I love the 4th of July. We woke up early to go to the Centerville parade with Brad's fam and then out to breakfast. Then we booked it back to Ogden to the Junction to see Ice Age 3 with my entire fam. Cute movie, but not as good as the first. Then went home took a nap and went to the Clearfield fireworks with my family. Why my parent insist on sitting right in front of the ash zone is beyond me. Love you mom and dad! But by the end our hair and blankets were full of it. It is fun to smell like a campfire pit. We did have a great view! Full, busy and exahustingly fun day!
Brad's sweet Grandapa Reed.
K on the count of three.....AHHHHHH.......I love my dad! And the little girl in the pic ain't so bad either.
Two of the three trouble maker brothers. Jake was with friends :( What a horribly awful picture of me.....yuckness! I think my brother was pinching my butt if I remember correctly.
Brad was in charge of the camera at the parade and only got a pic of his grandpa! I haven't taught him well. He family was there, I promise. Hope you all had a great 4th!
Yes. This is a re-post. Why you ask? It has been one of those days and I needed a little refresher and thought.....deal with it people! :) Love you all.....I'm going CRAZY here and my little blog title may have to be change to Because Being a Mom Sucks Sometimes. :) Have you ever had one of those days where you think, "If I can just make it to nap time (1:00 in my house)...I will be good." or "If I can just make it to when my hubby gets home.." My hallelujah moments are:
1. 8:05 when my oldest is out the door for school. Don't get me wrong, I love the sweet thing, but she needs to be at school! Fast forward......Mind you school is not in right now so my hallelujah is the fact that my eldest can get the kids breakfast! While I sneak in 20 more minutes of rest. Rest, not sleep. How do you sleep when your wall is shared with the kitchen and the kids are playing RockBand with their utensils? 2. 10:30 Olivia has a pig named after her and she's on the TV now, don't you know. 3. 1:10 This would be "nap" or "not so quiet" time. I put 1:10 because it takes the little guy approximately ten minutes to zonk out from pure exhaustion from screaming his guts out! 4. 3:30 My saving grace is home from school and ready to step in as the leechy as Livie continues her roll as the leecher...lots and lots and lots of questions are asked during the day and quite frankly I don't know the answers to the majority of them. Liv wants to know why poop is brown, why Cheetos are orange, why buggers don't taste good...the list is endless. Again, summertime. So 3:30 is no longer a hallelujah moment. :( 5. 4:00 Beloved Oprah has come into my home to enlighten me with something. Yesterday it was misdiagnosis of diseases (probably not a good thing to hear seeing as I was told that Boston has a low count of lymphocytes (Google it) and today it's chefs going into peoples homes and teaching them how to cook. Here's to the fingers crossed that they will be knocking on my door! 6. 6:00ish The hubby is FINALLY home from work and ready to take over...sort of. First he has to eat, and he likes to take his time. Oh how would that be, to take your time eating a meal. I hesitate to tell him that earlier I was scarfing down my meal because I hadn't eaten anything all day and in the same moment Boston has thrown his food across the kitchen and is laughing his head off. Meanwhile Hannah is putting her feet on Livie's chair because this will send Olivia into a conniption fit of hysterics and she will never recover and Hannah lives to see Liv freak....don't you just love dinnertime! But no, I keep quiet and let my hard working husband try to enjoy his dinner. 7. 10:00 Bed. Enough said.
Now there are those of you that may think "This poor lady hates her kids!" Soooo not the case. Don't get me wrong folks! I LOVE my kids. They just annoy the crap out of me sometimes. Like today. No sugarcoating here! I know I'm not the only one who feels this way....
Now, I would LOVE to hear all of your hallelujah moments! We all have them so share share share!