Friday, November 18, 2011

Things Are Getting a Little Crazy for the Funks

Wow, thing kind of exploded  in the last few weeks! I can't believe how crazy it's been. When you add in that I haven't been feeling my best and the semi-blah weather I just can't believe I'm still standing. It's no wonder my hair has been falling out.
First insanity=being a teacher! We finally got into the classroom! It's been a blast, I'm so excited! Mike and Scott, my teaching team, have had very fun lessons. Their content has allowed for very interactive and investigation-based lessons. This has worried me a bit because besides a whole day model project I don't have as interesting of lessons. I'm doing a power point lecture about the layers of the Earth, followed by an activity with the vocabulary I present. Then the next day the students are becoming experts on one layer of the atmosphere and teaching their peers about it in groups. I dunno, I just don't think it's as interesting for them. But, really, the content kind of lends itself to that kind of instruction. So, I dunno. Wish me luck. I'm super excited.
Second crazy thing. Charlie, just Charlie. He seems to have gotten over what was bothering him last week and making him cranky. He's back to his little peaceful self, thank goodness. He's such a happy little guy. He's growing so fast. He's 12 weeks old! It almost bothers me that he's grown so much. But that's what they're supposed to do I suppose.
Third craziness. Poor Carrie out in Denver had to have appendix removed and needed someone to come help her out with Jayde and other stuffs. So the grandparents flew out to Denver and they've been there all week. Carrie is doing ok, thank goodness. I hope they stay out there as long as she needs them. We've just had to line up new baby sitters for the week. That hasn't been a problem. Jay's mom and my mom have been very willing to take care of Charlie when we need them to. I've just lost someone to help me take care of Charlie when I'm home. It's been fine, I'm just used to having more help. I don't have someone to immediately answer my questions if I have them or take Charlie when I need to get some homework done. Luckily, there hasn't been much homework this week because we've been teaching. Plus, I've gotten a lot of time with Charlie all to myself, which has been really nice.Still, it'll be nice when Grandma and Grandpa get back. Becka needs them!
Ha! Just got off the phone! They're comin back tomorrow!
Here's the picture of Charlie in his blessing outfit I promised.

Other news? Not much. We got a PS3...... so fun! :D:D:D:D Ta ta for now.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Such a cute Baby

Wow! I'm sorry! I really do mean to write more often. Life has just been insane lately.
First bit of insaneness. My TWS. That stands for Teacher Work Sample. We, that is my teaching group and I for this semester, have to make one up for the couple of weeks we are teaching BEFORE we go teach them. So the last couple weeks has been a scramble trying to get all of that done. Good thing too, cause we start tomorrow, it may even be today depending on when I get this post finished! I'm so excited!!!! :D 7th graders! BRING IT ON!
But, I'm more excited to see Charlie grow even more. My priorities in life have completely flip-flopped. For some reason I never put family on the top of my list. So far life has just been about getting into a career I can enjoy. Now, all I really care about is making sure Charlie has a good life and spending time with him and Jay. I live for baby smiles and attempts at giggles.
He's getting so big. We've had a doctors appointment since I last wrote. He was 11 lbs 11 ounces and 24 inches long. The Doc says he's a tall boy, like in the 90th percentile..... how the heck did that happen?! He also got his 1st set of immunizations that day. Poor guy. It broke his heart to learn that people could be that mean. Then the rest of the night every time someone touched his legs his bottom lip would curl and his heart would be broken all over again. Made Mommy so sad. But he survived. Didn't even get a fever.
Wow, it's been a crazy couple of weeks.
So much has happened. Pam's Halloween party. Fun as always. Halloween was fun too! First time trick or treating with the baby!He got a lot of candy........ I don't understand.
Charlie got blessed last Sunday. He was so cute..... but he pooped out his outfit before we could get pictures. So we're planning on getting some taken this Sunday. Why is he so good at ruining clothes?
Another thing has come up that is sort of odd. The pediatrician noticed that the right side of his head is a little flatter than his left and that he doesn't turn his head left as well as he turns it right. How crazy! After she prompted us we realized that he usually turns his head right to sleep and likes to look right to look at us. I wouldn't of even thought of it as a problem! Well, we've been going to physical therapy to fix it. I think there has been a lot of improvement after just 2 weeks of working with Charlie. Hopefully tomorrow will be the last PT session and I can just pay attention. Right now he's on his left side just as often as he is on his right side. Babies are so weird.
Heeee Charlie found his hands, and good luck getting him to get them out of his mouth. It's so bad that he slobbers all over the place. Did I mention he found his tongue, too? That just adds to the drool. He found his voice as well. He likes to talk and squeal to the lady bug that makes music. I'm not sure how he got so fascinated with that thing. But it's cute. Did I mention that all I really care about right now is that little guy?! I never stop talking about him. :)

Well, I'd better go. Hopefully I'll remember to write more.