I am so tired of trying so hard to make my kids happy. I wish there was some magical potion or dust I could give them to make them at least appear to be happy. I spend so much time doing things for them, all I want in return is to know my efforts were appreciated. That's it. That's all I want. Am I asking too much? Do I just need to forget it and realize this is just part of motherhood? I love my kids so much, I just want them to be happy.
I can't believe Jarrett's 5 today! He's such a fun kid! He loves to play the Wii, read, and make Carter laugh. He's always been a smart kid, and come fall he'll be in all-day kindergarten (that's the only thing the school offers up here). We love him lots!
I haven't been on here for awhile. I want to share what we've been up to this summer. I'll start with the 3rd of July. We went to a parade in Kaysville where my family has always gone. There is a water part of the parade that is just like a HUGE water fight. They go all out with fire engines and people on the streets have hoses hooked up it's a lot of fun! That night we went to see Kaysville fireworks, another tradition. Part of the fair they have going on has bounce houses and slides that the kids went on for free. After fireworks the family went to my Grandma's to have watermelon and light some fireworks of their own. We stopped for a potty break before going home. I know you're thinking, didn't her grandma pass away? Yes, she did. It was very strange to go into her house with most of the furniture gone and the rest staged to sell. It's such a cold, dismal place now. Nothing near the warmth and happiness you used to feel going there. Anyway, this is the first year my kids didn't totally freak out watching fireworks! Even Carter enjoyed them, which was a big surprise to me!