I've had no time, no energy and absolutely no motivation to blog lately. Winter is a giant annoyance. There is so much to get done every.single.day and I feel like I'm not doing a great job at any of it. One reason I can't stand winter. It's so dark and dreary I just can't get motivated. By the time the girls are in bed I'm exhausted and can't keep my eyes open to get things done. At school it seems like there are always meetings to attend and all I really want to do is spend time with my students and TEACH. I've gotten 2 new students for a total of 26 and it's pretty difficult to manage. I'm so wiped by 4:00. I definitely get a second wind though when I leave to get my girls. One of the highlights of my day is seeing their sweet faces. It's a bit challenging being home with them alone until Chris gets there. He works later and further away so by the time he gets home they are getting ready for bed. I'm very thankful they are so well behaved! They have a great routine and are so happy at night which makes everything run smoothly (99% of the time!)
At the same time, I don't know how I can complain. I have everything I've ever wanted and this is just...life. We're happy & healthy and that's all I can really ask for. As stressful as the past couple months have been with trying to balance work and home, I know that there will be plenty of downtime to come.
The girls are doing great. Audrey is obsessed with singing and dancing. She wants certain songs played in the car ("Love You Like a Love Song" is her new favorite.) She loves when I put the TV on the music channels so we can have a dance party. Abigail has been dancing, too :) She just wiggles back and forth and it's so adorable, lol:
She's alllll over the place and will only play by herself for a few minutes before whining to be picked up. I don't mind that she's lovey, but it does make getting things done very difficult!
I've been looking into preschools for Audrey next year. My hope is that she'll be accepted into the preschool at my school. Since it's a peer model program, she'll be interviewed and they'll want to see how she interacts with children who have disabilities. As much as I want her with me, I totally understand the need for her to be on par with her speech, language, and social skills if she's going to be a peer model. Fingers crossed that it will work out :)
Kelly's wedding is this weekend (yay!) and then I'm soooo looking forward to the 3-day weekend. I just want to get through February and March (Gator Week! Birthday!) and get more daylight in my life :)
Today we played in the little bit of snow we got on Saturday night:
I hope we see a little more before winter is officially over! She loved it :)