Does anyone else feel like their head is spinning? I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed. Yesterday was bad. Today was better. I worry a lot about my little preschoolers, but today was a great day and I felt like they learned a lot. So many days I have no idea if I'm getting through to them. But when I worry about my preschoolers and my curriculum, I feel guilty because I have less attention for my kids, and less time for keeping up my chores. But then there are days like today where I've been able to stay on top of everything and everyone's been happy. Go figure, just take one day at a time.
The next 6 days are pretty packed; visiting teaching, truck or treat, recheck for Anna's cranial, preschool Halloween party, primary program logistics planning, primary program practice, primary program Sunday, plan Sunday singing time, carve pumpkins, Cyrena's fun run, gymnastics, fix/prepare costumes, prepare Cyrena's star student poster, babysit for a friend, Halloween, and Natalie's birthday!
It will be busy.
Here are some random pictures from the last bit.
I helped my friend Alison make a Charlie Brown Romper for her baby boy.
We turned a yellow t-shirt into a romper--even putting in snaps! And it only took us 3 hours--ha! It was an adventure and we were very proud of ourselves.
Anna is getting more and more mobile. She's not on all fours yet but she is rolling, twisting, turning, and scooting her way into everything. She often ends up like this and she doesn't like it. This girl doesn't hesitate to let you know how she feels. She's a big part of my stress lately and is in a very hard stage. Let's just say there is a lot of screaming involved and I'm contemplating using timeout at 10 months old! It's a VERY good thing that she's cute.
She has also become a major Daddy's girl lately. I wouldn't have expected anything different. When he comes home from work and goes to one of her sisters first, Anna immediately shares her displeasure--in a very loud way.
I went to a kid's consignment sale a couple of weeks ago. I picked up this magnetic gear toy for $1. It is awesome. The girls have had so much fun with it, I highly recommend it!
This past weekend we traded off with some friends for a date night. David and I used a saved gift card for dinner then headed to the $2 movie to see the final Harry Potter. It was great fun. I have to tell a funny on David. Many times David needs to me to give him little reminders about characters, names, etc. It's not something that's easy for him to remember and I'm happy to oblige. Toward the end of the movie there's a scene where Harry visits with several close friends/family who are deceased. When it showed one of them up close...I leaned close to David and I said "you remember him, right? Harry's godfather?" David slowly nodded then his eyes lit up and he said "you mean Sirius Black?" Hahaha, I couldn't stop laughing! And he couldn't help but laugh at me when I would be learning forward and nodding during different parts of the movie. What can I say, those books were magical.