Monday, May 24, 2010

What a fun day...

Aidan woke up at 5:30am for a bottle and some cuddling. I laid him back down around 6am and decided I could use another hour of sleep, but then Ava woke up and called for me until I ran down the hall to get her. I didn't want her to wake up the other girls. It was only 6:15am so I laid her down in my bed and we both dozed for another hour, then Aidan was fussy so I took both of them downstairs with me and made my coffee.

The other girls didn't get up until after 8:30am. I just love summer! I sat down at my computer and made our summer weekly schedules and our weekly menus for the next 3 weeks. I like to have a schedule so the girls know what is coming up during the day, we don't have to stick to it totally, but it helps me plan and make sure I don't forget anything. I post the schedules and the menus on the refrigerator so the kids can see them and not have to constantly ask, "What's for dinner?" a million times!

We were going to go to the park today, and tomorrow we were supposed to go to the library to get registered for their summer reading program. Since our subdivisions pool is closed until Saturday I did n;t have swimming on our list of things to do. We took Aidan to his Dr appointment and then we went to the library where each girl got one book from a reading list I made for them and then got to choose one book on their own. Then we went to the park to play for a little while. I sat in the car with Aidan, firstly because it is really stinkin hot! And secondly because I have really bad allergies and it was windy and that is a bad combination for me.

While I was in the car I got an email from our homeowners association, they have decided to open the pool as of tomorrow!!! Yay!! I am so happy! The girls were so excited when I told them, though it will be really cold when we go, I don't care, I love to swim and the chlorine helps keep my allergies at bay!

We came home and I made Potstickers with Stirfry Veggies and white rice for dinner. Then the girls all went back outside and I let them put the sprinklers on. I sat outside with them for a little while but my eyes were getting pretty itchy, my neighbor stopped by and asked me if there was anything wrong.

I am going to get the girls settled into bed around 9pm tonight and then Randy is going to stay here while I go to WalMart to get the grocery shopping done. It's hard to take them all with me now. We have to push 3 carts! One with Aidan in the basket, one with Ava Marie in the seat and then a third one so we can fit all of the groceries in it. Katy and I can push the carts, but neither Madyson nor Mackenzie can see over the top yet! And let's face it, it is just easier to go on your own!

Gotta go and check out the new Bachlorette show!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

The end of another school year!

We have come to the end of another school year! The kids are excited for summer to be here! Me too!! The Kindergartners had their last day yesterday, Madyson missed it because she was sick, so I took her up today a little early so she could visit with her teacher and say goodbye.

Then we stood in the hallway that goes all the way around the school past all of the other grades and watched as the 6th and 5th graders paraded around several times, high-fiving and hugging all of their younger friends and siblings, then they ran out the front door of the school through a human tunnel made by all of their parents. It was very exciting and moving, so many happy and bittersweet tears! I am happy for their progression, but I am sad that most will be thrown into Middle School and many will lose their way while they are there. I hate middle schools!!

Afterward we went to the park where one of the moms had organized a big picnic for the girls and their friends. They had a fun time and the moms had fun talking to each other about our plans for the summer. Many of our friends will be going on lots of vacations this year. Not us! We are staying put this year, "Camp Werner" I keep telling the girls. We will try to take a long weekend in Branson and go to Silver Dollar City. I am also planning to take them to Chicago in October/November for Mackenzie's 8th birthday. (The Werner Girls official trek to American Girl Place for our first official doll.) I make them wait until they are 8 years old for a real one! Until then they play with a Target version. (They don't really know the difference until right before they turn 8...I swear!)

The girls are being really sweet right now, raking up the cut grass and bagging it for me. They want to set up the slip and slide and get this summer party started!! Tonight we are going to a graduation party for one of our church friends son. I am looking forward to a fun evening with everyone.

Aidan is doing great!! He is eating so much, and smiling and giggling a lot. We are really enjoying him. Hoping he gets to stay a long forever! But you never know.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

It's A Boy!

Yes, you heard it right folks! We have a new little baby boy! Pictures will follow when I can release them. We have had 5 month old baby Aidan for 2 weeks. He is adorable and all the girls are in love...including me!

Aidan was born 2 1/2 months premature, so he is really little. He has only just hit 10 pounds. But he is very alert and doing exceptionally well. I wasn't really thinking boy, as you know I have always felt that I was more prepared to parent girls, even though I did a pretty good job with my son Randy. But being a single Mom to a very sporty guy was hard at times...not for me, but for him. But then they called me with this cute little guy and something just made me say "Yes!".

He did have to spend his first night with us in a pretty pink sleeper! But the next morning my Mom and I went to Target and picked up a lot of blue stuff! He is still in newborn sizes, but he's gaining and I think he will grow pretty fast now.

As usual we have no idea how long we will have him. I am pretty confident he will be here for at least a few months. And then the rest is up to God. But I love his name and his beautiful eyes.

I'll update again later, lots to tell about in other areas also!!