I can get so lazy about updating my blog! I didn't even realize it's been almost a week since I last posted.
There's been an unexpected change in our lives and Elijah is now back home with us. I'm glad he is...because I really missed him during the week when he was with his dad and I always worried if he was okay, getting enough to eat, taking his medicine...all those things, but I'm very sad, hurt and disappointed in the chain of events that took place that brought us here. So much has been weighing on my mind over the weekend, but I have decided that there is nothing "I" can do about it and I am handing it over to God and know that he can see the bigger picture and has His plans in mind, so I am just going to sit back and let whatever is to be unfold. Miguel has been a HUGE support for me. It's funny how alot of times I complain about the little things he does or doesn't do, but there are times when I really need him and he is there for me with just what I need. Thank God for him because sometimes I feel like he is my calm in this storm that goes on in my head. Either way, Lij is back home and happy, as am I. I went to bed Friday night with a HUGE sense of peace and thankfulness that he was sleeping only a few feet away and that he was not going to be leaving me any time soon :) Of course, the weekend that followed was full of shouting and refereeing fights between him and Mikey, but who cares! He is home and even if I have to yell all day...it's okay :)
On Saturday, Miguel had some stuff to do for this woman whose yard he cuts who just happens to live on the street we used to live on when we lived by Chon's. So we made plans to spend the day hanging out over there while Miguel worked. We went to M's, Hobby Lobby, Wal Mart and Target I believe. I got the kids some arts/crafts stuff...some pipe cleaners to make those Cheerios bird feeders on Estee's blog and I bought some things to make my own version of Estee's fishing game. I'm too lazy to sew...lol..so I got a couple of wooden dowels,a bunch of foam sheets, some self adhesive foam letters, and magnets to do my fishing game. I think I need to get some stronger magnets on my fish because you have to pick them up a certain way right now for the magnet to "take". And some of the google eyes keep falling off even though I used Glue Dots which SAY they are SUPER strong...NOT! Mikey really loves it. I have a deck of alphabet flash cards and what I do is show him a card, ask him what the picture is and then flip the card over and ask him what letter it is and then have him find it for me. We've played it like three times in the past few days and he is getting better at it :)
I also got these CUTE boxes they had in the M's dollar bins to put my pens/markers in. I used Velcro to hold them together. I think they look really nice and are very accesible to me now. I had also moved some stuff around on my tables on Friday so some stuff has a new home :)
Today was my first day getting up early in a LONG time. I set my alarm for 6:15, but didn't wake up until 6:30...VERY hard to get up that early again, but I knew I had to get Lij up and out the door by at least 7:15. I didn't wake up Miguel until 7:00 after Lij was dressed and had eaten breakfast. Miguel said they left with just enough time so now we know when he has to leave the house.
So since I got up so early, I started my day early and got all my cleaning done by noon. I did a little scrapping and did my bike workout and finished just in time to get lunch done so Miguel could eat after he dropped Lij off afterschool. I did end up "dragging" around four p.m. and ended up taking a two hour nap while my mom took the kids outside to play. Boy, I did NOT want to wake up, but I knew I had to get the kids dinner and start the night time routine. I know it's going to take a few days for my body to get used to this early rising so hopefully, I won't feel so tired tomorrow. I guess I should get to bed then, huh because it's almost one a.m. Miguel just got home a bit ago and is eating and watching tv so I think I'm going to hit the sack because six o'clock will come around all too quickly. Nighty night :)
Sidenote:My pages are lacking journaling...so any "empty" spots still need it. It's always hard for me to think of what to write, but I feel like I have to.