i'm leaving on a jet plane

In a little more then 24 hours I will be off on an international flight to Budapest to spend a week with my father and sister.  Most importantly relaxing and only worrying about me (well the kids too but they will be with my mom and Tim so no real worries there).  I wouldn't be surprised to come home to Charlotte walking, Jack talking even more (each day is a new phrase, requests and words).
In preparation for the trip, trying to make schedules and get everything down around the house is crazy.
5 loads of laundry finally caught me up there, summer time equals many outfits a day when you throw in swimming, sprinklers and outdoor play.  At least my living room looks good...for now.

Party prep: in a little over a month Charlotte will be 1! So invited have to go out, food lists made, favor bags put together and most importantly an OUTFIT- she's a girl after all.  2-3 "costume changes" seems appropriate.  I think I found the perfect gift for her last night, Fisher Price Little People comes out on top AGAIN.  Monster (I mean brother) Jack thinks all toys are his though, even the girl specific toys I have bought Charlotte, so birthday present time should be interesting.

Summer in general- BUSY, we actually stopped gym time because we are outside so much this summer, that it made more sense to save the money for the fall.  Swimming will resume when I am back from Budapest.  I bought sprinklers and they entertain both kids for hours, score one for me (and Target).  Library restarted so we have been attending that also.  I am trying to plan a few mini trips also for the kids: Sesame, aquarium, central park and a new children's museum to name a few.

Job front:  I had an interview and should hear back while I am away.  I would work with younger children and have the possibility to bring both kids to work with me and they would attend other classes.  Hopefully everything works out and I can get back to working this fall. We shall see, I am excited for how the possibilities look as of now.

I am catching up on pictures and will add them ASAP.

hope everyone is enjoying their summer!


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