A lot…

There’s been a lot going on.

Babies have been born (not mine).

Birthdays were had (okay, mine).

Feelings and backs have been hurt (mostly mine).

Sickness has come and gone, and come back again. (mine, but another person’s too).

Swimming lessons have been booked. (my babies).

Enrollment in preschool for the fall has happened. (my oldest, curly haired baby).

I have wanted to write about all of it, but I haven’t. I offer no excuses, I just haven’t been at that place where I want to talk about it all yet. Maybe one day. For now, I’ll focus on the happy stuff.

  • I’m an AUNT! My little sister had a healthy baby girl the day before my birthday, March 25th. She’s a tiny little thing (she was three weeks early, but she’s FINE), weighing in at 5 lbs. 15.8 oz and 18.5 inches long. She’s a beauty and I can’t wait to hold her!
  • Bill took me out to a wonderful birthday dinner, solo (*GASP* Bill’s brother and girlfriend stayed with the girls) at this Japanese restaurant where you grill your own meat–we also made S’mores for dessert. It was awesome. He bought me a chocolate cake with strawberries on top and my babies sung happy birthday to me. He also bought me a new cherry-red laptop with a wireless mouse to match. It is awesome…I love the keyboard (something I didn’t really care for on my last laptop).
  • We booked the girls’ swimming lessons for this summer. We decided on having back-to-back lessons, instead of simultaneous ones, as they would be learning in the same pool, and I can just imagine them distracting each other while they swam laps with their instructors.
  • We took a tour today of the preschool Olivia will be starting in August. She’ll go three hours a day, for three days a week. The school looked awesome. There are three different play areas, a “sand area” with a playhouse, sand, swings, slides, an area where they have lots of different types of preschool toys (stoves, dinosaurs, boats, bikes, etc.), and another sand area the director said they will be turning into a garden for the children to grow things. There are no more than 16 children per classroom, with two teachers in each class. The classrooms have different activity stations for the children to participate. They seem to be really big on interactive play, which was exactly what we were looking for. I mean, the child does workbooks at home! Preschool is for her to make friends and learn how to take directions from a person other than a parent. It just seems perfect and when Olivia walked in and saw the play area she literally gasped with excitement. That pretty much sealed it for me.

I know the bad stuff will happen, and it doesn’t make it right, but all the good stuff outweighs the bad. I just have to keep it in perspective.

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