Friday, August 10, 2012

summer days

Summer is flying by.  Finding the balance between go,go,go- do as many fun things as possible days, and nice relaxing days is hard.  For me, finding that balance is always hard, but because I only have a few short weeks left before going back to work full-time, right now it seems impossible to get it all in.  But at the end of summer, these are things that matter most...

summer toes with Poppy, Amelia & Audrey...

 (behind the scenes photo set-up was full of giggles)

 The other night I opened Sam's door to say good night and saw one of my favorite scenes...

these two playing together in their sandbox...

and I had to include this picture - when I was done asking them to smile for the camera, I looked up to see Sam standing there with his mouth open (not saying anything, just trying to catch some flies apparently) and Poppy looks like she is praying hard for something!

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Lately, I get asked at least once a day, "So how do you feel about going back to work?".  Surprisingly, I feel ready.  I can honestly say that the last 2 years of being home with my kids have been the best, most amazing time of my life.  I wouldn't have traded it for anything.  But I feel like part of what made it so enjoyable was knowing that I wouldn't be home forever.  I'm definitely looking forward to having some adult conversation at lunchtime, having to get up and put on some clothes that actually fit me and look presentable and I even miss being able to listen to NPR in the morning on my way to work.  Not to mention having the extra cash flow to buy some things that we've been putting off for the past few years.  I'm excited that Poppy will be in kindergarten while I'm at work and I feel confident that Sam will be well cared for and even having fun being spoiled by all of his grandparents that will be watching him and Miss Rose at daycare.  And we were lucky enough to find a perfect part-time nanny that will be able to get Poppy off the bus a few days a week, as well as get dinners started for us and do some of the housework.  So as we approach the last few weeks of summer, I feel like everything is coming together and we'll be able to transition into my return to work just fine.

We are off for our last little vacation of the summer - a week in Maine, including our first road trip!  Wish us luck!

5 comments:

Krista said...

Enjoy your last couple of weeks! Ohh- and Maine too!

Christa said...

Yay! Have fun in Maine. It sounds so desirable to be able to get back into the "real world" of work. It will be a great year! Hoping to catch up when you get back!

Christine said...

It sounds like you couldn't have a better plan in place for your return to work! YAY!

Michelle said...

Wowza, you def have a plan of attack for going back to work. A nanny to help at home? That is the icing on the cake sister! Enjoy.

Jennifer said...

I haven't kept up this summer--how stinking cute is Sam's hair!?! Good luck with the new job and enjoy your vacation!

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