Thursday, August 27, 2009

On to day 2

Day one of school ended up being a success. It started out rocky. As usual there were tears. I'll let you guess who. Just don't make fun of Chris. I'm only kidding of course. The day ended well. Taylor told me that no sad faces only happy faces were allowed in her classroom. I'm hoping that helps tomorrows drop off.
It was a good day at home as well. The boys and re-organized the bonus room and I only had to deal with a minor poop issue. I love how the poop stuff is now classified in levels. This time it was my own fault. Spencie has a super bad diaper rash and I wanted to let it air out so I figured what would be the harm if he had just pooped to let him run around nudey. Apparently that kid is a pooping machine. Anyway enough about poop. I recently read an article in a Parents magazine that was titled 39 Things Every Mom Should Know. I thought I would share some of the ones that I thought were applicable to me.

-Just throw away poopy underwear. (This one is so applicable to me right now. I'm not sure Quinks has many pairs left after the summer.)
-Don't beat yourself up if you have to use a bribe. (So been there done that.)
-Put band-aids on everything your kids want to. Why not? (Our kids love band-aids. We have a family portrait from when Taylor was 2 and Quinks was a baby and you can see her band-aid that isn't serving any type of purpose. I love it.)
-Know this: That stain won't come out. And it's okay. The sooner you accept this the better. (Good for my messy eaters.)
-Embrace their quirks. (Hard sometimes but I'm learning.)
-Answer this question: What is the worst thing that will happen if your kids sleep in their clothes?
-Never stifle a generous inclination.
-Teach them to pump ASAP. (Boy am I glad they don't need my help. Is it too soon for me to teach Spencer?)
-If your child falls asleep occasionally without brushing her teeth, don't wake her; baby teeth do eventually fall out. (Phew I feel like a bad Mom when we forget and then they fall asleep. Good to know I'm not the only one.)
-Buy kids deodorant before they need it. (I'm not really sure when they need it but I know I'm afraid of smelling and my kids have already started to try out Daddy's deodorant.)
-It's fine to brag about yourself to your kids. (I don't think as parents we do that enough.)
-You're never too old to dress up and decorate your house for Halloween. And it's more fun for everyone if you are into it. It also entitles you to more candy. (And I loves candy!)
-If the school year, new babysitter, or karate class gets off to a rocky start don't totally stress about it. Instead think of the improvement that can be made by the end of the year. (This might just have to be one of our motto's. It will get better.)
-Independence is a wonderful thing. For everyone. So is together time. Make sure you have a healthy dose of both. ( I like to think we have that.)

So there you have it. Just a 'few' out of the list. I hope if your kids have started school that everything is going well and if they haven't yet that the next weeks to come are good ones. Cherish these moments even if they make you cry.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

2 more sleeps

Today we enjoyed a last hoorah before school starts. We enjoyed a day at the lake and by we I mean a full family we. It was nice that Chris could join us. That hasn't happened yet this year. The beach was a buzz with all the talk of who got which teacher. I'm pretty sure Chris thought we were all crazy. Ah maybe, but at least we can be crazy together.

It's a short post tonight. But I must tell you how much I love my friends. Old and new ones. You all mean more to me than a few simple words can say. I think we all need to be told how much we appreciate each other. I don't take my friends for granted. Love you guys!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Who knew.....

a Lobb child would be tall enough to open doors before they were 2. Taylor and Quinten weren't tall enough till I'm sure way past 2. I guess I'll be hunting for our door knob things. It probably won't be long till he figures those out too. Which I think is funny because most adults have a heck of a time using them and then a toddler comes along and shows them up.

3 days till school. We found out who Taylor's teacher will be. All I've been hearing is great things about her. Taylor is still not looking forward to going back Hopefully things will change by Thursday cause she's going regardless.

Off to the beach tomorrow for, one last before school starts, lake trip.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


One set of birthday invitations done. Thanks Nathan for your hot air and your letter skills. Hopefully the kids will like them. I get giddy making stuff for the parties. I love doing it. And it makes it even more fun the older they get because they appreciate all the work that goes into them.

School is now 4 days away. Where did the summer go? So far Taylor has been saying she isn't looking forward to going back. I was hoping she would change her mind when she went to a birthday party today with all the little girls from her kindergarten class. Could be another emotional drop off. I know many of you probably think it is silly but I feel for my kids or any kid or person for that matter, when I see them so upset. It breaks my heart. I know she is fine once she is in the school. In the next couple of days we should know who's class she is in. I'm excited to find out who will be in her class. It'll be nice to see all the mom's again too.

Those of you out there that have kids going to school whether it's the first time or the 12th time, I want to hear how you feel coming up to the start of another school year.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Shoulda knocked on wood

In my last post I said I didn't have a poop issues. I shouldn't have opened my big mouth. Not only has Spencer had 2 leaks today Quinten has diarreha again so had 2 accidents and not small ones at that. Someone out there must have the same issues and as often. Please, please tell me if you do. I'm getting frustrated. I was almost done the camp laundry. I know camp was over almost a week ago but I've been slow with it. I'd rather play with my kids. And now I have mor poop laundry. Will it ever end? (Picture me pulling my hair out whilst saying that.)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Thanks to everyone that commented on my last post. I'm feeling a bit better about things. And I'm sure I'll be back to posting about the things that a stay at home mom does. For me it's poop. And I'm happy to report no poop issues. Woohoo! So for now I will be planning parties and boy that does not help how I feel somtimes. I don't want to leave anyone out but Taylor especially is getting to an age where we just can't invite every kid.

We had Taylor's appointment with an ENT. He saw fluid in the left ear but wants her to go back to the audiologist to see if the hearing has changed. He thinks things should be fine once the fluid disappears. Good news!

Anyway back to watching a special on the Octomom. Boy she is sure frustrating. But that's all I'll say about that.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Back at least for a couple of weeks

This summer I feel like I've been gone more than I've been home. We got back last night from Music camp. It was a good week. I think Chris might come for the whole week next year. The last couple of days I got into a bit of a funk. I've mentioned before about my self esteem issues and think they came back into play. It also doesn't help having a lack of sleep. Or the lack of running over the summer. But I vow to make the most out of my life. I might not be that interesting but I have a husband who loves me and kids who love and adore me.

Do you ever feel like that? If so how do you over come it?

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Packing, packing and more packing

Tomorrow we leave for music camp. Oh the packing that needs to be done. I'm so not on the ball. You would think that with this weather I would have it all done already and I could sit back and relax. Yeah right. At least the laundry is done, so that's at least 1 thing to cross of the list. If I actually had a list. Anyway I'd better get back at it. Hopefully when I get back from camp I will have some better posts. Man these ones the last few days have been boring. Back to packing.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Today my parents have been married 37 years, if I did the math correctly. For the past few years they have been going to Shakespeare in the park to celebrate. Hopefully the crappy weather disappears for them.

2 days till we leave for camp. Man I have a lot to do. Laundry, as always, seems to be the biggest thing.

Anyway 2 of the Lobbster children are up and now starts my keep them quiet while Daddy sleeps. I don't miss those days. And I must go warm up, but I refuse to turn on the furnace in the summer months. Sweaters for everyone.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

It's almost that time of year

Birthday season is coming upon us. So that means Momma Lobbster has to start the planning process now. Taylor's pool party is booked and Quinten insists that him and Spencer are going to have a hockey party here at home. All fine by me. The one part of birthday season that stresses me is the deciding who to invite. We are at the point where we can no longer have every kid from every family coming. And for Taylor school friends are being added into the mix. So I'm hoping no parent is going to be offended if one of there kids isn't invited. Our kids don't all get invited to all the parties, so I'm pretty sure we are safe. I just don't want to hurt any one's feelings. Please tell me other people feel like this. Argh!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

1 month

1 month today Chris, Spencer and I will be heading to Toronto for my baby brother's wedding. I haven't seen him since Christmas and a lot of other family members for a couple of years. It'll be great to catch up and some of them have never met Spencer before. I wish Taylor and Quinten could be coming with us but we just can't afford it. Luckly Spencer is still free.

Do you ever feel drained and all you do is nag your kids? I'm feeling that way this weekend. I'm not sure if it's because we're trying to adjust being back to normal after vacation or if I'm just tired from the lack of running. And the nagging. Man I sound like a bag sometimes. Maybe it's a combo of everything plus having more poop issues with both boys this week. It never ends. Someone told me it probably just seems like it happens all the time but it is probably just this week. My answer to that is nope. Poop is my life. It goes beyond the poopy diapers. I really should have stocks in Bissell carpet cleaner. Maybe this week will be better, with planning for music camp.

Anyway I'm off to find a girly movie to watch seen as Chris is now working again for the day. I won't go into details but he won't be getting a day off anytime soon. I tell you this because I think this plays a part in my nagging of the kids. So I pray that God gives me patience and understanding.

Have a good night and rest of the weekend.