Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Blink of an Eye

I'm a bad blogger, I know and I'm not afraid to admit it. Maybe not so much a bad blogger as I am a slacker blogger? It seems like so much has been going on and yet at the same time, absolutely nothing has been. Summer is flying by. I have to go back to work on the 12th and I feel like that will be here in the blink of an eye. I dread it. I LOVE being home with my babies and getting a paycheck at the same time (I know, I know, it's just not fair, but remember I CHOOSE to have my pay spread out over 12 months even though I truly only get paid for 10 contract months). Too bad I have to work the other 10 months of the year in order to get that paycheck in the summer.

The kids are doing great, Chase does not want to go back to school and has decided first grade will be too hard. I'm sure that attitude will change and he'll be fine, but new things are always scary. Last year I saw him a lot during the day because I had to go by his class to get into the building. This year that won't happen because I am being moved to a different spot in the building. Makes me a little sad. He tests for his black stripe in karate on Saturday. He is very excited about that. I was looking at him the other day and he is starting to get so big. I can't believe he'll be 7 next year. Ugh, it's bittersweet. He's really independent and awesome and fun, but I miss that little boy sometimes too. I keep reminding myself to savor every moment because it's going fast!

Emery is growing by leaps and bounds. Her vocabulary astounds me and more than once I've had people question her age because surely a 21 month old can't talk like she does. I kid you not, she goes nonstop and you can understand at least 85% of it. She has also started to sing. She has a fake microphone and will walk around singing into it. She dances anytime she hears music. A-Dorable! She loves purses, baby dolls, and anything princess. She thinks she is as big as Chase and tries to do everything he does. She gives huge hugs and lots of kisses. She is a very happy little girl and I love it!

On the 13th I had a birthday. Sadly I am now closer to 40 than I am 30. How the heck did that happen????? I mean seriously, how did that happen??!??!! I actually forgot my birthday was coming until my aunt reminded me. I guess that happens as you get older. They just aren't the same as they used to be. Your whole childhood you can't wait to grow up and then when you're finally grown-up you wish you were younger again. *sigh* So tis life I suppose.

By the way, please keep sending those prayers for Jeff's cousin Wade. If your a facebooker you can search for Prayers for Wade and follow what's going on. Mostly good days right now, but still need all the prayers possible! TIA!

Until next time....

***I am grateful for
1) I know that Chase will do great with his testing
2) the summertime I have left
3) all the rain we've been getting, pray for more
4) vacuum cleaners
5) washing machines


Chelle said...

I totally hear you on the slacker front and there being so much yet nothing going on. I will update my blog, read up on everyone else's, and the next thing I know two weeks has gone by since I even logged in.

Enjoy every minute you have left of summer vacation. I am so envious that you get time off every summer.

Your kids are getting so big. I bet Emery and BB talk up a storm when we get them together. BB talks really well too. In fact, she doesn't like kids her age because they can't speak as well as she does and it is frustrating for her. So it would be fun to see her with someone her age that she can actually talk to.

Stay cool down there! We've hit 20 days over 100 already!