Monday, November 30, 2015

W and K's Current YouTube Faves

Kate now asks to eat peanut butter jelly and a baseball bat for lunch.  I could not stop laughing the first time I heard her ask for that.

Wyatt started watching some of these chain reaction science videos and he actually asked if he can have mouse traps for Christmas. The domino chain reaction videos are super fun too. 

We are obsessed with watching Brick Builder You Tube videos. I am not sure why it is so fun to watch other people put together Legos.

And a fun Sesame Street one for you. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Death By Conference Calls

I am enjoying what I am doing at work right now, but ohhhh the phone calls.  I am spending about 3 hours a day on the phone. I can't really complain.  I am a remote worker so that is the only way they can  have a meeting and talk to me, but it is so draining. 

1. I am an introvert and prefer the "no talking unless I already know you" plan of action
2. I neglect my chilluns while I am on the phone.  Here.... eat this peanut butter jelly in the living room on our beige couch because I need to be able to finish this call.  Here....just watch this Paw Patrol real quick so I can finish this call.  No...push yourself in the swing. Can't get your Iron Man lego brick mold out...too bad.
3. The multi tasking wears me out...change diaper, mute, unmute, talk, change from Paw Patrol to Jake the Pirate, unmute, mute, start cooking dinner, chop, stir, unmute, talk, mute, pay a bill, pick play doh out of carpet, mute, umnute, stop a fight over a lego guy, mute, yup, talk, yup, thanks, bye.  Sigh of relief.  Now I have to be a good mom again when I just want a moment (as all mamas do).

Anyways, I am getting better at it.  My trucker head set has proved to be very effective (aside from getting stuck in my hair after every phone call). 

We found some minion glasses
Passing down our tractor shirts

Today is Thanksgiving feast at preschool (aka ham n cheese rollups, brownies, and other various preschool prepared feasty things).  This will be my first year to have to mom 2 kids in one room.  I bet Kate will demand my presence and Wyatt will be good with his buddies, but maybe he will be sad.  Mom guilt everywhere.  At least I get to skip a phone call for this.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Back To The Grind

We took a 5 day road trip to Mississippi last week. The highlights were seeing the extended family,  enjoying fall leaves, checking out the Sweet Potato Festival, my kids sleeping great at night when sharing the same room, the best playground I have ever seen, and spending time outside of my living room.  I was even able to get close to my normal hours of work thanks to long car rides and hot spots and stolen WiFi at night. The low points were road noise from cargo carriers, almost losing a cargo carrier, rain, low turnout at the festival and mis behaving 4 year olds because they are tired, hungry, and need more exercise.

Wyatt doing some front porch climbing

Kate playing at the best playground I have ever seen..with bathrooms

Passed out while sitting still for too long

We never could get our nap schedule down

Wearing our tractor outfit for the festival. Last year it was a dress. This year it is a tunic.

Festival artwork by our very own relative
We had to wear hoodies for the first time this year...Target to the rescue

So now we are at home and recovery is going better than expected.  Wyatt's behavior improved. Kate is catching up on her sleep.  I am getting work done. We are still on a Paw Patrol binge. We watched that DVD on loop in the car ride but it kept the kids happy so Paw Patrol We're On a Roll!!!

After eating not so healthy (goldfish, fried fish, mcdonalds), I have been craving meat and veggies like crazy so this week we have had stuffed sweet potatoes, butternut squash soup with roasted chick peas, and a delicious roast that Hunter had waiting for us when we got home.  I do my sweet potatoes savory style with cayenne, chili powder, paprika, tomatillo salsa, and leftover chicken fajita meat. 

I barely survived my 3 mile run on Monday and boot camp just about did me in today.  Not cool how you can get out of shape in 1 week but the getting in shape takes forever.

Ice cream (for cleaning his plate and behaving)

Dinner time has been almost pleasant for the past few days