It's been a long time...or at least it feels like it but maybe because so much has happened in the past couple weeks.
I guess I'll start with the biggest news. I got a job! Well another job. I have been working with my BF for her mom for an hour a couple nights a week for about 8 months now. It's great because really you can't get much more part time than that, I work with friends and the hour or so I'm gone the kids get to hang out and have guy time with their dad. But now that my sweet little bear is going to be starting Kindergarten I decided to try to find a part time job in the mornings a couple days a week. Much to my surprise I actually got the first job I applied for! It's a Hallmark Merchandiser position and is extremely part time. I was told I'd work twice a week between 6-12 hours a week. It sounds perfect!
Well when I sat the kids down to tell them my exciting news Karson cried and the other two were less than enthusiastic. It broke my heart! I forgot how scary change can be to a child...heck it's scary to an adult! Once I explained to Karson and Kaiden that I would only work a couple days, that it would be while they were at school and I could still come volunteer in class and pick them up and be with them after school every day they were feeling better about it. Then I thought about Logan and realized that he only goes to school from 8:15-11:00. Meaning by the time I get to my work I have less then 2 hours before I have to be heading back to pick Logan up. Whoops!
I have two locations and one of them is one of the biggest accounts in my region (yikes!) It is a lot more responsibility then I anticipated and in my head it was like a 9-noon type gig but in reality it's quite a bit more. I'm working from about 8:30-2ish and could have to work full days occasionally. I'm not sure how that's going to work with everything we have going and am starting to think I should have waited until Logan was in 1st grade to look for something like this. But I'm going to give it a go for a couple months and see if we can make it work.
The next big thing is Kaiden starts Soccer! We decided to go through a youth league rather then a rec center. He has his first practice on Wednesday and his first game on Saturday. He is so excited! Karson still hasn't decided if he wants basketball or coach pitch baseball so once he does we can get him signed up somewhere. Logan wants flag football but can't do it until 1st grade so I'm trying to talk him into something else.
We have started getting ready for school which starts on the 29th. The kids got their backpacks a couple days ago and we are going clothes shopping next week sometime. I officially take over the books as PTA Treasurer in a week or two and will also be co-fundraiser chair so I have been racking my mind trying to think of a good name for our school fundraiser this coming year (any suggestions?? we're doing a fun run/5k).
Other then that we've been trying to squeeze in as much fun as we can before summer ends. I can feel the chaos of an extremely busy year coming and am wondering where the summer has gone (that and how I'm going to juggle everything we have going!)! I love having the boys home and can't believe how fast this summer has gone by!