Monday, August 24, 2009

It's 6:30pm. Do you know where your kids are?

Mine are in bed. Sound asleep.

We are deep in the trenches of cutting out naps and it's rough going. Usually a skipped nap, an early morning, or a middle of the night waking is enough to throw them off, but lately, we've been hit with a triple whammy.

They're exhausted. I'm exhausted.

We'll get through it.

Today my coping mechanism of choice was to take them to the beach. I know this probably doesn't work for many people due to the ramifications of having to bring extremely overtired children home from the beach and all that that process entails, but for us, it works like a charm - especially when friends join us.

Bea, Sam, and Julia wore themselves out tonight while the adults and Caden sat and chatted in the grass.

The 30 second drive home was over before we kneew it and once I manage to get the kids into their PJ's they were asleep before I can figure out where I set my cell phone down. I logged onto my computer to read my emails, check in with twitter, and send out a tweet myself. It was going to say something like this: "It's 6:30pm and BOTH my kids are ASLEEP....blah blah blah....

I haven't had time to blog very much in the past few weeks and I'm sad that some of our family memories won't be recorded like they usually are. Don't get me wrong, I like twitter. I like the challenge of getting my point across in a mere 140 characters. But unless I plan to print out my tweets, I need to take a minute every once in a while and write about life in Bear Country.

I find it ironic that I'm gone for days on end and I come back to find new readers. (Welcome!) I'm usually not such a slacker. I hope you'll stick around long enough to give me a chance to show you some of the pictures I've been taking recently. There are 1,000 of them. (Hence the reason I don't have time to blog.) Between wedding albums (Hi Carrie B!) photo shoots, park stuff, and well....LIFE. I'm finding it harder and harder to find time to blog.

For the first time ever the kids will be in school at the same time so in mid-September I will have two whole hours to myself one day a week. My plan is to walk the trails in my old neighborhood and blog my heart out in a coffee shop. ME time - guilt free!!!!! Can you tell I'm excited? :)

So when a new post drought hits next go on over to the Forest Forum (left side bar) and see what's everyone is talking about there. Feel free to start a topic of your own too! Don't forget to comment under the meet and great thread in order to be entered in the cookbook drawing!

I have apples that need to be peeled before the spoil and a sneak peak to post from Friday's photo shoot.....Happy Monday Everyone!


Erin August 24, 2009 at 8:51 PM  

Oh i bet you are excited. I can't wait for the kids I watch to go back to school. Even those 3 hours two days a week will make one BIG difference plus the other one is in school all day EVERY DAY!!

I can't believe they where sleeping by 6:30. Will they wake in the middle of the night? I hope they sleep all night for you :)!

Can't wait for you to start on our blog book. I need to spend you another check, I keep forgetting!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom August 24, 2009 at 9:39 PM  

Don't worry, friend, I'm hangin' in there! I think everyone needs to get back to school and into a routine. That's how we're feeling around here!

Jenney August 24, 2009 at 9:47 PM  

I missed you! I can't say much though because I have been a terrible blogger as of late. Well, at least it is one less blog you "have" to read :o)

Anonymous August 25, 2009 at 7:17 AM  

I totally understand as I am living it myself! :)

I am way excited to have the kids in school so I may have just 20 minutes of peace! :)

But I am sticking around, we all have life to live :)

Cathy August 26, 2009 at 6:55 PM  

I hear ya! That's how it's been for me lately. And maybe, just maybe, I'll have some time when school starts, too.:)

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