Wednesday, October 1, 2008

THE BUSY-NESS OF MOTHERHOOD

WE ALL KNOW HOW MUCH TIME IT TAKES TO BE A GOOD MOM AND HOW OVERWHELMING IT CAN BE. I AM SO LUCKY THAT I AM ABLE TO STAY HOME AND BE THE "SOCCER" MOM, I LOVE IT EVEN THOUGH I'M ALWAYS EXHAUSTED, MY HAIR STAYS IN A PONY TAIL, AND I FIND MY SELF IN PAJAMA PANTS. EVERY MORNING I GET OUT OF BED AT 6:20, NOT A MINUTE SOONER NOT A MINUTE LATER, PHISHER MIGHT WAKE UP BEFORE THAT TIME FOR SOME EATUMS(HE'S IN BED WITH ME BY THIS TIME AS I MIGHT PUT HIM IN HIS CRIB BUT SOMETIME IN THE NIGHT I BRING HIM BACK TO BED WITH ME). BROOKLYNN, IZZY, AND LANDON ARRIVE AROUND 6:30 A.M. I BARELY REMEMBER SEEING THEIR MOMMYS' I'M STILL CROSS EYED. AT 6:45A.M I WAKE MY CODY AND LEVI TO GET READY FOR SCHOOL, CHECK THEIR BOOKBAGS TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE EVERYTHING, WALK OUT SIDE CHECK THE WEATHER TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT TO WEAR. 7:20 A.M. THEY LEAVE FOR SCHOOL. THAN I START CHANGING THE DIAPERS. FEED EVERYONE A BOTTLE EXCEPT BROOKLYNN WHO GETS CEREAL OR EGGS, AND PHISHER IN STILL NURSEING. AT 11:00A.M. EVERYONE GETS CHANGED AGAIN(IF THEY HADN'T NEEDED IT YET ALREADY) THAN FED WHICH IS A FEAT IN ITSELF SINCE THE 3 LIL ONES CANT EVEN HOLD THEIR OWN SPOONS YET. THAN HOPEFULLY I GET THEM ALL ASLEEP BY 12:30P.M. AND THAN I START ON DISHES, AND LAUNDRY AND SET OUT SOME KIND OF MEAT FOR DINNER. THE BOYS ARRIVE HOME FROM SCHOOL AROUND 3:45, BROOKLYNN,IZZY AND LANDON LEAVE AROUND 4:15P.M., CODY AND LEVI DO HOMEWORK, WHILE I FEED PHISHER. AT 5:30 WE ALL PACK UP AND GO TO ONE OF TWO PLACES, SCOUTS OR FOOTBALL, OR CHURCH. AND DINNER IS COOKED EITHER AT 6 OR AT 7:30, DEPENDING ON THE NIGHT OF THE WEEK. THE LOCAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH HAS A PROGRAM ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS THAT LEVI LIKES TO GO TO, AND CODY HAS SCOUTS THOSE NIGHTS. BUT THEY HAVE FOOTBALL ON MONDAY AND THURSEDAY NIGHTS. SO TUESDAY AND FRIDAY WERE FREE FOR OUR EVENINGS WHICH IS NICE. ALTHOUGH PHISHER IS NEVER IN BED BEFORE 10:OOP.M. AND RARELY BEFORE 11:30 P.M. I'M BUSY FROM THE TIME MY FEET HIT THE FLOOR IN THE MORNING UNTILL MY I COLAPSE INTO BED AT NIGHT, AND EVEN THOUGH PHISHER IS 4 DAYS AWAY FROM HIS 7 MONTH BIRTHDAY HE STILL WAKES UP EVER 21/2 TO 3 HOURS. AND I KNOW THAT HE'S DOING IT MORE OUT OF HABIT THAN ANYTHING, THOUGH I DON'T KNOW HOW TO BREAK HIM FROM THIS! ALRIGHT WELL ENJOY THE PICTURES! I'M OUT OF TIME!



I LOVE HIS LITTLE BIG HAM HOCKS!


HE'S PULLING HIMSELF UP NOW


AND STEPPING AWAY

HIS FIRST TIME IN SHOES


LEVI PREPARING FOR HIS FLAG FOOTBALL GAME


CODY PREPARING FOR HIS FLAG FOOTBALL GAME


AND THE GAME IS ON!


PHIL AND CODY SQUARING OFF FOR OUR FAMILY AIR HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

LEVI AND MYSELF, I WAS THE OVERALL LOSER


CODY AND LEVI FISHING



LEVI FISHING


LEVI FISHING


PHISHERS' FIRST TIME IN GRASS


I BELIEVE HE LIKES IT

6 comments:

Cathy Shields said...

How sweet!! Isn't it great being a Mom.

PHIL & ELISABETH BENGE said...

YES IT IS!

Jacob and Cami said...

WOW, you are one busy gal. I can hardly get everything done I need to and I only have one baby at home to take care of. I admire you.

William said...

I love to see the pics, keep them coming! - Steph

Cali and Travis said...

I seriously don't know how you look after three other babies. Most days I don't get everything done I need to do and I only have my own baby to look after. Good for you though. Phisher is getting so big! I love it.

Darryl and Cindy said...

You are a supermom!!! And your boys are so handsome! (Phisher is a supercutie!)