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A camper's best friend


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Monday, June 30. 2008

We joined friends for our annual camping trip this past weekend. Shortly after we had set up camp, we were gearing up for a bonfire dinner when the rain/storms settled in. Our friends ended up taking their three boys and heading out of the campground and back to a Perkins. We stayed and roasted our hot dogs in the pouring rain. Our new screen dining tent seemed to be working well till we noticed LJ sitting in a puddle on the bench of the picnic table merrily shoveling in food that his older siblings had left as they suddenly "weren't hungry anymore and wanted to go to the tent." The wind and rain picked up, the mesh dining tent wasn't really any protection and we retreated to our tent. AJ entertained us by reading "Frog and Toad" to us and we hung out. Keeping a 17 month old entertained in a tent is no easy feat even with his older brother reading his very first ever chapter book! As the heavy rain continued, water starting seeping into the tent. We have the sides of the tent pushed out a bit with 2 queen sized air mattresses and the water seemed to be pooling in the mesh in the windows and then running (yes it was running in a constant flow of drops) down both sides of the little mesh pockets hanging down from the windows onto the beds. We watched as the wet marks crawled across the sheets at a steady pace towards us. We ended up pulling the sheets off and trying to soak up the moisture. Nothing was working. Then I tossed one of LJ's disposable diapers at S and told him to put that under the mesh pocket. I put one under the pocket nearest me. It worked! The rain continued through the night and our little water soakers did the trick. The next morning, as I picked up the cement like water soaked diapers I couldn't help wondering if anyone ever let them get that wet on a kid! If so, I doubt they could even move! We have now decided that we will carry some disposable diapers in our camping gear for those mop up times after heavy rains!












Our ice cream maker.......celebrating our tenth anniversary.









And our camper's best friend.....

Tennis Tantrum


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Tuesday, June 24. 2008

I should have seen this coming despite thinking I had prepared for it. L and AJ had their first tennis lesson yesterday morning and they all eagerly got into the van with their rackets over their shoulders including A-girl. I had explained that the class was only for older kids and that she and I were watching. There was no complaining, no fuss. I figured we would play in the playground nearby as the older two and their friend had lessons.

We were early so played a bit first and then headed over tot he courts. AJ and L ran ahead and A-girl asked me to take her in to play tennis. I explained again that she was not taking lessons. Somehow she had ignored all my other explanations and really believed she was there to play alongside everyone else. She threw her racket, threw her hat and a ball and then the tears welled up in her eyes. She wanted to play tennis and couldn't understand why she wasn't able.

The next 45 minutes were a series of her acting out, receiving consequences and then repeating. Hopefully today goes much more smoothly!

Rock Bottom


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Tuesday, June 24. 2008

Sunday, we were invited to an Ice Cream Social at freinds' and the kids had a great time playing on the trampoline, swings/climber and of course eating ice cream and drinking floats. The playground area was covered with pea gravel (small rocks). When I was changing LJ after we had come home, I was amazed at the number of tiny rocks he brought home in his diaper! How does one accomplish that!

Pool Adventure


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Saturday, June 21. 2008

Yesterday afternoon, I took our kids and two friends to the pool. I should have known things would be interesting when I couldn't find a place to park! We finally found one that was quite a walk from the entrance. We had a great time playing and splashing and I was thinking how great things were going. Then I looked up and saw the sky turn very dark as storm clouds moved in. They quickly blocked out the sun and many swimmers started to leave the pool area. I told the older two girls that we were going to leave in a few minutes and when they resisted, I pointed to the sky and told them we needed to leave before the storm came. Nothing more needed to be said. There was no lightening or rain so I had decided to let them play a bit more. Then the wind picked up. I called to the older girls to get the younger three and I grabbed LJ and set him down by the lounge chair where our towels were laid out. The wind at that point was so strong it was blowing our towels around, turning umbrellas in the "shade" area inside out and moving some chairs across the pool deck. Poor LJ was blown over and then the chair blew into his head. He was less than impressed to be out of the water and then the wind was making things worse. We were able to gather up out things and as the droves of people headed to the exit, we went to the dressing room to pull things together. People were moving quickly and of course there was the chatter amongst them of whether or not there were tornado warnings. Poor AJ and our friend A are at the age that they both have a fear of tornadoes so were becoming increasingly worried and anxious. There were no sirens. There were no directions from pool staff so we made our way to the dressing room, helping a sobbing lost child find a lifeguard to help reunite him with his Dad who he couldn't find in the chaos of several hundred people going through an exit. I had thought the dressing room would be crowded, however it was not too bad considering the number of people at the pool that now were leaving. The storm wasn't really amounting to much. After that wind, I was expecting a severe thunderstorm but we were able to get tot eh van without really even getting wet. The rain held off til I had all 6 inside and then although very steady wasn't heavy. By the time we dropped the girls off at their house about half an hour after our wind incident, the sun was starting to poke back out through the clouds and the evening was sunny again. What struck me was how intense the fear was in AJ's eyes as he kept telling me "I want to go home Momma!" and how our friend A had the same look in her eyes as her sister helped her get dressed. No matter what I told them, their bodies relaxed but that look did not decrease in intensity until they were in the van devouring a snack. What also struck me was how quickly they move on.....they thought I should take them back when the sun starting to shine.....oddly enough that was the time we were planning to leave anyway!

Wrong turn


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Thursday, June 19. 2008

This evening, as I was putting away some clean clothes in the boys' room, AJ woke up. I asked him if he was heading to the bathroom and he replied that he was. He often goes about that time so I just assumed he would do as he always does. I followed him out of his door and then heard S saying "Hey, AJ go to the bathroom! Not here!" AJ had decided to pee on the speaker just inside the doorway to the living room from the hallway. Granted our house is small and he really only took a wrong turn and two steps but his error had significant consequences. He needed to turn the other way and take two steps and all would have been fine. He peed on the coats hanging in the hallway (mostly my jean jacket), the speaker, the dance bag (good thing his sisters were sound asleep!), a puzzle piece, a stray sock (luckily that was his), a truck and a plastic spoon from the kitchen that LJ had been toting around earlier. The interesting fact is that he was still not awake despite us trying to wake him up. I am sure he is going to awake tomorrow morning and wonder why he is laying naked in his bed (he left his clothes in the living room as well!) and likely remembers nothing of the conversation we had! I really really hope this is not going to become a nightly occurrence!

A busy week


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Thursday, June 19. 2008

Pool Time on Father's Day











VBS (biking to and from)



Four Pitch









Track



Will she make it to four?!?!


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Wednesday, June 18. 2008

This afternoon we were meeting friends at the wading pool at the park at the corner of our block. We seemed to be having a slow lunch and I was realizing we weren't going to get much time to play before we had to leave for piano lessons. The older two were ready to go so I told them they could walk ahead. They have to cross one street at a stop sign and then cross the adjacent street without a stop sign and then the park is there. They were together and watch carefully. I knew our friends were there and anticipated leaving minutes after them. I gathered up LJ and A-girl was in the porch. The phone rang and I talked briefly with L's track coach about her meet tomorrow standing about 2 feet from the front door. I got off the phone and couldn't find A-girl. She wasn't in the porch, not by the wagon that I had loaded up, nowhere. I started to panic and then just knew that she had headed to the park without me. She had stealthily made her way out the door while I stood just feet from her. I walked/ran as fast as I could down the street without launching the baby out of the back of the wagon. No A-girl. No emergency vehicles, no three year olds laying in the street (yes my mind went there!). When I got to the park, I saw her leaping into the pool with her floaty around her waist. There was that split second between relief and anger. I left the wagon and LJ near our friends and then proceeded to take A-girl out of the pool. I talked with her about how it wasn't safe for a little girl to walk across the street (that street usually isn't too busy, however the main thoroughfare two blocks to the west is closed so there is a lot more traffic and they travel at higher speeds than usual), how I was worried about her and how I needed to know where she was at all times. She kept telling me that she looked for cars (which was likely true since she hadn't been mowed over by one) but I was not reassured. As I talked with her, my friends figured out what had just happened. They thought that I had stopped in the park to talk with someone but when they realized she had crossed the street as well, we were all a little shocked/stressed. A-girl was oblivious. Nothing I said had any impact. I am seriously considering a tether than keeps her belted to my side for the remainder of the summer (she has a tendency to take off but tends to stay at least close by (not a block and a half away!)). I'm also seriously considering carrying a shot of alcohol, Valium and chocolate to help me make it through the weeks ahead! (OK, well maybe just the chocolate!). A friend of mine had shared a story with me this morning as I tried to get us all ready to ride our bikes home from VBS. A woman who had seen her with two of her kids in a stroller, one on a bike and one on a scooter came running up to her and commented on how she knew her life as she had lived it 30 years ago. She told my friend to remember that the days are long but the years fly by. Tired kids, cranky kids, crying kids, dare devil kids, programs, activities and the day to day life with four kids certainly made it a long day today but I am well aware that the years are going to fly by and I will look back on these days with a lot of laughs. I will likely be reflecting on how my A-girl is such a risk taker in her life, an adventure seeking, courageous, nothing will hold her back, loving woman and I will reflect on the day she took herself to the pool when she was only three!

A new kind of "fix it" tape


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Tuesday, June 17. 2008

AJ seems to be burning through shoes the past few days. He has ruined two pair of Croc take off shoes and a pair of running shoes in less than a week. His running shoe lace broke (the lace is a continuous elastic, sewn in the bottom and in a plastic pull at the top) on the weekend and I fixed it yesterday only to have it break again today. S and I were discussing various ways to try and fix it so we didn't' have to buy AJ yet another pair of shoes this week. L was telling us how she thought it could be fixed and then A-girl chimed in "You could use rubber duck tape!" S and I both were cracking up on the inside and manged to ask her with a straight face all the while knowing exactly what she had meant "What kind of tape?" She answered, "Daddy, your rubber duck tape at the back door. It will work!" We do indeed keep a roll of gray duct tape in a cupboard at the back door!

Sometimes I forget


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Monday, June 16. 2008

A-girl is so determined to do what the other kids are doing. She doesn't seem to ever let her age or size prevent her from doing anything. She is still only three but she follows right along with everyone else and it is sometimes easy to forget that she isn't yet four. This weekend, she danced her heart out, played with the older girls in the dressing room of the dance recital and had a blast. She went strong from noon to midnight Saturday through 2 shows, a picnic and all the getting ready beforehand without ever slowing down. She absolutely loved it and soaked in all the excitement. Yesterday was also a full day of swimming and playing and celebrating with Daddy on his special day. Despite our best efforts, we were up later than we had hoped yet another night (at least it wasn't close to midnight like Friday and Saturday) and she up raring to go this morning for VBS this week. After a little rocky start (she got really shy and wasn't too sure she wanted to go with her "crew" initially) but after a quick adjustment she had a blast for the next three hours. A-girl is always ready for what comes next with a real zest for life and everything it brings with it. She is amazing to watch. People comment on how happy she always is and what great energy she brings to activities. By this afternoon, I knew she was tired yet she wasn't slowing down. I convinced her to lay down and if she didn't come out til I came back to get her (she usually comes back out so she doesn't miss anything/have to sleep) she could have a treat. Well, within minutes she was sound asleep and snoring (yes, that girl can snore!....almost as loud as her Daddy) all curled up on her bed. When I saw her little body curled up in about 1/4th of the bed, it struck me how little she looked. How little she still is. 4 years ago, I was helping out in VBS and was pregnant with her. This year she is old enough to participate in the program rather than the child care for volunteers. She's such a big girl and yet she is still my little girl and always will be. She's growing up so fast and I am reminded to cherish the sweet moments with her.

Happy Father's Day


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Monday, June 16. 2008

To all the special guys in my life that play the role of father, father-in-law, father of my kids, father of special kids in my life, father figure......today we celebrate you. Thank you for being you and for the incredible influence you have had on my life. May your day be extra special.

Thinking of Dad


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Sunday, June 15. 2008

My Dad is the stereotypical "strong but silent" type of guy. A man of few words. He says very little yet I seem to know what he is trying to tell me. As A kid, he only had to look at you and there was this knowing that what you had done was either positive or not. He is not really a talker. He is happiest with nature, one with the land he farms and he quietly takes pleasure in the accomplishments of those around him. He doesn't like crowds, prefers not to travel and enjoys thinks on a simpler scale. This quiet old guy has taught me so much about life over the years. He has taught me about love, patience, hope, passion for life, family, commitment, loyalty, and being a devoted parent. He has not lived an easy life but he has led a full life. I wish that I could be with him today to share this Father's Day, to tell him how wonderful he is and how much he has shaped, directed and influenced my life in his soft, caring manner. I know if if I told him how great he was, he would get this embarrassed blush in his cheeks and a little smirk on his face. I know it must have been very hard to lose your wife and be left with two kids to raise alone. I know you sacrificed things and put our needs ahead of your own leaving you alone. Thanks Dad for all you did to give me the childhood I had, to help me attain the goals and dreams I had through your love and support. You have had such an incredible influence on me. I wish we lived closer and that you could share in the day to day life of your grandchildren. There is so much of you in then that it catches me sometimes and takes my breath away. One of them will say or do something and S and I look at each other and say "That's a Grandpa M!" We love you and celebrate you today!

Three year old logic


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Sunday, June 15. 2008

At one point today we were driving in a very nice neighborhood and S jokingly said "There is Mom and Dad's new house." AJ asked "Would we live there too?" and S told him that only Mom and Dad would move and the kids would stay in our current house. A-girl piped in "We can't stay there by ourselves! We are too little" After a brief pause she added "......maybe when we are teenagers we could live alone!"
Not likely!

A System


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Saturday, June 14. 2008

I don't do hair. I don't do makeup. When I learned that I would have to do both for the girls' dance picture day and dance recital I became stressed. I attended the demonstration meeting where the dance teacher showed all of us how she wanted their hair done, listened to how to curl their hair, took notes and then panicked. We bought the foam rollers as had been instructed and we had a trial run. Luckily there was nothing they had to "look good" for the next morning because after a night on rollers L's hair looked more like a bad tight curl perm than a dancer's hair filled with ringlets. She was in tears insisting that she looked like a boy! Personally I thought she looked like Shirley Temple on a bad day.



Trial two and three were just as bad.




A-girl's hair looked more like a rat's nest or something that a squirrel had given up on than beautiful dancer ringlets and her re-trys were just as bad. I was frustrated as I was following the "rules" down to the wire but the results were horrible. I went against the grain and used a curling iron instead and with my girls' hair this seemed to work the best. It doesn't hold as well through the three hour recital (found that out last night) but it seems to be the best way to do it. Today we used a ton of hairspray as they need to get through two recitals and a picnic (almost 12 hours of dance hair).

Through everything, we learned a system. For dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, I was trying to do their kids with all four kids in the living room needing something. LJ spent most of it sobbing as I kept telling him he couldn't play with the curling iron. It was taking longer than the amount of time I had so needless to say, it wasn't a relaxing time. Yesterday, I dropped AJ off for his camping weekend with friends so only had three kids at home and A-girl was asleep. I had convinced her to take a nap despite her not being tired at all and could hardly wake her up a half hour before we had to leave. It was easier to do hair with only one girl at a time but entertaining L was a bit of a challenge. He quickly figured out it was hard for me to run to him when he stood on something he shouldn't or threw things that weren't really "throwable" when I had a hot curling iron in my hand. I discovered that the girls' curls fell out quicker than some of the other kids but their hair is so thick and heavy the weight seemed to just pull it out. It will look interesting by this evening.

This morning, we seemed to have a system that worked. Daddy took L for a walk and I had the girls. Hair and make up for each girl was about 45 minutes. Things were much smoother with Daddy to distract and feed everybody so I could focus on the girls hair.













Through the process I have learned a lot. I have learned how to curl my girl's hair and put on their make up but what I have I really learned is to trust myself more. I can learn to do things that are new and intimidating to me. I have learned to let go of the need to achieve "perfect" since it really isn't even possible. I learned that my girls don't really care if their hair is perfect but they do care about having fun, enjoying their friends and dancing. I was reminded that it is the special time with my girls that is so valuable in this experience not if their curls fall out by the end of the show or if their lipstick is really awful because they put it on themselves.

I wasn't sure what to expect this weekend, as we have never been part of a dance recital like this but its been fun. Time consuming and exhausting....but fun. The girls absolutely loved it.















Tornado Tot


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Friday, June 13. 2008

LJ is a toddler with the ability to have every person in a room come running, to break more times in the past two weeks that the other three children have in their lifetime combined and have strangers comment on how adorable he is. L just commented "He is sooo much work. I have to do so much extra work with him around now!" (she had just wiped up all the water he dumped out of yet another water bottle). He seems to thrive on the amount of noise and chaos he can stir up as we moves through his day.

His favorite activities at the moment include (many times an hour):
- climbing up on the arm of the couch and throwing L's treasures, our Cd's and anything in reach out of the hanging CD case.
- climbing up on the back of the couch and swinging the picture frames hung on the wall
- opening the freezer and eating handfuls of chocolate chips
- climbing up on the chairs by the table and clearing off anything (glasses of water, plates, papers) that is in his path
- throwing all the recycling around the kitchen
- taking the lids off of water bottles and dumping the water everywhere
- climbing up on the piano bench, then standing and clearing everything in his reach off the top of the piano
- cleaning shelves of books at home and at the library
- dumping every container of toys or anything else one tries to keep in a container
- clearing the kitchen counters of their contents
- pulling clothes out of drawers or laundry baskets after you have spent time folding them
- standing on ride on toys
- open the dish washer and bang and clang anything in there
- climbing anything and everything he can
- walking everywhere and having the need to be in constant motion

He is training us though to leave nothing in his path unless we would like it broken. I think one day recently, there were three broken glasses in my garbage can.

This whirlwind is also the same little guy that is learning the gestures/actions for "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes," playing games, reading books and exploring the wonder of the world around him.









Wet weather


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Friday, June 13. 2008

We recently picked up a couple of tents for the kids to play in/with. Friends in our playgroup had picked them up and the kids really enjoyed setting them up at the park and using them in their great adventures. The day we got them, the rain set in and it was apparent that we couldn't sue them outside. That didn't deter my kids. They decided to set them up in their rooms!





After several days of not being able to move in their rooms (the tents filled the only open space in their rooms), we took down the tents and are hoping for some sunshine days to take our adventure outdoors.

I'm not sure I will ever understand the lure of sleeping on a hard floor when my nice bed was mere inches away......perhaps I need to re-find that part of "kid" in me!



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