Thursday, August 11, 2011

Did you hear?

Man, I guess I fell off of the blogging bandwagon this week.  I have been so busy.  I know, I know....poor excuse.

First of all...


Yep, got the call on Wednesday that I am going to be teaching 3rd grade.  Not in the district that I had prayed for...but the one that will be an hour commute.  But you know what?  I am so okay with that.  Living in Chicago-land just means that you commute.  I am fully aware and will deal.  I'll just jam to K-Love...I love that station.  I may actually enjoy the alone time.

But the best part?  My placement lady told me that the co-operating teacher is pregnant and asked if I would be interested in subbing her room for her maternity leave after graduation!  Yea!  A job!  A job!  Making money!  Real money!

So I am going to work so super hard to impress her (not that I wouldn't anyway) to ensure that long term subbing position.

Her and I talked at length today on the phone and she sounds so adorable.  I can't wait to meet her next Wednesday.

Now that the whole "end is near" with my stay-at-home time with Kinley, I am feeling extreme pressure to do so much with her.  I don't want to regret letting these last days dwindle away.  I am trying so hard to just do things with her...going places, play dates, splash park (even though it's gotten unseasonably cool lately), the park behind our apartment....  I just want to do things with her.  I know that I'm going to miss her like crazy once I am teaching 5 days a week.  For 20 months, I have been home with her most days.  This will be a big change--for both of us.

I feel like there is so much to catch up on....  I am overwhelmed.  And that usually works best as a here we go:
  • Remember the date night we had planned last weekend?  With the new sitter?  Yeah, she didn't change Kinley's diaper ALL NIGHT. No joke.  She won't be called back.
  • Above mentioned date night:  awesome time.  Got tipsy on my margarita and didn't even finish the silly thing.  Talk about a light weight.  But he got tipsy off of his we were all giggles that night.  Then went to see Friends With Benefits and it was so good. 
  • We are heading south to work on the trees at our rental house....correction:  R is working on the trees.  I am visiting my friends and going back to my favorite stylist to get my hair cut!  Majorly excited about that.  And I can't wait to see my friends.  Can.Not.Wait.
  • Now that we are "playing with fire" without my Mirena and no birth control...we are scared to death.   Especially after the taste of the terrible 2s that we've been witnessing in our sweet baby girl.  Scary!
And now....the pictures:

Who knew that student teaching required real homework?  Harry hero!

This day, she took about three drinks of milk.  I hid it in this cup and she had no clue.

She is terrified of Thomas the Train.  She hid when he came on.
Normally, I change the channel before the song starts but I didn't get it in time this day.

A beautiful day at the park!

This was right after I got my placement call.  The world seemed so
much brighter!
Playing at the mall soft play land.  She loves this place!

I have a picture of her in this apple at about 10 months old...I need to dig it up.

My big girl!

Riding the mall carousel.

Her first ride in the money-sucking coin operated rides.
Splash park!  We were the only ones there this day.  Very unusual.

I let her run it out!

Such a sad but adorable picture.  Serving her time-out for
climbing on the coffee table and not listening to mommy.


Barbara said...

I'm SO happy you got placed!! You're going to do great and I can't wait to read about it.
Enjoy the rest of your summer with Kinley! :)

Amanda said...

Congrats on finally getting placed, 3rd grade is fun! And that is reall awesome about subbing while she goes on maternity leave, that is really the best way to get into a district and get a job. So exciting, good luck!

Raegan is my world said...

Impressive. No way Raegan would sit in time out. Congrats on your teaching placement.

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