Free time... what a fabulous luxury I'd forgotten about. All of the days are running together and I'm not putting on makeup every day (or even every few days, if we're being honest) but it's been a really nice break. I've been able to actually keep up with Project Life! Only for 2 weeks, mind you, but what a great feeling. To have 2 weeks of our life documented in this nice, organized way. And it's so fast & easy! I'm just thrilled with it.
And I'm in love with my planner. Keeping it updated has been so much fun and makes me feel so organized. I took this photo when I hadn't fully filled in this week yet. It's gotten much busier! Tomorrow is the deadline for re-entrustment at the kids' school, which requires paperwork and a lot of $$. The hardest part, though, was writing "1st and 4th grade" on the paperwork. HOW can that be possible?! I can't possibly have a 4th grader. And my baby... Kindergarten is one thing. First makes her seem so big. Then there's a cheer camp that I have to sign up for & pay for tomorrow. MK will be going to a camp for three days next week and then cheering at two of the high school varsity basketball games. Love that! Then there's soccer registration on Saturday for both kids. And then Parker was asked (by the high school coach) to start a training program at a sports gym one night per week with some of the guys from his football team. He wants them to gel as a group and to be prepared as they head into the higher leagues and when they get to him in 9th grade. What?! Doesn't seem possible.
Mary-Kate is still taking dance and learning two dances for the recital this year. She started talking about her birthday a couple of months ago but now I guess I really do need to figure out what we're doing. The thing I hate about both of the kids' birthdays is that Parker's will always be around Thanksgiving and MK's has fallen during spring break for the last few years. That means that any party has to be figured around the fact that most of their friends will be out of town for the week before/during/after. Ugh! Right now she's talking about The Cup, The Groovy Pad, ice skating, or painting. Any other great ideas? I'm all out! I do know that cake pops will have to be involved, and decorations like this would make me very happy.
As I wrote that, I thought back on her other parties & decided to look for a photo from each. And I'm dying now. Dead. Dead. Dead.