I’m on a blogging-role. I was going through pictures of Dylan when he was about 2 months old and I realized that these two look a lot more alike than I realized. M has much darker skin and hair, and D had/has a bigger head but other than that I like they look remarkably similar. What do you think?
Monday, August 29
I go back to work on Monday, to a new group of kiddos whom I've heard fantastic things about, but part of me longs for more time with these boys! They are only little for such a short amount of time and I want to soak up every second! It isn't in the cards for me and that is okay. I love my job, I love the new possibilities it brings with every new group, and the challenge of pushing and pulling these kids to places they don't think (or don't want) to go. I love seeing former students at the grocery store and knowing that I made a difference. I love feeling like a rock star in Lake Highlands - I cannot go ANYWHERE without seeing students or parents! I love using my creative juices to make science fun and intriguing, and most importantly meaningful, but I think, like many working Moms, our hearts are with our kids. Our biological kids. I'm very lucky to have a job that allows me to be at home with my kids earlier than a normal 8-5, and I'm off for longer stretches during the holidays, no travel or weekends (well maybe a few weekends here and there). So, I am truly grateful for where I am and I know that I'm where I'm supposed to be, but Monday will be a hard day (along with Tuesday, Weds., etc...) and I'll fall back in love with teaching but this summer has made me more in love with my boys than I ever thought imaginable.
So to the summer of 2011...you top the list so far.
Friday, August 26
Sunday, August 7
Saturday, August 6
That is a great description of what our summer has been like. With Miles being so small we couldn’t make our regular summer trip to visit my extended family in Illinois and clearly a big vacation was out of the question so we have done a lot of “this and that.”
Two weekends ago we were very excited that our friends from DBU Jacob and Leslie and their two adorable kids, Jace and Brenley, came to visit and meet little Miles. We had a great time relaxing and swimming! These pictures are horribly out of order…but after I had Miles, Honey found a vacation Bible school for Dylan to attend and he had a blast!! Thank you Honey for picking him up and taking him everyday! You’re the best!! Dylan has become the most creative little guy!! He REALLY enjoys playing with the G2s! Atleast 2 or 3 times a day he will take them all out of the pantry (along with the Spiderman fruit snacks, apple juice, and applesauce), and he plays with them. On this day the green G2 and the blue G2 were the bad guys… Here he is explaining to me what he is playing…but he will play with them forever!!Dylan has started doing his “chores” one of them includes feeding Lonna… Miles chills on his playmat a lot, he really enjoys looking at that monkey and when he’s really excited he wiggles and attempts to swat at it :) One day last week James and Elise came over and did some sword fighting! He LOVES playing with his favorite neighbors!
Sadly enough we only have one more week of summer before school starts back :( :( :((( but luckily I am only going back for the first week and then taking 2 more off!! Woo hoo!!
Wednesday, August 3
Over the summer I've had many many funny conversations with Dylan but these 3 seem to stick out as funny or clever!
- After spending a week at vacation Bible school (one of the things I need to blog about) we had many conversations regarding God and Jesus and their love for us. However one day Dylan says, "I remember when dinosaurs were here, but Jesus saved us from the dinosaurs." I respond, " well the dinosaurs were here a very very long time ago, but I guess God didn't want them to hurt us so he got rid of them." haha
- We've been working here and there on lower case letters and the letter sounds, we got to A and I said "A says ah" and Dylan's response was so funny, he said, "it sounds like A is scared AAHHH!" haha I would have never thought that but I'll never forget it!
- Dylan is a big fan of Josh Hamilton and one day while eating lunch he said, "I wonder what Josh Hamilton is doing right now?" I said, "I don't know probably eating lunch too." He said "probably not, I bet he's sitting in the dugout waiting for the game to start." - random :)
I have SO many more but am not great at remembering them all, that is why I have to type them out before I forget!! Oh how I am going to miss him when we have to go back to school :(