Monday, January 30, 2012

Family Time

So we decided it was time to head up to Olathe, Kansas to celebrate our niece Addie's first birthday. I can't believe that she is turning a year old already. I remember when I got the text on my phone saying that Natalie was in labor. Then recieving a text saying that Addie was born. Who am I kidding, I remember recieving text messages saying that Natalie was pregnant then myself finding out that I was pregnant a month later. It's been nice to have a sister-in-law who was pregnant with a little girl at the same time as myself. I was really lucky to have not just one but two sister-in-laws pregnant at the same time. My first niece was born in October and then it was Addie in February. Then Ginny came in Apirl. It's been fun to have the girls so close in age. Ginny is still not so sure about her cousins especially Addie as we see her more.
Anyways, so we rushed up to Olathe to go to Addie's birthday party and say goodbye to Jimmy for awhile. Addie was actually pretty good at going over her giant cupcake. Ginny, loved eating her mini cupcake that I let her have. It was nice to talk to family and watch the girls simi interact with each other. Addie kept taking Ginny's toy and running away and Ginny would look at me. I was so tempted to say to Addie, just you wait Addie. Ginny will be walking soon and would be going after her toys.
We didn't stay very long up in Olathe but it was a nice break from here. Oh did I mention that Ginny is crawling offical now. Also she is now pulling herself on things so nothing is safe. Not even the cork of the coasters. It resulted in a Poison control call.

By the way...cork is not toxic.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Graduating Soon in May 2013

So it's pretty much offical now that I will be graduating in a year. That is if I pass my classes and my huge test to get my teaching license. But, we are going to think positive and say that I will graduate in May 2013. So you better keep your calender's free then. I can say it's so exciting to be able to see the end is that near. I am super excited.
Anyways, classes are going really well. I am really enjoying my block 1 classes. I love two of the three teachers. I haven't really seen much of the other teacher to base my reaction off of her. But the two guys are really nice. Then we have my lovely, literature class that I am taking this semister on top of that. Can I say that I love it. It's a literature class just about young adult books. So far it's pretty easy class and the professor has a love for young adult books which helps by far. Also I have a few of my block 1 classmates in that class as well.
So, some things about the block 1 classes is that we get to teach lessons to kids. Also another would be that we are with the same classmates till we graduate pretty much. Which I finally opened up and meet a couple of them. Two of them know my sister-in-law. Actually they graduated with her. Which can I say is totally cool. Anyways, this coming Tuesday, I get to teach to preschool about rockets. My group is going to be super heros. I still need to come up with a name for myself. I'll have to ask my brother-in-laws.
It was such a relief on Wednesday to find out that I passed my cursive handwriting test. Last semister I had to appeal a board for the chance to stay in block 1 and finish the two test that I couldn't pass, which were Spelling and Cursive handwriting. On Tuesday, I took my spelling test for the eleventh time and finally passed. I swear I almost screamed for joy. Then Wednesday morning I found out that I also passed my cursive just under the wire. So I was finally able to feel like I was going to stay in block 1.
Well...I better get some sleep as I have a little girl who is teething and in a lot of pain.