Here we are once again…………the end of summer. The feelings are bitter sweet……Bitter in that I need to go back to getting up early, driving the kids to three different schools, and being on a complete schedule. As you may or may not know I like a bit of schedule but not to much. I can say that we have had a very nice summer though. My reasons for working part time have always been to be there with the kids for rides and to do fun things in hopes of building warm memories. This summer we did not go on a big vacation but then again we have not for ages. We did go to the desert a few times. and stayed at nice hotels. Besides being super hot, it was so nice to be back to where we have gone so many times over the years and revisit all of the things we like about that destination.
We went to the beach quite a bit, the country club, park, movies, a lot of lunches, pokemaning, (if that is even a word), out for ice cream, the mall, barbeques, visiting friends, Lemonade stand and bake sales, Painting, making jewelry, and some camps. I was not able to have people over as I like because of promising Will that but that was fine. Saved money and cleaning. I was good about putting sunscreen on and staying in the shade…..As I get older I notice more and more residuals from the sun so I am trying to prevent more.
The exciting news (and sad) is none of my kids will be in elementary school anymore. Kaylee is approaching Middle school, Jac high school, and Will senior year. Everyone is healthy and that is the most important thing. I am going to be working more doing different things and continuing to work on my memoir. I do love the fall and where is in the summer I like to be out and about, in the fall I like to stay home and cook, cook, cook………………Here is to a happy fall and a good year with minimal drama and lots’ of love…..
Wow……what a busy weekend. In the summer it is always hard for me to balance as I find it hard to turn down and invitation. Yesterday I had to because I could feel the exhaustion setting in. It has been nice as long as I do not over due it. There is this message in my head saying “Summer is only 7 weeks now, so make it as fun as you can for the kids, and myself. :)”
I think I am succeeding. Yesterday was my nephews seventh birthday. Marcellite had a pool party, and all of our west coast family was there. It was very pleasant. This past week I attended another fashion show, which was fun hanging with my dear friend Michie. Then another good friend Helen invited me and my crew (Boyfriend, kids and ex) to her work party on Mission Bay. Such fun. Beautiful Hilton resort, great food, drinks, and we paddle boarded and jet skied. We had another graduation party Saturday night. This time one of Raymond’s childhood friend. They were a nice family. They had a big smoker and made filet, chicken, and pork………Yum, You know me, it is all about the food, and the people.!!
Today I am looking forward to doing domestic things, hanging with my kids and going to bed early. Talk to you soon.oxoxox
I know it has been summer for many for a few weeks but it has not been for us until last Friday…………..That is when Kaylee’s school ended. Summer is so short these days…………I want my kids to enjoy everyday of it as well, and myself with them………It is so nice to sleep in and not have to drive super early………..My work is not to many hours and flexible so that I can be with my kids most days and nights………….Went to movie with Will today “Me before you.” Oh wow…………tear jerker…….I was crying so hard sort of like a little girl who hiccups and hyperventilates ……………..It is very touching…………Kaylee started a baking business Kaylee’s Cakes………….She got her first order and she is over the moon…….Jac is her manager…………..Plan on having a lot of relaxation this summer, with some fun and new experiences……….xo
I will have to redo my list of what I love and what I dislike…….My computer crashed on me. It was fun. Try it. I had way more things I love, then things I dislike.
So I am sitting with Kaylee watching our shameless.”Kardashians.” She asked me to not say what I always say about the show.”We can watch it but this is indulgence, it is not reality. They live grandiose.” Kaylee wanted to read some entries from my blog from when she was little……….I pulled up one where she was three and she was so embarrassed at the cute but sort of embarrassing one that I wrote. I told her to wait until I am gone and read them, and she will appreciate it. She also said to Jac at age 3, “I hate sharing I wish nobody every invented it. “
OMG…………God blessed me with three litte ocd perfectionist ..the problem is I am a free spirit……..So the two do not mix well. Will has slowed down at correcting me (he is doing so well :)) Now Jac is following in his foot steps. Ugh. I was cooking dinner and Jac was sitting there and telling me all that I was doing wrong. I told him,”My way may be different but it is not wrong.” I finally kicked him out of the kitchen because he kept on arguing…….Love him but Geeze………..
Some funny stuff , I guess you would call it what my kids new term is a LifeHack.?? They think it is so funny when I do not understand their new words or terms. Anyways I ran in to my friend Kristy Robinson from La Jolla high. We met in eleventh grade when we both moved there. We bonded over being transplants. She was super organized and studious. I was the social butterfly. Shocker. She would organize my binder for me every day. Anyways she had two kids with her. I asked her… children their ages. Then I said to Kristy ” My kids are close to the same age, lets get them together and come over for a barbeque.” After she left Jac showed me a bet he tried to have with Kaylee saying the exact same thing as I said to Kristy. Bet Mom is going to ask kids ages, then tell our ages, and want us to be friends, then invite them to a barbeque…………ha ha. It was really funny and cute.
A few months back Kaylee auditioned for Alladin. She was upset she did not get the main role however I was very proud of her for trying out. She handled the disappointment very well. She told me today they asked her to be the understudy for the Parrot, who has some solos, and she said, “Yes.” She is very excited and eagerly practicing her lines and songs. She told me if the person who she is filling in for can’t make it or has not rehearsed than too bad. That is show business, it is not personal……………This is only cute if you know how sweet Kaylee is and she is building some confidence. Plus she watches Dance Moms………….
Kaylee celebrated her 12th day yesterday. Fifteen little girls came over for the celebration. They swam, jumped on trampoline, had their make up done, and false eyelashes etc…………and ate every junk food possible….of course the house looked like WW3 this morning…………but It was a success and I am glad it is over!!!! The only problem I ran in to is purchasing her a used camera on Amazon and it was the wrong one. The price was too good to be true and it was too good to be true……………..Raymond is coming up this afternoon. I cleaned up and I am just going to relax and chill the rest of the day. Yay! I love unplanned days. I am going to make him to me to lunch though!!!! Sundays are especially good lunch days. Will comes home tomorrow after forty plus days. Nervous and Excited!! He is doing really well. I would never wish what I have experienced this last year with Will on anyone……………xoxoxo
What I mean by being back on track Is that I am in full Mommy mode now. I had such a super social weekend starting on Thursday-from Robyn’s Bday celebrations to mother’s day. Yesterday I took a day to just stay in bed most of the day and work on my computer projects It LeaveMeB.com , my memoir and other things. I did not make dinner for Kaylee after dance and she was so upset with me. I just bought her frozen dinners for those rare nights when I am to spent to cook. I made up for it tonight and made her, one of her favorites :Turkey chile…….I read some of my blog to my children from ten years back. They laughed, and did not believe some of the things I wrote. They said I must of embellished them? Possibly. I have been known to embellish a bit. It was really fun though and I am excited to have those entries for them to read later on in life.