I know it is probably driving you crazy wondering if i have started decorating for Halloween. Many of you know that i have an obsessive love for the holiday season. I am overtaken by some sort of crazed person during this time and spend most of it obsessively buying things we don’t have the storage or money for. Well this year the stores seems to have taken care of that problem for me by already moving out all the Halloween stuff and moving on to Christmas. Did i miss a month here? Did Halloween pass without me knowing it? It feels like it. I was barely able to find anything new to add to the decorations this year and i can apparently just forget about getting anything for Thanksgiving, that is apparently not a big enough holiday. Good grief!
I have been chomping at the bit and driving M nuts with “Can you get down the decorations now? Can you get them down now? How about now?????????????????????????” See our decorations are store up in the attic space, which you have to use a ladder to get to and the ladder comes a little short (about 5 feet) of the actual space so you have to grab the sides and jump up. There are several things wrong with this for me and for this reason, my husband choses to store our holiday stuff up there. I think it may be because i would apparantly decorate in July for Halloween, WHAT-EVER! Well maybe he’s right. I have an absolute fear of heights and while i would never risk the chance of hurting the baby since there is no way i can haul my tummy up that far, not to mention you have to lower yourself down as well, i cannot climb up that far. I did it once. Just ONCE and i spent a very long time in the attic opening psyching myself up to get down. I feared that i may have to live up there because i just could not get down. I will never do that again, not even for the love of my precious holiday decorations. I just threaten to buy all new ones that M can complain about. 🙂
But he has relented and brought them down and i have put up stuff through out the inside of the house, however, i have been delayed with the outside decorations until the house can be powerwashed. Which should be this weekend or someone will wake up with witches hats and pumpkin lights stapled to his body. This year we are doing a few things different with the halloween decorations since J is much more interested in coloring and helping out. Plus he has inherited his mother’s GREAT LOVE of anything holiday. I have printed out tons of Halloween related coloring pages and he has set to coloring them in how he sees them. I have even joined in, i really love coloring and glitter glue, don’t forget that! Next i have been cutting all of these out and we have made a pumpkin patch on the wall that is filled with many colorful pumpkins and next i am working on the rest of the pictures. We have an enclosed staircase leading upstairs and i am creating a Trick or Treat neighborhood with the rest of the pictures. I think it is really going to turn out well. My poor husband thinks it is all cheesy, but his version of Halloween resembles the actual “Halloween” movie and i am just not having that.
If you are looking for Halloween coloring pages for your kids here are a few sites that have great pages and some have great projects that i use alot.
There is no excuse i know, but as i explained in my last post, i had some thinking to do. Should i continue this blog or should i be pissed that the evil few that go out of their way to make me feel creepy about even sharing my life with my friends via the internet keep me from writing? I will continue to post here and talk about my life and hopefully share things that i find useful in daily life with others. It comes down to the fact that i enjoy sharing the things that i find out about parenting or educating my kids or just whatever. I will be limiting my pictures and any of my friends that wonder how they are growing are welcome to let me know, i will get you the link to our family photo album.
So where are we now? Well we are 18 weeks pregnant and have found out that its a BOY! We are excited about that. We wanted another boy and honestly i happy about it. The baby is measuring at the 20 week size instead of 18 weeks, but we have big babies over here so it isn’t a surprise for us or our doctor. I honestly love my OBGYN and while i know we financially cannot afford anymore kids, i will REALLY miss the babies. REALLY. I am getting my tubes done with this one because i am not a birth control girl. We had our first on the pill and our third after i got the Depo shot. The new baby is healthy, but there is a little concern because the nucheal fold is thicker than they like. There are no other indicators of a problem, but we are going for a more in depth scan of the heart and organs at 20 weeks with a specialist. The fold is measuring between 5mm and 6mm which is only a little bigger than they like. I am not 35, but it does increase our risk of having a baby with possible problems. Obviously this has made us very anxious, however, regardless it will not change our welcoming the baby just like all the rest. The risk is still low, but is still there and as long as the baby continues to grow and show healthy in the scans we are forever grateful. I have always been a full believer in God only gives you what you can handle. The baby is very active and M is working on picking out names for him. I already picked out the middle name to keep with the “S” theme. He gets to pick the first name and so far with it being football season he is driving me crazy with some very odd combos.
Our other boys are doing well. J is in Kindergarten and is just flourishing in his class. He still has a severe speech problem and the new therapy program at school is making it near impossible to get him into it. I swear he will be in first grade before he gets the first session. He is talking a lot at home and has really opened up in class,but is not talking as much as he does at home. That is to be expected though.
D is in preschool and is having some anxiety problems. He loves school, but he is having some problems with being potty trained at school whereas he is fine at home. A lot of it stems i believe from his being a little jealous that “I” has kinda taken his place in being the baby at home. We have kept him home for a few days to work on reassuring him and he seems to be happier, but we will be putting him back in school for the 3 days a week next week, because he will eventually need to get used to it. The preschool is very small and the teachers and director are super understanding and helpful during this time.
“I” is doing well and is just as active and physical as the others. He chipped a tooth since he seems to be a little off some times in his coordination when he gets tired or sick. Doesn’t stop him though from plowing right in there.