly helped lay the floor. He excitedly learned how to do it and about all of the tools. He was downright excited and energized about the whole thing.
- I ate lunch at school with Rachel and then went to recess with her. She keeps asking me to come again. I liked seeing Rachel in her school environment. I really like that parents can eat lunch at school with their kids. Rachel excitedly told me on Wednesday that she finally made it to the "B group" for reading. She said that she had to work really hard for a long time to get there. Yay Rachel! Rachel, Anya, and their cousin trashed the upstairs of our house while the floor was being layed. Ugghhh...that is why I don't like big house projects.
- Anya played the adorable little angel when I took her to school. She quietly soaked up all the attention with absolute bliss.
- Joseph had a crazy toddler boy week. He didn't wet his pants at all but he purposely ran into his brother's puke, stood in the toilet bowl, played with the toilet fixtures in the back of the toilet, wrestled hard enough to get a big bruise on his cheek, played in the snow in boots and underwear only, and put makeup all over his face. Joseph really tries my patience and punishment doesn't work for him at all. I have to keep reminding myself that he is just curious, not malicious and that "this too, shall pass".
- Josh was sick this week and as a result super, extra cuddlely. He wanted to be held all day everyday. That is tough to do. I hate turning my babies down for cuddles, but I have to do other things besides sit and hold a fussy baby.
- Arwen is really getting around now by scooting on her belly. I wasn't quite prepared for this, so Arwen got away and touched the burning hot gas fireplace. She cried in pain for about three hours. After that she was fine. She has several blisters, but is healing well. I having been keeping her hand smothered in neosporin with a sock over it.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
This Week at Our House #7
Posted by Diane