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New Schedules with Kiddos

Last weekend I was able to spend some time with my family visiting my brother, Jeff, and his family in Savannah, GA.

I love spending time with my family and trying to keep up with Jeff's kids.  Saturday alone we roller skated, rode bikes, played in the tree house, bowled, went for a walk around the pond in their neighborhood, went to a playground, and had a birthday party.  And that's just thinking off the top of my head.  No joke.  They definitely keep you busy.

Friday night Jeff & my sister-in-law, Greta, stayed up until 2 a.m. working on my niece's birthday cake and the next morning my niece woke them up at 5 a.m.  (Yes, feel free to do the math.)  They took shifts staying up with her until a normal hour.

Saturday night we made our way to bed around midnight and I came downstairs for my run at 6 a.m. expecting not to see anyone.  There's Jeff already feeding my niece at the table.

Me:  Oh, hey!  I wasn't expecting anyone else to be up.
Jeff:  Yep, our alarm went off at 6 a.m.  Greta's in the shower now, I'll get Callie ready and then we'll switch and she'll get Charlie ready.
Me:  Quite a system.  Aren't you tired?  He was never a morning person.
Jeff:  You get used to it.

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