Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Life Out of Control

I am so struggling right now with staying on top of everything. It seems my mind is a jumble of schedules and to do lists and ideas and I feel like I can't get to the top of the mountain to stay in control! I'm a right brainer and organization is not my forte'.The kids are way over booked this spring and the thing that scares me the most is that the youngest is not even in any extra curricular activities. Yikes! What will happen then?

What happened to my one activity per kid plan? Bailey is now in 3 sports as she has just made the High School Cheer team and practice starts tonight! She hasn't even finished 8th grade! So that makes 3 at once with Track, Softball, and Cheer. Lukily she stays on top of her homework and just landed her 1st 4.0! Max our sports fanatic is playing soccer and baseball and with all the rain, which the plants love, we have so many rescheduled games. Sat in the pouring rain last night to watch the team work so hard and lose due to weather conditions and a really poor ref. Luckily the boys were all as gracious as we parents have taught them to be and walked away with their heads held high. Quinn the next one in line has switched to soccer this year and loves it! He's our man on wheels always running and so fast! He's a little bo-legged still after spend a few years in leg braces for tibia torsion, but boy does that make him go! Poor little man Tate gets dragged along more than he wants unfortunately, as he's our resident homebody, but luckily Baba is coming to the rescue tonight so he won't have to come along. Thank goodness for my mother-in-law. Couldn't do half of what I do without her!

Have to say I'm hoping for a rain date again tonight, just to let life slow down and stay under control. How do you stay in control? I'm definitely going back to the 1 sport plan next fall but with a kindergartener, 3rd grader, 6th grader (first year in middle school) and a freshman in high school I'm sure we will still be stuggling with the schedule! Second plan is to make the to do list and actually follow it everyday to stay in control. Third plan is to learn how to let the apron strings hang a little looser and give the kids more responsibility. Yep, thats the plan! I'll let you know how it works.

PS Did I tell you my husband is coaching the baseball team this spring, leaving on a business trip next week and it's Max's 11th birthday on Saturday?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Here's hoping a marvelous mother's Day is heading your way! Me I'm just hoping for a pot of coffee I didn't brew and dinner I didn't make. Simple things but ever so nice! We will be spending the day at my sister-in-law's, BBQing my mother-in-law's favorite, hot dogs and hamburgers, while bundled in coats on the patio!Atleast the sun is supposed to shine. Hope my Mom will be enjoying sun and fun during her 1st West Coast Mothers Day! We'll miss you Mom!
Whipping up some mini jewelry/coin/makeup bags for gifts and some desserts to share. What are you doing on Mother's Day? Hope its wonderful!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A New Kind of Special Dress

Remember when you were little and you went shopping with Mom for that special dress for a holiday or wedding and how you felt like a princess wearing it? Well I was just lamenting the other day how my little girl is so past special dresses. It's cute T's and jeans on her curvy teenage body and a role of the eye when I suggest dressing up for church. Well last weekend we were invited (Thank you Kim!) by my dear friend and her daughter who happens to be my daughter's friend to go shopping for confirmation dresses. It was such a memory maker with the girls lined up all in a row in the dressing rooms and stepping out to shyly model each dress they tried on. We managed to find perfect dresses and sandals for both. Now Bailey's dress hangs waiting to be worn for Saturday's confirmation dinner and I know she can't wait to wear it. She looks as special as she feels in it. Hopefully her brothers, the 3 stooges, will understand this momentous occasion and allow her to bask in the glory of it, but somehow I am in doubt.
I would love to show you pictures, but you'll have to let your imagination run as my camera is being temperamental and not allowing me to post pictures. I can't wait to share them with you!