Dejah has started kindergarten. She does half days Monday through Friday mornings. I get up around 7:15 (which wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't getting up with Logan). Anyway, I make her breakfast, get her dressed, and her hair done. Then I load all three kids into the van for the short drive to the school. Our school district has decided we live within a mile and a half of the school...so we don't get the bus. Too far for my little one to walk, which leaves me transporting all my kids back and forth Four times every day. I drop her off in the morning, which is nice because I can do it in my P.J.'s, but when school is out, I load my two up, get to the school, unload and carry Logan and wait for Mycah's slow walk to Dejah's classroom. Get her, come back to the car, load up again, just to unload again when we get home. They are all ready for lunch, so my day starts around 1:00. No big deal though...just very inconvenient. I'm just glad I don't have an older kid that gets out around 2:30...that would be a mess!!
The past couple of days I've been feeling a bit down. Nothing for anyone to get concerned about, just the stresses of the world getting to me. I know everyone is having their own bit of hardships. We live in difficult times. Sure, its no great depression, but we are dealing with things that weren't even a problem then. Sometimes I feel like I am on a slow sinking ship with no life boats. I ask myself, when is this going to end? When will the light of relief com? Lucky for me I am surrounded with little "life jackets"...my kids and my husband. Those little smiles and giggles lift my spirits just enough that I don't sink.
As far as everyday stuff goes, I have 4 sisters/sister-in-laws (no particular order or names) who are all Prego! Yeah for them! Mycah is 2 1/2 and totally NOT interested in going potty like a big girl! Logan is growing like a weed. He is totally a Mama's boy. We still can't tell what color his eyes are going to be. They are a dark blue with brown in them, so we'll see. Dejah loves school. I don't really know how much she is learning though. I guess only time will tell. This weekend for Labor Day Alex is going on One more Hike to the Sawtooths with my Brother Derek and Brother-in-law Tory. They are leaving Friday and coming back Monday. My Parents are going on vaca' to the Oregon Coast. My Sisters and I will be invading my Mom's house with our kids for a "Slumber-Party"!
Heres to the weekend, and to the future of our lives. Hopefully we can all find some light in these dark times.