Wednesday, August 17, 2016

School days!

My first born started 8th grade on Monday! Omg. It's hard to believe she'll be in high school next year! Layla also started kindergarten yesterday. She did great and she loved it! Her school does a staggered start so she had no school today, but she'll be back tomorrow. So now it will just me Mariam and Ava home with me. Yesterday was our first day back with this arrangement and I'd like to say the day was easier, but it wasn't. Ava hardly napped and I had to fight Mariam to get in the car to pick up Layla. One day it will be more quiet and I'll be less stressed, but I know by then I'll be missing the kids when they were small. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Late Marco Island Pictures

Ava is napping thank God, so I have a few moments to spare to get some words out and share some pictures. We had a rough night last night. Well it started out great, I got to enjoy some "me" time alone from the kids. Met a girlfriend up for dinner and margaritas, and then we went to watch Bad Moms. I came home and H had miraculously managed to get Ava to sleep. I actually thought maybe I'd get some decent sleep tonight. I don't know why I thought that because she sleeps bad every night, but a gal can dream. So I do my business of changing, brushing my teeth, etc. I climb into bed, settle down to read some emails and 10 minutes later she's up, and she stayed up.

All the way till 3:00 am in the morning. 

I've spent many a sleep deprived night with my babies, but can't say I ever remember staying up that late with them. Needless to say my head feels like it's going to explode and I'm counting down the hours for H to arrive home from work. I could really use some rest today and while I'd also love to drive down to the beach which is just a couple miles away, there's no way in hell I'm taking the 4 by myself right now. Serena is old enough to help, but I'm just not up to dealing with the cleanup of sand, baths, and laundry which comes after every beach trip. Instead I'll just reminisce about our recent weekend trip to Marco Island. I can't wait to go back. We stayed at the Marriott's Crystal Shores and we all absolutely loved it. The amenities were great and the beach was beautiful. 

Have a great Wednesday!