Friday (9/14) I really didn't want to get up this morning and since Adrian wasn't working we thought we could sleep an extra half hour. But last night AJ told us that he wanted to take the bus because he didn't want to mess up his routine since it's working out for him. We can't argue with that logic but man an extra 30 minutes of sleep would have been great! We got AJ up and ready for school and his bus was early so we almost missed it. Thankfully I saw it coming so he was able to run out and jump on in time. After he got on the bus, Adrian headed downtown to a gaming conference for the day. I got Daniel and Zak up and ready and then we walked up to school since it was so nice out. I came home and got ready to go sub a class at the Harcum Center and run a few errands.
After I got home, I got to work catching up on stuff I didn't get to this week. It has been really busy and I've felt behind all week. I was hoping to sub this afternoon but it's probably for the best that I focused on stuff around the house. Before long it was time to get everyone from school. I got AJ off the bus and walked up to pick up Daniel and Zak. The boys headed upstairs to play video games and I got our dinner together. When Adrian got home we had dinner and then had a family game night. We were able to play three different games tonight - we played two of Sleeping Queens (AJ won both), two of Good Cop Bad Cop (my team won both times!) and one of Mysterium (we lost). We enjoyed most of the games, although we had a few breakdowns during Mysterium. I have decided that I just don't like that game and I should not play it any more. The guys enjoy it so they will play it without me going forward. After we finished the games, we got the boys to bed and then came down and watched another episode of "Atypical" before heading to bed for the night.
After we all had lunch, we split up again. Adrian took Daniel to his soccer game. Daniel played pretty well and his team won 5-4! While they were there, I headed back to the Y for another jam session. I danced for 3 hours and learned choreo for 4 new raeggaton songs. I had so much fun with Ria the jammer and all of my ZIN friends. We danced and then we had cake to celebrate our friend's birthday. It was an awesome afternoon!!
Sunday (9/16) I got to sleep in a little this morning, unfortunately Adrian was up until almost 1am with Zak and then they were up around 7am again this morning. It was a long night for them and I'm thankful I got to sleep thru all of that. I got up and got moving so I could get to first service at church while Adrian got the boys thru the rest of their homework for the weekend. Then they met me at church for second service. The boys went to their classes, I taught Zak's class and Adrian went to service. Then we all came home, had a quick lunch and got ready for a busy afternoon. I got a few things done then took Zak to the Y for his swim lessons. He finally got up the courage to jump off the high board during class and said it was fun and not scary at all!!
Monday (9/17) Today the alarm felt very early. But we all managed to get up and out on time. Adrian and I put AJ on the bus on time and then he headed to work. I got ready for the day and got Daniel and Zak dropped off to school. Then I came home and got a bunch of stuff done around the house. I ran out to pick up my new glasses and grab a few quick things from Meijer and then headed into the school to sub for the afternoon. I had a great time again with my class this afternoon and the time passed quickly. When the school day was over, I took Daniel and Zak home and we got ready for our evening.
After some free time, I got everyone through their homework for the night and helped AJ get ready for Boy Scouts. Then I headed out to life group with Daniel and Zak where we enjoyed pizza, snacks and great fellowship. While we were there, Adrian and AJ headed to Boy Scouts where AJ worked on completing his first merit badge for first aid. We all got back home a little later than we wanted to but we made it work. We got the boys snacks and then got them down to bed. Adrian was super tired after a few late nights of football so he headed to bed too while I stayed up to finish up a few things and enjoy a little bit of TV time alone.
After I finished teaching, I headed back to West to volunteer in Zak's class for the last hour of the day. I did sight words with about half of the class and enjoyed seeing all of them. When Daniel came to meet us at the end of the day, he had a huge smile on his face. He was SO happy to annouce that he made safety patrol for the school year!! Then we all went home to get ready for our busy night. I got everyone thru homework and dinner and then got Daniel and Adrian out to his soccer practice. After they left, I got Zak ready for his first Cub Scout meeting of the year. He learned all of the basics and earned his Bobcat badge. He is super excited for his year as a Tiger scout! When we all finally got home, it was time for snack, show and bed for the boys. Then Adrian and I watched a little more of the Emmys from last night and headed to bed too.
After I got everyone home from school, I got them settled in and then headed out to work all night. I taught a fun Zumba class at the Y and then headed to the church to work as the facilities rep for the night. I got a bunch of stuff done while I welcomed people to the church for English classes. After I finished up there, I headed home just in time to help with bedtime for the boys. Then we did a few things around the house and then watched a little more of the Emmys before heading to bed for the night.
Thursday (9/20) Another great morning getting ready and getting AJ and Adrian out to work and school. Adrian said it is a little tougher for him since he is driving in more traffic now, but he's OK with it because it's what's best for all of us right now. The positive for him is he is still getting up at the same time and he's getting a workout in before he wakes AJ up. After they were out, I got ready and got the other boys up and ready for school. I dropped them off and headed to Harcum to teach my three classes for the day. In between class 2 and 3 I ran down the street to see my friend and get a quick haircut from her. It's so short and bouncy, I love it!!
After my classes, I came home and did a few things before everyone got home from school. Then AJ and I ran out to his school so he could shop at the book fair. AJ was super excited to show me how he has reorganized his locker to make it easier for him to remember what he needs each time he goes to his locker. After we did everything he wanted to at school, we came home and had a quick dinner of ravioli together before heading out for a busy night. I dropped Zak off at soccer practice and then went to teach my Zumba class at Eastpointe. Adrian picked Zak up and came home to help everyone get thru their homework. When I got home, we put the boys to bed and watched the Jets vs Browns game. While I am happy the Browns finally won, I was not happy that it came against my team! It was super late when we finished watching and I went right to bed. Unfortunately Adrian was still working from home so he had to stay up and finish what he was working on.