Good morning #Batfans! I know it’s been a minute since I have updated my blog. It’s been a very busy year so far. I survived my twins’ 5th birthday party, my birthday weekend celebration, eat-a-thon, and the beginning of our family Spring cleaning.
I have been spending time outside with Peace clearing out all of our flowerbeds, and garden spot doing the prep work. I can’t plant until the end of March but almost everything is cleared and ready to go. We decided to put the garden area in the back part of our yard near the fenceline. It seems to have the best soil and I need to keep our dog out of it. He likes to go in and sniff everything. Not this time! I’m putting up a temporary fence around it so he can’t get in there. I’m a little concerned about other varmits getting in my yard because the girls think leaving my gate open and not shutting it is a thing. I’m about to padlock it for life and make sure we have no more runaway dog issues.
The outside work is getting done. I’m proud of myself for how hard I’ve worked. I did not hire someone to do it. That being said, we all know, I’m going to hire someone to tend the garden Lol I will help. I’m just not a big weed pulling guy. I know I can plant it wide enough to run the rototiller up and down, but I’m sitting here admitting I’m a lazy gardener. We have already planted our indoor spring flower pots. The kids were so excited to get them going. I have them all lined up across the back sliding glass window to soak up the sun. I hope we get a great start on them so we can move them around the house and enjoy.
We have also been spring cleaning the entire house, room by room. I even painted the boys’ bedroom myself. They got new bunkbeds and really wanted a different color in their “man” room Lol They still have separate rooms but they always end up back together. I let go, Let God on that one. Heston is the one that prefers some alone time. He says “Daddy I just need some Me time”, which means to not open his bedroom door. I hear him in there playing and talking to himself so I know he’s fine. Alex is my social bug. He wants everyone together all of the time. He talks nonstop and is teaching Peace everything he learns in school. I think he’s going to be a teacher. He’s SO patient with her. It’s amazing. I’m so happy to have smart little boys that know who they are and have their own little boundaries already.
My daughters are amazing. Always. I get to spend all day with them during the week and I love it. I’m obsessed with my baby, Sky. She’s getting so big. She’s laughing and doing all the cute baby things we all love. She’s sleeping through most nights and that helps me. Rooms are cleaned up, toys are went through and donated. New toys are in toy boxes, clothes are donated, new clothes bought and put in their places.
Life is pretty darn good right now.
Oh and who can forget my beautiful girlfriend. She’s amazing. I keep telling her how much I love my nice, boring life. It’s fantastic. I appreciate each day and whatever kid crisis I have to deal with. I have nothing to complain about. I really do miss Chicago. It was my home. Denver is my home now. I’m making new friends. I’m taking small trips and getting to know my community. I love it here.
Today is going to be 69 degrees. Can you believe it? All the next week 60’s also. That’s shorts weather for me, not the kids. I love how weird the weather is here. Snow for decades, then the sun says Hi for a week straight.
Also today, both of my boys qualified for the Kindergarten spelling bee. Instead of studying the 3 and 4 letter words, all we have been working on is not cheating Lol My boys can do sign language to each other and help each other out. We have them sitting on their hands ONLY when a brother has his turn. It’s working at home but who knows on stage. The one cautious thing I’ve been working on is they mess up a word and their potty mouths being in front of a hot mic Lol If I hear a bad word today, THAT’S IT and I already warned them. Just say dang, or shoot. Be 5 year olds. I don’t think either one will win but I am so proud they made it out of the 10 kids that will be up there.
I did bribe them with food right after school. I admit that. I think it will help out. The judges said they are going to put down a piece of tape so the boys don’t stand too close to the mic and get feedback from their hearing aids. I hope they can hear the word, sound it out, and do their best. That’s all I want for the rest of their lives.
How are you guys? I’m great! I’m getting ready to go to the store to get a few things for the weekend. Sarah is getting really close to her due date. She will be moving at the beginning of April. She’s going home to her parents in Texas. They want to be there for her and I am so happy she decided to have her baby there. I wish her and David could work things out so he could also be there but it sounds like he’s not interested. It’s sad and it’s also none of my business. We all do not know if Sarah will come back to us. It’s okay if she doesn’t. I want her to be where she belongs. If it’s with her parents, okay. If it’s with us, okay. I’m ready either way. I’ve been taking on more responsibility with all 4 of my kids. They are finally at an age I can handle all 4. Brenda will be staying with us until the first part of June. She plans to also go back to Texas and start her life over.
I wanted this family. I want to raise my kids. I needed nannies but I really want to raise my kids myself. That’s why I quit working. My family means more to me than a job. I couldn’t always say that, but now that I have them, it’s all I care about.
Have a great weekend guys! I love you. I just uploaded a bunch of new photos and videos. The birthday party (both) are up now. Don’t I look so freaking happy now? I really am.