Let's dust off this 'ol blog, shall we?
Schools starts for the kids in 3 weeks and 4 days!? Can you believe that?!
It's right around the corner.
I will have to give up my slovenly mornings of sleeping late and then nursing my coffee cup for an hour, followed by a decision to remove the children from their pajamas before feeding them lunch.
It's a hermit's dream, really.
I don't know how I became so fortunate, but there are many days that the kids decide to just play in their rooms after they wake up. Today was one of those days. I woke up on my own at 8:45.
I know. It's ridiculous. But it's only possible for the next little bit, so I'm just going to push away those guilty feelings and enjoy it.
In other news, our español is coming along. I'm "post-it"ing our casa with labels, lables, everywhere. It's a nice decorative touch, don't you think?
Yesterday we had our passport photos done. My picture is seriously terrible. I didn't realize exactly how uneven my mushroom was until I saw it in that picture. Oy.
So now we have to go through the process of getting both our military-issued passports, and then turning around and getting the regular kind. (You aren't allowed to use the military ones for personal travel; they are just for our entry into Spain.)
The little guy got a haircut yesterday. He only has 33 days left of being 4 years old. I'm trying not think about it.
Alex has bumped up to twice a week gymnastics for the next couple of weeks since she enjoys it so much.
We'll drop back to once a week when school starts, I think.
We're still making our way through lots of books. We finished The Ordinary Princess, which is a great read if you have girls around her age. Then we read Ramona, Age 8. Now we're into a book that I used to love when I was a little girl.
Only parts of it are sad, and I might have made her go get me a tissue last night while I was reading.
And Grandma comes to visit in a week! We shall see what manner of mischief PTB can make while she's here.
We are enjoying every day of our time here in Monterey. ¡Es una buena vida!