I realize this is a bit much to ask. But I seriously might lose my marbles. And I would have no clue where to find them. They are likely under a pile of laundry.
For the record, Jason is trying. His schedule is a bit much right now too. I am hoping that things get better soon. I cant handle this much. I am not designed to spread myself so thin.
The weekend didn't go as I had envisioned. Jason and I both had to work Saturday AM. And he needed to be in for a while so was unable to take littles with him. Friday night when I was working(again) he took them all to my in laws for a sleepover. I come home to an (unexpectedly)empty house, and I'm instantly sad. It was a rough night, I feel sad not being home, and no ones here when I am. But I am so grateful to my in laws for making things easier for us. To make a long story short, Summer was in a fishing tournament in Whitehall on Sunday. So Bob and Joan kept the kids all weekend since I was working. We all spent Saturday evening at their house, but its hard to leave them behind, when I know I am just going home. But I needed to work AGAIN on Sunday. So it was leave them behind, or drive back up to drop them off. Really really really, we are so lucky to have family that helps so much, I just wish I didn't need the help.
PITY PARTY OVER-I think.
Jason and I did exchange fun Valentines. I got him some sweet aviator sunglasses and olives. He got me a Biggby Coffee gift card and flowers;) And we spoiled the kids like we do... the bestest was sharing tons of Bernie-Os at Bob and Joan's! Nummy....OH and Summer got 3rd place in the fishing tournament! She caught a pike that was like 28 inches long! Crazy kid.
And here is something cool that I stumbled across when I was out blog stalking. Its a kids ATC swap. ATCs are Artist Trading Cards. Tiny pieces of art(2.5x3.5 inches) that you make and trade. Its been a hot thing in the crafty world for some time now. But I never noticed a kids version before! What an awesome idea! So each of the girls are making 5 cards to send out to 5 other kids in their age group. Apparently there are over 900 kids involved. Summer even has an Aussie in her group! We are so excited and have been practicing on paper cut to size, just to get the feel of working on a small scale. I am using really heavy chipboard(like what you would find on the back of a sketchbook) for the final projects. But you can also use cereal box cardboard and such too. The re-using sends a great message to the kiddos and helps them to start to look at packaging differently.
These are what we are using for final products.
How cool is it that they are going to start getting mail with tiny pieces of art! What kids doesn't live for getting mail?!? I think we might frame the collection, or start a book. After its done, I am interested in maybe doing a kids swap locally, among kids of friends and family(and anyone else lurking who's interested) Let me know if you want to try to do this too! I will post finished projects soon.
I am hoping this is the last of my schizo posts. Really I am OK. There is always more good than bad. I'm naturally a complainer. I don't wanna be, I am working on that. Always. My life is not perfect. Not even close. That's why I need to balance the crud with totally awesome happenings like an artfest at the dining room table. Or enjoying a drive with my Hubs(without noisy kids) wearing sunglasses that make him look like a super trooper(a hot one, babe) and in the end, giggling manically at everything that is so insane in our everyday. That's the only way I know how to make it all work:)