Friday, October 3, 2008

Normal Life




Ashley realizing that Halloween is another 40 days away


David got tired of waiting ......
and waiting for his turn to play

David with his best bud Josh after preschool



Well we have definately settled in to the routine of school. Cole tried to escape from kindergarten only one time. He is doing a lot better and my easiest child to get ready for school. He doesnt care what he wears and his hair takes 2 seconds to do. Ashley and David are also enjoying school, and their issues with clothes and hair (especially David) have me frazzled some mornings, but they make it to school in one piece. The hours and hours of extra free time I thought I was going to have only having one child with me 2 days a week has somehow never appeared. I think my house is actually messier and more cluttered now than it was during the summer. I guess maybe I am catching up on lost time and wandering around Target for far too many hours. They knew me by name there, at all 4 locations I frequent and occassionally ask me to stock shelves. Thank goodness for their sweet return policy. I just dump the 49 things on the counter I don't want, keep the ONE thing I do want, give them my debit card to issue my return, and then start the vicious cycle all over again.


So thats my life in a nut shell right now, send kids to school and go to Target.


Kidding, kidding, but some days I feel like thats what it consists of. I am trying to better manage my time and not feel like I need to get a Target fix to complete my day. ( And they really dont know my name there, at lease I hope they don't):)


About a month ago I was called to be a beehive advisor in the young womens program. I was a little nervous at first because I have not been in young womens since I turned 18 and left for college. It has been a great experience so far and I have managed to teach 2 lessons without passing out before giving them! All the girls have been so welcoming to me.


I am anxious for the weather to start cooling off. I think that will happen here eventually. I put our Halloween decorations 2 weeks ago. The kids got all excited and thought trick or treating was just around the cornor and I had to break the news that they still had about 40 days. They were a bit devastated.


Anyways, I am posting some random pictures of the kids to go with my random thoughts.
This is a video of Lindsey just talking. Adam thought I was about to take a picture thats why he suddenly stops smiling. Lindsey is just at that the age where anythig she says sounds cute. Her favorite thing to say is 'scary" when she sees halloween stuff, and "oh man" that swiper says on Dora.

video

16 comments:

Randi said...

Too cute Stacey! By the way any time you need a Target fix you know I am just around the corner! :) You can count me in anytime. Although I am not sure that is what you want, Because I will enable you all the way to the check out line. Who am I kidding, OF COURSE that is what you want. Call me!
Adam getting dissapointed that you didn't take his picture is also funny, who knew he was such a photo bug!

jaanderson family said...

that was the cutest video ever! i watched it 3 times! she is adorable! all the pictures are so cute! the ones of david sleeping while he waits are hilarious! we miss your kiddos so much! we need to come out soon! oh and the target thing...dont worry..they just built a brand new nice one by my house and i am there ALL THE TIME! sad.

The Spradlin Family said...

See...you are good at blogging-WHEN YOU ACTUALLY DO IT!!! This post was so cute. I love the video of Lindsey. That is one of the funnest ages. And Ashley's face in that second picture looks just like you. Poor kid. ;)
And, I'm surprised that Adam couldn't tell that you were taking a video and not a picture (you know, because of the whole computer nerd thing). Just kidding Adam. I said that like 10 years ago. Get over it. :)
Great job on blogging. All you need to work on now is doing it more than once a decade.

madison said...

Lindsey is super cute in that video but Adam is stinkin hilarious! I laughed so hard and watched the beginning a million times. Thanks Adam!
-Sarah

caroline said...

you and I lead parallel lives. It was creepy to read that- I felt like somebody had spied on me and narrated my normal day life, especially the Target part. Your kids are SO cute by the way!

Steve and Jenn Fletcher said...

What! Is Walmart not good enough for ya? You snob! Gotta shop at the ritzy stores, like Target?

Your kids are so cute! I loved the video.

Mindy said...

She is sooo cute! Aw MAN!

I'm pretty sure once all my kids are in school I'm going to be working at Target. Not because I'll get a great discount, but because I'll have a debt to pay to them.

Emily said...

ok I LOVE that post. Love ashley's face in that picture. Love that Adam poses and then totally stops. LOVE Lindsey talking. Tate and I watched it 3 times. Tate keeps pointing to her saying uh oh mom uh oh mom. I think that's the best post you have done. Oh yeah, I didn't know you were in YW!

Heidi said...

Those are the cutest kids ever!!! I remember those days of little ones learning to talk. Now I have to live vicariously through yours since I can't possibly be a grandma for another 20 years or so. Just so you know, Target is a lifelong friend and enemy to the checkbook.

Mom Mac said...

HI! I wonder if this is worth it. This is the 4th try....
Thank goodness Heidi is here to help.
We loved the video with Lindsey saying her new words.

We love you all, Dad & Mom Mac

Mom Mac said...

HI! Disregard if you want....just trying to get the hang of signing in and getting started.

Mom Mac

Lindsay said...

So...I totally blog-stalked you. Hope you don't mind. Your family is growing! Fun to see your blog. One day I'll get things together and have one, but it hasn't happened yet.

Lindsay RC Wilson (Cannon)

Liz said...

That is the cutest video of Lindsey ever!!! It makes me miss my kids when they were that little. Now when they talk I just say, "SHH!"

Kel, Am, Cart, Tay, El, Cam, and the dog Bud said...

I was looking at the Asays blog and saw Adam and Stacey and thought that can't be the McCleans because Stacey is anti-blog. Lo and behold, it's you! I'm glad to see you caved! Your family looks great and it's fun to read your thoughts!

www.adorn-jewelry.blogspot.com said...

I was here!!!

Emily said...

just update the damn thing already!