We are good. I like my class this semester so that's been really nice.
H has been sick all week with what we think was the flu but is finally better. He's rocking speech and it's so nice for him to be able to tell us what he wants sometimes. He is also huge, like 39'', so everyone thinks he's at least 3 and is shocked when he can't talk back. I find out in the next few weeks if get got into the preschool I want him to go to (it's at the school A goes to). I don't have a back up option as this preschool specializes in kids with delays, and I think that will really benefit him. It'd be 4 mornings a week though, what would I do with all that time?
A loves school and is super excited about our trip to Mexico in a few weeks. They are doing an animal unit at school and it's probably her favorite thing they've done all year. She now says she wants to be a vet when she gets older. Her summer this year is from May 10th to Sept 2nd and I have no clue what I am going to do with here that whole time!
My husband gets a raise in June! Which will all go to H's preschool fee lol, assuming he gets in.
We’re good, although I’ve been out with the flu all week. FFFC, it was mild enough to not be completely miserable and I have really, really needed the rest that has come with it. Guilt free week of unplanned vacation is just what I needed, but G is going to have a hard time next week when we’re back to early wake ups and daycare drop off.
Gavin has been a handful lately. I’m sure it it’s all normal developmental testing of boundaries, but eesh. So much energy and noise! I’m hoping the playset I ordered will help, but I’m panicking a little that it will end up being too big for the yard. Now if it would only stop raining so we could set it up!
Because he’s getting his birthday present a month early I need to think of a small gift he can unwrap on the actual day...
Soooooooooooooo insanely busy. I'm knee deep in everything right now and legit every day is booked for the next year and a half! Teaching is getting easier, although I won't shed a tear when this kindergarten class is gone. Next year will be so much better in every respect, but mostly because my kinders next year are from my 4s this year, so it won't be starting from scratch again. I cannot wait for spring! I've put so much into our orchard and land and I am dying to see what survives and how it all looks growing! I leave for training for 8 weeks again this summer and am both dreading and looking forward to it.
Colton is turning THREE next weekend. I may have a breakdown. He is doing amazing, and will be starting preschool next year. I think he’ll do great, but the transition is going to be hard for him because he’s worried about being without any of us. ‘You will come get me?!?’
Blake has been doing fairly well. He’s below level in school which is not surprising, but still difficult for me to deal with. The biggest issue is his lack of focus. I see it at home too, and his teacher says he could do much better work if he could just focus. I worry about ADD or ADHD. I’m going to discuss further with his pedi, but the only thing I know of to help focus is medication, and I don’t know that I’m ready to take that path yet. His speech is so much better. He still struggles some, but is understandable to almost everyone. His writing has been the hardest struggle this year. He will likely be retained to repeat kindergarten next year...which we knew was very likely going into it. I still feel confident in our decision to send him instead of repeating preschool. He never would’ve progressed as much as he has in preschool.
My job has been stressful because we didn’t have a great year last year. Hoping this year is better as it makes my job so much easier. We’re going on a cruise in April for our 10 yr anniversary with no kids. I’m excited, but a little nervous about leaving my kids! I’ve been working my ass off trying to get in shape for it!!
Post by lauranicole91 on Feb 26, 2018 20:26:00 GMT -5
All is pretty well here. I’m 33 weeks pregnant today, Peyton’s birthday is in 16 shorts days, and Logan will be 3 in June. Man does time fly! This weekend we are headed out of town (to the beach!) for Peyton’s last gymnastics competition of the season. It’s been a wild ride, but she seems to love it and her (and I!) have made some great friends along the way. Similar to my pregnancy with Logan, I was having major pain in my SI joint. Well it got so bad that I was unable to walk, sit, lay down, or stand without excruciating pain. I asked my OB what to do and she suggested a chiropractor. I was raised to be very skeptical of chiros, so I was hesitant, but I had to try SOMETHING. Well I’m super glad I did. It took a handful of visits, but I am seriously in zero pain now. The lack of pain has given me this sudden burst of energy and I’m just soaking up the last few weeks of my final pregnancy.
B is doing well in kindergarten. He's so close to reading, but it hasn't quite clicked yet. He's been having some trouble with the behavioral and emotional aspects all year which we were expecting. He started doing jiu-jitsu 3x a week in January and it has made a really big difference at home and at school.
E is obsessed with dinosaurs and it cracks me up. I've learned so much about dinosaurs, lol.
I'm busy with consulting work, but still enjoying it. I'm getting to the point that I might have to figure out some daytime care for E so I can get it done, but for now naps/evening/weekends are still working for me. We have some travel coming up that I'm excited about it. We're going on a cruise during spring break, and then my H and I are taking a kid-free trip with some college friends to Iceland in June.
Post by redmonkeystomper on Mar 2, 2018 9:37:42 GMT -5
Things here have been rough lately for me and my husband. I think we are getting into a better place but it is taking effort from us both. I think because we both went back to full time work in January it has been an adjustment.
Ruby is doing awesome in Kindergarten and is reading and doing math on the second grade level. We are considering having her tested for gifted. She is still doing dance and joined girl scouts. I am ready to be done selling cookies!! We enjoy scouts but I am thinking about leading her troop next year because it just is not what we expected.
Pearl is 7 months and teething so she is quite cranky lately. But she is a lot of fun. I enjoy watching my girls interact.
I miss this board too! I gave up using the app on my phone for Lent and I am rarely on the computer anymore.
Post by sunflowers7 on Mar 4, 2018 13:15:13 GMT -5
HI all! I've been lurking but can only post on my iPad bc I forgot my password.
Life right now now is pretty good after a year of commuting 50 miles one way to work/school and living with my sister in law we will have our own place again in 5 days, It's small but it's only for us and the kids. We had a convo with mother in father in law that they couldn't come with us as financially we are unable to rent a 3 bedroom and support them while sister in law has a house.
Im not going to lie it was a really hard year I battled depression pretty severely i made a pretty great friend at my husbands gym. Our gym family has expanded pretty fast so many of them are patient and caring and love my kids while we are waiting for Dj to finish work. The gym is going well. It's been open a year Classes are almost full they want to expand to a 2nd location.
Kids are great. Amelia is in my classroom and it has it's perks and troubles at time but I love it. I have decided to wait for her to start kinder in 2020 since her bday is 2 days before the cut off. I seriously couldn't have asked for a better job they are so flexible it's right by Brady's school so ease of drop off pick ups
brady loves his class. He struggles with writing still but his reading and comprehension is right where it should be. It just takes him a little longer to get things done. I need to get him back in speech though which unfortunately they don't have at his school.
I feel like we are flying through life like most people with small kids. The kids love kindergarten. DD is doing really well with reading. Both are being respectful and well behaved, which is most important to me. They are keeping busy with some activities. They did basketball over the winter and skating lessons. Summer soccer and will start in a few weeks.
I'm as busy as ever at work. I travel once a month or so which is always hard on everyone. I've been doing a lot of indoor cycling lately and am letting the thoughts creep into my head of getting a mountain bike, even though I said I wouldn't because of the cost.
We have our big Disney World trip booked for fall. I am excited for it but also completely overwhelmed and it will be exhausting!