Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Not Sure What to Blog About

I'll be honest, there is so much going on, not only in my head but in life itself, that I am not sure where to begin. I don't even know what to blog about! Maybe if I list things out that will help clear my head and give you an update...let's give it a try.
  • Anna got another tooth! This time it's one of her top ones. That's a grand total of 3 teeth.

  • Anna is also cruising along the furniture and every so often let's go to practice balancing.

  • She is now 9 mos old and I still need to get her pictures taken....but her hair is crazy! I don't know what to do with it. It won't stay down! Sticks up all over. Any suggestions??

  • I am in serious potty-training mode with Austin. I put underwear on him the other day and decided not to go back. Pull-ups only for sleeping. He is doing pretty well...providing I tell him to pee in the potty every 30 minutes. :) Gotta start somewhere!

  • Anna needs to be trained to sleep through the night. I am tired and really can't afford to be.

  • I got help with leading my unit for American Heritage Girls. Yay! The pressure is off and I can relax a bit with that now.
  • Linda and I are also going to swap off driving the kids around to their classes again. Every little bit that my schedule lightens up really helps. :) Thank you Linda!! I am looking forward to some quiet time at home with Austin during those days that I am not driving.

  • Emma is really enjoying American Heritage Girls. All the girls are very good and are easy to please. We are going on a campout in 2 weekends to Dinosaur Valley with the Boy Scouts Troop. Ethan is a Tiger Cub with the Scouts. He is loving it! He of course loves the uniform and earning badges. Ethan is a very concrete boy. If he has something tangible he can earn then he is gung-ho about it! Of course with scouts comes fundraising....popcorn anyone??
  • My friend, Stephanie, and I co-teach two preschool classes at our co-op, The Cube. We teach a music class and a bible class. There have been a few challenges since we started, but I think we have gotten things worked out. We have rearranged our classes, the snack time, the activities, and I think we've finally got it working well. yay! I am not worried about it at all with Stephanie by my side. I love working with Type A personalities! Especially since I am not one of them. ;) Stephanie is great. She is always thinking of new things to keep the kids busy during class. We've figured out that we have to fill most every minute of the kids's class time. That way they don't have time to get into trouble...or horse around and hurt other children.....
  • Matt will be starting his new job next week. He is very excited! Of course he is! It will be a good change of pace for him.
  • We painted (I mean, Matt painted) the living room and upstairs bathroom. They look great! I will try and get pictures up soon.
  • I have discovered that I am going to need to actually write out a schedule for my life if I want to get things done. There is alot to do. I need to write out a schedule for the kids too so that they know what is expected of them and when, so that I am not always telling them.
  • I am getting most school work done with the kids...but why is it that it takes all day?? Oh yeah! Because I have a 3 yr old and a 9 mos old that I have to entertain and take care of as well. I can honestly say that I am wondering if I should put the kids in public school instead of school them at home. It's a tough decision.
Well, I am not finished writing, but I am falling asleep at my laptop. Oh yeah, I got a laptop. :)
Off I go to bed. I will try and finish my thoughts tomorrow.


Julie said...

Girl, you have been busy!

Suggestion for Anna's crazy hair...
Kaitlyn's was so crazy too. I just went with the flow and pulled some up on the top of her head and placed a bow right in it. She really looked cute and looking back at it now makes me laugh (she will probably kill me one day when she realizes what I did!)

Debbie Hargus said...

Thanks for the updates...makes me tired just reading it. Grandma Debbie will take some popcorn!!

Elizabeth said...

Hey - have you ever read Managers of Their Homes by the Maxwell family? It's a great resource and teaches you to schedule out your day. You're welcome to borrow it if you want.