Thursday, July 21, 2011
Birth Posting, Sienna 4 months, Job Changes, & A New School Year.... Oh My!!!
Next thought is that my tiny baby girl is no longer so tiny. She is already four months old and I have been loving every ounce of her!! My kids adore her, too. I love watching all of them interact with her. Caden is a bit rough, but she smiles about it (when she is not frightened... sometimes he startles her). Savannah gets to hold her walking around some (with caution) and she has changed some diapers and clothing. Sierra is jealous... not jealous of the baby, but that Savannah is allowed to do more. Savannah is 3 years and 3 months older than Sierra. Sierra is allowed to hold Sienna, but is not supposed to walk around with her or get her out of her highchair, etc.. She does it sometimes, anyway... and gets scolded. Sahara loves to crawl in the baby bed and lay beside Sienna and play with her. Caden does this some, also. And yes, I let them. Call me crazy, but I let my kids love on the baby as long as it is being monitored for safety and such.
Our Summer has not been what I wanted. Chaos has kind of been the mood around here this Summer. I do not like chaos. Goals have not been achieved and I am pretty sure I am the only one that cares. LOL! Only it really is not that funny to me. ;) But our Summer is coming to a close. Normally, my husband would go back to his normal teaching job about a week before the students would. That date would have been August 16th and that would leave us with almost a full month of Summer left. That will not be the case this year because quite unexpectedly Cody got an Assistant Principal job at a local elementary school (Pre-K thru 1st grade). It is very exciting! His first official day of work will be August, BUT unofficially he is already working. He interviewed on July 11th (Monday) and was supposed to find out the next day; however, within a few hours he got the call. He signed the contract two days later on my birthday (Wednesday). Then, he had a teacher workshop to attend the next day and went to work on Friday. That was last week. This week he will be working four days. Next week he is supposed to work on Monday and be off the rest of the week, but we will see. Other than the possibility of being off some next week our Summer has come to a close. That's okay with me, though. I am reading to get back to a routine!! And it is pretty exciting that what we have wiated for has finally happened. We could not ask for anything better! ... and honestly we are having a hard time processing that this is reality because it is so stinking perfect! God is good!
My closing thought is that I am prepping to get out schooling underway. For the most part when Cody is at work we are at work/school. It is just easier to follow his schedule because when he is home our schedule goes out the window. And as I type this I wonder if that is the case for other homeschoolers out there. Are you able to get school done when Daddy is home or does it just get too crazy?