Monday, June 30, 2014

I'm in a new club.

This morning as I was making my bed I glanced out the window and saw three women -very pregnant, walking dogs, and pushing strollers. And I realized I'm in a new club. I'm not in the "young" mom category anymore. Now you're probably thinking DUH you have four kids. But we all have that moment. The one where you don't see yourself in with that group anymore.

I'm now in the "had four not gonna have more" category. The "no way I am not going to be pregnant ever again". Now I wasn't sad. I don't want to suddenly get pregnant and have another baby to be back in the group, but it was definitely defining for me.

I suddenly felt older.

Wiser (well maybe not that). ;)

And I started thinking about 7 and 9 years ago when I was in that stage. I loved it. But you know what else I love. The fact that I have a son who can take out the trash. I have a daughter who loves going with me to get pedicures. I have another daughter who crawls on my lap and tells me I'm her bwest fwend.

I do miss feeling that little kick inside my tummy. And being in awe and overwhelmed with all things new regarding motherhood. The big round belly with the tiny human growing inside.

Hey- maybe tomorrow I'll load up my brood and head out on the walking trails. With my new group. They're pretty cool too. And they're all mine.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

End of School Celebration!

The Carver kids have completed another year at Brooklyn Academy! Woohoo! This mama is ready to not be the teacher and just be that "fun- mom- that- takes -us- on -cool- summer adventures"! SO we started it out with a yes day. I told them we were off to Target for groceries but we actually got some of those dollar spot build and paint wooden crafts. They had a blast putting those together. Now we just need to find a little creek to test our new sailboats.

First up.... PIZZA!

And then off to Bubblecake for some deliciousness!
Ellie just finished her second year of preschool so we will start K4 here at home with her in September.
Lorelai even got a little cupcake.
My handsome little man Reece finished up first grade. He is awesome at math. And we finally figured out that his lack of wanting to read (he can read just didn't want to do it) actually stemmed from needing glasses. His vision is almost perfect but has astigmatism in both eyes. He has been a different kid in school now that he is sporting those!   We picked up the LEGO movie too and that was our afternoon rest time activity.
Avery Elizabeth finished third grade. She excells in reading. I am guessing she's on about a sixth grade reading level. She's started to read everything in sight. And I can barely keep up with her on her kindle. In January she was struggling so badly with math we actually switched programs and started at the beginning. So she will be doing math through the summer to catch up.
The whole crew!
And a few of this precious baby. She loved smearing icing all over the place.

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