My birthday turned out to be a pretty nice day - until my hormones kicked in and turned me in to a crazed woman (but that wasn't until AFTER the kids went to bed...so it's all good). 2 of the biggest highlights were that my BlackBerry went back to normal after being fully submerged in my husband's grandmother's toilet last night. (stuck it in a bag of rice overnight) AND my daughter slept in big girl underwear for the first time with NO ACCIDENTS!!! Having 2 out of pull-ups/diapers would be awesome. Especially since this was the one I never thought would be potty trained.
After waking up and getting surprised with a working phone and dry daughter (and birthday cards from kids and Jerry), Jerry left with Nate to go to the auto body shop to get an estimate for the damage to our van. We were in a very minor accident the Tuesday before Easter - minor but still $4,000.00. The other girl's insurance has already contacted us and they will be taking care of everything. On the way back, he picked up doughnuts and breakfast sandwiches for breakfast. (Duh) Then he took the "big" kids to play outside almost all day which gave me some time to get some stuff done inside. He also took them down to the corner store (yes, we still have one of those and it's within walking distance) and bought us sandwiches and cookies and little pizza pillows for lunch.
After lunch, I went up to tackle the whole switch from winter clothes to summer ones. We have been having really nice weather and need to get the shorts out. I NEVER imagined what a gigantic task it is to go through dressers and closets for 6 people. I'm not even done yet. I spent about 3 hours up there and got the babies and "big" kids clothes situated. I have a box for my niece and 3 boxes for Goodwill. I also have about 4 baskets of laundry - so who knows what's in there. My room...my clothes...I just didn't have the energy for it yesterday. Plus, it's all pre-twin-pregnancy and that scares me. I don't want to open these boxes and find clothes that don't fit...it's too depressing. *sigh* I did manage to find a pair of capris that fit quite well when looking for something to wear yesterday. Maybe it won't be as bad as I think - but I still am willing to bet that I'll have another box for Goodwill when all is said and done. I'm not holding on to things that I can't wear. It's too much clutter and too much pressure.
I have a question - if you are still reading my rambling. Anyone ever have to teach someone to pedal who just doesn't want to pedal forward? Danika LOVES her new bike...but she just won't pedal forward. I've tried moving her feet in the right direction. I've tried having her watch Nate do it. Doing it for "pretend" while laying on the floor. She just can't get it. I know that it may just be that she needs to keep trying - but if there is some kind of trick, I'd appreciate you sharing it with me so we can get her moving!
Oh - and here...have a picture!
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