Gratitude – Week 41 and 42

Life has gotten crazy. School is in full swing that is for sure! The kids have done very well adjusting, a few bumps here or there, but we are hanging in there. It has been a busy few weeks and I have definitely had moments where I am mourning the end of summer, enjoying a little cooler weather, for running, felt like I have failed at everything, dropped a few balls while juggling everyone’s new schedules and school “stuff”, but we are surviving. We endured a week without Tim, as he traveled all last week, soccer is keeping us busy, but the boys are definitely enjoying themselves and they are doing great, I couldn’t be more proud of them and the effort they are putting forth! Layla is adjusting to a new school and hopefully the glimpses of happiness amongst the tears and the good word from her teachers on her participation means she will soon emerge from her shell and enjoy herself. I am sure someday I will be wishing for this shell of hers to stay put, but for now I just want her to realize that she CAN have fun at new things! Emerson and I are enjoying our new schedule together, some days it is just us, and we jog and play at the park and do errands and others its the girls, and her and Layla get to strengthen the sister bond!
So that in a nut shell has been our September so far!

Here are some of the moments I have been grateful for:
Morning Bus! I miss the days of driving kiddos to school, but it definitely opens up my morning schedule a bit and it is good for the kids to be flexible.
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Park days and evenings! The weather will soon make it impossible for these wee ones to enjoy the park, so taking advantage of the time we do have!
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Bee Bop Clubhouse!
The first week didn’t go as planned, the wee one wasn’t enjoying herself as I thought she would. She had her mind set on the big balls on the table not the designated toys/instruments for the class! Meltdown mode for sure! But this week was much better! Smiles and participation=Fun for all!
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Goodbye gifts for daddy before he leaves for the week. A water balloon with a heart on it. Thought up by the wee ones themselves!
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Soccer!
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Mornings with the girls, jumping on the bed, seeing their personality through pictures! I love having a passion for capturing the moments and them…just as they are!
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Big sister teaching little sister the girly things!! (chapstick…yum)
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….and curls! The little things about babies that may disappear with time, but I want to remember these curls!
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I have so much to be grateful for!

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