I have been VERY sparse lately. I really apologize.
QUICK NOTE BEFORE THE REGULAR BLOG POST:
I'm having a discontinued-Scentsy sale through this blog. If you go to this website and click on "My Events" then click on the ONLY event there (LOL) you can buy whatever you would like. (If you liked the scents from THIS list, please order soon...since by the end of the month they'll be gone...) If you live near me, you can have it shipped to me and save $$ on the shipping. Hurry, this sale will end in a few weeks!!!
NOW, BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED BLOG POST. :)
I've been trying to enjoy my family times and the end of summer before school starts back up.
Since it's summertime, and I'm basically just sleeping at my house because of all the other activities, my house became QUITE a mess. I spent a few hours last week cleaning up the clutter and mess. (I even took the before and after pictures.)
I was quite pleased with myself. I think the clean house lasted two days....now it's back to the "before picture" status. *giggle* Guess we'll be cleaning again today. It's just so hard to do when you've got a few kids going behind you messing up what you just fixed.
We also went to a big family barbecue with my dad's side of the family. My aunt and uncle live on a pretty cute little farm. The boys were fascinated with all the animals. We had the barbecue because my aunt, who lives in California, was here for a visit, but I don't think I said more than 2 words to her. (She had a headache and was freezing...) It's too bad, I really enjoy her company. I guess the countdown is on for her to move back here though. She's waiting for her youngest to graduate from high school. Ten more months. :)
Jake is talking more and more. His little vocabulary cracks me up. He now says "ball ball," "ha-ma" "puh-pa," "mom," "dadadada," "'poon," and "done." He says things that SOUND like words, but I don't think he knows what he's saying yet. I swear the other day he sounded like he was saying "thanks." Our only problem is teaching him that Cameron's name is not a bunch of babbling yells. *giggle*
Jake has also started to show his temper, and boy, does he HAVE one. :S He comes by it honestly...my dad's family is notorious about their tempers. But I think he gets SOME of it from his dad...Jake can't be just MY child. :P
Cameron has been having a blast these last few weeks too. He is so funny and trying to be SO independent.
This morning I came downstairs and he asked me (begged, really) if he could have oatmeal. In my opinion oatmeal or Cream of Wheat (either one...not both at the same time....) should be sugared to make them tastier. That's the way I grew up eating it, and I loved it, and that's how I've been making it for Cameron. He also loves it that way.
Anyway, I put the oatmeal in the microwave and let it cook. I came online to do some work (Scentsy.....anyone?) and his oatmeal was finished. So he took it out of the microwave, on his own. Poured milk on the oatmeal, on his own. Then he began to eat it....on his own.....
I hear, "Mom, I don't think it's done...."
I asked him if there was water still in it, he said there was, but then I realized, no sugar.
I laughed and told him that if he'd waited I could have fixed it the way he likes.
With Cameron, I've also had to say things over and over again. I've almost decided it would be easier on my voice if I record the most common sayings on a CD and play it over and over. Things like: Don't touch HIM!" "Put him DOWN!" "Stop it!" "Take your pills.""Get ready for bed." "You're NOT in charge."
Overall though, we're pretty happy and just enjoying the last 2 weeks of a non-school schedule. Two more weeks.....