A few news updates today–
#1) We killed Osama bin Laden!
Already knew that huh? Well what about my second news update –
#2) I’ve been totally neglecting my blog!
Knew that one too? Alright. On to family news that may be boring, but at least isn’t as obvious.
This last week has been kind of crazy for me and Kenny. I won’t go into all the details but the bottom line is that we found our dream home and then later realized that for a number of reasons it wasn’t our dream home after all. This house search has been a lot more time consuming and emotionally draining than I ever expected it to be. I’m not complaining. I know that the problems we’re having finding the right home are good problems to have. Even so, this last week has left me a little down and a little frustrated and a little burned out. We’re feeling like it’s time to just take a break from it all. Still look at possible homes, but not be as consumed with it as we have been. I’m ready to focus on other things. Like my kids again!
Hello children. How have you been? I’m sorry you’ve all been running on auto pilot for the last week while your mother has been so occupied with other things.
I’m also ready to focus on my current house. I’ve been putting off changing my decor in hopes that we would be moving soon but I’m feeling like sprucing up this house in the mean time would be a good idea and give me something else to focus on. I told Kenny that some MAJOR retail therapy was in order to lift my spirits. He didn’t look impressed. I told him that I’d settle for some MINOR retail therapy and he agreed only because he knows it will happen with our without his consent. :)
My parents came into town over the weekend to help us with the kids and with everything we had going on.
Aside from counseling us they also had a great time vegging out with the littles. Notice the healthy snack I prepared for everyone on the coffee table.
We celebrated my cute dad’s birthday together. It was so sweet of him to drive down to help us out over his birthday weekend. I asked him if this is what I have to look forward to? Just when you get all of your kids out of the house and think you’ve got it made you get sucked back into their drama! He told me yes – that is exactly how it is – and he wouldn’t want it any other way. I love my dad so much.
Other fun news in little Ellie’s world. She finally lost that other front tooth! We just love seeing her toothless grin and are grateful that for her sake she isn’t talking strange at all. :)
Addison is up to her regular mischief. Going through 3-6 wardrobe changes, hairstyle changes, and shoe preferences within the hour. This is a fun up do she has been sporting lately because it has been so hot here! We are having one of our Santa Anas and things are a bit toasty on the coast.
To do this I just started a low, side ponytail and then didn’t pull it all the way through on the last loop. Addison was loving this yesterday. For about five minutes until she decided she didn’t want a “princess bun” after all. This princess wanted a braid. I told my Royal Highness to forget it – I wasn’t about to re-do the do and a nice little power struggle ensued. She went to pre-school in tears but quickly recovered when she saw her friends. I said a little hallelujah/thank you prayer that for my last child I was blessed with a boy!