Tuesday, July 12, 2011

June is gone

Yep, it's been a month since I've blogged.  I started a whole bunch of posts, but I was having trouble downloading, uploading pictures to blogger....  I gave up.   But now that things have slowed down for a week... I'm back in the saddle.

The month of June had us busy and wishing for a vacation - we had a routine down and it couldn't get better than that, could it?  We had lots of breakfast dates with our pal Soccer Jim, we had swimming lessons every day for a month, we hit the gym every day for working out and more swimming.  I felt a lil stressed from all the running around.  waking up at 630, taking daddy to the train, getting home and fixing breakfast, nursing Kamren, getting 3 kids dressed, sunblocked, teeth brushed, hair brushed and out the door with all the necessary things for the day....  I only forgot the beach towels one time....  Yay  :)  Hit the swimming pool for some lessons, then lunch, then the gym for more swimming and maybe a workout, from the gym it was time to pick daddy up and get home to make dinner.  I was exhausted by 430 and ready for bed, but when your nursing there is no luxury of sleep.  Don't get me wrong - Kamren is an amazing baby who loves his sleep like his mama and sister Sydney.  Bed time is 10 o clock and first wake up call has been 545, it's like sleeping through the night. 

So June is a blurr of going to breakfast @ the Orphan, which has become #1 in my book, hitting up the Ugly Mug for some breakfast as well, the coffee was terrible, but the company is always good.  Picnic lunches at the park and playdates with friends and trips to the movies.  I think I have some pictures somewhere.  I haven't been as good at getting pictures off my camera as in years passed.  I think the combination of 4 kids, 3 under 5 and 1 nursing has taken a toll on the memory and the camera snapping...  not easy to snap away when you have a kid on the boob, on your lap or one whinning or fighting with another....  did i mention i love being a stay at home mom for the summer?  I do.. really I do..  I'll be on vacation come September when I head back to the rat race. 

lets find some pictures to blog

Playdate in Gold River

Donovan decided he wanted to sleep over - Yep slumber party with Bianca, Sydney and Peyton.  He never wants to stay because Uncle Ben is known to scare and torment young kids....  who then have nightmares....  so we were excited to have him come spend the night.  The kids played video games, played school, and ran around like animals with Kallie.  Donovan tried to walk the dog in the backyard, she decided she wanted to walk him instead, fun times in Kallie's Kennel.

We hit up the park in Gold River for some fun in the sun.  Kamren slept the entire date while Sydney, Peyton, Donovan, Dominic and Devin road slides, climbed cobwebs and posed for the camera. My camera had a battery malfunction so I only got a few pictures.

still swimming

Motorboat Motorboat go so slow
Motorboat Motorboat go so fast
Motorboat Motorboat step on the gas - (everyone goes under)


The girls loved swimming lessons.  4 weeks of early trips to the pool, some mornings it was chilly, a couple times it rained, but for the most part the girls couldn't wait to see their teachers and learn how to put their monster arms, superman arms, face in the water and bobs together to make a swimming machine.  Peyton caught on quickly, by the 3rd week she was swimming like a champion.  Sydney preferred to keep her feet on the ground, and face above water, but she's got the bob down really well now.  Peyton can now do the crawl stroke (or is it freestyle now) face in the water, big monster arms and kicking those feet.  She can come up for air and then swim like a dolphin under water.  She'd rather leave the life jacket at home.  Sydney would rather dog paddle, because getting her hair and face wet (she is wearing goggles) isn't appealing.  I think I need to sign them up for another round of GUPPIES.  I've been thinking....  saving up my vacation for a summer off...  not a bad investment.  I'm loving it.