Monday, January 23, 2012

Day #1 SAHM

Decided to journal the first 30 days of being a Stay At Home Mom - SAHM.  Hope this doesn't get too boring!  Just want to remember when I look back 10 years from now what I did, what we ate, what life was like...

Woke up at 4:45am - why?  No clue.  I do find that whenever I have the 'chance' to sleep in, I don't/can't.  Frustrating.  Oh well.  Layed in bed till 5:30am debating the whole time if I should get up and start taping the back foyer that I was planning to stripe today.  Decided against that and just got in the shower. 

We had 4K registration for Paeton technically goes all week long but I wanted to be the first there.  And I was!  My friend Karen verified that later as she asked the staff if I had come yet?! We arrived at 8am sharp with our paperwork in hand.  They had a great playspace for the kids while Jodi and I filled out a few more sheets of paper.  
After registering and taking a quick tour, we drove Jodi to work and headed over to my friend Joy's house to help with a 'space-themed' mural she's working on for her son Casey's birthday. Sneak peak - more to come. 
After Evan decided to eat some of the grey paint I had used on the moon (yup, not kidding), I decided it was time to go.  Joy called the poison control number on the back of the paint can to see what the next steps should be...all in all, we determined he'd be okay without heading to the doctor.  Just watch out for decreased breathing and excessive vomiting.  No biggie :)

Came home, napped the kids and started painting some stripes.  Couldn't wait to get started - I LOVE stripes!

First Wall Done

Before Evan woke up, Paeton made some foam snowmen as a present to daddy.  She made them out of orange foam and when I announced that snowmen are usually white, she threw a fit and crushed them before I could get a picture.  Snowmen can be orange...noted.

Evan woke up super crabby but that could have been the sticky tongue he had.  He drank of lot of fluids and then decided to hide from me.  Soon after, he was content with chalk while I cooked dinner.

Dinner: Cheeseburger Pie


After Dinner and clean up, the kids bathed while I put folded laundry away.  I was almost done putting everything away when I heard those terrible words from Paeton.  "Mom, Evan pooped in the tub!!"  Ugh.  He did...a lot. 
So while the kids are playing right now waiting for Jodi to get home, I'm sanitizing tub toys in my kitchen sink.  I'm blaming this on the paint Evan ate this morning.

Alright, Jodi's home...time for family time. 


Leslie Staver said...

Wow, you got a lot done on your "first day"...made me tired just reading it! ;o) You are such a good SAHM already - enjoy!

Gretchen said...

Of course she is! I laughed out loud several times! You could make this into a book. So glad your a SAHM!

Amanda Miklos said...

Now that you're a SAHM, I wish you lived in NJ even more!!! I miss you (and really could be learning a lot from you instead of learning via reading your blog)! ;-)

Buntrock said...

I love that I got to be a part of your first day "at home". I felt so bad about Evan:( Glad he is ok!

Can't wait for to read your first 30 days!