Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Day 17: New Friends

Alright, I need to get back on track with my blogging! I did so good in the beginning! I've been kinda slacking lately, sorry guys! Thanks for continuing to read my blog, even if it does take me a couple days to write! 

Yesterday was fun! I was off work so I went to lunch with my friend Emily, we've been good friends since 7th grade and now she lives in SF. It was soo good to see her and hang out again! We went to lunch and then did some running around. Then we came home and went swimming with the kids. That night she took her little sister and her friend to see transformers in 3D and I went with them. It was really nice to get away for a little bit! Also Emily got the boys all ready for bed, and put them to bed. So I was literally "off" yesterday! Thanks Sis :) Today I had to work 10-4 so Emily was on again. Sarah is a good helper though and she likes to play with the boys so they enjoy that. Garrett cries. A LOT. He woke up and played with Charlie and then all of a sudden he started crying and just wouldn't stop. I was getting ready for work so Em had to take care of him. It's hard to not get frustrated with him! But after he goes on and on and on and just doesn't stop..I mean enough is enough! We were loving on him and hugging me, the boys get plenty of love! They are so cute we can't help but kiss them or hug them every time we walk by them! He is just having a hard time. Charlie is doing great though!! He's really a good big brother. Char takes care of his little brother. When I got home from work it was super hot so we all went swimming and some kids that leave around here came over too. All the kids around here are really nice! There were 9 kids total but that's including Em, Sarah, Char, and Garrett. They are like 12-16 so they are good and they play with the boys too. It's nice having new friends and the kids really enjoy having other kids to hang out with. We are really blessed with the neighborhood we moved into :) Once they left we ate and it was time for the boys to get baths and head to bed. I threw a towel in the dryer for Charlie (every night...) and put Garrett in. He usually puts up a fight....this time he was alright but when it came time to wash his hair..he wasn't havin it. I don't get it. I've tried going about it different works! So whatever I just let him cry and get him out, lotioned up, and into bed. He literally fell asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow! phew. Char is always good about baths, teeth, and bed. Man..I am tired!! Work was pretty busy today and then I come home and be a mommy which as most of my readers know can be tiring! By the end of the night I'm tired of answering questions that most of the time I don't even have an answer for and I'm tired of picking up toys/clothes/swim toys or asking them to put them away. What is really irritating is when I have to ask someone more than once to put something away or do something. Twice is alight....but five times? Really? What is even more irritating is when I ask they say "I knooooow!" And then, guess what?!? They don't do it. So I ask again. Um, I thought you knew? Ha..guess not! So you do need me to tell you what to do after all! :) Right now the house is pretty clean, the little ones are asleep, and Em and Sarah are getting ready to watch a movie. I'm going to go watch the bachelorette when I'm done, yay! Emily finally went through the pics on my computer and deleted a bunch of hers so I uploaded a bunch, like I said I would! Enjoy! :) 

Ouchies and boogies, Ashley!

 Team Huddle!
 Char and his friend John

Garrett being patient waiting for brother!
 fam :)

best nana <3

 everyone on the 4th!

yes I have to plug my nose.................

 I just love this picture because Charlie's face is too cute and it displays Garrett's love for cake so well...

Hi I'm cute.


  1. Keep up the good work, Ashley! Being a mommy IS very tiring and it's so hard to be patient all of the time. You are doing a great job!!!

  2. You are doing a great job with all the kid and mommy stuff. I really am enjoying your blog.

  3. I know it is exhausting work to go OUT to work & then come back home & have to deal w/all the frustrations you have to deal with.... but please keep blogging! You are such a great writer and doing such a FABULOUS job being mommy while your parents are away. I am SO PROUD of you, Ashley! xxBoots