Here are pictures from our hike through the national forest near our home.
July 27, 2014
My whole family took a vacation to Sanibel/Captiva Island Florida for two weeks. We grew up going there my whole life but the last time I have been there was about 6 years ago. Since we just bought our new house, we just could not afford a vacation this year. Which is fine, I love our house and we have been doing little jobs around here that need to be done. I have still been trying to make the most of our summer though.
July 15, 2014
Most of the time I don't even think about diaper changes and potty breaks because they happen a billion times a day, but really, I hate it. Sometimes I just feel "shit-on", punn intended. This morning for example, I went, of course, but my one year old was screaming for me to hold her, shredding toilet paper off the roll, and when I closed the door on her she screamed and pounded on it until I opened the door. I also had to take the dog out and she has been having diarrhea but today she pooped so much I couldn't even pick it up with one bag; a little got on my hand too. Than my daughter took her turn and changing her is like trying to put clothes on a wild squirrel that you just caught with your bare hands... Near impossible, messy( poop on my hands again) and dangerous!
Not to mention, just a couple days ago my son, whose 3 and knows better, pooped in the front yard. I did not figure it out in enough time before his sister crawled over and was holding it in Her hands and playing with it! In full view of my neighbor who had walked over for a quick chat. Why? I have no clue. This is my life now.
Posted by Samantha at 9:54 AM
July 11, 2014
These children of mine. I love them more than anything in this world. I can cry instantly thinking of anything bad that might happen to them. They are my everything....including headaches. Noah, at 3, can be so sweet one moment and absolutely rotten the next. For example: We have always taken Noah back to his own room if he ever came to our bed because we didn't want to start bad habits. Last night I brought him back to his bed twice. I woke up this morning and he was laying right next to me.(hubby is out of town) But then later in the day, he totally ruined that morning feeling.
We were playing outside and my neighbor stopped over to chat.
He had disappeared around the corner and I just figured he was trying to ring the doorbell( his new obnoxious hobby) Well when he re-emerged he had that guilty look on his face and I said, "what did you do?" He said, "nothing". A few minutes later the baby waddled over to the front yard and as I walked over to check on her, she was sitting in the grass holding something in her hand.... Well, she was holding a big, long piece of human poop!!! I wanted to vomit. I was furious ... My son took a dump in the yard and then his sister started playing with it !!!! Why? Why? Why?
July 5, 2014
On this day, July 5th 2008, we got married. We have been together for a total of 12 years coming up in October. We have a dog, two kids, new house, new car, and finally two incomes( as I finally am officially hired to teach kindergarten)!
I'm not going to lie, there's been some rough patches, but I think if you hold on to what makes your life great together then you can work through anything.
Posted by Samantha at 1:02 PM
Christmas is my favorite holiday, but July 4th is a contender. It's just encompasses the heart of American summer time to me. Everyone in red, white, and blue, watching fire works, cook outs, friends and family together... It's just such a cool experience. Both my kiddos sat quietly through the fireworks show. We had to bribe them with chocolate and jelly beans to keep them occupied leading up to the fireworks, but it was a great night.
Posted by Samantha at 8:01 AM