Wednesday, August 22, 2012

School has started, School has started, School has started!!

School has started, School has started, School has started!! 

Maybe I shouldn't be this excited but we now have a schedule.  Okay as much of a schedule as we can.  We have Sydnie and Bridgette playing volleyball, Battle of the Books and Choir, Sydnie has Math Club and then SAS has football.  Throughout all this we are also working with 2 case workers for 3 family visits a week.  In our down time (okay quit laughing now) in our down time we are still chasing a 5 year old, 2 year old and 9 month old.  I have been asked a lot recently if I am losing weight.  The only response I have is that I don't have time to eat I am to busy chasing one kid or another!

Of course now that school has started what does that mean.  According to the kids it means lets get ready for birthdays and Christmas.  Yikes!  I don't think I can release the joy of school starting to stress over 6 birthdays in 2 months with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years sandwiched in there.  Lets just go back to my original joy...

School has started, School has started, School has started!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Summer Time

It's hard to believe that school is starting right around the corner.  We have had so many changes in our lives over the last couple of months that I find it hard to believe that is it is already August.  We had SAS and ALK join us on June 7th and then we had GRC and BDC join us on July 11th.  When I wonder where the summer has gone I have to remind myself that we have expanded our family from 4 to 8 in less then 2 months.  We now have an 8 month old, 2 year old, 5 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old and 11 year old.  When school starts I will have 3 schools and 2 day cares for 6 kids.  My head is already swimming with all of this.

On the upside I know the girls have had a great summer.  We started with a family vacation to Albuquerque.  What a trip it was.  An entire another blog.  Surmise to say that we won't forget that trip for a long time to come.  The girls then did a week long day camp with Girl Scouts.  I took a the week of July 4th off.  The girls did a week long camp with Girl Scouts (Wow was the house quiet...Okay as quiet as it can be with 4 kids remaining at home!!).  The have played softball and swam, visited with friends and to round out the summer we have already started volleyball.

I hope that as they get older they can look back at this summer and say "Remember when..." and do it with a smile.  I know that I will.