Friday, November 5, 2010

Long Time No See

Whew! It's been a while!

Craziness around here! How do I ever think i am going to get it all done once I beoce a full-time teacher??!!

Sooo, yeah, I have been doing another maternity leave for a 1st grade teacher at school. It was only 6 weeks, but it seemed like forever. So long, in fact, that I couldn't remember what time I usually leave to go pick the kids up in the car rider line! It went great, but boy, was I busy. I felt like I had no time for anything. The kids were great though, I really like doing it, so I guess that's all that matters. I miss them already though and I only have been gone from them a week. I don't have time to work though! Working is hard. :)

Since I stopped doing that position I have worked every day but one though, so it's not like I am free as a bird. It is less busy though, because I don't have to do lesson plans, prepare for the next day, etc. Being a teacher is hard work, man!

Anyway, our lives have basically been consumed with that, schoolwork, and our normal busy stuff. Nothing new really. We didn't have time for anything new!

I have finally started on the teaching courses for school. Yippee! Still on track for student teaching next September. i hope it stays that way. I have to take an exam next week, finish up some tasks, take 3 Praxis exams, and start teacher observations all this month though, so that will keep me on my toes.

I can't believe my birthday is in 2 weeks. Didn't I just turn 30????

Avery's still as wacky as ever! Maybe even more so. He is still his funny, wacky self, but he is still freaked out when I leave him. He still cries every single time I leave. Weirdness. I don't know what started this all, but I have come to the conclusion that he is just going to have to get over it on his own. We have tried everything. I guess it's like being afraid of the dark, he just has to "grow" out of it on his own. He has said some funny things lately though. Like, he though that before the 1960's there was no color in the world. He kept seeing old pictures and movies in black and white, so he thought color didn't exist back then. LOL! That was quite funny. He said something else too this week that made me die laughing, but ughhh, I can't remember what it is right now. He is LOVING our new neighbor boy. He plays with him every day, and wants to play with him way more than I let him. :) I am SOOO happy we have boy neighbors!

Sam is still sweet Sam. For the most part. 5th grade attitude has crept in also. ;) He is also loving the new neighbor boy that is closer to his age. They are constantly outside riding bikes and playing some sort of hide and seek game. I am glad they have friends right here. A couple weeks ago, Sam and our neighbor were doing homework together. Sam ended up helping him with his homework and even read his reading story to him. It was cute. He is constantly worried about other's feelings. He decided this week that he wanted to quit swim team. He hasn't been liking it for quite a while, so he finally made the decision that he was going to stop for now. He was so worried that the coach would be sad though, so that is one reason he has held on for all this time. Sweet boy. Besides that, he is on his way to his typical fall/winter bout with pneumonia. Lovely. Maybe he will beat it on his won this time. We'll see.

AJ is working like usual. He has also become friends with our new neighbors so they have been having fun playing football on Saturday mornings. This Saturday they are going to work on the floor that still isn't finished in our old house. Yea! It is on the market now and we had a showing the first week. I hope it doesn't take too long to get rid of that house!

I also love our new neighbors. Have I mentioned that??? :) They are perfect for us. except for the having dogs part, but I guess we can let them get by with that. :) I hope they stick around for a while. AJ might run them off though. We all know how annoying his little "jokes' can be. Hahaha! :)

I can't believe Christmas is almost here. As soon as my birthday hits, it means everything else comes like lightning. This year was a whirlwind. The boys have been writing their Christmas lists. Sam's has like 6 things on it. Avery's is the front and back of a whole page. LOL. He probably doesn't even know what half the things on his list are.

Anyway, here are some pics from Halloween. The boys had a good time, although Sam stopped halfway through. he's on his way to being too old, I guess. Ahhh!