This was a busy weekend. I had planned to get so much done at the house - but it didn't go as planned. Malea was able to get a motorcycle ride from a friend of Dave's on Sunday. He had found out that she loved motorcycles and had offered to take her 2 other times that didn't work out. Sunday evening worked and she was able to wear her new leather jacket on the ride ;) I was secretly hoping she would hate it - but I guess she liked it.
Monday was a fun day with the family. Selena was in town - so we got to see her little family. Nolan is always the light of the party :) My grandpa and Aunt Rebecca also were in town, so they came over to my parents as well. Always too much good food and overindulgence....
I so didn't feel prepared for the kids going back to school. I was getting everything together last night and I think I bought most of what is needed. I still need to get some wipes and kleenex for the clasrroom, but I like to send it in later anyway. I know they all get a lot at the beginning - so I send them in sporadically and then they have to store less ;) Might not be desirable - but works better in my head ;)
Keagan was so excited - he couldn't go to sleep. He went to bed at 9, but was still awake at 10:30. He woke up without any issues though.
I couldn't go to sleep either. I smelled something hot and got up to search for it, but couldn't find anything. It could have been Keagan's light - it tends to smell hot if it is on for a while. I really need to do something about that. I couldn't find the right halogen bulb for what came with it - so I think I just bought too many watts or something. I hit my head on my nightstand making sure it wasn't one of my plugs - it is a tad sore today. I also swallowed a pill wrong and felt like I had heartburn - it is better today - but still strange.
Malea actually got up by herself today. We were all ready by 7:30 and actually had to sit around waiting until it was time to go. It was nice to be in that situation. It is a goal of mine this year - to be much earlier. I really hope Malea has a good year. She's really doing so much better - but still struggling with a few things. I really think that she's developed some social anxiety. She has such a hard time with more than like 3 people. She can't take all the noise. I know some probably think I'm really still letting her do whatever she wants - but I have to take it one step at a time. I see huge improvements - and if nobody else does - I'll just have to live with the judgement.
I really hope being back at school helps Keagan be a little less clingy. He really doesn't want me to go anywhere without him. Sometimes I actually want to - but let him go anyway - and many times after I tell him I'm not taking him again. He can just be so energetic...and curious about everything! He sure has some stubbornness in him too....man I know Dave probably laughs anytime I get that from him - or really both of our kids. Sometimes it makes me want to laugh and cry - because it is all Dave.
Today was hard dropping off the kids alone again. Today was always such a big deal for us. I'd take the day off and we'd both drop them off and pick them up. I'd get some stuff done around the house while Dave usually went to sleep - since he worked the night before. This is first time I won't be there when they get home from school on the first day.
Hoping everyone else has a good first day back! I love seeing all the back to school pics today!
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