Sunday, January 31, 2010

Will try again

I am motivated by seeing how beautifuly my older (and wiser) sister updates her family blog to try and get mine back up and runnning. So, here's a start "again" to my blog:

My 9 month old is doing new things every day, and every day. This evening, I saw him go from tummy back to sitting up all on his own. I'm sure that crawling will be soon- and then Chester and I will HAVE to work harder in the house keeping things clean!!!

I thourough enjoyed him this evening when he got up from a nap SUPER HAPPY! We sat on the couch for 30 minutes just laughing and smiling! He gives the best smiles!

I'm letting my weekends go by without cleaning and laundry these days, because I'd just rather sit on the floor and play with Conner. It's amazing how your priorities change with a baby.

So- maybe if I write short blogs, they will come more often. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, June 12, 2009

One week down, Two to go...

Week one of Summer school is finally over! Only 2 weeks left and I have to remind myself this every day. Teaching 7th and 8th graders who really don't want to be in a classroom in the middle of June is exhausting. Every year I ask, why do I torture myself? The answer is simple... Money... If only this 3 year teacher could make a few more dollars (okay- a few more thousand dollars) a year, then I could be spending my first weeks of summer at home with my precious baby. I do have to admit, picking him up at the end of the day is one of the best things I could think of to end a day of torture with 13 and 14 year olds. I am truly thankful for the other 7th grade Math teacher, Dawn, for taking Conner this month so that I'm able to work without having to spend part of my paycheck on babysitters or daycare. Every day, she tells me how much fun it is to sit with him, play with him, watch his cute little faces and even big man cries. Every day he looks likes he's growing just a little bit more. I look forward to July, where I'll get the entire month with Conner, just the two of us.
We're off to El Campo tomorrow for my cousin's Scott's wedding, and then to Corpus Christi on Sunday to celebrate Chester and my FIRST ANNIVERSARY! Check back for updates of this fun packed weekend!

Monday, June 8, 2009


As I end my first day of summer school, I have decided to add just one more thing to my list of to do's. I commented to Chester yesterday that I haven't found time for me to do something I enjoy. I'm not so sure I'll ENJOY blogging, but I'm going to give it a try. I'm enjoying the peace and quiet as Conner sleeps in his swing. This is not common in our household for he truly loves to be held. This past weekend he decided he needed more to eat, so now that this chunky monkey is getting a fuller belly, I actually see some improvement on his "happy" scale. Let's all pray that this sticks!