Saturday, March 22, 2008

Just When I think I've done well as a mom...

I see this! When we were in the mountains Aiden didn't tell us he had to use the facilities. I just turned around and saw this. Wonderful!!! :) Boys do have it easier though.

Happy Birthday to ME...

For my birthday I wanted to re-create my favorite day in the past. We took the kids to Forest Falls up in the mountains here. We had a picnic in 80 degree weather amidst the snow. It was beautiful and has even replaced my then favorite day with a new one. The kids just love being outside and exploring. When does that leave us????
The best thing about being a parent is finding the characteristics of a child again; exploring, imagination and creative play. I know the kids are going to love exploring Costa Rica!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

More Things to Do

5 weeks left.
I called the school to see about getting the actual textbooks that the kids are using this year. I also washed the little guy’s car seats. They were pretty dirty.
Landon has a new trick. When we go through a drive-thru, he says, “catch mom, catch!” Meaning throw me some food. I will admit to throwing things like burritos, hamburgers and chicken nuggets, (one at a time) all the way to the back of my SUV. Thank goodness I've got great aim. Needless to say, you can tell that I do this!!!
The car seats are sparkling now, the car is cleaned out and on it’s way to being sparkling itself. “Now Shawna, don’t feed the kids in the car! Just don’t do it!!! No matter how loud they get!” I keep telling myself this. :)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

It's official! We are going!

Last Tuesday we took the older 4 kids in and did their passport paperwork. Besides me bringing the wrong birth certificates (I grabbed the color copies) and having to head home to get them, everything went well! Wes didn't even complain too much. What a good guy!
I did the kid’s pictures for their passports early in the morning hence the reason they were late Tuesday. Oh, well.
They aren’t the best pictures of my little ones. Aiden looks like I hit him over the head then snapped his picture. What a funny look!
This Tuesday it will be five weeks and counting. 4, 3, 2, you get the picture! There is so much to do before we leave. Can I make it?
Some things to get done before we leave:
Figure out the home schooling/public school situation
Is Wes driving the car there (2 week drive) or are we paying 80% tax to ship it? Hummmm?
What cooking supplies do I absolutely need? Can I convince Wes I need the bread maker?
How can I pack 2 large Tonka trucks??
This house has to be packed and ready. Augh!!!
What storage unit should I use? (Find the cheapest!)
Get my blog started on dail-up, aughhhhhh. Taking forever.

Good thing I work well under pressure.