The kids just went back to school after having Easter break for 2 weeks (Yes- for 2 weeks and Yes- Easter break, but you say, "It's not even close to Easter?") We have a very crazy school calendar which I do not like. I want to enjoy a longer summer with my kiddos and the calendar does not provide that :(. Now that they are back in school, they only have 7 weeks of school left! That's it! I am getting desperate on how I can make time STOP. It is going way too fast. WAY TOO fast. I know I can't do anything about it, but in all reality I am a very sentimental mom and I just want my kids with me. When they have breaks I really actually want them with me, I don't want them to return to school or going to friend's houses. They can all come over here! Gracie loves 4th grade and is doing awesome. She has made honor roll every trimester and she is currently working on her 4th grade Missions Project. Her mission she is studying is San Luis Rey in Oceanside. She has to complete a memorized speech, dress in costume as an Indian Girl, make a poster board and create a Diorama of the San Luis Rey Mission! HELLO! Can you say more work for mom? This is a massive project! Cole is completing kindergarten and loves that he knows how to READ! He is so proud of himself and has gained so much confidence this year. I have been sucking out the remaining hours that remain that I get alone with him since he still only has a half day. Because starting next school year, they are both gone all day :( Officially it will be a new phase.
As the kids are getting older, Robert and I have actually been enjoying a lot more time together. Still not enough, in my opinion, but more that we were used to. We do get some nighttime dates here and there and we get to have lunch dates too! It has been fun! I have such a good time with him after all this time and our love is stronger than ever. That is true commitment. In the wake of hearing of so many breakups, divorces and conflict, Robert and I go back to what we said nearly 13 yrs ago, "a commitment is a commitment, there will be hard times and definite peaks and valleys, but we won't do what we are so used to seeing all around us." Luckily, we also have older couples around us that we have seen make it work and they are mentors for us. We have just done that- we always make sure we make time for each other. Keep it fun, talk, communicate, celebrate, see good friends, relate with others to know you are not alone and create memories!! Hug and kiss (and more!) everyday!!
More blog posts to come ...and pics!