I love my job. I can't imagine having to work year round. It's so great every year to have that last day of school to look forward to, and to have the whole summer ahead to spend time with my kids. It's going to be a great summer. The girls are at such a fun age where they are really able to enjoy being outside. They love playing in the water, trips to the zoo, going to the library, and playing at the park. I love it all too.
I do kind of miss out on a lot of the fun that comes along with having almost-3-year-old twins though. I can't really take them anywhere on my own, unless they stay in the stroller. I can't meet a buddy for a playdate at the park, without an extra set of hands to help me with the girls. Obviously, Eden needs one-on-one attention the entire time, so there is no time for chatting with friends or other moms. Holland also still needs pretty constant supervision. Although she is able to walk and gets around pretty good on her own, she still has a lot of difficulty running and with uneven surfaces. She stills falls A LOT more than other kids her age. With Eden being so much more severe, we tend to forget that Holland has CP too, until we see her playing with other kids her age. Then her delays become pretty obvious too.
I don't mean to complain too much though. We still have SO much fun. I love Holland and Eden's personalities. They are such funny, interesting, and cool kids. They really love to play, are so interested in learning new things, and are so easily entertained. Eden always wants to be right there in the middle of the action. We get a great workout trying to keep up with her.
Wednesday was my last day of work! I share a job with Roya, and we both brought our kids to work on Thursday to see everybody before their last day. I have been so lucky to job share with Roya. I really like her, and we get along so well. I also like her kids, and enjoy spending time with them. After we stopped by work, we came back to my house for lunch and to play in the pool. The kids all seemed to have so much fun. We'll definitely have to get our kiddos together more this summer. Noah will turn 3 this month, so he is about a month older (or several months depending on how you look at it) than H and E.
This summer also brings about a whole slew of doctors appointments. Next week the girls will see the pulmonologist for their post-pneumonia follow-up. I suspect that we will do repeat x-rays while they are healthy, so we can see how their lungs look on a good day. Next week also starts baby group through the school district. I am looking forward to it this year, because I think the girls will really enjoy it and will be more engaged in the activities. Should be fun!