Aug 29, 2014




Excited About: Eva starting preschool. My mom (who is a teacher) thought it would be a good idea to get her in a classroom with kids her own age so that she can socialize and learn with them. I was hesitant at first, because honestly I feel like I can teach her more things that she will be taught at her age level. Still, I took Eva for a tour at a nearby pre-school just to check things out. She stayed in her potential classroom while I spoke to the director. When I went back to the classroom to get her, she threw a huge tantrum with real tears. She didn’t want to leave. I had to convince her we were leaving so that she could take a bath (which she loves), thinking she would forget about the whole experience later. But as soon as I took her out of the tub that afternoon she said, “Back to school now?” So… I decided to enroll her, just part time for now. As much as she learns at home, I think there are things she’ll learn there that I can’t (or simply don’t) really teach her. And I’m excited for her. I dropped her off this morning for her first day and she didn’t even care that I was leaving. I’ll have to admit, I miss hearing her little voice all day long, but I’m excited that I can get back to blogging without feeling guilty about neglecting her. Anyway, I think she’ll really love it. If she doesn’t, I’ll just take her out and that will be that.

Feeling Love. I’m so in love with my babies. I look forward to every day I have with them. It trips me out to look at baby pictures of Eva and see how far we’ve come.

Looking Forward To: The weekend. We’re taking another little road trip up north for the Boston Tattoo Convention. We’re driving a different route from last time (staying clear of DC, Baltimore, and NYC) so hopefully we won’t get stuck in traffic for 14 hours this time. Wish us luck!

Dreading: The winter. I know I keep saying it, but I’m seriously afraid of it. I don’t know how I’m going to handle the cold, the darkness, the extra 20 minutes it takes to get myself and the kids dressed and in the car. Every time I think of it, it reminds me of Game of Thrones- “Brace yourself, winter is coming.” On the other hand, I’m looking forward to pumpkin patches, fall festivals, HALLOWEEN!, and actually getting to chop our own Christmas tree. Oh, and how about simply HAVING a Christmas tree? That’ll be neat.

Needing: the ocean. I wish this trip to Jamaica would hurry up and get here. I don’t even want to think about the last time I surfed because it’s too depressing. Ugh.

Wanting: too many things. A new camera lens (still). A laptop (still). Okay maybe that isn’t a lot of things, but rather two too expensive things.