July 27, 2005

Beautiful weather!

It's been 3 days of just wonderful weather here in NE!! Monday the kids & I went to the fair (county fair) in the afternoon and spent 2 1/2 hours checking out the animals. My kids LOVED the sheep, they watched them get bathed and shaved. Monday night we went back to the fair to go on some carnival rides. The carnival workers were total assholes! The first thing that really pissed me off was my kids were on a little train. The moron train operator stopped the train, and Blaine & Abby got up to get off and Abby was almost off the train and the moron started it back up! Abby sat down and looked at me in a total panic. I calmly told her to stay sitting, but she was completely freaked out!! Why in Gods name did he stop it then take off again?? The second thing that pissed me off was my kids wanted to ride these motorcycles, the thing was practically empty but instead of giving each of my kids their own motorcycle to ride she put Blaine behind Wyatt. Blaine had no handlebars or horn! Needless to say Blaine was PISSED and scream/cried the entire ride. And the last thing that nearly made me hit a carney rat was Wyatt has some sensory issues and is very scared of the unknown. All 3 kids wanted to go in the Scooby Doo Mystery House, just a little fun house, walk through some punching bags, go up a little hill, slide down a little hill into a ball pit, climb out of the ball pit on a rope ladder, go across a ricktey old bridge and then go down a tube slide. The guy kept yelling at Wyatt "go that way". First I should say the worker only knew 4 words of english, "tickets" and "go that way". He was practically yelling at Wyatt to move and I finally said "He's a bit scared, give him a second" and I held Wyatt's hand through the bars (I was on the outside) and walked him through the punching bags, after the punching bags he wasn't scared anymore because he could see what was coming ahead of him. Funny part of that story is while he was screaming at Wyatt to keep moving and practically poking him with a hot iron poker, Blaine had gone through the entire Mystery house and snuck back in and went through again undetected by the psycho worker (hehe). I wasn't about to pay another 4 tickets so I kept my mouth shut. Regardless of all that, the kids had a great time and cried their eyes out when we had to leave.

They wanted to go back to the carnival yesterday and today but I think $30.00 for 7 rides (they all rode 7 rides) is enough damn money! Especially when 1/2 of the rides they went on didn't require any mechanics (gas, electricity, etc).

Yesterday we just stayed home and rested from a full day at the fair the day before. I caught up on laundry and did some housecleaning. The kids played outside in the beautiful 70° weather!

Today we went to the park, then the library. Got a couple movies for the kids but no books for me. I have a big enough stack here that is due back in a couple weeks!!

I've been working out every other night (gotta do that tonight if I feel up to it). I know I should do it regardless of how I feel, but blah. Maybe I need the hot iron poker??


July 21, 2005

Summer heat!

Holy shit has it been hot here lately!! Kids & I were coming home yesterday from a little shopping outting and my car said it was 106° outside! And it felt like it!! The humidity was sooo high, it felt like I was trying to breath out of a plastic zip-lock bag. Today was better, but still very very hot and muggy. We've lived in Nebraska for 9 years and I can't remember it ever being like this!

Kids & I went to the swimming pool today and had a great time! Some people say Im brave, other people say Im crazy for taking all 3 of my kids to the pool by myself, but if I don't see anyone knocking on my door offering to help!! So if I don't take them by myself we wouldn't go at all. We've been there about 5x now and the kids for the most part know the rules. The hardest part is with Wyatt when it's rest time and we're in the big pool. He has a FIT when he's told he HAS to get out. Thank God the rest breaks are only 10 minutes long because Im usually holding him the entire time while he's squirming and crying in my arms trying to get away.

I've been taking the kids to the library a lot more lately too. They are really starting to understand the rules there too. "No running, no screaming, listen to mom and SHHHHH!!" It's funny to hear them repeating the rules over and over again while we are at the library, and even funnier to see one of them remind another one when someone is acting out.

Not much else is new. Im getting really excited about my upcoming trip to NYC with my triplet friends!! YEA! I can not wait!!!

Gotta get offline now and start working out again, can someone remind me how good I felt after working out?? The jeans I worked soooo hard to get into in May are beyond snug again. :( Im hoping to get back into them in 3 weeks before my vacation.


July 11, 2005

Been awhile again, quick "howdy"

WOW it's been awhile! I only have a couple minutes if that now.

Busy..that describes the last couple of weeks in 1 word. Troy's been on 2 business trips since I last posted, one to Ohio, and he left this morning for Minnesota. We were really hoping that we could make this last trip into another little family vacation up to MN to visit family, but financially we thought it would be better for the kids & I to stay home. But I wish I was there sooo much! I miss MN!

Kids have been soo busy. We got a letter in the mail on Friday regarding their preschool. Still don't have a starting date yet. GRR! I want to start marking off the days! For both their sake, AND MINE!! lol

We had a great 4th of July week. We shot off some fireworks here at home, kids loved it. Dh's employer doesn't run production that week so it was nice, Troy only had to go in to work for a couple hours a day then went out to the farm, so the kids got to ride in the tractor 3x that week. We all loved it!

The weather has been hot so we've been to the swimming pool in town 2x since I last wrote. Abby & Wyatt love the big pool, and Blaine loves the baby pool. Makes watching all 3 of them very interesting when I have 2 one way and 1 the other direction.

Well Wyatt is literally standing here screaming in my ear, and as of right now I have no clue where Blaine & Abby are, Im sure they are outside probably messing around with the water faucet..god I cringe just thinking of our water bill this month..

Until later....