Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bunk Bed Adventures

My husband and I decided a while back we wanted to get the boys bunk beds since it will be a long while before we have the chance for all 3 kids their own rooms. A couple of weekends ago we finally got them and we rearranged the rooms and everything else for them to fit in the house.

We got them all set up and everything in their rooms changed around (because we also switched which bedroom they had with Payson's) one evening while Mom kept the youngest two for us. It took like 12 hours to get everything set up. Then the very next day we went up stairs to start settling down for the evening and I walk into the boys' room to find a slat from the top bunk had busted down the middle. Splinters were everywhere. *Only my children could do this in ONE day and they had only been up there for MAYBE 30 minutes by themselves all day long!!

My latest adventure is couponing. I am trying very hard to save us money on our grocery bill *I believe this maybe the new American dream*

Dalton is doing so great with Zona, with school, and with therapies! He is going to be having his tonsils removed the week of Thanksgiving. He won't partake in the normal Thanksgiving foods just so everyone doesn't think I'm being mean. I figured Thanksgiving break was better than Christmas break.

I can't wait to start decorating for Christmas. It is my FAVORITE holiday!! If you need me I will be absorbed in Pinterest figuring out the best way to turn my trash into decorations! :)

I added the link for You Are More by Tenth Avenue North because I feel like sometimes we all need a reminder that if you are a born again believer "You have been remade" Our sins were washed away with Jesus blood. Not some of them or a few of them. He didn't go through them and say I will cover this one but not that it's too bad. It covered them all forever! Thank you Jesus!!

You Are More-Tenth Avenue North

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Settling in

We have been home for a week and are just about settled back into a routine. We all went back to work/school on Monday and the week went pretty well. Zona has found her place in our family very well.

Monday-Wednesday went pretty well the same as always. School, therapies, work, and so on. We did have to make a trip to the doctor for blood work for 2 kids and shots for all 3.

Dalton went on a field trip this week to the fire station so we utilized our tethering option which came in very handy since Dalton was having kind of an off day.

Then we had Halloween. The kids were power rangers and were super cute! We didn't do a lot of trick or treating. We hit up just the local area here then headed back to the house to hand out candy!

Then we got to Friday. Dalton doesn't have meltdowns very often nor is he normally aggressive especially with me. But Friday was apparently a special day because it was an anything goes kind of day. It's so hard on days like that especially when it's been a while and even more so when it happens in public. Because even if everyone within a 50 yard radius isn't looking at you, you feel like they are (most of the time people have to look). Not that I don't understand even now that I know how it feels if you see a child having a meltdown and people trying to restrain him you are going to look but you don't have to stare. But being the person on the receiving the end of the looks feels like a 1000 eyes boring holes through you.

Friday night Charlie ran to the store to grab a few things milk, bread, eggs, bologna (worth it's weight in gold if you ask the kids in this house), and pop. When he got home we were asleep and he for some reason left it all on the table, all night long. So Saturday morning we had to run to Wal-Mart. My first trip into a store with all 3 kids and Zona. It went pretty well. BUT, Zona is very very picky about where she uses the bathroom and I had taken her out twice that morning but she wouldn't go. Then I guess she couldn't hold it any more and as we are working through the meat aisle in Wal-Mart she is walking and pooping :/ I'm not sure which is worse meltdowns with Dalton or a pooping dog in Wal-Mart. However, I had my potty kit in my purse so I cleaned it up and went on my way.

Saturday night Dalton and Zona spent their first night in Dalton's bed. They both had to go use the bathroom about 4:30 then they both went back to bed and stayed there the rest of the night.

Today we spent the day with my sister and her family and had all kinds of fun :)


Romans 12:12 NKJV---rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.