Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Nesting Instinct

Isn't it awesome! Some of you may not relate but seriously, I have really been feeling it lately. Since finding out that our baby will be born on the 12th of October, if not sooner, I have been kicking it into high gear. I have all these projects that I have been trying to get done and now, now is the time! Of course, staying up REALLY late is not all that logical but it sure feels good to get some of this stuff accomplished.

I know, the photo may not be that great (sorry Heidi) but I just wanted to try and remember some of the things I have accomplished in the last few days. What you have here is three of the Halloween costumes (stegosaurus, T-Rex, and The Egg), scrapbook pages (I am really trying to catch up), Halloween and army guy pillowcases for my three boys, a church activity with felt shapes, and some other magnet activities that the boys can do together. Plus I am trying to stay caught up on the daily stuff but not going full force until maybe the 10th or 11th. :) I just wish that the nesting instinct would come around even when you are not weeks away from adding more chaos to your life. Where was this gung-ho feeling when I was slim and trim with life in a little bit of balance? Oh wait, I just needed the right motivation. Well, for now baby #4 is that motivation and I will be up late again this weekend preparing for cute chaos to enter our home.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The season is upon us

It is that time of year when my boys are playing soccer. I love it! I love cheering for them and watching them go out there and have fun and play hard. I have to admit that I expect a lot from my soccer players and I am probably too much talk of technique (especially at Peter's young age). I should just let them go out there and have fun, but with all my "coaching" on the sidelines and pumping them full of stuff on the ride home after they seem to be enjoying themselves. Much to their dismay however is that when one game is going on mommy is not playing with them. I am actually watching the game instead of hanging out with the one not playing. The nerve! :) OH and we are definitely getting the soccer miles on our truck. We have soccer Monday (game -Caleb), Wednesday (game -Peter), Thursday (practice -Caleb), and Saturday (games -Caleb and Peter). It is awesome! So, the stars of the show:
Caleb is awesome! He loves being active and being on the team. He has been playing defense for most of his games and really done well. He is so proud to tell everyone how he blocks the offense from getting their goal and he was really into the energy of the game yesterday. He followed the ball for most of the game and stayed in there the whole time. It was great!
Peter! Oh it is his first year and he is terrific, fantastic and awesome! Isn't this a fabulous action shot of the boy? Now, this is not just his proud mother saying this, his coach said it too; he is one of the best players on the team. Seriously, he is always out there with his strong kicking leg, staying with the ball most of the time and he never wants to come out for a break. He would play the whole time if there were not other kids needing a chance. I am not sure if it is because he has watched Caleb play and heard me talk so much soccer or if it is just the little spirit of sports in his heart but he is awesome! He knows how to go after the ball, kick it up the sidelines, stay focused (boy is that a big one!) on the ball and game. And proudly I will say that he is not one of those children that is holding hands with someone else on the field and la-t-daing it around in the grass. He is actually in the game and having fun. These boys are so cool! Just a few more weeks and then soccer will be done, the season goes by so fast. I hope they have fun, I am pretty sure they will.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Well, I'm done

And I am tired. I guess I just cannot hack it. When I was a newlywed I cleaned the whole house plus cooking lots of food every week on my day off. I remember feeling so motivated and accomplished. Now I just feel tired and I keep thinking of other stuff I should have/could have done. I know one thing, there is more square footage to this house, more laundry and more toy organizing needs at this phase of my life than there was way back when. :) But I did it. The house is clean, the laundry is done and the dishes are washed. Plus there was some other deep organizing done along the way. I should have tackled Rob's computer desk, the garage, mowed the lawn and done some ironing, but whew! I am as done as I want to be. It is clean and my boys are on their way home.

Friday, September 10, 2010

First ever Father's and Son's camp

They're off! They just left and they are all so excited. Caleb was concerned about me being alone, how sweet is that. They are all just such cute boys. I love them! So, you are wondering what are my big plans for the next 24 hours? CLEAN! Yes, that is right I am excited to go get down to business and clean this house. How sad is that? I will have no boys to mess up the other room and I will not have the guilt hanging over my head that I am ignoring someone while I am cleaning. It will be great! It is just too bad this camping trip is not a week before the little one is born. Then the house would be ready. But I will take tonight and clean this place up.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Peter's day in the sun!

This is my Peter. Ready for school, he has been ready for a couple of years now actually. But finally his day came. No more waiting and wondering when it would be here, he was ready to go. He rode his bike all the way to school, across the street and into the cul-de-sac. And please note the football shirt, Peter's personal choice and he was so excited to wear this to school. He is such a sportsman. Then I came home and Willy was so sad he would not be going back with Peter. Then when I picked up Peter he was full of information. So different from Caleb. You ask Caleb about school and he mentions one thing then has forgotten the rest. Humph! But Peter told me almost every detail, even what he played with, how the day ran, and how the other boy took his mail and then Miss Margaret made him give it back to Peter. He is such a cool kid! He came home and told Willy that "Preschool is FUN!" and then he told me "Preschool was fantastic!" What a great attitude this boy has!