Saturday, April 6, 2013

What we were up to - March

Finished learn about Kindergarten class

Registered for Fall Kindergarten. Makes Mommy a little sad.

Had pink eye.

Had a lice infestation at daycare. Luckily we were not affected. Whew....

Playdate at the brand new indoor playplace that we've been waiting for all winter for it to open. And now it's almost spring....

Filed custody and child support paperwork in family court.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Learn about Kindergarten

Our school district has this fabulous program that they get funding from the state for, called night school for preschoolers and their parents. It is a family oriented pre-school where the kids get to learn all about school, meet different teachers, tour the school, and work one on one with parents on building kindergarten readiness skills.

It was a 10 week program. Last night was the last session. The boys had a ball at the end of session pajama party. I think the best thing about the program was that they saw the school, saw the classrooms, played in the gym, sat in the library, walked through the cafeteria line, and met the kindergarten teachers.

When they go to school this September that alone should increase their confidence level - and mine too.

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Menu Plan

1-4 visiting family

5 - stuffed cabbage casserole

6 - takeout

7- chicken broccoli noodle casserole

8- spinach artichoke chicken

9- pizza

10- leftovers

11- macaroni and meatballs

12- meatloaf

13- lasagna soup

14- slow cooker chicken tacos

15- chicken legs

16- stuffed pepper soup

17- pancakes

18- takeout

19- santa fe chicken

20- fish sticks/slamon

21- pizza

22- unstuffed spinach shells

23- salisbury steak

24- leftovers

25- frittata

26- sausage and noodles

27- kids chocies

28- hot dogs/hamburgers

29-  pierogies

30- leftovers

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What we were up to - February

Another month gone by. We've been busy.

Took a staycation and Aunt Stef came to visit. We went to Chuck E. Cheese, made crafts, went out to dinner, went rollerskating which the boys loved!, and took a winter hike. Fun week!

Pre-school still exciting every single day.

Got information about what T-ball team we will be on. Can't wait.

Lost two teeth and got two visits from the tooth fairy.

Booked a vacation in VA beach for this summer - Whoo Hoo!

Mommy decided she's gonna start dating again.

Monday, February 4, 2013

What we were up to - January

I can't believe I went through the month of January with barely a peep. Actually, though I can. We have just been super busy. So, I'm going to give you the short version update and hope that I can find more time in February to post more.

We began going to Sunday school and the kids like it. They really do. Now to get them to sit through Mass. I'm not sure how to accomplsih this task yet.

We played family basketball for the past 5 Sundays at the community center. Mommy is tired. Boys loved taking home their very own basketball at the end.

Signed up for T-ball. It starts in April

Told J he needs to not contact me as much. Really he's not supposed to at all so I see no reason for his sometimes constant calls or texts.

Somehow found the courage to ask a cute guy (who happened to be doing some work on my house) out. First he said yes, then when it actually came down to making a plan he changed his mind. Which sucked. But, I know that I can do it again. And, I know that I need to start dating again. Soon. Scary though. And not sure how to go about this. Not like I'm meeting a ton of men. More like none. So tell me, where are all the single Dads??

Got a new furnance and lots of new insulation in our house.

Decided that if I am going to start dating again soon I need to start moving my butt off the couch again soon too. Now in search of a busy Mom friendly diet and exercise plan.

February Menu Plan




4- spinach ravioli soup

5-mini chicken pot pies

6- pizza

7- crockpot honey chicken

8- takeout

9-pancakes and bacon

10- tater tot hot dog casserole

11- alphabet soup, grilled sandwiches

12- pasta fagoli

13- pizza

14- fish sticks/salmon

15- spagehtti and meatballs

16- spinach and artichoke chicken

17- chicken and broccoli foil dinners

18- leftovers

19- sausage stroganoff

20- pizza

21- pierogies

22- takeout

23- meatball subs, fries

24- chicken parm bake

25-spaghetti and meatballs

26- leftovers

27- pizza

28- kids choice

Monday, January 7, 2013

Busy Bee

I've realized something lately.
That our life is getting busier and busier with each passing month. Just this month alone we've started basketball once a week, learn about kindergarten classes once a week, and a monthly Mom's book club. T-ball is coming soon, as will be swim lessons in the summer. Homework will be involved in the learn about Kindergarten class - different homework for each of the boys, based on what skills they need the most growth in prior to starting school in September. And we get homework from preschool too.
While some things about raising twins has gotten easier as they've gotten older - like I can leave them playing in their room or watching television while I take a shower when I want to, and also they can open the refrigerator and get a snack or juice box themselves, Oh, and they can use the toilet - some things seem more difficult. Mostly trying to organize everything in life, while attempting to maintain some type of order in our home. Used to be the kids would just lay there, or only toddled around. How many toys could they possibly use at once? Now, my house almost always looks like a cyclone went through. And while I do have to say they are good at helping clean up their own messes, it is still way messier than ever before. And I don't have time to clean it. And it drives me nuts. And I am a freak for worrying about this stuff, right? I need some lessons in relaxing expectations of oneself.

It is what it is. My new mantra. I'll try really hard to live by that.

Easy cooking, easy cleaning, organizing the house. I've found some great tips on Pinterest! Now if only I could step away from the computer....I could add at least an extra hour to my day each day. I could take that hour and actually follow through with those tips I've found....and make life easier.

How do you manage organizing things in your life? Do you ever feel like things are completely chaotic?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy Happy

Happy New Year bloggy friends. Wishing all of you a Happy and Healthy 2013.

Here are my hopes for this year:

My children are healthy and find happiness in all they do.
My family and friends enjoy the same.
Our laughter outweighs our tears.
I continue to have the strength I need to raise my children as a single Mom
J's problem is no longer a monkey on my back