Monday, March 7, 2011

Whoa what a day

Have I mentioned that Arden is um, she is busy, yes that is it, she is a busy, curious, sassy little  girl! :)  I adore her but she is a hand full all day long. :)

Today was no exception but we had a fun, memory packed day.

While Cash was at preschool Arden and I made a fast run into the grocery store where she insisted she "needed some grapes".  Of  course I got them for her and I finally lost the battle of "to eat or not to eat the grapes in the store".  I am sure I ate plenty of unwashed fruit in my day so I am hoping she doesn't come down with a serious illness, if she does  I am erasing this blog entry! :)  We took Cash to the dentist where I spent most of the time chasing Arden up and down the halls.  When we were done and I was booking our 6 month appointment Arden and Cash were playing in the waiting room when all of a sudden it got spooky quiet.  I immediately grabbed my purse and told the ladies that I knew my children had just went outside and I had to go.  When I made it out the front door which was wide open, Cash had Arden pinned down on the top step.  He looked up at me and said "Arden ran out the front door mama, I was trying to stop her".  Sweet brother!!  Wild Arden!  It was a funny sight seeing him holding her down like that and you could tell he was waiting for me to come to his rescue.  

When we got home we went straight to the back yard because it wasn't to cool to play outside, Cash wanted to play baseball and because of our recent viewing of "The Sandlot" (for the millionth time) he quickly told me "Mama I am gonna be Bennie, you gonna be Smalls and Arden you need to get in the dugout". ha! We played for half an hour or more until I could not move anymore! The boy would get beside himself if I didn't slide into home and let me just tell you, I had a brutal leg workout this weekend with a trainer and I was NOT up for sliding into home!! I was barely up for squatting on the toilet! :)

At some point I decided to take a break in the kitchen and start supper so I left the back door open and the kids in the back yard.  This is nothing unusual, they play outside any day the weather is pretty and I am not always out there the entire time. We have a fence although I am not certain how much longer it will detain Arden.   Today Cash came in looking for some toys in the living room and after he had been in the house for about  5 minutes I realized I didn't hear Arden in the yard.  Let me just add here that ANY time you can NOT hear Arden you better GO LOOK FOR HER!!!! So I did and I found her standing on the potty in the bathroom leaned over the sink.  She had put toilet paper in the sink, stopped the drain with the stopper and had the water on full force.  In fact when I walked in it was about 1/4 of an inch from overflowing.  She had "rolled" Alese's toothbrush in the process.  Of course I spanked her (not for the first time today) and of course it broke her heart.  After she calmed down from having her heart broke I decided to quickly make a phone call to my "computer guy" because of an issue I was having with my keyboard (one we discovered was because of some little fingers).  Arden had gone back to the yard with Cash but within minutes she was standing next to me while I was sitting at the computer, still on the phone, holding a plastic yellow shovel with giant dog poop on it.  She proudly told me "I scooped up some poop mama".  GROSS! Now I am glad to have some help scooping up poop from the back yard but I am not glad for it to be carried inside my house!!  UGH!!  I got her focused on something else as I once again approached supper.  Just a few short minutes later Cash came in and said "mama, Arden has all your cd's in the yard".  Exhaustion! That is what I am feeling all over again, just reliving this. I have found it almost impossible to cook anymore, maybe I should just stop for a few years until she settles down, ha.  Thankfully she is now in bed asleep and I get a short break before the madness begins again tomorrow!

On a happy note, at bedtime tonight I was reading Cash's Bible story and he stopped me and said "mama, why did God tell Adam and Eve not to eat that apple, apples are good for you" He listens!  :) That makes me a happy mama.  We went to Mardi Gras yesterday in the Pass and I will blog about that later, now I am off to rest.  Heaven knows I will need it when Arden wakes up.