Friday, July 26, 2013

Hello, Again.

Wow, July.

I powered my way through an intensive four-week course, and am happy to say I now have my Kindergarten Part 1! Two more courses to go before I'm a specialist. It took copious amounts of self-discipline and a willingness to depend on others to get through it. My mom, a local teen, and my husband took over the childcare so I could work every day. It was worth it, but I'm glad it's done!

Simplifying our lives even further became a necessity: after getting everyone out the door for swimming lessons just once, I decided that was an obligation we'd have to let go for this summer. Thankfully, our neighbors have a pool and generously welcome us on hot days. I find the kids are learning to swim naturally and independently, and am amazed at the confidence and skills that grow just by playing in the water!

The baby is learning to crawl and will be moving in to her crib tonight for the first time after crawling off the bed yesterday. No major injuries...lots of tears and much self-beration by this mama, though.

As we head into August, and the beginning of our "real" holidays, my focus shifts to these sweet children and what they want to do for fun. We have plans to camp out on the lawn, attend their uncle's wedding, spend a week at a cottage with their cousins, and cuddle lots.

I've missed you! I hope to spend a bit of time catching up on what y'all have been up to so far this summer.

So long, July. It's been real.

12 comments:

  1. Good for you taking kindergarten Pt 1! I don't know who your provider was, but I most enjoyed my online AQs that I took with ETFO. I just found they worked better with the craziness of my life, and were really practical.

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  2. Welcome back! I've missed your posts! Congrats on passing Kindergarten Part 1! I knew you could do it!

    Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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  3. yay! you're back. Congrats on plugging through all of that. Sense of accomplishment!
    Here's hoping you find the sun. It's been wet or heat wave here like too much.:}

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  4. everyone survived!!I'm proud of you.wonderful photo

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  5. Now let the summer begin!
    Welcome back.

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  6. Welcome back :) You've all been missed!

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  7. Welcome back and congratulations on plugging through and allowing your "village" to step up and help you out :)

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  8. So happy to see you back! Congratulations on completing your course. Your children look happy and healthy and no worse for wear. Enjoy August!

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  9. Wonderful news on your coursework completion. Owie, Norah-love !~! I remember when my now grown daughter did that and how badly I felt about not knowing she was capable; into her safe bed Norah goes-happy transition.

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  10. Congrats on getting the first course done! That's awesome. I start my Ba in Early Childhood Ed in the new year and I'm not sure how I'm going to manage it with one kid let alone 4 so huge admiration for you on my part. Have a great August :)

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  11. Congratulations! That must have been a hard time but the children look happy and smiling so your help must have done a good job. Have a wonderful August and try to relax a little.

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  12. Good grief your family is ADORABLE. Y'all make me want to have 12 more. Seriously. And I kinda want to move in with you.

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