Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Just another day

Sometimes I feel like my Saturdays are wasted. Wasted cleaning, wasted doing laundry, wasted lying around. Now that Kelly is in school during the week, I like the idea of actually going places or going nowhere and just being together as a family.
As much as I like the way that SOUNDS, it seems like such a chore to pack all of the monsters up, and put them in the car and get somewhere. I mean there is the constant feeding that I have to do with Preston, the diapers I have to remember for the boys, extra clothes for Paige in case she has one of her many motion sickness trips, Sippy cups, Snacks, Strollers, Camera, and most importantly I am supposed to be smiling and cheerful during this time, so that my children can have memories of a Happy Childhood.

I'm exhausted just typing this, no wonder it exhausts me to go on a family outing.

So in actuality my Saturdays are usually filled with intentions. I intend to do something as a family at the same time I intend to relax doing it, I also intend to prepare my family for Sunday (baths, clothes picked out, bed on time), I also intend to catch up on Laundry, and I intend on having long meaningful talks with my husband who I miss during the week, I also intend on running a few errands WITHOUT the children, and of course I intend on spending the day laughing and dancing through flowers with my children. Oh and I forgot to throw in Preston's 2 naps and the strange idea I have in my head that I want to take a nap too, I mean it is Saturday so anything is possible right?...

My goodness, I have high hopes and expectations don't I? Well, I usually head to Sunday feeling slightly disappointed, like I didn't get something on my list accomplished. I mean I'm lucky if I even get 2 of the things done on my long list of: "How to have the Perfect Family".

This past Saturday went a little differently.

-I got to have my meaningful conversation with my Husband, while folding laundry.

- I got to lay in bed until 8:30 (that's like taking a nap) - My husband made $40, donating plasma (Superproductive)

-I got to sit outside and watch my monsters run around on the street. -I got to run to 2 stores (Preston has grown and needs some clothes)

- I came home to a newly cleaned and vacuumed living room

& Then at 3:30 we decided to pack up a Picnic Dinner and head to a Park.

Knowing how I post, you guys are probably waiting for me to talk about what went wrong or how I screwed up somewhere. Not today! This Saturday was an excellent example of how things can go when the planets aline to the schedule of the Wehrmeister's.

The kids had a blast, Adam had a blast, and I got to enjoy it. Nothing could have made it better. So here are a few pictures of what perfection looks like. I finally got my Saturday.

15 comments:

aLi said...

Awwww, that was so precious. I really enjoyed hearing that you finally had your Saturday. The pictures... wow. Those were pERfect!!! So sweet.
It's nice to post about nice things when they unexpectedly happen, too.
Oh, I forgot to congratulate you on getting on the board! Congratulations!!! You got just what you wanted, right?!?

Aim said...

I loved hearing abot your Saturday, sounds awesome. I totally relate to the whole nothing gets done on Saturday!!! By the time laundry is done, its time to change the sheets on the beds and clean the bathrooms. I need to be better about doing it in the week. Loved the pictures!

Kim said...

Wow, having a perfect Saturday while being mom to 4 kids does sound impossible. Good job Jen. You give me something to aspire to:).

The Wehrmeister's said...

Don't aspire to be like me. I wing it. I sometimes feel like I'm stumbling through life, but at least I'm laughing while doing it.

RitterB's said...

It is SO hard to see daily miracle in the crazy life of a mom. But they are there... It is amazing what we are able to see when we allow ourselves to take time to look at it. I am so glad that you were able to capture your "Perfect Saturday" May you find many more down the road! {Kiera waves her magic wand and glitter shoots out (but not on the floor because then you would have to vaccum and that would mess up the floor)} I hope your Diet Coke was every thing you ever dreamed of!

Berrett's said...

hooray! that is fun that you actually had a GREAT Saturday! Good work! Looks like you guys had fun. Love the pics of Paige picking flowers. :)

Rebecca said...

Loved the pics. Glad for your happy day! Claire has the same red cherry shirt, hmm...do we shop at the same stores or what? I remember the first time we met and it turned out our girls had the same sunflower dress. Great minds think alike!

Eran and Aubre said...

Jen, you have the cutest kids! I LOVE LOVE the first picture of Paige....SO DARLING!! I'm so glad that you had such an awesome Saturday...days like that are for sure hard to come by sometimes, huh? But its so nice when they do! =O) Thanks for being awesome neighbors!

emily and adrian said...

Yay! You know, I have started to hate Saturdays, because they are sooooooo long, and Adrian always works, and it just feels wrong to clean on a Saturday...but Saturdays are meant to be fun right? They are fun for me and JuJu until I realize we've only used half of the day. SO it looks like you were productive AND had fun...that's the goal! Great photos, wonderful family!

larry.autry said...

I LOVE the pictures, Did you do the one of Tommy and Adam's back using Photo Shop?? Let me know
Love Ya,
Nonnie

larry.autry said...

Jen ,
I can't find your favorite quote.Pls e-mail it to me.
Love,
Mom

Denae said...

Your Saturdays sound a lot like mine. So many expectations it really is kind of stressful. But your perfect Saturday is like mine too! I get it a little more often with just one little guy though, so congratulations to you! Hope tomorrow turns out just as good.

Lyndsay said...

Jen, remember me? Your old college roommate, Lyndsay (Peper) Detro? I have been wondering what's happened to you. Your family is beautiful!! I can't believe you have 4 kids now. And I loved the pictures of your family at the park. Those were really neat!! I got your blog off of Fenna's site. I hope you don't mind. I'm excited to see what you've been up to.

Amanda W./ Mindy said...

What great pictures! Your kids are so adorbable!

Brooke said...

hey crazy gal - i saw your blog on Tina's blog and thought I'd say hi!