Monday, August 29, 2011

First Day of Kindergarten

Carter had his first day of school on August 17th. He was so excited. He could hardly sleep the night before, and in the morning he was just bouncing off the walls with anticipation.
Can my baby really be this old??
I had taken Carter to his school the day before to meet his teacher and see his classroom, but unfortunately I forgot to take pictures. Darn it. I'll admit it, I started to get teary eyed when we were there. I just can't believe my baby is now leaving me, granted for only 2 and half hours a day. He is growing up and heading off to new adventures without me.
I think Megan had a harder time with Carter going than I did. She was so sad on the walk back to the house, hanging her head and dragging her feet. She's since gotten over it and relishes her time alone. haha.
Mornings are strange now. Meg likes to watch a show or two and then goes off and plays with her toys. Derrick takes his morning naps. Things are....quiet. I actually get to take a shower without fighting children in the background.
Carter only goes to school from 8:30, when he gets on the bus, till 11:40. Then he's home and eating lunch and playing with us. I really like the schedule. I feel like its perfect for transitioning us to full school next year. Like how I said us? It's true, I feel like it's as much for me as it is for him. :)

Waiting for the bus.

The neighborhood kids. I really like our neighborhood. It's perfect for the kids.

Getting on the bus. In all honesty, this is probably the the thing he was most excited for out of the whole day. haha.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Kid logic

Bo: "This might come as a shock to you, Carter, but I don't know how to make robots. Especially out of plastic fruit."

Carter has been begging us to make him a robot. He brought down a ton of toys that we could use to make it. Included in these toys were Hungry Hippos, Batman, some beads, and Meg's plastic food. He won't listen to reason either. He just doesn't understand why we can't.

Today in the store Carter told me that it was okay if I didn't get him a bunny, because "I'll just pray to Heavenly Father and He'll get me one."

Well, we might not be able to get him to believe us that we can't build robots, but at least we have him believing in prayer.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

"You're a Mommy."

So Carter calls me upstairs and asks me to help him with his game, Lego Batman. Our conversation after asking me to help him :

Me: "Carter, I've never played this game before. What makes you think I can do this? You've played this game way more than I have."
Carter: "Yeah, but you're a Mommy."
Me: "Huh. Yeah I guess that's true. Okay fine, I'll try."

Hahaa. I'm glad Carter still thinks I can do pretty much anything. I wonder how long I'll be able to get him to believe this. Considering when my back hurt, I called MY mom, I'm guessing it'll be a little longer still. I hope.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wow, I've really gotten behind on this whole blogging thing. If I want any posts for my blog book, I'd better actually blog! haha.
I have pictures and events to record, I'm just too lazy to do it. Bo moved all our pictures from the laptop over to our new computer. So now if I want to upload pics, I need to do it on the computer. There are two problems with that...haha... one, I'd actually have to get up off of my nice comfy recliner and go to another room, where I'd have to cramp my neck to try and see the tv too, and two, I'd have to sit in that really uncomfortable chair at the desk, which hurts my back. So yeah, no pictures for this post. I'll get to it, I promise. My goal is to write one new post every day next week.
Bo is working in the ICU. He leaves the house at about 6 am and gets home anywhere from 8:30 to 10:30 pm. And just because he's home, doesn't mean he's done. He gets home and then spends hours on the computer writing notes about his patients. Last night he didn't climb into bed till 1:30 am. My poor hubby. My poor kids for not seeing their dad. Poor me. I wasn't meant to be a single mom, I don't have the patience. Last weekish he worked 7 days straight, then 3 night shifts, then had 4 days off. Really it was only 3 because he spent the first day sleeping. Now he's working 7 days straight and ending with one night shift. Luckily he'll get 5 days off this time, so I'm really looking forward to next week, hence the blogging every day next week.
My mom came, helped tons, then left. My back was able to heal quite a bit with her here, but it's still not all better. I'm pretty much on pain killers all day. I'm supposed to start seeing a physical therapist though, so here's to hoping that I'll get better.
Carter started Kindergarten on Wednesday. Yes, I will have a blog post just for that. Can he really be that old? Am I really old enough to have a kindergartener?? I don't think so. Sometimes I think I'm too young for a lot of stuff. hahaha.
My house and yard are in shambles. I haven't been able to really clean or do anything because of taking it easy for my back. But... my kids are fed, happy, and at least we have clean clothes. That's all that's really important, right?
So please, please, don't give up on me, those who are still faithful friends and readers of the blog. I'm here and I'm making a comeback!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Carter has been trying to sell me his money all morning. He wants a dollar, or two, or a hundred dollars for his coins. He's assured me it doesn't have to be a billion. It could "maybe just be 25 dollars."

I told Meg that her birthday was in one month and that she would be turning 3. Her response? "No, I two! I two for long long time. Next I turn 5 like Carter."
--she didn't take it too well that she would never be the same age as Carter.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


My mom is coming on Thursday to help me out!
What a relief.
With her help I'll really be able to take it easy and get my back all better.
Fingers crossed.
Thank goodness for moms. And moms-in-laws. Bo's mom offered to come help too. If I'm not better by the time my mom leaves, I might just take her up on that offer.
I'm just so relieved that I'm going to get some help.

Out of Comission

So last week was a WHOLE lot better than the week before. Thank goodness. Bo had like 3 days off, so we were able to just relax and have family time.
Unfortunately by the end of last week my back started hurting crazy bad. And I mean BAD. Lower back pain. I went to the Dr. and she sent me to the hospital to get some x-rays. Apparently I have a degenerating disk (or something like that) which they think stems from my bad sledding accident I was in 10 years ago. I was given steroids and if those don't make my back better, my Dr. wants to get an MRI. Here's to hoping it gets better.
So pretty much with my bad back, we have been out of comission. Big time. No stores, no parks, notta. I just can't. I've pretty much just been lying on the couch watching my kids destroy the house.
I am getting a little better though, and might possibly fly my mom out to help.
So yeah, I haven't blogged because honestly, there has been nothing of interest in my life.

The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus