I like this time for them...it certainly cuts down on the fighting they do. I think when they are apart all day they enjoy their playtime together a lot more. I really love that neither of them are begging for playdates with their friends...they don't need that because they are each others best friends. I love it because I know how strong sister bonds are.
I think I am finally getting used to having both girls in school. I really thought I'd have all this free time. I only work part time so thought the days I didn't work would be full of leisure time, ladies lunching type things. (Not really, I knew it would never be like that cuz that's just not me.) Yesterday was the first day I took the kids to school and on the walk home realized I didn't have any plans or anything that needed to get done. Instead of being sad about this, I got a little excited. A whole day in front of me where I could finally catch up on things that I keep putting at the bottom of the to-do list. I got home, turned up the music, poured a second cup of coffee and tried to decide what to do first. I didn't even have to worry about getting dinner stuff prepped because I knew my in laws were bringing pizza over for dinner. However, I can't have a day go by without cooking something so I made some chocolate chip zucchini bread and then some hummus. Odd combination, but I have a ridiculous amount of zucchini to use and I needed hummus for tonight's Mediterranean nachos. I caught up on the photo book I've been working on for the year and finally put the hundreds of summer photos into it...phew, that was a lot of work. I got to really look into and start organizing some ideas I have for some new ventures. (I'm being vague about details until I get it all totally set) I didn't have to stop and eat lunch because little kids were hungry at 11. I got to eat at a more adult lunchtime of 1:30. I was able to stop in the middle of all of this and make a impromptu run to Target to get something as random as hair dye, just because I was thinking about it
I finally had enough of the darn grey hairs that keep popping up. I resist dyeing my hair because I keep hoping it's just a phase that will go away. I pretend that if I just do these non-permanent hair dyes at home and not actually go to the salon and get it done professionally that it's not really happening. I'm starting to think I have to admit this isn't a phase. I guess at 34 I need to start getting used to it. (My saving grace...I still have less grey than my little sis, sorry Nic) Anyways...even though I really did have a nice morning, I would have rather spent it with my two little ladies. I always choose them.
This morning was a very exciting day for both girls because it was their school's annual fun run. It's a fundraiser the school puts on every fall where the kids raise money by getting pledges to run for thirty minutes. I think it's a fantastic fundraiser. It promotes an active life style, they get silly prizes that they are all about and they have so much fun. We've enjoyed it the past three years with Ava and now got to throw Layla into it. Both of them ran 31 laps...little rockstars...mama was so proud.
Now that I have my new iphone, I have stumbled upon this fun little thing called Instagram. I kept seeing other people using it and now that I'm a fancy-pants with a smart phone I had to get in on the fun. Yes, this could get addicting...
This week totally flew by and we now look forward to the weekend. I have been treasuring these weekends of nothing going on. I want to get out and enjoy this absolutely beautiful weather we've been having. Take the girls on a hike and see the changing colors of the leaves and soak up some fall. I can't wait for date night tonight because I found some black bubbles to try...
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Well...it's time to go pick up what I expect to be two very tired little girls after a very busy day. Hope your weekend is wonderful.