Thursday, January 14, 2010

Typical mid-January week

This is how we all feel in the morning.  And the afternoon and Evening.  I think we need a trip to Hawaii.  Or even better Australia!

We have had a  run-of-the mill week around here.  School, scouts and music lessons are all in swing.  The mornings are darker than ever and the ground fluctuates between frozen solid and mushy and muddy.  No kind of weather stops the kids  from playing on the trampoline that has graced our back yard since December 25th.  We love it!

Dallin and Landon both earned their star scout awards this month and they have figured out that if they stay on schedule they can earn their eagle awards by next December.  This requires a lot more work on my part than I ever imagined but I have decided that if scouts will teach my boys so many awesome life-skills is won't kill me to help out a bit.  They have a camp out every single month.  I seriously think scout leaders have earned a special place in the here-after.  Ten 12-year-olds in subfreezing weather cooking their own food??!!!  And I hear a rumor (I do catch bits and pieces here and there...) that they are planning a camp out with their mothers.  And the boys will cook all the food.  I think it could be fun.

Jenna had a run-in with an unidentifiable virus that caused an unidentifiable rash.  It looked like carpet-burn-polka-dot-splotches all over her arms and legs and cheeks and they itched like crazy and she had a fever of 101 for one day.  By the next day everything disappeared almost as suddenly as it started.

We have had so many weird rashes over the years.  Is that normal?   I think the kids should be entered in some kind of study.  Austin had some post-viral rash all over his lower body that lasted for three months.  As toddlers Dal and Lan had one that  left sores that were bad enough that there were still marks on toes and feet several months after the rash.  I can't even list them all. The doctors always say "yep that's weird--why don't you leave through the back door..."

The only time a rash has actually been a diagnosable/treatable disease was when Benson got Scarlet Fever with a strep infection.  That one was red and felt like sand paper.

Austin and I bonded all night last night over a large pile of end-of-the-quarter assignments that had to be turned in.  I think we both cried at some point... But everything got done.  That poor child inherited his mother's organizing abilities. 

Rustin is always busy keeping everything afloat at church, work and home.  We have lots of great people surrounding us and that makes everything easier.

Tomorrow is a half day of school (yea!) and next week we are excited to have Tom and Lindsey get married right here in Twin Falls.

We just started reading the Great and Terrible series.  It is different and interesting.

The boys are all counting down to the Percy and the Olympians movie release in February.  It's always fun to have something to look forward to! 


sariah said...

You are the best Kim. So honest and funny and I can hear your voice when I read your posts. :-)

I feel the same about our scout leaders. Moffit and Pierce have been so great! Before we moved here, Torsten wasn't very into scouting because his leaders weren't very into it either. After 7 months in the scouting program he hadn't even had 1 camp out yet! I am so glad for our boy's leaders who give so much time and preparation.

Juli said...

Yeah Percy Jackson!

You really are the best, Kim.

I feel anxiety whenever I think of all of the scouting we are missing.

Oh well.