Sunday, March 28, 2010

That green day

When I take photos I often write snazzy posts in my head and think that somehow I will get around to sitting down an posting them all. In reality I end up sitting down two weeks later and after finally cruising the photos pick only a few and just-get-them-out-there-already!
Gone. Forgotten.
I am just so tired these days. Extra commitments are my undoing. Even just a few crafts here and there do me in. I now know the secret to a clean home.

However I am a sucker for happy and excited children and love to see them create and develop.
So....what else would we do for St. Patrick's day?
Throw a spur of the moment mini green party and make a few crafts and eat green food.

And of course wear green hats! (Thank you Aunty Kathy. Your party's in a box are a huger hit than you can imagine.....and amazing life savers.)

Kaitlyn even got busy cutting up all the clover leaf streamers. "I'm making fake salad mom!"

And then we moved on the planting. Not that we need to start anything indoors for our garden or anything. W aren't even sure if we will have any form of a garden this year yet or if we will be mostly soil prepping for a future garden (at the lake) but we decided to get a few things growing in containers for fun.

Part of our home schooling...or life schooling or whatever.

And within a few days we have had cute little herb sprouts, yay!
Well, after Kaitlyn planted these Ethan was excited to plant something and was lucky enough to get some....hey wait a minute! I haven't uploaded those photos yet.

To be continued when I get my act together! Yikes, see how tired I am! I have got to get my act together, and I mean it! I have been one cranky mom these last few weeks. I swear that I am forever telling them to share, sit proper at the table, mind their manners and for goodness sakes clean up after themselves. I feel like I am a broken mean old record sometimes. Ack!

I had a nap today. Hello world! Ya, I need one every few hours of every day!


Anonymous said...

Aww hun! You'll get that energy back! How you manage with 3 already makes you a super hero!
And don't worry about being "cranky" because you tell them to mind their manners. That is probably number 2 on my priority list of teaching Lyrik!! There is nothing worse than a noisy kid who screams and lips back! So you tell them as many times as it takes :) lol
Love you!

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

That last paragraph, I hate to break it to you, but it will continue until they are adults.


Rest up you busy girl, how you do it all is beyond me :)

Hannah said...

I'm sorry you haven't got any energy, Anna. I'm so not surprised though! You have 3 busy kids and another one on the way, and you are a FUN mommy who goes out of her way to make life interesting and educational for her kids. Don't worry, you are doing the best you can, and I'm sure you will get your energy back one day! Maybe when they've left home! Just kidding! ;-)
I LOVE the green photos and crafts and dress-ups! :-)

Brooke said...

Ah--those plants are a breath of fresh air--spring...even if it has to be indoors. I hear you on making up posts in your mind while you take photos--I am forever doing that as well. And just like you said, mine never get written either. As I post the photos I have this vague remembrance that it was supposed to be fun, but I just don't have the time or brain power. Glad to hear you got a nap--keep taking them!

Elaine A. said...

You're amazing Anna. If I were you I'd have my bum on the couch all day. The kids are getting big!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

A crafty mom is better than a clean mom. There'll be plenty of time to clean when they grow up and move out, I always say...

Stacie's Madness said...

i'm so immature...
I giggled at "party in a box"