This is the story of our crazy little family.We do not claim to have it all worked out perfectly. We do not claim to be experts. What we do know is that everyday is a new adventure. Everyday there will be some tears, some laughter, some anger, some misunderstandings, some joy, some sorrow and a whole lot of happiness and love! That is how we know we are doing some things right!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Updated Pictures

Just a few pictures to keep you up to date on how big Sara is getting and how much she is changing. I will update you to tell you about our Easter egg hunt and when she met her first friend Courtney for the first time!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

It has been awhile...

Whoa!! It seems like forever since I have written on here to update about Sara's progress or what has been going on with Dave or I and there is so much to tell you. Let me tell you quickly about Dave and I since that is not the main reason about writing on this blog. Well I just recently finished my position as the permanent substitute teacher in the fourth grade classroom. Let me tell you I feel as though this was the true trial of whether or not I could handle any type of child. Within this one classroom the learners were so low for their grade level and there were many many behavioral issues that I had my hands full on a daily basis. However I loved every moment of it. I loved it because of the moments when the children turned to me and said hey remember when you were teaching us about well I just was those moments that make it all worth it.
However as of now for next year I just am back to the daily grind of subsituting whenever they call me. Which pretty much is awful because I have to continue to work both jobs since the daily subbing does not cover health insurance but the principal I worked for with this position said that she wanted to hire me to cover the next maternity leave this December and also woiuld love to hire me for the following September because there will be a few retirements by that point. Hopefully that situation pans out. I also just had my 25th birthday, so time is just flying by.
Dave is keeping busy with Coldstone. Despite the poor economy sales and business seem to still be increasing which is comforting. Don't get me wrong it is always pretty frustrating to be partnered with people who do not have the same work mentalities or ethics but Dave is Dave and he is getting through it as expected. Recently Dave took a trip to Las Vegas for a bowling tournament with his friends. He was gone for a week so Sara and her mommy got some quality time together.
Anyways on to the most important person, Miss Sara Elizabeth. Sara is getting so big so quickly. It is hard to believe how big she is getting every time I see her. Sara now goes to the doctors every two months instead of every month. She still hs some more shots to go through so she got two more shots at her eight month check up. She now weighs 17.10 lbs and a whole inch longer in height. It is pretty amazing how much she can do now too. She crawls like a maniac. She is constantly on the move, whether she is standing up on her own, using the couch or table to hold on to as she walks around or crawling after the puppies she is a very active and alert 8 1/2 month old. Sara definately has formed her own routine too. She knows exactly what she wants and what she does not want. She absolutely loves spending time with her Aunt Kelli and both of her grandparents, but she definately lets you know when she does not recognize you and what is not comfortabble with you. Since the last update Sara has experienced Easter, walked in a Cystic Fibrosis walk with her Mom and Grammie, has gone in the pool over at Pop-pop and Grandma's house, and other fun daily trips to the store or to visit people who love her. Sara is so fun to watch and so fun with play with at this point. She keeps you very busy and on your toes. I will definately be uploading more recent photos as soon as possible.