Thursday, May 12, 2016

May 10 on 10: Lisa

Today's pictures were randomly taken when I happened to remember it was the 10th. Not my best effort for sure, but enjoy our day, nonetheless.

8:20 - walking to the bus stop in a huff. Can't remember exactly why, but I do know it had something to do with shoes.

9:00 - we should be getting in the car for preschool. However, he was just so tired and had a rough night. He fell back to sleep around 6:00, so I figured I'd let him sleep a bit longer. Getting to preschool a little late surely won't affect his future academic career.

12:00 - home from preschool and everyone wanted to watch Super Why on PBS Kids. Both Clancy and Colin are in their superhero garb. Zachary refused to get dressed (i.e. threw a HUGE tantrum) when I had a Batman shirt for him. I guess Batman isn't his favorite. Who knew?

1:00 - Spiderman showing off his new Kindle. We purchased them for our upcoming summer drive across country. According to him, it's his "dream come true."

1:30 - Still not dressed and now trying to squeeze behind his dresser to avoid taking a nap.

Sometime between 2:00 and 4:00 - I was frantically looking for Colin's social security card as we needed it for his speech evaluation on the 11th. It wasn't where I thought it was. Nor was it in my alternative spots. Thought I may have put it in our lockbox, but then couldn't find where I put the key. Finally found the key, but no card. After going through nearly every file and pieces of paperwork we have (which is A LOT!!!) I found his and his brothers' cards oddly tucked in a random file in the back of one of my file drawers around 5:30. Not sure how they got there, but VERY glad to have found them. Now to put the house back together before the evaluators come tomorrow! Ugh!

4:00 - after refusing to sleep, Clancy and I hung out on the couch for a while. He enjoys looking at and taking pictures with my phone. Here he's saying, "That's me!"

Later in the day I made a tasty chicken and summer veggie stir fry with a sunflower seed butter sauce. While it was tasty, it certainly wasn't pretty, so best to let that photo slide.

In other news, we're ramping up our preparations to potty train these two. WHOO to the HOO! They're VERY excited to sit on their new Blue Potties. Let's see how excited they are to use them.

I also thought it might be a good idea to try out this kids urinal as none of my children are particularly tall and standing on a stool is tricky sometimes. Plus this one is sort of cute and has a fun spinner to aim at. Training to aim early on certainly couldn't hurt. Unfortunately, it will be going back. It is TINY! The bowl is so small you'd never be able to empty a full bladder in it, a little boy would need laser precision aim, and if you hit the bowl or spinner with any force, you'd have splatter everywhere. Good try L'il Jumblr - your product is certainly cute, but you obviously have never had little boys. 

To put it in perspective, and here it actually looks a little bigger than it is.

And that is mostly our day :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 10 on 10: Stephanie

I'm so proud that I remembered to take pictures ALL day long so I'm just going to go ahead and post more than 10 this month!

9am: kids are totally ready for the day in the 9 o'clock hour. Miracles happen. Also, they're calmly and nicely playing with one another.

10am: Just like Dad

11am: Funny faces on the way to Target (getting out of the house is kind of a big deal - yesterday we didn't leave at all)

noon: I didn't take this pic for the blog, I took it to send to Rob and Monica for their opinion about the hat. Monica said, "yes!" Rob said it was too "Blossom." I didn't end up buying it but I think I'll risk the Blossom reference and get it next time I'm at Target. 


3pm: reading with the kiddos before their quiet time

Also 3pm: While the kiddos have quiet time I'm getting the next size of clothes (3 months) ready for my growing baby and watching some YouTube videos 

4pm: Baby legs on the baby legs (nursing)

5pm: Snapchats of the baby, a fun pass time of Rob and Henry's. This one is "Jail Baby"

Also 5pm: Rob took the kids away as I was making dinner - and this is the result: clean kitchen right before dinner begins (food is on the table)! Another 10 on 10 miracle.

6pm: popsicle dessert in the front yard.

Also 6pm: we went on what was supposed to be a quick walk around the block but we stopped to spend time with neighbors' pets.

7pm: Henry is making a video of opening his new Skylander, you will not see it on YouTube

9pm: Rob sent me this picture from campus where he went back to work tonight... this is the stressed look of a PhD student whose dissertation deadline was moved up. I'm so thankful for all his hard work, dedication and sacrifice! Thanks for making a promising future for us, honey!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

April 10 on 10: Lisa

Sunday's are always a bit tricky to take consistent pictures, but we gave it a shot. 

7:30 - trying to get everyone to eat breakfast at a rate that allows us to get to church on time. Easier said than done. 

8:30 was a blur without a picture as I was trying to finish getting everyone dressed in spite of a missing tights crisis. We did manage to make it to church in time to take the sacrament from our seat which counts as on time these days. 

11:00 - phew! Just finished my first lesson as a gospel doctrine teacher: Enos - Words of Mormon. 

12:30 - on our way home. We've been experimenting with different car seat configurations. Not sure we've found the sweet spot quite yet. 

1:30 - Crazy Hair Don't Care. Zachy had exceptionally fancy hair today. No amount of water and brushing could get rid of his front swoop. 

Jacob went home teaching and our home teachers came to visit this afternoon. Not sure where my phone was hiding but no pics. 

4:30 - Jacob didn't want me to take his picture but did agree to a selfie with me which is rare. A nice quiet moment before everyone woke up/dinner got underway, etc. 

5:30 - the kids ate chocolate pancakes and grown ups ate a yummy club sandwich. A small bag of bbq chips was enjoyed by all. 

6:00 - watching last week's America's Funniest Home Videos. We all look forward to it each week. Everyone is very engaged and we've had to discourage re-enacting the videos as we watch to avoid any emergency room visits. 

6:30?  Zachary snuck my phone and felt a leg selfie (a few in fact) was in order. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

March 10 on 10: Stephanie

10am The kids requested an Easter egg hunt. There are two mini m&ms in each egg. 


Noon: special lunch of Mac and cheese


2pm: mail from cousins!

3pm: a walk in the best weather, 63 degrees and sunny

Picked Henry up from preschool, it was umbrella day

4pm: more fun mail! This time an Easter book from grandparents 

6pm: a plane

March 10 on 10: Lisa

It's March! Which means it's just about spring. Yay!

8:00 - Alyssa was ready for school early and was very proud of herself. Colin wasn't nearly so excited. 

9:00 - Spider-Man was ready for preschool. 

10:00 - Clancy decided to take a break from taking all the cushions off the couch. 

11:00 - worked on a couple of home improvement projects, but first had to charge the drill battery (actually first had to find the charger to charge the drill). It is an honest coincidence that Colin's tool box and toy drill is in the background. 

12:00 - a little lunch after preschool

1:30 - I had a friend stop by to drop some things off and while we were chatting Colin decided to brush his teeth and his shirt and the cabinets and inside the drawers. At least now the bathroom smells minty fresh. 

2:30 - my first unfortunate run in with our gas stove. This coupon somehow fluttered near the burner and quickly went up in flames. Thankfully the sink was close and nothing else caught fire. I guess I won't we getting our $.50 off Ovaltine after all. 

3:30 - taking care of business

4:30 - it rained ALL day. And I realized I left the lawn chair in the yard. Guess it will dry out eventually. 

We had Marco's pizza for dinner complements of me getting the school fundraiser date wrong. It's next Thursday btw. 

7:30 - The night also included a nasty backside blowout which required EXTENSIVE cleanup. So after a multitude of disinfecting wipes, running the carpet cleaner and fending off the need to dry heave, all the kids were in bed and I may have indulged in more than one and less than 10 thin mints. 

So it was a pretty typical day 😀


9:00 - Jacob had an event that made him late getting home - thankfully he brought me some very yummy chocolates.

10:00 - guess who we caught trying to sneak downstairs.