Sunday, August 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Liliana!

Happy 8th Birthday to this amazing, funny, sweet girl!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

When the Older Kids are Away...

 ...the younger kids will play!  I love seeing the relationship blossom between the kids left behind.


She could barely stop for this picture- she was so worried that the bus would leave without her she almost refused.  But I caught her adorableness before she embarked on her next adventure!

She loved school, made some friends, but didn't like the long bus ride.  Oh well. :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Dose of Reality

Tomorrow is change. My Moira goes to kindergarten.  I have been looking forward to this day for a year- when I would only have two kids at home during the day, making errends easier; when I could make a better schedule during the day; when Moira would finally get the stimulation and social life that she has been wanting.

And yet, we both cried tonight.

I held her in my arms and sang her her song (you are my sunshine) and I told her how much I loved her. She cried and said how she would miss me and begged me to come to the bus stop in the morning (usually Kaylon drops off and I pick up, but how could I say no?). She has stayed home with me the longest- the other two went soon after their fifth birthdays, but she has been home over five and a half years. We drove each other crazy sometimes,  but she has been such a big helper as well. I know that she will do well- that she will love it. And I will love going grocery shopping with just two. But I am also filled with the regret of moments lost to my depression, to my fatigue, to my selfishness... I wish I could have, would have done more for her, but I hope it was enough. A fire burns in her... she is so strong and smart and stubborn. ..and loving.

And I'm going to miss her so much.

Monday, August 18, 2014

First Day of School 2014

5th and 2nd grade today, kindergarten on Thursday- Sanity for Mommy, any way you slice it.

Hopefully they will make some good friends and stop asking to go back to Woodbridge (as much as I love my Woodbridge friends... I still need them to be in the present!).

As much as I enjoyed my less stressful day, I'm so excited to go pick them up from the bus! :)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Spaghetti Face

Every kid has to have a picture like this, right?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Blog Name!

It finally came to me!  I think it was while I was going to sleep... anyways... it came to me.

I needed something gender neutral, applicable, sweet, but down to earth.  What better than the question I answer anytime I am out with at least 2 of my kids.

"Wow, you certainly have your hands full."

Yup.  And just imagine the love that comes with it.

Pretty much sums up my life right now.  Hope y'all like it (and if not, too bad!).

Sunday, August 3, 2014