Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I should just post while watching the girls finish dinner..

I was going to blog while they finished dinner BUT then Katie wanted to skip dinner and get snuggles instead. Now it's time to give them a bath so here's hoping I actually blog tonight. If not, I'll just post this. ..

Okay so they are laying peacefully in their beds (hopefully falling peacefully asleep) so I can now write out my thoughts.

Tonight was for the memory books. During dinner, they were yelling out their colors. "Boo Geen" it was A-dorable! They have two shapes down-Circle and Star and I'm pretty sure Karly is saying Square and Triangle but she says it really fast and it's hard to make out. When the girls got out of the tub, I dried them off and they ran off into the living room. It was cute (as usual) but when I was brushing out their hair they actually let me braid it. So they each have the cutest braid. When they got up, they were dancing to some music and it was such a happy time but it just kind of hit me that although they will always be MY babies, they aren't babies anymore.

We are planning their birthday party. We weren't going to do anything but the thought of not celebrating their birthday was kind of getting to me. Nothing huge, 8 adults-6 children, BBQ in the backyard, some water play etc. We had a small budget that I blew with spending $50 just on decorations and plates/cups and napkins. Oh well, they only turn 2 once right? haha

We are thinking of getting a year membership to Liberty Science Center. I think the girls would enjoy it and there are so many hands on exhibits that they can participate in. It's around $60 for a family of 4 to go so I'm thinking that we will want to go more than once (more in the fall, winter and spring) and a membership is the way to go.

The last thing on my mind is my car. We had to take it in January for the recall on the control arm (mine broke the week it was due in) No cost to me but it did cost me $150 to tow it in as it was undriveable. Then in Feb, we had the blizzard and my battery exploded causing lots of a damage. It cost me $800 to fix it and $895 for a rental for 2 weeks. Then yesteray, it died backing up. I brought it in and today they told me there was nothing wrong with it but it needed around $800 in maintenance on it. I'm annoyed. I've bought new tired for it 2 times in 8 years, I change the oil when it's due, I've had the belts changed..even the expensive timing belt..when the manufactureer says to and we try to just keep it in good condition because we can' afford another car right now. Well today we had to get new breaks on the front, clean the back breaks, change the air filter and do something with the emergency break. What does this all add up to? Over $400. I'm stressed out at spending large amounts of money on this car. We were told all the spark plugs and wires need to be replaced too because it's time but we'll look someone else that isn't going to charge $300 for it.

I think I've rambled on enough. I have to make the girls lunches for tomorrow and get stuff ready. I've been doing it all on my own this week as Donald as to leave very early in the morning (which sucks).

The three pictures below: the girls napping at the Martin family reunion, Katie at GGs house with the chickens and Karly NOT using her table manners (we thought it was cute).


Cassie said...

Oh, man, car issues suck. Sometimes I think we should all go back to horses and buggies. So much simpler!

Love the pictures of the girls. I still can't believe how big they've gotten!

Patty said...

The pictures are adorable :)

So sorry about the car trouble. I have a lot of that too, I think mine is a lemon. Hate it. I hope you guys figure something out. :)