Sunday, May 27, 2012

Finishing the School Year

After Raelyn was born it felt like the rest of the school year just flew by in a blur.  Aly completed another season of running club.  Brooklyn graduated from preschool with her play the "Three Piggy Opera"  She was the first little pig, and spent weeks and weeks singing her part at the top of her lungs.  On performance day she was a little more shy and sang her parts barely loud enough to hear.  Aly also graduated from kindergarten.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Lesson learned: Why We Lock the Car

Ok, I will admit that I am not great about locking my car.  What can I say I grew up in small communities for most of my life. The threat of having your car stolen by someone other than as a practical joke was not very likely.  And, for the rest of my driving life I have had cars that if someone stole them my words to them would be good luck.  In fact someone once stole the truck that I was driving at the time and we found it abandoned a few miles away.  Did I mention that the heater was malfunctioning so it was on full blast all the time and it was the middle of summer.

My lack of locking the car drives Foote crazy.  While his locking his door all the time drives me crazy. I mean why do you need to lock your car door if it is in the garage and all the doors to the garage are locked.  I am now willing to admit that I was wrong. We don't only lock our car doors to keep it from getting stolen. We lock our car doors to keep our children out.  Brooklyn took my van for a little drive this afternoon, and by some miracle she managed not to hit any neighborhood kids or take out any of the six vehicles parked on the street.

I hear Brooklyn screaming, and I look out the window to check and see what is wrong.   My car is halfway down the street and backwards, sticking out into the middle of the street.  my first panic was Where are all the other kids? I just checked on the girls a minute ago while they were playing with the neighborhood kids.  Panic sets in, I am just praying that no one tried to stop the car and got ran over.   Lesson learned, if you are like me and don't lock your doors, I am passing my new found wisdom on to you.  
This is how I found my car.   I am taking a picture from the driveway Brooklyn backed out of she did a perfect arch .

The neighbor kid said, "Well she didn't hit anything she's probably going to be a great driver"....If I wasn't   still so shocked by the fact that my four year old just drove my car. I probably would have burst out laughing at the attempt of our sweet neighbor boy to help me see the bright side of the situation.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Princess #4

Raelyn Lyneth Foote - Princess number four has arrived.  She was born April 16th weighing 7lbs 7oz and was 19 inches long.  She was my first baby to come c-section so that was a whole new experience.  Recovery has been a little slower this go around and I am restless, and ready to get back into a normal routine.

Raelyn has been a great baby.  I think the truth is that by number four I have finally got the newborn routine down and know what to expect, so maybe my babies have not been getting easier, maybe I am just finally getting better at being a mom to a newborn.

Foote is modeling the outfit he was required to wear for the birth.  The nurses kept reminding him to keep his clothes on underneath.  I guess not long ago one of the fathers put the flattering outfit on and took off all his clothes underneath.  It is completely cheap see through material.  I am not sure how you would not know to keep your clothes on.  What was really funny was that Foote remembered talking to a group of guys at church and one of them shared how he had put the surgical outfit on without clothes. If only he knew how much of an impact he made every nurse that came to check on me kept reminding Foote to keep his clothes on.

The girls having their first visit with Raelyn.  Dwyn was not sure what to think of this new little sister

(Me and my girls)  Got to love those hospital shots where you look like you haven't showered or slept for days.