When I say upcoming, I of course mean December. You can't start planning too early.
2. Invite basically everyone I know/like to a party at my house with cocktails and the furniture pushed to the sides so we can dance, should the mood strike us, to all of my awesome running tunes so I can stop dancing and peeing on the treadmill and start dancing in an appropriate (sort-of) location.
I will definitely keep you updated on the developments of this obviously very important, and very challenging decision. Oh, and yes, your vote does count. I don't like being the only decision maker.
I really wish I didn't look this lame on my new bicycle. There is no way around it though.
Stella, on the other hand looks like this....
...and she is unstoppably cute.
She even looks good in the helmet.
I just spent the last hour and a half filling out various forms for Aiden's kindergarten and Cole's preschool. I love filling out forms. I feel happy that I received a giant stack filled with mindless paperwork about where we live, what language we speak, and who I want to pick up my children.
I can answer these questions. I feel smart and capable while efficiently working my way through the stack. There wasn't a single question I couldn't handle.
Why aren't more things this simple? Why can't I feel equally confident deciding on an appropriate punishment as I do filling in the names of the people that live with my child.
Though really, really freakin tough lately, Cole was pretty impressive today when he plucked on the Darth Vader march on Alex's guitar...and then sat down at the piano we've had for 24 hours and worked it out there with a little help from Alex.
I'm trying to keep my expectations in check, but I have a feeling he's going to make me a LOT of money someday soon. Really, it's the least he can do after he crayoned my house.
I fear this is my future with Stella at Target.
She also spent the majority of our time at pulling around that Barbie suitcase. I am not ready for this. Girl stuff scared me.
Cole was impressively supportive, and actually VERY interested in the Princess Barbie song display.
He and Stella should do just fine this fall without Aiden at home.
We have separated the boys, giving them each their own room and giving me the fun project of redecorating the guest room for Aiden and tweaking Cole's room into his own space.
(You can check out my VERY lame Pinterest page for some of the things I am looking at for Aiden's room. Prepare to be disappointed though, I can't keep up.)
Since Aiden will be getting up early for school and Cole is chronically sleep dysfunctional, it just made sense to give them each their own space to relax, sleep, and stay the hell away from me when they are having a rough day.
I've clung to the idea of a guest room for the last two years because I'm irrational about things like that, which is what I think makes me "quirky." Aren't I fun?
You know I can't stop talking about it, and since this is my blog, I don't care what the title says, I HAVE to say something about it.
Tomorrow is the LAST DAY OF SUMMER! Oh sweet Jesus, despite my confidence that I will be weeping Tuesday morning, this is an event we are ready to have happen!
We have plans for ice cream, movies, bike rides, and a haircut...because nothing says celebration like a haircut! My goal is to be a fun Mom all day. We'll see how far I get. I'm guessing 9 am....but I will be SO fun from 7-9.