Fall has definitely arrived here in North Carolina and I am loving all that it brings to our house- the cooler weather and even the shortened days.
Our fall activities are in full swing. Maggie, Ellie and I are all participating in AWANA at our church again this year. Ellie is enjoying her first year of Cubbies, Maggie her second year of Sparks and I am teaching three year old Cubbies for the third year in a row.
Maggie is taking Sign Language Through Song and American History through our homeschool co-op. Ellie and I have an hour of playtime and then an hour of Kindermusik together while Maggie is in class. Maggie is also LOVING her Beginners Tumbling class. It seems to suit her a little better than dance did.
We are also going to Storytime at our local public library. Maggie feels a bit old for it, but there are a few other homeschooled kids her age that are there with younger siblings and she still really enjoys it.
Last week I was able to enjoy my first night out with my friends with NO kids in over five years! My last night out was when Maggie was a little over a year old and I went out with my former co-workers. This time it was a night out with my besties! We have never been alone without at least one child. "A" came to visit me in the hospital on the day after Ellie was born. When "A" gave birth to her baby 4 months later, "K" and I visited her a few hours after delivery. To be together without kids was so much fun. We ate at Cracker Barrel and then found ourselves at Walmart. We were only together for 3 hours, but it was blissful. I am SO thankful for these two special friends.
Lots of people think that "mommy bloggers" are lame, but for some of us (me included) it is one of our ties to the outside world. Even though you may not have any real interaction with the bloggers, you often feel like they are one of your friends. Reading blogs is sort of like touching base with a friend anytime that you have the time to do it. Big Daddy was watching a movie with the girls yesterday when I ran across this post from Kelly. (There is info at the bottom of the post if you feel led to help out.) I was heartbroken. The outpouring of love and support is reminder that sometimes these relationships that are formed are more than just on-line.
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