Monday, April 18, 2011

Be a good noodle

It's very hard to keep things in order around here as I have said before. The other night I had completely had it with the kids. They had been terrible and I was sick of the hateful words flying out of these kids mouths towards one another.

So, my husband and I decided that we wanted to start something called the "Good Noodle Chart" (Thanks for the idea, sponge bob square pants) and thus far it has been working out quite nicely.

It seems that something so much as a star sticker has been more exciting and devastating to them. If they have a good attitude towards something, or do something that we asked, or anything good in general they get a star. Every 5 stars they earn, earn them 1 dollar towards something...Whatever they want to buy at the end of that "Good Noodle" period. Whenever they are doing something not so good, they get a star taken off and they have to watch the star being removed in punishment for whatever they have done. So far that's been biting, hitting, screaming, not listening when told something...You get the picture. It seems to be working effectively and it's a huge relief for J and myself!

Besides all of that everything has been going swell. I am so excited and pumped for Easter. I'm really wanting to do something special this year since last year I don't think we ended up doing anything at all. I bought the kids all new outfits and I want to kind of give them the meaning behind Easter and then give them the opportunity to know the 'fun side' of Easter (Easter bunny, receiving gifts..etc) My husband and I had talked about things that we had wanted to get the kids and I think we decided on a cool family gift. We are really thinking about getting an XBOX and getting the Kinect. The Kinect is like a wii but for XBOX. The kids can play dance games and various other kid-friendly movement games perfect for a rainy or too hot day! That's just an idea though I don't know if we are going to run with it or not.

Well, that about sums up everything I wanted to say. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday if I don't write before then.


The Misses

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Next time you point a finger..I might have to bend it back or break it, break it off..

My song that is stuck in my head "Playing God"

I don't know if anyone has noticed this or not...But I really don't care for people who like to point their fingers at me and tell me that it's all my fault. I don't like it when people try to point the finger at my HUSBAND and tell him that it's all his fault...and I DON'T like it when people make situations about them and make it sound like we are making it sound like it's THEIR FAULT. Why can't things "just happen?" I will tell you why..Because someone always has to have a finger to point and it's usually the ones who are doing the pointing that are guilty somewhere in the back of their mind. They are the ones who have screwed up and they are the ones who have to try to ruin someones elses day. 

Let me tell you something else...I'm not falling for it anymore. I don't have to walk on eggshells for anyone anymore. I am going to live my life how I see fit, make decisions on how I see fit, say what I want on my blogs that everyone is reading how I see fit. I have come to the point where if you are that interested in what I have to say, and if I say something you don't like, I'm sorry that you were interested in the first place. 

I will talk about ALL of these kids...and say..."my kids".. I am NOT going to referr to Joseph and Dylan as my Step Kids ALL OF THE TIME. Just take that into consideration. Not that anyone really has a problem with it, but after yesterday, I'm throwing this out there.

I will talk about anything I want on MY facebook, blog, any social networking I do (which these two are really the only ones I do speak on)

So, that's it. There is what I have to say and now I can go back to bed because fact is when I have something in my mind and I don't say it when I feel it's important..I get grumpy....and I don't need to be grumpy..... I am taking my family on a surprise trip today to opening day at the wild life park. There is going to be a ceremony for the animals and a lot of music and food and really neat-o stuff! It's our first time taking the children as a family out on a road trip...Wish us luck!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The clock is ticking!

So last night for the very first time my seven week old decided that it was time to sleep all night. I can't help but to think where the heck did these last seven weeks go? My baby..My little baby..My VERY LAST baby will be two months old very soon! It makes me glad but it also brings a bit of sadness. Soon he will be rolling over, crawling, walking, and then terrorizing the house just like the rest of the children. Can't believe it.

Anyway, work has picked back up and I am glad it's keeping me busy. Dylan was with us for almost two weeks at work which he kept me on my toes..and now Joseph (since he can't be at school) is with me at work. I am lucky to have Didey (family friend and care taker for Grandma B) there to help out but soon she will be going to school so if this continues, for whatever reason we will have to find childcare for them as well and I will have to fork out more $$$ for the summer season. I'm kind of stressing out about it, but whatever, we always figure something out.

I am looking forward to this weekend we plan on taking a little family trip out of town! It's going to be such a blast, I hope the weather is beautiful and it doesn't rain. Chances are it's going to rain, but weather changes so much you never know. We haven't told the kids yet..It's going to be a supprise and also cover our butts just in case it does storm :)

I thought I was going to have more time to write..But it's time to get ready for school and baby is crying..Until next time...