Thursday, July 25, 2013

So Long, Summer!

My summer is pretty much over because I have a million things to do before school starts.  The good news is, I look forward to these million things because most of them involve taking on a leadership role in my school or my district and I'm all about being bossy without being The Boss!  Not to mention, I get to work with the world's greatest teachers, so going back to work is pretty much a treat for me!

We've had an amazing summer here at Chez Fasciotto.  Not perfect by any means (stupid Pinterest - I had GRAND plans), but amazing nonetheless.  Sylvia started ballet classes and my heart melts every time I watch.  Margot likes to give kisses to every dog she sees in real life or in a book or on her pajamas.

It seems like Margot does something brand new almost every day.  I'm amazed at how quickly she's learning to communicate and I'm depressed at how quickly she's leaving babyhood.  Whenever I start to get sad about her growing, she does something completely hilarious (ROAR like a lion?  Funniest thing ever!  Wish I had it on video,) and I remember that watching kids grow is the payoff for watching them grow.

I went looking for the video of Margot crawling and then found some other fun videos from this summer, and while I'm sure no one cares to watch all these videos of my kids, I know I'm going to look back on them someday and cry from all the cuteness.  So here they are:

Sylvia "reads" her first book!  My favorite part: "It was yummy and delicious and yummers and delicious."  I also love that she called the pickle "asparagus" because we do not eat pickles and I don't think she's ever seen a real, whole pickle before.  But the girl loves asparagus!

Margot has a lot to say, if only we knew what she was saying! I would also like to point out that mornings are only this calm and quiet when Daddy wakes up with the kids.  Imagine that.

A typical dinner at our house.  We're all finished eating...expect for Margot.  This was only a couple weeks ago, but her lion roar is much more lion-y these days.

This is how she crawls now.  Concrete, carpet...doesn't matter.  Once she figures out how to stand up, her life as a baby will be over.  Sadness!

We've been to lots of fun places and done lots of fun things this summer. And we've done some lame things like watch TV all day and eat terribly unhealthy yet sinfully delicious food....but isn't that what summers are for?  As for what's looks like Sylvain will be a STAY AT HOME DAD (!!!!!) once school starts and I have to be completely honest here:

Losing his job was the best thing that could have happened. 

We never would have pulled the trigger on dropping to one income unless we were forced to.  It won't be easy, but it will be what we've always wanted to do.  If a job comes along that's worth his time, he'll take it, but he is excited about taking care of the girls and living life in French together.  And I'm excited about all the jobs I get to take on at school.  I'm just a little sad to see summer go, but I'm much more excited to see the school year begin!

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