Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 10 on 10: Lisa

About 1:30 a.m.  Didn't have any intention of starting the 10 this early, but this guy got sick and ended up in bed with us for a bit. 

9:00 - left for a doctors appointment while Jacob was feeding the twins. They both LOVE anything with cinnamon. In this case they're eating oatmeal and pears with cinnamon. 

10:00 - seeing a hand specialist for my wrist. Unfortunately, it still is giving me several problems. 

11:00 - still waiting but am getting a chance to study in detail the anatomy of the wrist. 

Between 10 and 12: Jacob watched the boys while I was at the doctor's office. While I was out our new furniture came - the server and 6 of these dining chairs. Sooo excited!

12:30 - home (finally) from the doctor. Colin can't make up his mind if he wants to be a "big boy" or a baby again. He regretted this choice the moment he wanted out. 

1:30 - Zachary could barely fight off sleep at this point. He failed about 2 minutes later. 

2:30 - hanging out with Clancy while the other boys sleep. Watch out ladies, he's already laying on the charm pretty thick!

3:30 - This guy is getting to be a pretty good sitter. 

About 4:30 we went under a tornado warning and about 5:25 it was heading right over our city, so we took shelter in the basement. A tornado touched down in a nearby neighborhood and damaged several places including ripping part of the roof off a house and splintering/downing several trees. Don't worry, Alyssa won't let a little tornado get in the way of her style. 

Colin, "the blur," showing a trick on his scooter. 

The novelty has worn off. The Natives are starting to get restless in their restricted quarters. 

While we were home riding scooters and eating fruit snacks in the basement,  Jacob was stuck in this mess. Ugh! 

Here is the house nearby that was hit. My friend who lives on the next block sent the photo to me. Way too close for my taste, but grateful no one was hurt. 

A rather dramatic end to the day but grateful we are all now home and safe. 

September 10 on 10: Stephanie

7am: up before the kids and doing my Gospel study. How's that for an awesome start of my day!?

8am: June woke up wheezing so we dug out the nebulizer for a treatment. 

9am: dropping Henry off for his second day of preschool (joy school). 


10am: saying goodbye to Rob. He left late today which is always a treat for me!
(Waving bye to Dad)

11am: next week is my week to teach preschool so we're looking through the stuff that was given to me. 

Noon: Choosing milk over the leftover casserole, but they didn't eat it the first time either so it's no surprise. 

2pm: Looking through the mail. Henry took this, I didn't even know it until now (9pm). 
I found this one too. 
And this.
And more like this.

3pm: prize box (for good behavior) purchase using tokens- candy and Rice Krispie treat. 

4pm: alphabet magnet cookies, anyone? Also, June has been asleep for these last couple hours. 

7pm: The Farmer girls after their kickball win. We're their biggest fans as long as the game is before bedtime. 







Friday, July 11, 2014

July 10 on 10: Lisa

This month's post comes to you from the beautiful state of Oregon where my family all lives. The kids and I are still on vacation after spending the past couple of weeks driving west and playing with Jacob's family.  Poor Jacob had to go back to Ohio on Tuesday for work but I drove us down to Oregon where we can relax before we head back at the end of the month. I didn't do a great job of capturing each hour but you'll get the gist of it anyway. 

Morning: eating a tasty breakfast. 


Later that morning: In the past week Zachary has learned how to roll all the way over. He is best going to his left and he tends to get stuck in places. Here he is stuck under his play chair. 


Early afternoon: my mom and I ran some errands with all the boys to pick up some school clothes tax free and some things at Costco.  I was pricing Pull Ups because a certain toddler in our house is ready to try out the big boy potty when we get home!!!! Yay!!!!


Afternoon: Colin was so tired after Costco that he couldn't quite make it to his own bed. 


Afternoon: Alyssa has made friends with Angie who lives down the street. Here they are taking a break from the heat to pick a movie on Netflix. They wisely chose "Super Buddies".


Afternoon: Zachary and Sarah are also enjoying "Super Buddies".


Evening: I somehow hurt my wrist as we were leaving Seattle. Wearing this silly thing seems to help. Let's hope this will be short lived. 


Evening: Clancy cut two teeth in one night. I guess he resented Zachary beating him to his first tooth. (He also seemed to resent sleeping and eating today, but that's a different story.)


Evening: Colin insisted On sleeping with his new soccer ball tonight. 


Night: Clancy FINALLY gave in to sleep. Here's hoping for a much more restful night. 




July 10 on 10: Stephanie

8am: my smoothie helper adding some kale into his breakfast smoothie
9am: the miracle for the day is that I got the living room to look this good
10am: at the mall playplace. This girl is obsessed with climbing.
11am: fell asleep on the way home because she has refused to sleep in her crib for two days.
noon: he is independent with the laptop mouse pad now. Hallelujah. Most days our routine is computer games (pbs kids) during June's first nap and a show during her second.
1pm: sibling hugs. They play together a lot these days.
2pm: I got some boxes packed today and now that I've started I'm reminded how big of a job it is. (we're moving at the end of the month, into another house we're renting)
3pm: dinner prep.
4pm: some mayhem.
5pm: went to go see if the rice was done cooking to find I hadn't plugged it in, so I plugged it in and made ramen to go with our - instead (so annoying!)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

June 10 on 10 : Stephanie

I'll leave off the time of day from my pictures because I didn't take one every hour, just when I remembered. (Some are within the same hour).

This is the start of every day: nursing June. I love when I get to see her bare belly, it's pretty darn cute. She's my alarm clock. Unfortunately for her, I hit the "snooze button" (turning on a white noise machine so I can sleep 20 min or so after she's already awake in her bed).

We have a crazy ant problem on our front walk. At the suggestion of a neighbor we turned it into a science activity and watched what they would do when we gave them cracker crumbs. This was all we did for school this day :)

And then Henry shot them with a water gun.

Lunch was a yummy greek-inspired wrap made from the greek side salad I had made the night before (plus hummus and spinach). I was pretty happy about it since most of meals consist of stealing bites from my kids' food as I'm prepping it.

I've put it off long enough but now it's time to clean this messy artist and her canvas (tray AND floor surrounding her). I have no idea how it can all look so clean in this picture because it wasn't.

She tipped over from sitting position (we don't judge, we only show compassion) and wants to tell you how she feels about it.

I love finding them like this.

I made granola bars.... er, granola bites/granola

None of these are even mine (watching three kids for a sister in the ward, the other three are neighbors). Thank goodness for movies that pacify a houseful of children.

June and this baby boy's relationship is a complicated one. In the end they were able to play next to each other and even display favorable interest in one another.

The last half hr of our day was spent at the park on our street. Aaah, I needed this.