Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My Little Helper

Sarah LOVES to help me clean, as long as it's something she wants to do, and isn't forced. LOL She helps me empty out the dishwasher, put laundry into the dryer, and make the beds. Today she decided to take it upon herself to clean our upstairs coffee table.

The pics are a little blurry because they were taken with my cell phone, but she was very intent on cleaning. :)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Katie the Plumber

Feel bad for my children, as 2 of the 3 of them, have no butt. This is proof.

They can't keep their pants up to save their lives. I need to invest in belts & suspenders.

Bad blogger

I have been most remiss in updating my blog as of late. I have valid excuses, but that's just what they are. Quick run-down of what's been going on lately: Sarah's birthday last weekend, job interview the previous Friday (a job I got, TYVM), preparing for finals this week, trying not to freak out over signing home-ownership papers this Thursday, packing, cleaning, etc.

First Sarah's birthday. Because we're moving soon, we decided not to have a big party just yet. We're going to wait until after we're all settled into the new house. But, she did have a small little celebration in her class. I made muffins to bring in, and the kids sang "Happy Birthday" and she had a lot of fun. Katie had a blast, too, showing off her signs and generally causing havoc as she SO wanted to be part of the class. Here are a few pics from the party, taken on a cell phone, cause I forgot the big camera (D'OH):

She had a fun time, and I'm sure we'll have most of these same kids over for her big party in a few weeks. :D

On to the job interview. It was for a student position at CMU. Since I am technically a student, I can get a student job, which is nice, since they have to be flexible to my class schedule and they pay more than minimum wage. Down side is, it's not a ton of hours to start with, but I'm ok with that since I'm slowly weaning the kids (and me) into me not being a full-time SAHM. The main purpose for me going back to school is for me to get a degree and ultimately, work full-time as a teacher. It'll take a few years, but most likely will be reality around the time Katie is either in preschool or K. Anyhow, I got offered the job, and it starts in the Fall semester. It's in the same set of buildings that Jeff works in, so that will be nice. It's also right across the street from where I'll most likely be taking the bulk of my classes, so I won't have to walk very far.

As for the house, we're scheduled to close on it this Thursday. I've been slowly packing up non-essential items and getting rid of a lot of stuff. My plan was to have a yard sale before we moved, but I'm thinking about having it the weekend after we move. Most of our stuff will be at the new place already, which will make it a little easier. I also still have to make time to go out to the storage unit & get Emma's new bed and a few other things.

School is almost over, and Jeff & I are oh-so-very happy about that. We each have 2 finals this week. My last one will be finished about an hour before we close on the house. I'm officially a "Degree-seeking student" now, which is exciting. Since my grades in high school & the 2 semesters I went to a JC weren't all that stellar, I had to kinda prove myself to CMU that I was serious. I guess I did, since they changed my status without me asking them to. :D This means I'll be able to meet with an advisor and figure out which classes I'm going to take. It's pretty cool!

That pretty much sums up how our life's been going lately. Hopefully it won't be another month before I post again. But, I wouldn't doubt it either. :P

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

America's Favorite Mom

The folks over at Teleflora are having this contest, to see who is America's Favorite Mom. It's going to be a show on TV hosted by Donny & Marie Osmond. There are 15 finalists right now, including Rachel Coleman of "Signing Time"!
I know most of my family knows, but Signing Time has been a huge part of our family's life. It has helped both Sarah & Katie be able to communicate when they had no other means to. Sarah especially, since her speech is very delayed. Rachel is a warm, loving person, who has helped so many families with "Signing Time".
We were fortunate enough to be able to see her perform and meet her in person last year.

So, if you can spare moment, please go vote for her. The link to the page on my sidebar. There you can find code to add this add this same button to YOUR blog. :D

Monday, April 07, 2008

At the Park

We had really nice weather over the weekend, so we took advantage of it and went to the park for awhile yesterday. The kids had a blast and completely wore themselves out.

Here's a link to some pictures.