It's another season in this house. Summer is officially coming to a close and the Chirping "Chicks" are heading back to school!
Yesterday, I said good-bye at the preschool classroom doors to two of my boys. Both were eager, excited and excited for the fun that awaited them. Yes, there was a little piece of me that had a hard time saying "good-bye" but honestly, I was counting down the days to preschool.
This summer has been a tough one. Three kids (four and under). We have sold a house. We have packed up an entire house. We lived at Grandma's house for three weeks while my husband started his new job in Washington, DC. We moved to a new house in a brand new town. I unpacked an entire house, with only three kids underfoot. We have traveled a lot. We have explored a new town just me and the kids. I love my three kids, but it has been no easy summer. A very energetic four year old, a unpredictable two year old, and a brand new baby.
I have spent every single moment of my summer with these kids. I wake up with them around 6 am and I am with them completely, especially with a nursing baby, until bedtime at 8 pm. We play together, run errands together, clean together, relax together, etc...everything has been done with my kids! The only downtime that I find in my days comes at 9 pm when I'm either picking up, eating dinner, or completely passed out on the couch. I know, if you are a mom, you totally understand this post and can say an "amen."
So as I said good-bye yesterday to these two sweet faces, yes...I was happy because I know that they are happy and loved and cared for at preschool. They are learning and making new friends and loving life away from me. And I can finally take some time to slow down...enjoy some one-on-one time with Abby, take some time to revisit some hobbies, and REST because every mom needs and deserves some of that time.
And these two aren't the only "Chirping Chicks" to head back, sweet little Maggie starts this morning. How precious is this picture that Courtney sent me this morning?