Well, it's May, and Marissa only has 3 weeks left of school! This month is going very fast, especially when I think about how we're going to Disney in the middle of June - stress! We told the girls a few weeks ago, and they are excited, although I don't think they know just how much they should be excited. Haha! Marissa turned 6 and is seeming so old lately!
Recently, Wee Praise sang in church on a Sunday night.
It's 3-5 year olds, and Arianna recently joined them when she turned 3.
So Marissa and Arianna are in the same class Sunday nights, and we got
to watch them sing a few songs on the stage. It was Arianna's first time
singing on stage, and it was hilarious! She was wiggling and moving all
around, playing with the giant floor speakers, and then she discovered
that they were projecting video feed of them singing up on the wall
behind them! It was so funny to watch her do all the motions, while
looking everywhere except in front of her. Lol. We got a little of it on
video. But I'm so sad we didn't catch the end on video, because it was
by far the best part! After they finished their last song, everyone in
the audience clapped, so the kids started clapping for themselves. Then
once it was completely silent and they started to herd the kids off the
stage, Arianna yelled "Yay, I did it Mommy!" We just about died
laughing, but she was so proud!
Lately, Arianna and Roman have
been playing kind crazily together. And Arianna has started to call him
"Stinky Pee" - which is evidence that Toy Story 2 is one of her favorite
movies. Haha! How is it possible that Roman is almost 18 months old?!
This is the longest I've ever not been pregnant or trying. Marissa was
16 months when I had my first miscarriage, shortly after I had the 2nd
miscarriage, then Arianna, and then I got pregnant with Roman when
Arianna was 12 months old. Wow, my poor body. Lol.
Right now both
little ones are sleeping, and I'm resting. I think I hurt my neck/back
while painting, and I can't afford to wait to finish painting! Yesterday
I couldn't move my head to the right at all, but it's slightly better
today. So far, since Saturday, I've done 3 coats of primer over the
bright/dark orange in the basement playroom. It's a really hard color to
cover! Now it's time to start the pretty gray, but I know the gray will
need at least 2 coats, if not 3. It's kinda overwhelming, but it will
be so worth it to have a pretty room to use for homeschooling in the
fall. We will be doing Classical Conversations, which is also
overwhelming, but I'm excited to see how it all works and I'm sure I
will be learning just as much as Marissa! She is also excited, but I'm
slightly nervous about having that many hours in a day to fill with her.
I'm hoping we can establish some sort of routine that helps break up
For the month of May, I'm watching 2 little boys, 2 days a
week. A is 3 just like Arianna, and R is barely 2 months old. It's
definitely a challenge, but a good one, and it's nice to have spending
money. They come to our house, so it's easy that way, and the 3 year
olds play well together. The baby is pretty easy too, and I'm still able
to get everyone to take a nice long nap in the afternoons at the same
time! Both Arianna and Roman are obsessed with the baby, especially
Roman, and it's so funny to watch them watch the baby. It surprised me
how easy I've been able to add these 2 boys to our family on those days,
and it only reaffirms that I still eventually want one more baby. We'll
see how that goes :-)
recently purchased all the materials to make another shelf and a base
for under the drying rack in the laundry room. I've designed them both
completely on my own, and I really hope my measurements make sense when
it comes time to assemble them! We finally cut them all to size, and
once I paint them white, we can figure out how to put them together.
Should be interesting.
Arianna went for a while where she did so
awesome with going potty! It was such a relief, and I almost didn't take
extra clothes for her to church on Sunday...well, she's had several
(bad) accidents since then, and I'm back to being frustrated! I just
keep reminding myself that I know she can do it, so eventually she will.
The only funny part in all this is when she's trying not to poop, she
stands on one leg and says she's being a flamingo. Lol. So we just told
her no more being a flamingo!
Oh, I finally (after 9 years of
wearing the engagement ring) got my rings sized down! They've been so
loose and falling off, but I always thought (hoped) I'd gain weight when
I was pregnant, so I didn't want to make them smaller. Well, obviously
that didn't happen, so we finally just did it. It was NOT cheap, since
that part of the warranty had run out, but so worth it! I never knew
rings could be so comfortable! I barely even notice I'm wearing them
anymore, and very rarely take them off for anything. I ended up going
down two sizes, so it's a 4 now. I've been looking for a nice cute
(cheap) ring to wear on my right hand for a while now, but obviously no
one, and I mean NO ONE, sells rings that size! I'll have to special
order it, which is stupid. Why don't small people have as much variety
as fat people do?! I wanted to buy a shirt from Sears the other day, but
it only came in S, M, L, and XL. What happened to XS, people?! Ugh, so
frustrating. Not that I want to be this tiny, but I don't have a choice.
And I feel like there's no place to vent about it, because everyone I
know is trying to lose weight, or exercise and eat healthy. So what kind
of person would I be if I said "I'm really trying hard to gain some
weight, add calories to my diet, whine whine whine"?! Guess that's just
what happens when I'm not pregnant or breastfeeding. Annoying.
Anyways, guess that's all for now!