Thursday, May 29, 2014

We made it!!!

THANKS to everyone that donated.  With your help and the help of Uncle Joey and Kristin we made it to Disney on February 22nd for our birthday.  We had the best time!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sunday funday

We've changed the girls bedtime from 6pm to 7pm with the stipulation that they stay in bed until 7am vs 5:30am.  Early wake ups on the weekends were killer but the change went quite smoothly and seems to be working out just fine.  I'm assuming I've just jinxed that by putting it in black and white but so goes life. 

We hopefully have a full week of school ahead of us.  It's been a long, exhausting Christmas vacation followed by and extended break due to snow.  I'm ready for our routine back.  With that said, this week will suck as Alli is going 'home' to her bio mother on Friday.  17 months of nothing but pure, unconditional love and she's going to be forced to live with a stranger who doesn't know the 1st damn thing about putting anyone before herself.  It's going to be a shit show and not one I'm sticking around to watch.  She's already denied us visitation after the reunification.  That alone speaks volumes. 

I took the trio sledding today.  We originally went outside to just play in the snow but we quickly switched gears and headed to the park with sleds.  We had SO MUCH FUN.  I can't wait to go back.  They're getting older which is bringing so much more independence and I have a love/hate feeling about it all.  Love it for the pure freedom.  Hate it for the realization that I don't have babies and I have absolutely zero control over keeping them young.  Today was a definite "enjoy every minute" day. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014


I missed yesterday's blog post by 3 minutes!  Uneventful day. 

Friday, January 3, 2014


The girls were off from school today because of the snowstorm. We just hung out and played inside since it was too cold to go outside. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014


The girls had early dismissal today. I went to pick up Alli early from daycare before getting the girls from school. Came home and hung out while Alli napped. Burnt dinner. Went to S&S with Hannah when Pete got home to buy dinner #2. Joey & Kristin came over for an edible dinner then they read to the girls before bed. It's 8:30 and I'm ready for bed myself. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year

It's a new year and I'm going to attempt another 365 type blog.  It's going to take some time to get back into though.  Most of our days are pretty routine.  But some are far from boring.  We'll see how it goes.

Today was mundane.  The girls woke up at 6:45am.  Luckily I was smart enough NOT to watch the ball drop last night and went to bed around 10:30.  This whole "send the kids to bed later and they'll wake up later" thing doesn't work in this house.  We spent the morning cleaning.  DEEP cleaning.  Then I took the girls out to ride on their scooters and we rode our way to the park.  Hannah said "Mom - we're the only crazy people out in the cold!"  They love it though - nothing beats being at the park alone and having free reign of the swings.  Alli was on her 1st overnight visit so we waited for her to come home around 2:30.  I gave the girls showers (they still don't shower on their own...probably my own fault for not 'letting' them but so goes life).  After they were showered I left and headed over to Joey and Kristin's to look over the itinerary Kristin put together for Disney.  Pete fed the girls and put them bed.  Alli was asleep by 4:30 and the trio were sleeping by 6:30.  I was enjoying Pepe's pizza :)

Now I'm home.  Girls are sleeping.  Pete is watching TV and somehow 8:00pm feels like midnight.