Saturday, January 31, 2009

Weekend Top Five 2/2/09

I was really grumpy on Saturday. For no reason, just a complete jerk wad to EVERYBODY. I feel so bad about it now, but I feel like I have to at least admit it to everyone, as a way of atoning for my bad behavior. I choose to blame it on hormones, and meanwhile, send off apologies to my poor helpless husband and boys, who didn't deserve the "Wrath Of Mom".

Here's the Top Five list from the weekend.

5. Friday Visit to the Airport
Aaron and I picked up Deb's daughter Hannah from school and headed over to pick Deb up from the airport after a 48 hour mommy break. Aaron and Hannah loved watching the plane taxi in (it was too cloudy to actually see anything land) and they were amazed at the fact that the luggage just appeared out of nowhere up a ramp.

4. Saturday Morning Gymnastics

I noticed Noah being less attentive than in previous weeks and in the afternoon, he admitted that the teacher had threatened that he would have to leave if he didn't shape up. I'm glad she got him back in line.

I still got a few good pictures though.
Noah's splits after a high jump from a trampoline

Aaron's landing from a seat drop on his little trampoline

3. Saturday Afternoon Playtime With Daddy

As my Mommy Madness continued, Daddy was smart enough to zoom the boys outside to play in the snow while he constructed quite the amazing fort. He had Noah dig through and made a full tunnel through the snow.

At the same time, I had a chance to finally sweep and mop the kitchen floor, and then leave for a little while to get some groceries. I was in a much better mood when I got home, just in time to sit down and do some snuggles with Aaron, the one who took the worst of my mania a few hours earlier when he was refusing to take a nap (that he desperately needed).

2. Saturday Night Taxes

Pretty sad when you need tax preparation to get your mind of of being a BAD MOMMY. But that's exactly what I did. It feels good to get it done and to know that we will get just enough to get our mortgage caught back up and set us hopefully back on the right track.

My piano load has picked up so I have hopes that we won't sink so far again for awhile.

While doing taxes, we also discovered that somehow we are now signed up for dental insurance through Steve's work. We just may keep that coverage after all.

1. Sunday Church
Aaron's class recited their bible verse last week in front of the congregation and this week was Noah's turn. The 1st graders recited John 3:16. The only verse that I ever remembered learning growing up that I still can recite to this day.

The first grade class is usually the LARGEST grade in the church with an average of about 12 kids. Several were afraid to come forward but the three (including Noah on the left) were loud and strong and did a great job.

Honorable Mention

A. Even though Noah has been doing great ever since school came back from Christmas break, he kept having one day where something just "went wrong" and he couldn't quite get a perfect week in. But he did it this week and he was super proud of himself. As a reward we did movie night and made brownies. I also got him a little castle guy that he played with the rest of the weekend.

This week will hopefully be a little more calm now that the transition from preschool is over. I think I had a much harder time adjusting to it than he did, and definitely harder than I had anticipated.

Did you post your weekend? Let me know so I can come visit.


Laura said...

Sounds like a good weekend - other than your crabby mommy moments. I can definitely relate though. Here's my weekend top five!

Kila at momto3cubs said...

John 3:16, that's an important one! I'm trying to teach it to my 6-yr-old.

My boys would have loved the Saturday morning gynmastics! We used to do that a lot when my oldest boys were younger. (My 6-yr-old misses out a lot of little-kid stuff because of his brothers being older.)

Childlife said...

Quite a busy week! I should do something like Sat am gymnastics with the kids during the winter -- they would love it! We did get out to play in the park, but gymnastics would be a great rainy day solution :)

bethn said...

I think it sounds like a great weekend. And even mommy is entitled to a few crabby moments. As usual we had a quiet weekend. I even did a weekend top 5 this week. Even if it was a slow weekend.

Shana said...

What a fun snow fort! Looks like a nice week-end. I just now got to post mine. I have been so busy the past few weeks. Everything is behind! :o)

Timmy's Girl said...

How blessed you are to hear your son recite scripture so boldly!

OH, and you aren't the only one having those 'moments'...they seem to come very often for me I feel your pain, or my family feels your families pain, haha.

xoxo, Veronica in CA