Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Mommy Ride

Got myself a mommy vehicle on Sunday. The Explorer basically has taken an indefinite leave of absence. We were trying so very hard to make it last until we could afford (another) new-ish vehicle, but it just wasn't having it. It overheated on Friday on my way to pick up the boys and it was either pull over to cool it down and be late to pick them up, or drive it hot. I drove it hot. Done. The car is done.

Sunday, the hubby and I went out van shopping. That's right bitches, VAN. I got me a hot little soccer-mom minivan, and I really actually love it. It's bright red with sleek black interior. It fits all my kids and they can hardly even touch each other. The big boy twins can sit all the way in the back and I can barely hear them (hallelujah!). Kinsey sits in one of the middle captain chairs so I can still reach her to buckle in and out, hand her sippies, or toys, but she isn't close enough to kick me in the back. It came equipped with a neat-o little "mommy mirror" too, so I can easily see all hands and feet! So, even if they try to (kick) reach each other I will catch them! Not a bad deal at all

Here she is in all her glory, Cherry!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Starting Kindergarten & Preschool!

I'm horrible at this thing. I really want to be better... I do. Here's a quick update, because I'm pretty sure I'm running late for something.

The boys started Kindergarten last week. We are now on to week two. It was rough for me at first, but not too rough... now it seems the 7 hours go by way too fast. They are tired and looney when they get home. My life is at full speed and full chaos. We get home and two days a week have to rush off to TaeKwonDo, do homework, make dinner, take baths on bath nights, read stories, and go to bed. I'm completely screwed up if I don't make their lunch the night before. Twice I have waited until the morning and that just doesn't work. I forgot to put their juice boxes in the freezer (that double as ice packs), their water bottles in the fridge, and then I'm too busy making sandwiches to make sure they are using their toothbrush to brush their teeth and not as light sabers.

Last night I dropped them off with a friend from 5p-7p so I could go out for some mommy time... BAD IDEA. We didn't get homework done and I didn't make their lunch like I thought I would when I got home (I did throw the JB's in the freezer though! GO ME!). This morning not only did we wake up late because of the later bedtime, but I was making lunch while they were getting ready, and as we're walking out the door realized Cayden didn't do his homework. So, this morning the boys got their first tardy slips. We pulled in the parking lot at 8am on the dot, but by the time we got the slips the office admin of course noted it was 8:10... according to their clock. Funny thing, it said 8:05a on my cell phone when I got back to my car. Anyway, second week and our prefect attendance is ruin forever. Bad mom moment.

We got Kinsey enrolled in preschool yesterday. She starts the end of this month. I'm scared. Scared for her teacher. This girl can throw some adult sized tantrums! But, we need to get her to follow directions, and get away from me. She would glue herself to my hip if it were possible. She loves her some mommy. Haha.