I'm sure Summer is a nice gal, but I say bring on Fall! Woo hoo! :D I've always enjoyed this season and having two boys born in the season helps. Plus there's the countdown to Christmas! (Let's ignore the pressure of gift-shopping for now.)We're still pinning down a routine. We went to playgroup once last week, since school's back and the group meets in a classroom. Hoping to get a weekly or bi-weekly appearance there - depends on the rest of our schedule. So far we've got kindy hour at the library Tuesday mornings, speech Wednesday mornings and we might possibly add a free preschool program once a week. (Must register next week and see if there's room for us!)As for fall traditions, I'm planning to introduce the boys to the fun of playing with piles of leaves and might be a copycat with Cindy's hot chocolate and pumpkin cookies (though if I'm not ready on the initial leaf day we'll just make it a general fall thing). I became interested in cutesy Halloween decorations once I had a fall babe, so I'll probably look for a few more and/or fall/harvest decor to start a fall tradition of a good-looking house leading up to the birthdays! And if I get a Christmas list started early and/or score big at the craft fair here in November, I'll have my shopping done in good time!
Yay Fall is here!! I've had a hard time with my allergies but I am loving the drop in humidity. My sister & her husband are coming home for a visit soon! Less than 20 days I think. I'm sorta worried. We used to be so close but now it's been so long since I've spent time with her I'm worried that we've grown apart. Hopefully she'll get here & we'll be like peas & carrots again.
We have a difficult school routine. At the beginning of the year (so now) we have fall soccer which is 3-4 days a week. It's all I can do to get her homework done before practice & try & prep dinner. Last night she studied for her spelling test while I made meatballs. Then we came home, put the meatballs in the oven & we finished right as DH was getting home. & now this year she's 8 & we have been waiting for her to age up so she can play basketball. (we're SO excited!). After b-ball we should get a small sports break which we'll need because they take EOG's at the end of the year. Then we're back for Spring
You know how you handle the busyness? You grow with them. Now looking back I can not imagine how we ever got anywhere with Katie & all her stuff! Then there was her schedule for feedings & naps. Geez! Now you're still running around crazy but He gives the ability to deal as usual! For instance this is DD's hour to get dressed & ready for her walk to the bus stop. I just fit things in as I can. As soon as her hour is up, it's time to get DH up & at em. & so on & so forth.
Yes I have a wonderful apple butter recipe I'll get it once this little raggamuffin is off to school!
Well I'm glad we gotcha for this time Lindy! You are a homeschooling Mommy? OMG(gracious of course) You are a saint! Like elementry school teachers & nurses!!