Friday, September 25, 2015

Magic Update

Well, a little update on the life changing magic that's going on here. I'm pleased to report that Mel, Abi, and Lily all still have perfectly folded clothes. I worked with the boys on their clothes ALL day this past Saturday and sadly, they haven't quite caught the vision, but I might just give them the "they're boys" pass and forever close their bedroom door. Or I'll put it on the "someday" list. The Lego room, which was organized for over 3 months (while we were gone) is a complete mess. I'm giving up on that room too and going to keep that door closed as well.
The boys have been a little upset that the girls have broken parts of "lego city" and they want me to keep the door closed. But they don't have time to play with it much anyway, and the girls are here all the time, so I'm not going to give them priority for their once a week playing and forfeit the girls the opportunity to play in there, cause they are here at home all day everyday. They get first dibs on toys, sorry boys.
But I better get a few more pictures of Lego city before it joins the rest of the legos on the floor...
At the bottom of the photo above are the Lego Townhouses. It appears the only minifigure living there right now is the bird man (the cat lady's nephew) he lives there with his 4 parrots. Can you see all four? Wesley made those.
Here's the Townhomes from the front
The local lego LDS chapel
Pool table on the top floor of the Lego City Hotel...
 The art shop and the Indie Industries Office building, on Lego City main street.
I really like their main street. I like the lamposts, the trees, the sidewalks. At the head of main street is City Hall (the white building there0 and there is a black bronze statue of the mayor, Mr. Lego. That is also his bullet proof stretch Hummer driving down main street. In case you couldn't tell, the Mayor is the most important and most powerful minifigure in Lego City.
Bob's burger shop. Pay no attention to the lady running down the street with a gun in front of the burger shop, she's just a secret agent doing her secret crime fighting stuff.
Over on the table is the Secret Agents HQs. I liked their bunk beds, we need a set up like that here.
The gas station. It used to have gas pumps but Natalie (aka Godzilla) broke those out.
 Natalie requesting me to take two pieces apart. 
I like the grocery store too. Hmm, seems like someone bought all the ice cream and left all the veggies. Figures.
Ok, so that's the Lego room. And speaking of ice cream and vegetables, I'm not very happy to have a week pass and the scale not show anything different, but I guess ya can't lose 7 pounds every week. I've been feeling a bit like a victim. Alot of that "I give up" attitude has come because of my little friend Owen.
It's nice when he takes a nap. But he usually doesn't get much time before his sisters find him. Today I took matters into my own hands and we went to Thanksgiving Point. I got a membership there for our family again, cause I need to let these little girls ride ponies and see things in the world. So I left the house of my own free will and it wasn't so bad. Natalie made friends with a baby chick "Hi Birdie!" she said as they looked at each other nose to nose beak.
Then it was time to wait for a pony ride! This is why we came! They've changed things from last time we were members -  now the pony rides are unlimited! Wow!
We just went one time cause there was a long line, but good to know for next time if we can come on a not busy day. They loved the horses.
So cute. Those little smiles... that's what I was goin' for.
Natalie was very careful to hold on to the saddle with both hands, good job Natalie.
It was good to leave the house and do something for them. Owen slept the whole time as he snuggled on me in the baby wrap.
It wasn't too hot, a good fall day activity. 
Little by little I hope to figure out how to manage life with all these busy teenagers and these little girls and my little fussy Owen. Days of magic will come now and then, but I think overall I'll remember that raising my family, like anything worthwhile, is going to require patience and a lot of work. And it will be worth it
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