Monday, February 13, 2012


We have been having a rough couple of days.  The kids are SO grouchy.  Especially Kayla.  I just want to scream some times....sometimes I do.  :)  Kayla is like a teenager sometimes I swear.  Moody and irrational.    Then even when Tyler isn't in a bad mood and is being completely normal, COMPLETELY NORMAL for him is very irritating in itself.  If everything is going well and I am in a good mood, I can handle him just fine.  However, if I am tired, cranky and have had to deal with Kayla's screaming kicking fits all day long, it's another story.  Ever since Kayla was sick all last week she has been having trouble going to bed at night.  It takes like 20 minutes of "mommy I need water"  "Mommy I have boogers"  "Mommy, I need you to hold me." and then screaming at the top of her lungs kicking for another 20 or 30 minutes sometimes after I finally stop giving into her demands and let her cry herself to sleep.  This isn't just at night time either.  It is also at nap time.  I would just get rid of her naps but that makes her even worse.  She NEEDS the naps and quite frankly so do I.  By the time Tyler gets home from school I am not in the mood to hear him repeat everything he says THREE times.  I'm not kidding either. Tyler thinks he has to say everything THREE TIMES!  It doesn't matter if you answered him.  It doesn't matter if you tell him if he says it again you are going to punish him.  He feels he NEEDS to say it 3 stinking times every time.  This is really hard for me after a long day of already having to deal with Kayla.

I'm just venting.  It usually cures things if I spend lots of time with Tyler.  This week his teacher sent him home with a box full of books that her son loved when he was little.  She said he could borrow them and bring them back when he was done. They are chapter books and they are very neat.  They are called The Magic Treehouse.  We started reading them.  So him and I cuddle up on the couch and read together.  This helps a lot but with how cranky Kayla has been, some days this just isn't enough one on one time for him.

Wednesday I had a sinus headache that knocked me on my butt.  I could barely lift my head up by 4 in the afternoon.  I am SO GRATEFUL the kids understood that mommy didn't feel good and they didn't give me ANY problems all afternoon and night.  Cody is always home by 5:40 or so at the latest.  He of course had a late night at work and on this particular day and didn't get home until 8pm.  The kids just sat on the couch with me and played games, watched movies and even ate dinner with me on the couch. They were excellent and I was so grateful.

Part of the reason I am overwhelmed lately is because Cody has been having back problems.  Most of this week by the time he gets home his back hurts so bad and all he wants to do is sit on the couch with a heating pad.  Tyler wants to play with him but he can't so then Tyler gets whinny and mommy has to figure it out.  This has also been his long week because Cody didn't get Saturday off.  I was hoping that the kids would sleep in a little bit Saturday for me.  Tyler came in and crawled into my bed at 7ish and then Kayla came RIDING in on her bike at 7:15.   Then I took the kids shopping and to lunch.

Sunday was yesterday and Kayla was being a punk again.  Tyler...still repeating himself 3 times with everything he said.  Mommy was very tired because I haven't been sleeping well and we no longer get to sleep in on Sundays because church changed to an earlier time.  I was giving the lesson in relief society and Kayla didn't want me to leave her in nursery which NEVER happens.  She always goes willingly.  We get home and have a rough go at nap time AGAIN.  I was so tired at this point.  I finally went into Kayla's room, grabbed her from off of the floor where she had been screaming for the last 10 minutes or so and took her to my bed where she actually fell asleep with me for a little bit.    The rest of the evening was still rough.  Lost of yelling at the kids because they were just simply NOT listening to a word I said. Cody kept falling asleep on the couch which meant me doing everything again when I was already so burnt out with the kids.  Finally at about 6:30 or so last night I was trying to get some dishes done I knocked over the blender and shattered it ALL over the kitchen floor.  It took me at least half an hour to sweep and mop several times and after that I STILL kept finding glass in different cracks and things.  Then it was bed time and guess what Kayla did?  If you guessed kicked and screamed and made a million of demands you were right.

Cody and I went to bed late.  Today is a holiday and so I am at home alone with the kids again.  I was HOPING for a little extra sleep.  I even put the kids to bed later then normal so they would sleep in even a TINY bit.  Kayla came in and woke me up at 6:50.  People, if she is up at 6:50 you KNOW she is going to be a grumpy butt all day.  We were sitting on the couch watching TV and I was drinking some chocolate milk.  She got mad at me because it was Tyler's turn to watch something on the TV so she threw something at me knocking the chocolate milk all over me, her, the couch and her stuff.

And I get them ALLLLL to myself ALLLLLL day.  I'm so excited.

I really do love my kids.  I promise.  Kayla was super cuddly at church and it made me feel so special.  Tyler was also super cuddly and he kept telling me that I was the "Best mom he EVER had"!   I'm just having a rough week.  It reminds me of the times Cody would be gone on travel in Texas and I would be completely burnt out on having the kids to myself for weeks at a time.  My in laws are coming at the end of the week to take us to IKEA.  I am SOOOOOO looking forward to this.  I am also looking to forward to one of my friends coming to visit Wednesday and Thursday.   Tuesday is also Valentine's day and I told Cody that I think we needed to soak in the tub together that night and watch a movie on my lap top. I am hoping when I am done writing this depressing, someone please shoot me blog, I am going to take the kids to the play ground and hope it helps cure everyone's blues.  Then we are going to make Valentine's for Tyler's class and I have a garter to make someone for their wedding.  Here's hoping I don't cry any more today......

Did I mention I am hormonal too.

You probably hadn't guessed that right?


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kayla Turns 3

Just so I don't spend all of my time catching up and then get behind on the more recent stuff, Kayla turned 3!  She was VERY excited to have her princess party.  She has been planing it every since Tyler got to have his Super Hero party.  Which reminds me, Tyler turned 6 and had a Super Hero party!  haha  I guess I need to get that one up here too.

Kayla was SO excited for her party that ALLLLL day long I got to hear, "Is it time for my party now?"  Her is Kayla sitting on the couch around 11ish that morning with her new Hello Kitty doll she picked out at the store that morning.

Kayla wanted everything to be pink and to have princesses on it.  We told everyone to wear their princess dresses if they had some.  Everyone looked so cute!  It was at night so I had to use the flash on my camera which I hated, BUT that is when all of her friends could come.  It meant Kayla would NOT take a picture with me.  We tried.  Believe me we tried.  IN fact, her friend Liberty told me she would take a picture with me.  So we did.  It totally made Kayla jealous...until I tried to grab her for a picture and she ran away still.  Hmmm  So here is Liberty and I

Here are our Princesses in random order

Princess Jasmin enjoying some strawberries and carrots

Cinderella eating some fruit and drinking some juice

Princess Belle getting ready to make her very own princess crown!

And what is a princess party without some princes?  Here is Prince Tyler and Prince Joey.

The boys ( and Jeni ) played the dance game on the Wii

While the girls got to color and decorate their very own princess crowns!  Complete with Jewels!

Even Jaxson got in on the action!

Here's the group of girls ( minus Hannah because we were taking too long and she ran off )  haha

Here Kayla is opening some presents

And here we are singing to her

I snuck in a picture of Cody and I

Playing with the balloons and riding on Kayla's bike together

Eating some food

And here is Jaxson trying to escape right at the end.

It was a fun night and Daddy bought Kayla a special PINK Wii remote for when she "plays" the Wii

It was a good night!  Happy birthday big girl!  I love you

Monday, February 6, 2012


Okay so who of you were thinking, "Oh Katie said she was going to blog every day for a month and now it has been 3 days since she posted anything!"  I knew she couldn't do it?"  It's okay.  I understand.  It had been months since I written and then I expected to write every day for one month.  Not likely right?!

Well, the good news is that I didn't let myself down.  I DID journal the last three days in a row but at night when I went to write before bed, the internet wasn't working and so I actually wrote by HAND in my paper journal.  You remember those things right?  Pens and paper?  They used to be my favorite source of stress relief.  I used to write ALL of the time.  You should see all of the journals I have collected over the years.  It has been a wonderful experience to write things down in my own hand writing.  I think blogging is wonderful too but I think at some point a hand written journal is way more important.  This way there is a record of things in YOUR written and your prosperity has something that you touched that they get to hold in their hands and read.  They get to see what you writing looked liked and there is just something so neat about that.

Where am I going with this?  I am going to keep up trying to update here, as long as the #$^*& internet will work when I need it to, but I am going to consider this extra for the time being.  And instead of making sure I type things out everyday, I am going to write things down on paper, with a pen, in my own writing.  Another reason I think this is important is for the privacy factor.  I can be so much more personal in my written journal because complete strangers can't read it and judge me!  haha

So we'll see you again SOON!  I promise...

Friday, February 3, 2012


I just got on here to see when I wrote last.  Seriously?  Has it been THAT long!  Well, I have a million things to update y'all with.  I am doing something at church called Celestial University.  Each woman picked something they wanted to major in and then you can get your Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate.   There were many things to choose from and I decided to go with Interior Design.  Along with your degree you have to get a minor in Theology.  One of my goals for Theology is that I have to journal EVERY day for 30 days.


Back in the day, that would have been NO problem at all.  For me right now, it is a huge problem which is why I made this a goal.  For today I am writing this entry just to let every one know of my goal.  Hopefully I can get through the next 30 days feeling great about myself for accomplishing this HUGE task for me.  Because I do NOT have something to say EVERY day, and because it has been soooooooo long since I have blogged and I don't want to lose out on all of the stuff that has happened in the last couple of months, I am going to be going back and updating things.  Some days will be new stuff, some days will be old stuff but I will ALWAYS let you know if I am talking about the present or the past.

You know me, I have a hard time writing a blog entry without posting pictures ( which is why I got so behind in the first place! ) but here are some updated pictures of my kids.

Tyler- my handsome guy

And this is my pretty girl

They are both stinkers....but I love them!

I will be TRYING hard to go through some pictures and things on my lap top to get some post ready for the next couple of days.  I don't want to leave a bunch of stuff out so here's hoping I can figure out what needs to be said.

Until tomorrow...