Friday, November 12, 2010

It's been a week...

We have spent much of the week bustling around getting ready for the big day tomorrow...Sofia is turning 6 with a The Little Mermaid themed birthday party!!!  When and how she got this big is beyond me, let alone how it happened so fast.  But we'll come back to Fia later, this week started with the annual time change and "gaining an hour of sleep" and welcoming a new member to our family. 

On the getting extra no...that was for the Mark and Kim before children.  This year daylight savings time ended with Finn welcoming the new time/day at 5:30a with a miserable belly ache and cold.  And so far we have still not adjusted and I'm NOT a big fan of morning, let alone seeing at least one child by 6:30 every morning this week!   But on the upside Finn did sleep through the night in HIS bed Wednesday night :)

Our new family member?!  Yes, what on this earth could they possibly be thinking!  But he's so cute and he needed a home and well we (Mark) has a soft spot for furry creatures.  HE is currently named Diesel and is a 14lb Terrier/Chihuahua and NOT a puppy.  He is 5y.o. and house trained and crate trained and does not require a leash or fence to (mostly) listen.  He is my kind of pup :)  He LOVES the kids but his favorite by far is Mark and a distant second would be Finn, we have a guys guy.

Oh, but then came Monday morning!  Time changes mean clocks change and well apparently so do bus 1 minute early was bus #189 and out the door Fia and I raced with the dogs (Cera and Diesel) on our heels.  Well, up on the bus went Fia and then up on the bus went Diesel...aghhh!  First thing Sofia says when she gets off the bus in the afternoon "that dog made me have a bad day!".  Apparently by 8:40a her water bottle spilled all over her and she had to change at the nurses office.  Happy Monday!

The week did get better and we will end on the happiest note of our baby is turning 6!!!!  Be back soon with pics and more...

Friday, November 5, 2010

The beginning....

Well, here I am 6 years and almost 5 children into motherhood and I'm FINALLY going to start writing things down.  Sure the intent has been there since before Sofia (the oldest at 5y51w) was born, but alas the journals are still empty and other than the few entries in each of their babybooks the only records are random notes and emails and myriads of pictures.  Scrap-booking went by the wayside long before children, and well now that is just to daunting to even think about.  My goal in this is to have something for each of them, Mark and myself to read when feel inclined to look back over the years of dress-up and storytimes, family holidays and adventures, and the daily ups and downs of growing up in our family.

So it is in this moment we will begin....

after -- before seeing it
It is Fall 2010, time is passing quickly and everything is changes faster than I ever imagined it could.  In the last week we have had 1st haircuts for Finn and Eloise, the latter a result of a scissor "accident" involving scissors, Sofia's crafting and Eloise's hair.

After but before follow-up trimming
(Ok, it is significantly harder than I'd like to arrange photos ...oh well here they are and hopefully I'll get more adept at it with time.)

Last weekend was Halloween which for the kids was beyond exciting but after much stress and planning of costumes to ensure that each of the kids was "themselves" through their costume, I felt a bit disappointed.  But I guess the excitement and build-up and the candy bucket after are my treat :)  After years of "1st Halloween costumes" we finally have a little boy and Mark got to dress a bitty as Yoda. the computer is about 6 steps behind we'll finish this later...