Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring, a time for new renewals...

So, since the kids are going to be out and about soon, I have decided that it's best to let things lay, for the sake of the kids, and make a minimal attempt at corresponding with neighbor 1. (I know you all know what I'm talking about)

I told Bill that my new year resolution (though I never make them because they are stupid, and never kept) was that I would be more forgiving. So I figured I would use my forgiving just this once, and if it works, great~if not~then at least I made an attempt, and then people can stop harassing me to stop being so stubborn and just let things go. At least I tried.

Attempt 1....Donovan and Brayden were suppose to invite neighbor 1's kid over to play~but somehow ended up staying over and eating dinner. I facebooked her a quick note just to say thank you for taking them and that I appreciated it..................................no response back.

Attempt 2...Invited over neighbor 1's kid to play with the boys.........................no comment from neighbor 1....but her husband was nice and cordial...we invited him inside to see the baby.

Attempt 3...Invited over neighbor 1's kid to Donovan and Brayden's Birthday party.........no comment from neighbor 1...but neighbor 1's husband said they would be away and returning around 7 the day of the party, and maybe they would stop by......

So I guess we'll see what is going to happen...I would imagine that they would be tired from all the traveling, but who knows. Again, at least I made an attempt (or more) to try to communicate with them. (considering I no longer have their number, and I have changed mine~also the fact that I am not going to bring over all 900 of my kids to their house to try to talk to them, because unlike my children~I don't go to things uninvited...I think I have done my best, and now no one can say that I did not try.) I am not apologizing for anything, and neither are they apparently~so why not just sweep it under the door, and move on? (as my friend Gina said) Which I agree~yeah, we are both stubborn people~great~we get it!

A Quick Coral Review....

So, there is sooo much to catch up on. But pretty much all of you know how the birth went and all that fun jazz. So I won't bore you with those details. Pretty much, he came out by himself, and he's fantastic! His 3 week appointment he was 8 lbs 7 oz. LOL! Almost Brayden's weight at birth!

So, I have been super spoiled by hubby. He hired someone to do my laundry, which has been a blessing! And what's funny is before we got her, my dining room was always cluttered with laundry....which all of you know about for the most part. Well, now it's spotless clean, and now I feel more happy and motivated to maintain the house to be nicer. But what is funnier, is the fact that now we need more dressers, because we have SO MUCH stuff, we don't have room for it all. We literally went from, we have nothing~socks, etc...to....we have too MUCH! LOL! I can't remember the last time all this laundry was caught up with. But I have to tell you, it's really nice to have it finally caught up! (she also watches the kids if I have to step out when she's here~and they absolutely LOVE her, because she is so great with them!)

We also found a babysitter/nanny besides my father! That's right! We have actually learned to trust someone else besides my father to watch the kids....and she's great! She is going to school for Early Childhood Development, and she is fantastic with the kids. And what is even better is that she's willing to spend days with us to Dorney Park, and travel with us to the shore when we go for our long weekend, so that we are not completely confined to a space with the kids! I am very excited about the summer this year, because it's going to be so much easier for us.....and we can have some more "us" time also. We barely go out together, but this is going to help us out a lot!

The kids are great! I took Donovan out of Catholic School (best move I've made), and enrolled him in public school! He is so happy there, and he says it's because of a less stressful environment. His teacher does not yell at the class, and he said she is really nice. She even sent a quick note to say how well he has adjusted to the new classroom. I am glad that he is happier there....that's all that matters.

Brayden is great also! He loves preschool, and can't wait for kindergarten. Jordan is getting screwed out of preschool this year, so we are holding off on him for next year. Rowan is getting huge, and he's starting to say more words.

This time I am really going to catch up on my blogging....It's just been really hard for me to adjust to 5 kids and to get into a routine. But now that I have my laundry lady, and my house in more in order, it will be a lot easier for me to keep up now.