Thursday, April 26, 2007

In the hallway with an entire elementary school

Don't you love tornado season? I was helper mom today and there was a sighting, so we all were in the hallway :-D

It was a long, hot time, but thankfully, there was no tornado.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Happy Birthday to Hannah, Sarah and Emma!!

Today my babies turn 7! I can hardly believe it. From 2 pound preemies to smart, happy first graders -- it's amazing!

Monday, April 16, 2007

What a weekend!

This weekend was really busy. I had a luncheon for new and expecting moms that went really, really well. It's always nice to see the 'new' moms! Then a bunch of triplet moms from the local group went to the Oak Brook Lodge Hotel and spent Saturday night. It was a blast - especially the martini/Italian tapas bar we went to. The entertainment was like something out of a SNL skit - the Sweeney sisters, perhaps, or Will Ferrell being the music teacher. Never in my wildest dreams have I seen the combination of hot pants and a red sequined duster!! There was plenty of laughter (and martinis!).
After that restful night I got an incredible surprise. One of my best friends in the entire world, Carolyn, organized a bunch of moms from our bunco group to come and help me declutter. I came home to a much cleaner, more organized house. I am both humbled and embarrassed that things got so out of hand. Depression is a funny thing, and I don't mean funny ha-ha, it pretty much sucks any will to do anything other than what is completely essential. And this time of year is depression city for me -- I still have a lot of issues regarding the girls traumatic birth. So this surprise was the most incredible blessing for me. I've been crying since I got home from being so grateful! I can't believe that people would care enough about me to help me with something that was seemingly overwhelming for me!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

So busy, so busy

Well, the Easter chaos has died down and now I am in the throes of birthday party planning! The girls are having their party at Sweets and Treats - a local candy store - and I am busy trying to get invitations out, goodie bags assembled, etc. I am also speaking at a new moms luncheon on Saturday and then spending the night at the Lodge in Oakbrook. It will be a nice break, but I've really got to figure out what I'm going to say!! I feel like the treadmill is speeding up and I might fall off!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Whooo hooo! School is back!

SO glad to have the girls back in school! I have a funky work schedule this week, with Good Friday, so today is my day off....well, my day to get things done! I have stops planned for Target, the post office, Blockbuster, Jewel, and helper mom at 2. Sounds restful, huh??