December 05, 2014

A perfect day...well almost

I could make today sound like a perfect family day with nothing but laughs, gorgeous weather and a day we will always remember but it was so far from that kind of day that I would be lying big time. So instead let me start out by saying I got some great pictures so if you have this idea that my kids are always perfect and Paul & I are the best parents then just skip over all the letters on the page and look at the artwork.

A run down of today goes a little something like this: mom drops kids off at school. mom goes to 2 gym classes before I am called because someone has a poopy diaper. kid with poopy diaper did't have poopy diaper but other son did. home for a shower and head back to school to pick up kids. lunch for 7 while waiting for dad to come home from work. mom gets crabby because big girls are a handful. dad arrives home to frustrated wife and this should have been the first clue that my day of making memories was not going to go well.

drive up to tree farm taking 2 cars so we had a place to put our perfect Christmas tree. i took the car with 7 kids with one who screamed the entire way. arriving at tree farm and thinking this was going to be awesome. kids dressed and pictures taken. jeep ride up to drop off area and this is when it all fell apart people. for your information one could not hear a tree drop in the forest today because all they could hear were kids screaming, lots of no's, tantrums being had and parents frustrated with pretty much all of them. it was fun walking through the forest and we will count this as one good memory made. one out of three trees wanted was found and cut. walked and never found the perfect one to surround with presents. jeep never came back up to get us so we carried, pulled and dragged 4 very overtired and muddy kids back to the car.

everyone stripped except mom and dad. snacks handed out. mom took car with overtired kids which means it was not peaceful for anyone who does not understand what overtired, no nap means. quick stop at home for baths, clean clothes and dinner before drew's christmas program. we were that family tonight. you know, the one no one wants to sit by. it was bad folks and i am not exaggerating. kids cried on the way home because cookie privileges had been lost which meant the world was ending. all except for drew who was enjoying his cookie and hot chocolate because he was by far the most well behaved kid of the day so i have 6 kids for sale instead of 7.

kids in bed. muddy clothes in the washer. mom eating popcorn for dinner while we watch a movie. mom also drinking alcohol and who knows in a couple of hours i may be back on here changing my story to; We took a wonderful drive to a local tree farm while singing Christmas caroles at sipping hot chocolate. We then found the most beautiful tree ever while the snow fell lightly and the kids frolicked in pine needles....yup it sounds like a much nicer story to go along with the pictures but hey we live in the real world and sometimes memories are of days that didn't go as planned. 

This may have been the grumpy one in all car rides today.

I spy a tantrum throwing peanut.

a perfect front porch tree. Now we must go parking lot tree shopping for the 2 we need for the house.

Most awesome memory of the day. Rylan was using a stick to saw down a tree with Isabella supervising. 

Love him!!!

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