These beautiful flowers of my favorite variety arrived at my classroom on my first day of work! Score one for Cory! That's right, I'm working now. I'd like to introduce you to Ms. Annie, the newest preschool teacher at the Childrens Learning Foundation. When I went to school and had to change my major to HR, I thought I'd have to give up my hope of being a teacher and just settle for second best. Not so, my friends, not so! I've really enjoyed the challenge of it all, and I enjoy even more that my kiddo's get to be with me, I only have to work half a day, and I'm off on all the days that my school kids are off. It really is the best of both worlds and I couldn't be happier!
We played in the leaves! We have a LOT of trees in our yard. Last year we cleaned up and filled 10 large, black yard bags with leaves...TEN! It was a ridiculous amount of leaves but the kids loved it! Jumping and throwing them was the best and it was a nice break from the "fun" of rakingMy kids have turned into quite the little chefs. They love to help in the kitchen and my dinner prep is often interrupted by little people asking to sit on the counter and help. I love it! Cory and I often joke that we are becoming foodies, and it warms my heart to hear our children say things like "what a delightful flavor!"
Halloween was so much fun! The kids picked there own costumes and I took full advantage of the fact that Olivia would have no say in being "Olivia". We got to go to school and watch the costume parade that Kenadee and Trace were in, and we had a blast trick or treating. It was awesome!
Trace also got to do his first Pinewood Derby. He and dad worked really hard to make his car look just like his favorite Hotwheel and it turned out very well. He didn't take first, but he did come in second in several of his heats, and we didn't have to stick around for regionals, which I hear went well into the evening. Score! We're getting there and I feel like I'm figuring it out as I go so hopefully I'll be a better scout mommy when Jax and Mason get there!
Jaxson is my fun child. He and I have very similar personalities and can definitely rub each other the wrong way, but those times never last for very long and then the fun begins! He loves legos and k'nex and I'm almost positive that he will someday design the great buildings of the world!
He is a smarty pants. He reads at a 10th grade level and his parent teacher conferences are always the same. His teachers struggle to challenge him! He is loving and kind and such a great big brother.
His baptism was a blessing for our family. We were surrounded by family and friends and he was so happy! I often find myself worrying about the future and whether I've taught my children enough. Let's face it, Trace is half way to being old enough to be out of our home, serving a mission or attending college, and it makes me nervous. But then I listen to him bear his testimony, which he does every fast Sunday, or teach FHE, and I realize that this little boy is going places, and then I wonder how I got so lucky to be blessed to be his Mommy!