It always seems like we have to cram stuff into limited amount of time. This week is nuts.
Scouts, hockey, pumpkin carving, costume creating, homework, chores, instrument practicing, shopping for costume supplies and Reagan's pumpkin all amidst the regular grocery shopping, cleaning, and yeah eating, showering and sleeping.
Our time during the week is so busy and so short, it's sometimes frustrating trying to get everything done. For example, the kids get home from school around 4pm and Reag's bedtime is at 8pm. Literally we have very little down time. Homework and chores happen first. Then maybe there's some play time outside before supper before the routine of clean up, showers & bedtime.
Mondays and Thursdays are Scouts and hockey. Trying to plan for activities is tough.
We talked with Reag making the best of things...she picked her pumpkin from the grocery store. She was pretty bummed about not going to the pumpkin farm. So, her way of making the best of it was picking the biggest one she could find at the store. ;)
I have a couple friends--new and not-so-new friends coming over tomorrow with their baby girls & an older man for Lily. I have baby food, formula, & coupons to share with them and I'm looking forward to some mom time!
Tomorrow we'll be carving pumpkins. Thursday we're trying to work out logistics with hockey and a trick-or-treating event.
Both Andrew and Reagan have a Halloween event Sunday night for Scouts and Brownies. Andrew will be going to his, Reagan will not be, unfortunately, since that's not her time with us.
I feel pretty stressed trying to get everything fit in and done that I'd like to get done. Is it going to matter to my friends if my floor isn't mopped right before they come? No, but it will to me. But, if I stay up late to do it tonight, then I'll be super tired tomorrow and they just might not like it if I fell asleep haha. So, the floor may not get mopped, ladies. ha Forgive me.
We ate supper in shifts tonight trying to get everything done. Not my favorite thing to do, but getting the pumpkin had to be tonight.
Yeah, I'm totally rambling and just brain dumping, really to get it all organized in my mind.
While I'm brain vomiting, apparently Sunday was Mother-in-Law day? Now, there's two days for my MIL to be pissed I don't do what she wants?! Fantastic.
Picture retakes are tomorrow for Andrew. His glasses were broken for picture day, so we're re-doing them tomorrow. Can you imagine how thrilled he is?
I also don't enjoy that it's dark in the morning now. I'm ready for Daylight Savings Time to happen. I don't like the 3 hour time difference in trying to talk to my mom.
Lily crap napped today. Both times. So come bedtime she was super crankypants. ketchup fingers and all.