Thursday, June 06, 2013

Thursday - start the weekend early

Good Morning....  thought I'd start with a couple pics.

We enjoyed playing in the backyard for a couple hours before the summer heat forced us back inside.  The kids took turns spraying each other and riding bikes. 

Once inside the kids wanted to watch a movie after lunch and I put Kamren down for a nap. While he slept I uploaded photos for a book project I've been wanting to do. Yes a photo book. I was going to do an Instagram book.. Bunch of Instagram photos but not sure that is going to work out. Seems the dpi and res sucks. Haha. We shall see what I get
Daddy got home and we played outside a lil more then got ready for swim lessons. 
I have no swim lesson photos becuz in like a single mom with three kids and I can't take pics and be in the pool. Kamren went underwater 4 times. Miss Emma said to blow in his face then dunk him that works best. He jumped into the pool a bunch of times even to Emma. They had a nice conversation and after she told him her name. He kept saying it. So cute. What a flirt. Emma. Sounds like EEma. Even cuter.  He talked nonstop about her the rest if the evening. 
Surprise photo while kam is going nini

Day 3 - Life without dairy is really a bummer for Sydney

Sydney swears she can't eat anything now... So not true.  I've been writing in and scanning her food diary.  She's eaten a lot of blueberry nutragrain bars, lots of apples, and rice.  Time to work in a bunch more veggies, but it's been a crazy few days. 

Coffee in hand, writing Day 3 on Day 4 cuz I was exhausted last night.Off work the next two days, well four if you count the weekend and I should count it.  my zoom on my laptop keeps going in and out.  Maybe I should put my glasses on. 

We woke up early on Day 3 and today...  Kamren was less hell on wheels and more manageable in the morning.  He actually climbed up the ladder and woke the girls up for me...  So sweet and gentle shaking the girls awake by the feet.  He only became less managable when it was time for him to get dressed, he wanted to wear orange crocs and not socks and shoes....  I can't blame him...  I'd rather walk about barefoot all day.... on the beach - just my luck I have to go to work most days.

Coffee check, kids dressed and ready check, laptop check...  dropped the kids at the in laws again, Ben picking them up at 1030 for an 11 dental appt.  I dropped a very sad Kamren off.  He does not like that his sisters get to go play at grandma and papas and he has to go to Sharons.  Hell I don't like it either, but not much I can do.... I buy lotto, lottery and mega millions tickets... obviously I haven't hit the jackpot yet. 

We had a training meeting on indesign - it was great.  interactive indesign and a few other new features.  then i went to have my xrays of my back...  no word yet from anyone on anything....could take a couple days according to the technician.

grabbed Subway and checked out the new bike shop on la riviera.  Giant bikes mostly.  Pretty expensive, but grand opening this month and 10% off.  yes Target would be much cheaper... but quality people.. i want some quality in my life.. and the lives of my children. They could use a bigger bike 20 inch i think... 24 inch might be a lil large.  One speed or crank it up to 7 speeds.  They can barely use the foot pedals to stop...  unless they are skidding...  then it's all good.  Ya 1 speed will probably work best.  They have cruisers... super cute, but would they prefer a bmx type... probably.. who skids on a cruiser... No one...

Peyton got a silver crown on a back upper tooth and there was another cavity on the next tooth, ya they were touching... damn cavities and sugar and crap...  so add a filling to that and 3 hours you can't get back... glad Ben was there.. Sydney got her sealants... and she actually sat there next to Peyton while she was getting her crown and filling...  What a good sister... Ben was in the front waiting room.  Lucky dad.  The dentist gave the kids lots of toys for being so good and waiting so long.  The fun blow up toys that squeek and are ridiculously large.  But a couple days of happiness with them and into the garbage they go....

Picked the party up around 315 and we hung out in the backyard at grandmas for awhile, the kids playing on the crazy airplane looking scooters you sit on and well I should have gotten a photo. 

i hear feet.. Kamren is awake....  a huge smile on his face.........  YAY.. it's gonna bea  good morning after all.  He just ran out of my room...  could be trouble... haha

We drove home and the kids ate snacks... apples, oranges, greek yogurt, they played outback with the water sprayer and rode bikes until it was time for swimming lessons...  Getting ready for that is like pulling teeth... well for Kamren...  30 minutes later and a whole lot of cursing and holding that boy down... we were ready to go..  sunblock - check, towels - check,  goggles - check, SNACKS - CHECK. Did everyone use the bathroom before the super long ride 15 minutes away?  CHECK

BTW today was Bianca's last day as a Junior... so she celebrated by hanging out with her friends and swimming... the plan was to pick her up around 730 after swim lessons...  but she kept texting me..  She Aced her final and well she was having fun....  could she spend the  night at Makaylas house...  okay I talked to Dina (the mom) Dennis and yes it was okay.....  one less stop tonight and it made Bianca's day/night being able to celebrate a lil longer.

lessons were okay.  We got there and Sydney was yelling she needed to use the bathroom, was there time, could she go....  I rattled off... RUN, RUN and you can go....  so she did...  we got there just in time... I told you I don't like getting there early...  chasing a 2 year old around a pool is NOT my idea of fun.. nor anyones...  He wants in when he wants in and out when he wants out...   It's never the right time   We all make it into the pool.

..btw Kamren is amusing himself playing on and in the clean clothes - there is a rather large pile, I'm embarressed to say on the landing upstairs...  he's having a great time... and i'm still blogging and enjoying my coffee...  needless to say - everyone wins

Kamren refused to blow bubbles, i did manage to get him on his back a few times kicking his feet and splashing lots..  we did a few superman fly bys, sang motorboat and then he wanted out... OUT.  Ms Emma as the instructor turns out to be came by and chatted us up, but Kam wasn't interested in flying under the rainbow today.  But when she suggested jumping from the side of the pool.  Kam perked up.  Anything to do with jumping - and he's all in.  So we spent 15 minutes counting 1, 2, 3 and  jumping into the pool  I got a workout... Kam was exhausted when class was over and I remembered snacks..  it was a lovely evening....

Ben was picking my KAOS soccer team this entire time... Such a Lucky Guy - or maybe I was the lucky lady tonight.

The plan was to make some dinner when we got home and feed the party.  plans are never concrete in this family.... the kids saw Caleb outside riding his bike when we rounded the corner so they wanted to play and ride bikes with him... eating was no longer an option.

quick break to nurse Kamren - he came in so cute.  Mama's milk... please...   Can't say no to good manners.

He' s off to wake the girls up - So back to where i was.  Kamren raced over to see Caleb, he picked up the small baseball glove and asked Jason to play catch... So they were playing catch while the girls tried to convince me to let them get bikes out, only problem was i had to disable the alarm first, so we waited for Kamren to tire of playing ball and then we got all the bikes and helmets out... Yay, fun at last.  the kids rode up and down the street and all four even rode down the steps. wait a minute i dn't t hink Caleb has worked up the courage yet.. so just my three raced down the steps,  Kam has no ear, he only fell twice while doing the steps... but he wants to be like the girls...  45 minutes later and not much sunlight left...  we went inside...  ate dinner and chillaxed a few minutes before I put everyone to bed... much later than i intended..  and I think Kamren was the only one to get a shower in... 

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Day 2

Woke up late. Story of my life. Why am I so tired. I know.....  I can't find my bed until way after 11 and then my eyes refuse to stay closed.... My mind goes crazy and I can't sleep.  Finally I hear Ben snoring....  Eventually I fall asleep and reluctantly get up again....

So dropped the girls at the in laws place and Kamren cried because he ha to go to daycare. Yep. Daycare is no Bueno. Tears.  Yuck.  

I make it to work. Bianca texts from school that she's bored. School is almost out. Finals no time for boredom. She's out early and gma picks her up. Score!!

I make a dr appt for my back. It's been hurting since mid April. First fall was April 12th. Second fall and stitches 4.18.13

Bianca wants to go because she's craving a new swimsuit. Appt takes long..  I get to have X-rays and maybe a bone scan.  Bone scan means no nursing Kamren. Not sure if that means I quit or what. I could pump it out I guess. Not really sure.  Or cold turkey. No more nursing. That will be hard on us both. In sure in not producing much but it is our close time and he still likes to do it. 
We hit target and Bianca gets a mismatched suit and is happy. And I got a cute shirt. Yay me. I never get anything. And it was $10 on clearance. 
Pick up the rest of the party at grandparents and race home to speed dress for swimming lessons. Kamren throws a couple fits... And we leave to the pool. 
I timed it so Sydney had enough time to potty and us get in the pool without delay. Kamren has happy for half the lesson and then he kept yelling Towel. Yep he was throwing the towel in and wanted out. 10 of him whining and getting upset, the other 5 he was happy singing Motorboat and doing superman arms after the ball.  He was singing motorboat on his own...  The teacher likes his enthusiasm. Me too. Now please blow bubbles, stop drinking the water and please keep it out of ur nose.  

Got home and everyone was starving. Ben was bbqing tri tip. I took the lil ones out front to ride bikes with Caleb. Kam and Jason played catch. The kids rose bikes for about 15 minutes. Kamren has no fear lately. Going full speed down the driveways. He only crashes sometimes.  Yes it scares me every time
The tri tip was amazing. We grubbed like there was no tomorrow. Kam couldn't get enough. Steamed some corn so we could have a vegetable since Ben can only do a dinner consisting of meat. What's wrong with this picture.  
We ate to close to my soccer game time. I was gonna skip dinner to play and eat later... Good thing I didn't or I would have missed out. Plus I had to deal with soccer KAOS stuff. Had a couple players not register and doing all I can to keep that core group together.  Hope it worked. 

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Day 1

Sydney & Peyton are out of school. How do we celebrate the first Monday of summer vacation? Trip to the dentist of course. No cavities for Sydney who needs to brush her back molars better but who loves to floss... 1 cavity for Peyton who brushes like a champ but skirts around the floss monster. The cavity is in between two teeth. Oops. 
They go back Wednesday - Sydney for sealants on her 6 yro molars and Peyton either gets the cavity filled or a root canal and ♔. 
1045 was Sydney's appt w the doctor.  This girl has been using the bathroom a ton lately (i thought she just enjoyed visiting all the bathrooms of the world) So wanted to have her checked for a urinary tract infection and also see if she might be lactose intolerant. 
So now summer includes Sydney keeping a food diary for 6 weeks and then Back to the dr to check in. So after 4 weeks without dairy we are supposed to slowly give her some dairy and see what happens over that 2 weeks.  Oh ya we have to write all about the poop too. Yay
Dropped the girls at grandma and papas while I put in a few hours at work. Got my eyes checked out and I'm a bit farsighted  and have astigmatism slightly. Anyhow. The glasses make it clearer. Duh. He sari use them on the computer and night reading. 
Picked three kids up and went home to get ready do swim lessons. We ate some healthy snacks before cuz we were starving. Got this yummy Greek yogurt with fruit or nuts on the side. Syd had apples and plumots. Hit the store to get swim goggles for the kids (every year). Then the pool
Lessons were not fun. We got there to early and kam was pissed cuz he wanted to swim and play so he was irritated by the time we got in. I didn't see much of what the girls did while tot n mom class was in session. 
Ben and Bianca had a soccer meeting so it was tough herding three kids around the pool. 
Kam was happier when we got in the pool. There was at least ten tots. We bounced in the water. Kicked feet. Kam was excellent at that. I got sunscreen in my eye thanks to him. Guess I will wear my sunglasses. He storied to blow bubbles and move a boat. He swallowed water a few times. I get nervous when that happens. He got water in his nose too.  So now he's boycotting bubbles. He floated on his tummy and back kicking legs. He didn't like superman or arm activities. We sang songs and danced the hokie pokie in the water. 
Miss Emma was going tot to tot and showing tots things to try when she would leave us after kam didn't do what she wanted he started yellng to her. "I'm coming". So she came back and he swam some with her. It was cute. Then every time she would go around the circle. He would call to her. "I'm coming". Haha. 
It was cute.  I was exhausted when we got home at 730 and everyone was starving. Made Asian chicken salad and yes we ate good. Ben brought pizza too. Oops. I couldn't wait to go to bed and while Ben was brushing Kams teeth... I snuck off to get ready for bed.  I ended up having to put a cranky overtired boy to bed.  I slept good

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Six flags mania

Yes another year of six flags. This year is more fun than last year because the girls have all developed a since of adventure and the love of a thrill ride. Also Kamren is enjoying toon town a little more. He loves the train rides, he is also a fan of the helicopters, carousel and fun zone. Sometimes while the big'ns do their thing I stroll off to make sure Kamren has a good time.  
We met up with the other Avila's and the Amezcuas decided to join in the fun this adventure.  We got there 90 minutes before everyone else so we did a bunch of rides including the white water rapids. It's an all time favorite. Ben, Kamren and Bianca stayed on dry land only to squirt us with the cannons, destroying all hope of staying a lil dry.  Haha. I missed the waterfall with peyton and Sydney taking the brunt of the water. 
We met up with the rest of the party ad rode cobra before the cirques o dolphin show. It was a busy show. So much going on at the same time and long. To long for Kama taste. 
All I all it was a good long fulfilled day