Typically today is my “birthday” post.
But, today you get the twofer 🙂
Yes, I am now another year older. What year do you pick up speed? I think that might have already happened to me. I celebrated a little early by taking a girls’ weekend to Vegas with my besties. And then yesterday I celebrated with the family.
To be completely honest, this year didn’t have a stellar start. I had a melt-down. Thirty-three year old temper tantrums aren’t half as cute as two year old tantrums are. But, I think we all have our days. And yesterday was one of mine. B has been working a lot lately and I have been in the thick of summer with four kids. It’s hard when you’re missing your best friend and your support…
Thankfully, today was the first day of school for our boys. It doesn’t mean that things are any less crazy around here. It’s just the beginning of a different kind of crazy. For the hours that the boys are in school things will be calm and relaxed and I will be able to accomplish all sorts of things that have just sat while I was entertaining kids. But, those hours between school and bedtime become a whole world of chaos. We have to fit a whole extra day of homework and fun and food and chores all into just a few short hours. But, alas, I am ready for that change. Just like I was ready for the change to summer a couple months ago.
After I finished my meltdown yesterday, we enjoyed lunch out with my sister-in-law and mother-in-law. And then I did a little running around to get the rest of the school supplies together. After all of that, we made a cake and monkey bread for this morning.. and the kids were in bed nice and early. I, however, could not sleep.
So, they’re well rested and off to school and thankfully, nobody here will care that I’m dragging.. Bean is happily watching Snow White in the other room. And maybe this afternoon we’ll enjoy a nap together.
Tomorrow she will be off to her first day of school. She’s attending a new preschool through the school district, two mornings a week, only a couple hours at a time. But, I think that she’ll love it. Also tomorrow, little d is having some minor surgery done–we’re going to take out the tube and hope that it fixes his currently constant ear infections.
No back to school post would be complete without a couple of photos.. so, here are my beautiful babies!
Hope you’re enjoying the rest of your summer!