I'm missing my online scrapbook. I have spent hours over the past year just scrolling through old photos and posts, reminiscing things that I've already forgotten. I think I won't forget, but I do! I'm doing this blogging thing again.
The school year is rounding the corner to summer break and I cannot wait. Slow mornings, a vegetable garden to water, swimming at Grandma + Grandpa's house, bbq pizzas, just so much good stuff!
We have had our fair share of colds and stomach bugs. I'm over it. O-V-E-R it. With 3 of the kids in school, it seems like someone is always bringing something new home and it doesn't take long for it to domino through the family.
The kids are obsessed with Frozen. Duh! The music! The story! Oh the story! I cry, guaranteed, twice each time I've watched it.
The boys are in Running Club at school and it has been so much fun to see them excited about an extracurricular activity! We are definitely not the kind of family to take on extra things that take up so much time, driving, and expense, but this has been a perfect fit. Noah has run over 100 miles this school year and I love watching their brotherly bond as they always are sure to be on each others sprint teams or keep pace with each other.
Claire and I have our one on one time! While the kids are in school, we run our errands, maybe have a playdate, spruce up the house, or meet friends for coffee. I don't know if it's the solo time or a phase, but the girl has had some diva moments that totally throw me! "I wanted the CARAMEL cake pop!" Oh sorry? What's that, child? Mama's about to eat that wrong cake pop. Then again, we've had some pretty hilarious moments. "Hims a Grandpa and hers a Grandma" were cute at the urgent care waiting room. "Hers have boobs on her back" about a lady wearing an entirely too small tank top at the dollar store nearly gave me a stroke.
I've FINALLY found a (kind of) fitness thing that's fun! Like, I'm a tween all over again. About a month ago, my mom invited us all over for dinner and dancing. Dancing? I'm like, mom! Did you get a "Learn Ballroom at Home!" dvd or something? My brother brought over their Wii and has all of the Just Dance games and oh man. SO MUCH FUN! Seeing as how we don't have a Wii and all, I found a lot of Just Dance songs + dances on YouTube that people had posted to brag on their high scores. I have my favorites bookmarked and it is amazing how much different it is to exercise when it's something you actually have fun with.
This year has been hard. Not impossible or without its' joy though. I just think there comes a point where you realize that, "Wow, we're all fighting our own battles and we're all in this together", but it's still hard. You know?