Sunday, January 31, 2010

This update is WAY past due...

I sincerely SINCERELY apologize for not posting sooner than this. Things have been busy, road trips have been taken, life has just been crazy... I have not forgotten about the blog though, I assure you that!

First of all, here are some pictures of the little boy! Month 13 includes pictures from our trip to Indiana and from New Year's too, by the way ;)

Logan's been working on learning how to feed himself... Still have a ways to go :P

Month 10 (September 11 - October 10)
Month 11 (October 11 - November 10)
Month 12 (November 11 - December 10)
Month 13 (December 11 - January 10)

Anyways, Logan should be waking up from his nap soon so I'm going to keep this short...

I finished my student teaching in December - I really enjoyed the experience! Now that that's done (along with all my other requirements), I can call myself a state-certified educator! I've obtained my standard teaching certificate and updated my resume, so I'm ready to start applying for teaching positions for the 2010-2011 school year :)

Eric only has about a month left of active-duty military service. He signed the paperwork to join the reserves for the next four years, with two years guaranteed stabilization (no deployements!). So end of February he should be headed out to Texas to join me and Logan!

Logan's all over the place! He's so stinkin' smart - we're in for a world of trouble in the near future! He's recently gotten VERY interested in books. He'll bring me book after book to read to him, he can point and identify certain pictures/objects, and he's learning a variety of words/animal sounds. Such a sweet, smart little boy :)

I've been hired on as a TAKS Tutor at a local elementary school, so I should be starting that job within a week hopefully. I'll get to work with small groups of students and do hands-on activities to help strengthen certain skills (mostly math) and get them ready for the standardized test that they'll take in April. I'll also be substitute teaching some, too. Yay for having an income!

That's about all for right now. I'm going to work to make the blog a higher priority and try to keep up with the updates, because when so much time passes it's hard to remember what all I wanted to say!

So until next time, everyone take care - stay warm, stay dry, and stay safe :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

So many reasons to give thanks this year! First and foremost, Eric is back with us! I picked him up from the airport late last night so we were able to spend Thanksgiving together as a family for the first time :)


Also, Logan is now walking - can you believe it?? He finally let go of the furniture (and me) this past weekend and is all on his own now! And in 2 weeks he'll be a year old! He's just growing up so fast...


Time sure does fly by, especially when there's so much keeping us busy. I've only got 3 weeks left of my student teaching so I'm really getting to the point where I'm looking for a job to start in January. And I passed my last certification exam, so once I finish this internship all I have to do is apply to receive my teaching certificate! Seems like it's been a long time coming, but I definitely feel very prepared now.

As we near the holidays, I'm getting the last of the things together for Logan's birthday party, and Eric and I are planning out our trip to Indiana to see family at Christmas. This past year has been busy and tough, but I'm so thankful that we all got through it. I'm so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life!

And now I do believe it's time for a piece of pumpkin pie and some quality play-time with my little boy before bed. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

SO CUTE!!!
Logan the lion (~11 months) with his cousin, Lilliana the tiger (~2 months)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

He's a quick one!

I turned around just long enough to grab a tissue and sneeze and in that short of a time, my boy crawled over and got into the baby powder! Ha!

He's going to be quite a handful in the coming months/years... ;)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

It won't be long now...

Ok, so I SINCERELY apologize for not writing an update sooner... Things around here have been crazy lately and I honestly just haven't had the time! Student teaching and my little man are both keeping me very, very busy...

Here are some pictures from:
I took Logan in for his 9-month check-up on September 11th and everything went really well. And I don't know if you can tell in the above picture, but Logan has two teeth now :) He's completely healthy and happy, and here are his new stats:
  • Height: 29 inches (75th percentile)
  • Weight: 20 lb 8 oz (50th percentile)
Our little man had a bit of a growth spurt since his 6-month check-up! He's already wearing 12-month clothing now. Oh, and he's mobile too! Most of what I do when he's awake is chase him around the living room and keep him out of trouble. He's a quick little crawler, and a very good cruiser (he'll walk along holding onto the coffee table or furniture or whatever's available). He's not quite walking all on his own yet, but he's very close!

video

I've finished my second week of student teaching now and I absolutely love it! I now know that teaching is my true calling. My mentor teacher even told me that I have a natural ability :) I'm still getting to know the students, and I've gotten to teach a couple of lessons too. The only thing that could make the whole experience better would be if I could get paid to do it - but that'll happen soon enough. If I'm lucky, maybe I'll get to start teaching full-time in the spring. At least by then I'll be fully certified :)

Logan's up from his nap, so back to mommy-ing! I can't believe September is almost over - thank goodness the time's flying by! Eric will be home before too much longer :) Take care, everyone!