Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I like how these turned out. I am trying to be less critical and just enjoy these. I am HATING the ones I took on Saturday. I want to just throw them all away and not deal with them. I might. Life is too short to spend editing pictures you hate (if you're not getting paid for it!)

These were all from the Apple Fest on Sunday, by the way. It wasn't much of an Apple Fest though. It was kinda lame, but the kids had a fantastic time and I guess that is what matters!

It wasn't a bad day or evening, and I managed to get a bit done. I am waging the war on the fleas in the house. We are on the brink of infestation. We have been dealing with little baby fleas that the dogs have been bringing in from outside which promptly jump off them since they have been treated with flea stuff. I spent two hours last night spreading Borax all over the carpets and sweeping it into the cracks in the hardwood floor. I am beyond pissed that we made it through most of the year before succombing to the stupid fleas right before the weather changes and kills them all. And of course, I can't use the stuff I have used in the past to kill fleas because it's a carpet powder with serious chemicals and I don't want to have the babies crawling around on that. So I used a combination of Borax and table salt, and did the downstairs last night and put down the powder upstairs today. I vaccuumed up the downstairs after an hour but am leaving the upstairs at least 24 hours before I try vaccuuing up there, I want to be sure I really give it a chance to work up there where the kids aren't always hanging out. I am also trying to get all the stuff that has been laying on the floors washed and put away so we don't reinfest ourselves. Please please please let this work. I HATE dealing with fleas, that's why I put the stuff on the dogs. They must be all up in the yard though, I will have to spread the Borax out there too. At least it's not expensive.

Is it only Tuesday? Well, Tuesday night. It feels like it should be Friday already. Maybe that is just wishful thinking. I am kinda tired. I didn't get to bed until very late last night because of the Flea Wars and then just as soon as I got to sleep... Savino woke up crying and had to nurse. I am so over him waking up in the middle of the night. I am beginning to think he will never sleep through a night again. He hasn't in quite awhile. I have to cut him a break though, he is really working on these teeth. One of his bottom teeth in the front finally came up through, the edge of it, so he is starting to get there. The molars are still hanging out under the gums but starting to swell. His nose is starting to be much less runny, knock on wood. I hope he finds some relief soon.

I had better make the kids lunches and turn the laundry over. It. Never. Ends.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I know. I know. Have some pictures.

My life is ridiculously busy. I should be in bed right now instead of posting this, but I feel so guilty every time I read blogs, I had to post SOMETHING. But I am very tired. Taking care of four kids is exhausting sometimes, especially two little boys. I've realized my son is even more rambunctious than I ever thought. There are not enough hours in the day. As soon as I finish this, I have to go pack lunches for the girls for school tomorrow and drag myself to bed.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Yeah, life has been crazy. I have been taking care of Chantal's kids while she is at work, and since she works from 2 to 10:30 (or whatever, I am not even entirely sure what her schedule is) I do school duty, take care of the babies, get dinner on the table, baths, bed, pack lunches, and anything else that needs to be done. I go to bed pretty worn out. In between all of that, I have to work, and of course I have Savino who is pretty used to having me to play with whenever he wants. I'm tired.

So far I guess it is going alright. Chantal hasn't been too bad about helping out around the house, though it seems to be limited to emptying and reloading the dishwasher. I guess I will have to actually say to her "Can you please..." so that she will know what I need help with. I would be happier if she was more involved in the kid's day to day stuff, she doesn't seem too interested in what is going on with Laila and school or how Jaden's day is when she's not here, but whatever. It's to be expected.

I'm also super stressed about money. Money is TIGHT with all these extra people in the house and I am trying not to flip out, but Chantal moved in and is not contributing financially so it's difficult.

I am also trying to kick a stupid cold that seems to be going through the house. Savino is battling it right now as well, he has a very runny nose and some congestion but otherwise seems alright. He is still nursing so I hope he doesn't get hit as hard.

Savino had his 1 yr. checkup the other day, he is 31 and 1/4 inches long and weighs 22 lbs. 6 oz. He got very tall (2 inches in 3 months) and didn't gain much weight. The dr. says he looks good though, and says he is going to be very tall! He also said I'm not allowed to cut his hair hehe, it is too cute curly! Our dr. is wonderful, he love love loves Savino so that makes it even better. Savino got his MMR shot and may be feeling icky next week as a result, let's hope not!

I have lots of pictures that I have been putting off editing from Savino's birthday party. I think he had a good day though it was a little eclipsed by Jaden flipping out and screaming every time Chantal walked away from him. He had a fun time smooshing cake and smearing it everywhere and eventually eating it, and he liked looking at his cards and playing with the wrapping paper from the gift he got (everyone else got him gift cards, which is what he needed since I really needed to go buy clothes for him).

I am still in denial. I can't believe he is one. And his personality gets so much more interesting all the time, he is so rambunctious and funny and sweet. He is so loving and loves to just cuddle with everyone, even Jaden. It is so cute the way that he loves to lay with Jaden, and they have so much fun interacting with each other. It helps that Savino and Jaden are the same size so they are pretty much on the same footing except that Jaden can get up and walk away hehe.

Well, before we know it, it will be Christmas and everything will be changing again. I can't believe this year has flown by so quickly. I am kinda freaked about it actually.

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