Friday, May 21, 2010

Hall house update....

First off Nala is adorable, but oh so much work. We knew this, but you can't really know. Last night was the first night she slept through the night! Yeah! Her biting is so hard to deal with, she thinks any toddler is a chew toy, especially running crying ones. Thus...Ruby hates her more than ever. :) But she's coming along, we haven't had too many accidents in the house, she comes when we call and is learning to stop. The chewing is non stop, she's not really interested in any of the toys we got her, just wants shoes, clothes, and children. Oh and chairs, stools and tables. Pretty much anything she can reach she wants to chew, besides her chew toys. :) The whining is going so much better, when we put her to bed last night she didn't whine at all. So there is light
at the end of that tunnel. We did what the books told us, ignore it. So hard to do, but after a night of hours of whining I think she got the message.
Lincoln is almost done with kindergarten, he's a reading machine now, it's so fun to see this skill evolve. I love watching him change and grow. He'll have his kindergarten program and Montessori ones the same week. He's memorized his parts and is so excited for summer. I think I'm going to have to be on my A game to survive summer. Lincoln received a reward for getting all his reading in for the year. (kinda, Jared let a few just go) We've never had a gaming system, and frankly I hate them and planned on never having one. When they invented the Wii I said,
"If we ever got one, that is the one I would get." Jared made it a personal goal to make it come to past. I couldn't argue when he started saving his gift cards he earned at work. I'll admit I tried a few games too, I like archery, it's my favorite. :)
Ruby is well.....besides spoiled and knocked off her high horse with the adorable puppy stealing a lot of her attention, she has decided she is five years old. She wants to do everything Lincoln does, wants to sit on the big chairs, play with his toys, read with him, even tries to play the wii. Although she found his rock collection and threw a few at him, I was trying to explain to him that she is too little to mean to hurt him and she is sorry, then she found a very large rock and chucked it right at his face and laughed when he cried. (I was really worried he was going to have a black eye.) Miss Ruby had her very first time out after that. It was pretty funny, she was
really ticked off, I kept putting her back and she kept getting up. It was nice to just laugh about it. I was looking at Lincoln's old journal and when he was 18months he'd been going to time out long enough to have it down. Made me realize I am a much easier parent on Ruby, which in my opinion is fine. I have heard a lot of people say they want to have all their kids by time they are thirty. I'm constantly surprised how much I grow and change year over year. How much I learn and evolve. I'm very grateful I'm a little older having my kids, I think I would have been horrible having kids at 21. I took a long time to mature (I'm still working on it too).
My sweet preschool only has one week left. We've been working so hard on our little program. I really really love being a preschool teacher and love these kids, it's going to be hard to say good bye. My best friend is leaving me in a little less than a month, it's getting harder and harder to ignore the situation. I'm doing my best to ignore it though. I'm still working with the beehives, I'm slowing slowly slowly melting the chip on my shoulder with young womens. It's probably only a pack of graham crackers instead of a cinder block. I can't imagine how many of my leaders hated me as a youth. I'm sure so many rejoiced when I didn't show up to an activity or class. It's really hard for me to see so many girls like I was, I just want to smack them and say wake up!!! But it doesn't work, as it wouldn't have worked with me. :) I'm going to camp......I'm dreading that. I know I know. But really, I'm dreading it. I was really hoping I wouldn't find a sitter, and then I was willing to go for a day, possible two. But my mom (the sweet righteous woman she is) offered to take them the whole time. She's crazy, and I told her so, but she (as she always is) is more worried about my salvation then a week with my kids. and you and I all know I would go to hell if I didn't go to camp. :) You might want to pray she survives miss ruby for a week, plus to add insult to injury she'll have to have Nala too. (It's not too late to back out mom)
Jared is Sunday school president, I think this is the most thankless job in the church. I've never known who the Sunday school president is, I've never really thought about it. (I'm kinda sad ruby's doing nursery, i need a new excuse to miss Sunday school) But have you ever wondered who keeps the library stocked, or who fills in when a teacher doesn't show up, or who goes to all the ward council meetings, when they really don't need to be there. Who makes sure all the roles are turned in and all the teachers are where they need to be. Really, it's a weird calling. But it doesn't take a lot of time away from the family, which is nice. And Jared is always happy and willing to take the kids when I'm gone with my calling. He's trying for a new position at work that would fit his personality and goals to a T. I would love to see him get it, but there is a lot of competition, cross your fingers for us, his interview is Monday.

Well there you have it, whether you wanted it or not. :)

9 comments:

Jared said...

wow, I learned a few things I didn't know in this post. Love you honey.

Michelle said...

I love that Ruby is acting like a 5 year old. Yea for a wii just think of the leverage that gives you.
Love nala.

red said...

I sure did want it:) Thanks. It's really really nice to know that Violet isn't the only one who hits and throws stuff (with exceptional aim) and laughs. the other day she hit Michael IN THE FACE with a truck. It's hard not to laugh. We're excited to come meet your puppy. Good luck with the job Jared. Hopefully they'll remember what a freaking hard worker you are. Sounds like we need to play.

Amy said...

Wow! That was a lot of information. One day I will be as good as you at blogging... Okay, not really! I'm not thinking about being gone yet either...

grandma blair said...

loved all of your information.
wish me luck everyone. And Anna you just might make it heaven even if you don't go to camp

Le said...

We just ordered a wii too with Dan's sky miles! I'll have to hook it up to some timer though so it automatically shuts off and the kids will have to go out side and play soccer for real.

Kirst said...

Awwww...Anna you weren't THAT bad in Young Women's! My mom liked you!! :) And you'll have fun at camp. I'm sure they love you!

Max said...

Kirst, yes she was that bad at camp. One of the leaders told mom they couldn't sleep at night because they were intimidated by Anna.
As far as the Wii, that picture with Lincoln holding it is truly a picture worth a thousand words!
Then there's the picture of Jared and Lincoln where Jared's holding the Wii controller and Lincoln looks like he's holding his tongue.

Kim said...

You are a brave woman to get a puppy. It's like having another baby. It sounds like you are doing all the right things though. She is cute. You're kids are adorable too.