Friday, August 25, 2017

The kids are back in school and I think I sent my baby to a hurricane...

Serena |9th grade| Layla |1st grade| Mariam |Pre-K|

I have not even had a moment to really sit here on blog. I even feel like even my online work for my business has been rushed. Social media pics are done on the fly while waiting in the car rider line, or when I'm able to steal a moment. 

Phew. Let me just take a moment to breathe here.....


Ok. So summer is over and the girls are back in school. I was so looking forward to getting back into a busier structured routine with the kids, and I'm glad but at the same time I'm like "what have I gotten myself into?!" No rest for the weary. My girls are worth it though. I now have 3 in school and so far our days have been crazy. I take Mariam and Serena each morning. H takes Layla, but I have 3 pickups at 3 different schools in the afternoon. Mondays are ballet after school for Mariam, Tuesdays Serena has a volunteering shift at the library. Wednesday's Serena has another volunteering shift at the library and then church choir practice. Thursdays thank God nothing after school. Friday's Layla has ballet after school. I was wondering how our dinner plans were going to be affected, but they really haven't. In fact we eat early consistently now. It works by prepping early or even cooking a portion of the meal in the morning or early afternoon. Anyone else feel like you're living out of your car with school aged kids?

You're probably wondering about baby Ava. It's been so nice having just her for 2 hours in the mornings while the girls are in school. She is unfortunately still not sleeping though the night, and it does make an already exhausting day a little more difficult. I think it was the sleep deprivation that motivated me into being convinced to let her fly to Houston with H the other day not realizing a major hurricane had been forming, and is heading to the Texas coast as I type this now (Face palm). H  really wanted to take her, and his family wanted to see her, so I agreed when we talked about it over a week ago. Hurricane Harvey is expected to make landfall tonight in Corpus Christi which is about 3 hours from Houston. We aren't worried about Houston being affected too much, but all the rain will definitely be an issue. I'm afraid they won't be able to come back on Sunday as planned. I will say that the media really hypes things up and you'll find yourself feeling alarmed if you watch the news long enough. I just skyped with my husband and Ava and all is well at the moment. He showed me that it was only slightly drizzling outside, but if you were to watch a news forecaster at the same moment, they would be in an ugly part of town that is prone to flooding and making it seem as though the situation is dire.  I'll update on Monday again with the latest. I know all my family, my baby and my husband are going to be fine, but I sure do miss them.

Have a good weekend. 

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