Thursday, April 12, 2012

Accountability Check Up

Time for an accountability check up...

What have we been up to and how are my
"projects" going?

Well the budget is going...
Between purchasing next year's school books
(more on that later)
Paying Taxes (yes, paying - FIRST time ever - don't ask!)
An out of town family reunion
(also more on that later)

April's budget was blown before the month even started.

I am keeping up with my workouts
and enjoy them most days...
I manage to do it about 4-5 days a week
for 30 minutes each time
yet I am still
chasing those first 5 pounds!!!

my darling husband is 
approaching 30 pounds

I don't get it!!
I am trying to stay motivated
and it definitely helps 
that I am not breathing as hard
during my workouts
and I feel better, 
the weight is just NOT
melting off of me
like it is 
my sweet hubby!

We have all adjusted to the 
nap time/rest time each day.
If you remember, 
the boys have enjoyed sleeping in the
box that the elliptical came in...
I separate the kids at rest time
and one "gets" to sleep in the box.
I feel SO bad saying that...
but they literally 
take turns
to sleep in the box!
It is quite funny.
And they insist on the top being closed 
so its dark.

Whatever works
makes them happy
gives me a few minutes of
and quiet.

But I promise...

This week we finally made some decisions
on school books for next year.
I am basically following this
with a few adjustments
that more suit me.

We might be joining a small
co-op for the fall
where each parent leads a different class.
Art, history, science, memory work.
But it is still getting organized.

I have mentioned before that J is
done with his math book.
R got so excited after looking through
the 3rd grade math book,
he came home that afternoon
and did 11 pages out of his math book.
And is so ready for 3rd grade!
Fine by me...
I will NOT squash his drive and desire!

I am thinking about testing him in a few weeks...
gonna look into it.

So besides blowing our budget,
buying school books for next year,
getting my car registration transferred down here,
(after waiting in line with 4 kids for an HOUR)
and every day life...

We managed to fit in a couple of fun things.

The Easter Bunny was able to fit some interesting things
into the kids baskets.

The older boys each got a
"paint your own ball"
J - soccer
R - football

First you have to pump them up,
then paint them,
then let it dry,
then paint again,
then dry,
then paint,
you get the picture.
They might be finished in another month,
when I finally feel like letting them leave them out
to dry between coats.

The littlest two got
some sand for the sandbox
I insisted we ship all the way from NC.
But I wasn't allowed to bring the sand with us!
So it sat empty on the back patio
til now.

And a bubble machine
(that I *just* got around to putting batteries in)

They also each got a chocolate bunny
and I let T eat part of one.
And, for whatever reason,
he doesn't like having his picture taken lately...
so this is what you get...

We were sent another craft from one of their sweet
crafty aunts...

I didn't snap a before picture,
but she sent bunny cutouts
that said
"No bunny loves you like Jesus"
and asked the kids to create a "home"
for the bunny.

So we got out the scissors,
construction paper,

And they created these

we are getting geared up for our first
visit to daddy's office.
Since he is on base, and a civilian,
he is not authorized to
escort others onto the base.
So...tomorrow is a special event
that families can come to.
In order to get on base,
I had to have an updated registration...
which I didn't...
(blame it on the move)

Hence, the NEED to stand in line for an HOUR
with FOUR kids
to get my car registered here.

While I was swapping license tags...
I *finally*
got around to a few more vehicular updates.

(SOOOOOOO sad to see this go - feel free to send me a new one!)

(how stinking cool is this thing??? and oh so true - thank you Mimi!!!)

And I will still be rocking the NC State Wolfpack tag on the front
until I am told otherwise
by those men in blue
that might insist that I put the front tag on my car
that I got when I received the back tag.
(atleast I am assuming that is why I got 2 tags - haha)

And I am sure I will have TONS to share from my first
family reunion with this side of the family.
I am so looking forward to it!!!

1 comment:

  1. awesome :) love it! everyone looks so big! what great bunny homes!