Friday, May 14, 2010

I just need about 4 more hours in a day

I swear I am losing my mind these days. it has just been crazy here, it was much more so when your grandma and grandpa Sherman were here, but even now with Erik, Magnus and Jordan it is still busy.

Today, I woke up, made Erik a turkey, cheese and lettuce sandwich for lunch. he likes to have a chocolate chip protein bar and a chocolate milk for lunch. He eats toast for breakfast. I fill his water bottle up each morning so that he doesn't get thirsty all day. I brushed his hair, and he made it to the bus on time. The bus comes at 7:32 am

I made Jordan a breakfast of milk and sliced apples. I have a slicer that takes the core out at the time, it doesn't waste much using that tool. Sometimes, I put peanut butter on the plate for Jordan to dip his apples into. Magnus doesn't eat breakfast until closer to 10 am.

Then I have to make papa and me some coffee, I like a scoop of chocolate in mine with some cream and sugar. I usually have a cheese stick for breakfast.

I print out some coloring sheets for Jordan to work on, and then it is time for Magnus and I to start on his Math. He is learning how to multiply, divide and about fact families. Science is his very favorite subject, writing is the one that he dreads.

I had to turn on the soaker hoses since it has been so hot and the grass is starting to dry up, it is starting to turn all brown from the heat and sunshine. Today we played putt putt golf, and had pizza with our local congressman. We played with a bunch of other home schooled children today, Magnus was nervous at first, but after a couple of hours, he was running and playing and didn't want to leave. but we had to.

we had to get the car alarm fixed at the mechanic shop. and then we had to drop off a package for photos for a customer. and then we had to drop off a case of pop at Erik's school for the Parent Teacher Organization fund raiser tomorrow night. we had to stop at the store and pick up some chocolate chips because Papa ATE all of the ones that I had set aside to make cookies tomorrow. he is just crazy.

We picked Erik up early so that he could get changed into his scout clothes before we met up with his den go to on a long hike along the creek. it was just like when you go on walks with us down by the river. And guess what? Magnus, Erik and Jordan picked blackberries and ate them while we were out hiking. how crazy is that? you do not get blackberries until the first week of august and we have them here the second week of May. Thank goodness we took water bottles because it was crazy hot here, it was pretty close to 90'F today and I was melting.

We had to hurry back so that we could stop at the library to get Erik some books that he has reserved, he is reading Japanese animae and learning how to draw the characters. we had to really really rush so that Erik could make it to swim practice by 5 pm, he has to swim and swim and swim, a whole bunch of laps. it makes him really really tired but he is getting much faster each time he works on it. he can swim butterfly, backstroke, breast stroke and freestyle.

after swim practice, we went to the park so that Magnus and Jordan could swing and play on the toys. they got to play with the two boys that live across the street from our house, Nicholas is one year younger than Magnus and Sean is one year older than Jordan. Finally we had to go home and do you know what Sverre had done? he had made spaghetti and it was really really good. everyone had some and Erik had two plates full.

Today everyone got a shower. Magnus and Erik took REALLY REALLY long ones. I think that they ran all the water out taking such long showers. I had to snuggle with Jordan in my lap for 10 minutes before he went to bed and Magnus was so upset over something that I had to snuggle him to sleep, and that took forever.

I was able to get on the computer and edit some images for my clients, and get some orders printed and shipped. That is pretty much how every day goes, busy busy busy.