Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mix-Matched Schedules

So Scott works a weird 2nd shift, 2pm-10pm Monday through Friday. It's worked out for us so far, we just had to have lunch as our "family meal" instead of dinner like normal folks. Now we kind of have a problem. A pretty big problem. Emma goes to school before Scott wakes up and doesn't get home until after he's already at work. That means he gets to see her pretty much never during the week. He will be going to school again in a couple weeks and will be dropping her off on his way so at least they'll have a 15 minute car ride together, but dang! It was hard for me to realize that he didn't get to see the kids much anyway especially with naps and everything, because I am with them every single hour of every single day. Just as he doesn't quite understand that I would have no problem if a grandparent would want to steal them for a few hours or an afternoon...or a day....or a weekend...

Right now he's completely stuck at this job at this shift. The guy that does his job on first shift is really old and I think he should just go ahead and retire, but we don't see that happening any time soon. It would be really hard to find a job that pays enough and there are a couple other issues that are keeping him were he is right now. So we're just plain stuck. It sucks, but we can hope there is a 1st shift job in our very near future, especially since we'll be sending an additional kid to school each passing year!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Off to Kindergarten!

Here are some blurry iPhone photos of Emma all dressed in uniform before heading off for her first day of kindergarten! She is still all kinds of excited and had no trouble whatsoever with me leaving her there. I knew it would be no trouble with Little Miss Independent!

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Nothing too exciting has happened this summer. My mom came down for a visit a few weeks ago, but it was too hot to do anything outdoors and we didn't have any money, so there you go. She did get a few cute pictures of the kids while she was here though. 

Here we have Emma and Abby looking like they actually get along...

And here Emma and Abby are carrying Ian by his arms and legs, which apparently in the funniest thing ever. They also did it to Owen and he LOVED it.  Poor baby...

Little Adam, almost 5 months old, loves his thumb!

This is a really goo picture of all 5 of them together and almost looking at the camera and pretty much smiling. What more could you ask for??

On Tuesday we'll send a kid off to school for the very first time! That's right, Emma is starting kindergarten! She is very excited about it. I know she'll do great! I'll be back then with some pictures of her all ready for school.