The dreaded week--Day 2

After staying up way too late helping Jeremiah get the last things ready for the Blue and Gold Banquet, and getting up twice with Emersynne, I'm not sure how I'm going to make it through the day.

All the kids were up at crack of dawn (6am) excited that today is Anthony's birthday. Since tonight we will be up at the church for the banquet we decided to have a birthday breakfast and have Anthony open presents before school. We sat down to cinnamon rolls, sausage, scrambled eggs, and fruit cocktail. Delicious! Thank goodness for Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. On a day like today it was so nice to have something quick to throw in the oven. I put candles in the cinnamon rolls and we sang to Anthony.

Anthony was so excited to open presents he hardly ate breakfast. That is very unusual for Anthony who never seems to stop eating. He was excited about his Wall-e sheets (to match his comforter he got a few weeks ago), his cub scout hat and neckerchief, big bag of jelly bellies to go in his jelly belly machine, and the spider man accessories the kids gave him.

Trevor was so excited for Anthony to open the present he gave him that he could hardly contain himself! It was cute to see him giggling on the couch with excitement!

After presents we quickly loaded everybody up in the car and dropped the kids off at school and Jeremiah off at work. We are home for a few hours and after lunch it is back to school to drop off cookies to Anthony's class and have a meeting with the school health teacher to go over the curriculum she will be teaching the 6th graders soon. Ah, the joys of learning about the reproductive system and puberty! Then it's home to hopefully get kids down for a late nap, wait for the school kids to get home so I can leave Michaela in charge while I run to Sam's Club to pick up the cake, ice cream, and veggie platter for tonight.

We will pick Jeremiah up from work at 5pm and go straight to the church to set up for the Blue and Gold Banquet which starts at 6:30and goes to 8pm. Then we clean up, come home, quickly get kids into bed because it will be way past bedtime, and hopefully be able to watch the Mentalist before I crash.

I just hope I have enough energy to last the day!


Jenn said...

You can do it!! We have those busy weeks ALOT! Oh, and thanks for the reminder-- i love the mentalist!!

Vicki said...

Wow Tamara! You were so quick to post these photos. I love 'em! I told Anthony that this is his last "single digit" birthday. Next year it's two digits and..before he knows it: he'll have 3- almost like his gramma!

Jen Krey said...

You can do it!!! You are super mom, and the kids love all that you do!

Nadia said...

I don't know how you can do it all and with a new baby!!!! You are my hero, Tamara!

Bob said...

Hey, you watch the Mentalist too? :)

Laurie said...

I just love those weeks, but it sounds like little by little you are making a sucess of it. Although, I never find time to post, as you know, an dnever during one of these weeks. Good for you. It is nice to hear how things are. Puberty...I hope your school does better than my Bro-in-law. Last year the teacher tried to cram it all into one week and he came home telling Brian's mom how make and female parts were connected. :) I will keep you in my thoughts that you will sail through the rest of the week.

Laurie said...

oh yeah! I watch the menalist too, I keep waiting to see what he will actually do when he finds the guy who killed his family. Always good to have some down time and something good to enjoy during it. :)