It has been one busy week filled with family, friends, celebrations, empty gas tanks, and a house of balloons and flowers. The final days have come where I truly rejoice not having to fight traffic in the mornings to get my kids to their school on time. And for a short while, I don’t have to brave the commute from school to dance practice.

Graduation week began on Wednesday with my daughter. She finished her last year of elementary school and will be headed to middle school in August. Middle. School. My emotions are just not ready for this. I can still vividly remember when she was just headed to Kindergarten. To say that time flies is truly an understatement.

My son finished his final days of second grade and received his promotion to the third. I will literally have a third grader in three months. I remember re-entering the blog world when he was just a baby. So all of you who have been with me for 7 years, look at our baby — all semi-grown up! Again, time moves by entirely too quickly. My son received three awards and as a reward, of course he wanted a new XBox game. If he thinks he is going to be on his game all summer, he has another thought coming that is a bit more accurate.

We struggled a bit throughout the year with his math, so that is definitely something that we will have to work on this summer. Third grade is a whole new ball park and math only gets more in depth from here. Plus, I’m toying with the idea of him attending a new school for the upcoming school year that’s closer to our home. The commute is really, really getting to me, but at the same time, I love the staff at his current school. We shall see.

Our last day of celebrations was on yesterday. My daughter had her showcase with her dance team. It was an adorable recital and absolutely perfect. You can’t help but to have complete and utter appreciate for the teachers — especially for the teachers that work with the little babies. Bless their heart.

Let me just say, that after Saturday, I also have a newfound respect for Dance Moms. This life is so beyond real, I don’t even know how else to explain it. The amount of physical and mental prep that it takes — ya’ll.. it’s a lot. But I absolutely love it.

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  1. Sanniyah

    May 22, 2017 at 3:36 am

    Definitely a week of celebrations. Congrats to you and your family children on their achievements in school!

  2. Bee Lola

    May 22, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Congrats to your kids and most especially to you for getting them to this point in their lives. I can’t believe I’ve been following your blog for 7 years already. Definitely feels like just a few weeks ago, but I love reading your adventures and always find inspiration in your strength and resilience!

    1. Rae

      June 15, 2017 at 1:07 am

      Thanks my love! And thank you for being with me while I navigate through mommyhood and life in general. <3

  3. Disa Chantel

    May 22, 2017 at 8:38 am

    now i have all the warm feels. you’re raising such beautiful kids <3.

  4. Amanda Nicole

    May 22, 2017 at 11:09 am

    You and Baby girl #twins! Congrats mom!!!

  5. Fal

    May 26, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Awwww congrats babies!!!!!!

  6. Jhan

    June 10, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Whoa! I can’t believe your kids are growing so fast! I think I’ve been following your blog for the past 7 years, so I truly am amazed to see how everything has worked out and changed for your family! You are doing a wonderful job as a mama, Carla! I can’t imagine how much dedication it takes to be a DanceMom, even a “soccer Mom”. Parents are true MVPs in that regard!

    1. Rae

      June 15, 2017 at 1:06 am

      Thanks honey! That is so sweet. It has been quite the journey and I’m still discovering so much about this mommyhood thing. LOL!

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