Monday, November 23, 2009

Working Mom....that's me!!!

I don't have a lot of time, Adalynn is napping, dishes are calling, eye appointment at 1:30, followed by work at 3:00....yes, you read correctly, work at 3:00

After 17 months of staying home, I went back to work a few weeks ago. We had been toying with the idea and financially something had to give-so off I went. Well, I wasn't really looking, but just happened to see that Broderick's school was in need of a director for their before and after-school program. So I work a few hours in the morning and then go back for a few  in the afternoon (more specifically 7-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.). My neighbor is watching them on the days John is not home and the best part is that I get to be home ALL DAY LONG---well, for the most part....

We are slowly, VERY SLOWLY adjusting, With me working so late in the afternoon, dinner has been moved back by an hour (and John is fixing it every weeknight). We also have to wake the kids up about an hour earlier than before, so things are sometimes a little crazy at 6:30 a.m. in the Frye house with 5 people getting ready, attempting to eat breakfast, and get to work/school/babysitter's house and not be late. Some mornings are better than others.

I have pictures to post of Camden's final soccer game and award's party, Broderick's HUGE (500+ people) football banquet, and a few random photos of our princess (who is slowly realizing her role), but that will have to wait. The dishes are now shouting, Adalynn won't be sleeping much longer, and my eye appointment-yes, still for the Uveitis looms ever closer.

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are looking forward to NO TRAVELING and John's sister and nephew visiting. Until then, 

Many Blessings,

Monday, November 2, 2009

There is NO WAY it is November already! I mean, REALLY????

Growing up, time seemed to stand still. It took forever for Christmas to get here after the Halloween festivities. And then forever for Spring Break to come and even longer for the much anticipated summer vacation. But now, as an adult, I am quickly realizing what my parents warned me of so long ago. Time really does fly. I can't believe that the lazy days of summer (or traveling days in our case) are long gone, and fall is in full swing. John's, Broderick's, and even my own birthdays flew by and we are each a year older. Halloween has come and gone and the costumes have already  made their way to the dress-up basket downstairs. Thanksgiving plans are in the works and the kids have already circled every single item in the Toys-R-us "Biggest Toy Book Ever". Can it really be November already? Can John and I really be in our mid-30's (he, more so than me)? Do we really have three kids? And is it even possible that I have 8 year old and 5 year old sons and an almost 2 1/2 year old daughter?

Now, don't get me wrong....there are days that really seem to stand still. Days that I can't wait for their bedtimes to come. Days that I feel I yell more than I don't. But, there are also days that I don't want to end. Moments that are all too often too fleeting. Phases in their lives that I know I will look back on and miss. Just last night I gave Adalynn a bath in the sink (yes, even at 28 1/2 months she STILL fits) and I looked at my 75lb football playing, size 6 shoe wearing, second grader and I wondered how in the world did he use to fit in the sink? But then again, wasn't it just yesterday? Where has the time gone?

Well, football season is over. Halloween has past. And my babies are growing up way too fast.  What used to take forever is now happening right before my eyes and I am fearful that if I blink I am going to miss something. I can't be alone. I know you all are sharing the same thoughts, fears, and awful realizations that time goes by way too fast and your baby's are growing up even faster. I am happy, sad, fearful, and full of love all at the same time. Just look at them!


No not just any princess, but Princess Peach....why didn't anyone get it? Everyone caught onto the boys' costumes right away, but nobody could tell who she was. Everyone just assumed "a princess". Aren't they cute? And can't you tell Broderick is WAY into it!!! By the way....if you ever dye white hats with Rit dye, be sure to wash them before going out in the rain. I was a bad mommy and didn't and I had two little boys with colored heads and necks from the dye running.


And here are some great shots John took at Broderick's last two football games. Doesn't he look WAY TOO OLD?!?!? I can't believe this was once my little baby who took baths in the sink just like his sister (though definitely not when he was 28 1/2 months old). My baby is growing up too fast and I am not sure I am ready!

Be sure to notice the other little boy having to reach and jump to get his flag back and how tall Broderick is in the picture below. The other two boys are the same age and in his 2nd grade classroom. No they are not on a hill....the difference is that great!

Happy November. Yes, it is really here!