I know that I always talk about my fam but I really haven’t gotten into detail on what goes on in our dojo. Basically everyday life feels like juggling act with our family of four. Lets start with my 3 1/2 year old son, Ryder, who just graduated from preschool. He spent two years at this school and now will move on to pre kindergarden. Luckily for us, we just found out this week that he was accepted into a fantastic public school just around the corner. Even though the school is amazing, I am disappointed because it’s only two and half hours a day, during the afternoon session. Look at me complaining- I know its a score that we got in but I’m sort of on the fence about it. He’s waitlisted at another school, and if he is accepted I am likely to jump on the full time slot. While we wait to see how pre-k unfolds, Ryder is signed up for summer camp out in Long Island. I’d be lying if I said that my stomach wasn’t in knots with the thought of him riding a school bus to camp 3 days a week, but I think this is going to be a great new chapter in his life. I cannot wait to hear the tails of camp life from him. Here’s my boy with his new haircut, which I am still trying to get use to.
Then there’s Siella, my almost one year old daughter. I won’t say that she’s a lot to handle- instead I will insist that she has a strong personality. She knows what she wants and does it. Walking for 3 weeks and she will only be a year old tomorrow. It’s been absolutely insane. I’m planning a birthday bash for her at my parents house and have forgotten how hard it is to plan a party from A to Z. I love being creative and planning but these days there is just not enough time in a day. With the sun popping up earlier this time of year, Siella has used the extra daylight as her alarm clock- 5:30am folks! And napping has been super tough because Ryder has a busy schedule and there are days when she is forced to nap in the stroller, but that just doesn’t happen. All this aside, behind this tough girl is a sweet and precious little thing. I just love watching her personality take shape as she grows and reaches each milestone.
My husband, Jason is a producer for TV commericals and he has been traveling for work a lot, especially in the past year. It hit me hard in December and February when he was gone for nearly three weeks a pop. At the time, Siella was only six months old and not sleeping through the night, both kids were sick for what felt like months. It was a rough winter but we managed to get through it. This month, Jason was away for another 2 weeks and I have been up to my ears in 1 year old party planning. Then yesterday, he dropped a bomb on me that he may be gone most of July. Really? We will have to talk more about that one but hopefully the kids and I can travel with him for most of that trip. Tonight is date night, which I am psyched about. With all his travel and our sleep deprived nights, we have not had enough one on one time that every healthy relationship needs.
And then there is me, Brianne, editor of Stroller in the city. Well, my blogging career has taken off, opening many new doors for me. I am extremely grateful for the many opportunities coming my way. And for those of you who don’t already know, I also rep the Stella & Dot jewelry line. My goal is to have three to four jewelry parties per month but the last two months have been a bit leaner, as a result of our busy schedule. My work load hasn’t left much time for me to make it to the gym which has me feeling pretty disappointed with myself. Like I said, it’s been a juggling act, but I have to tell you, I wouldn’t change any of it for the world (well except for Jason being away so much).