Thursday, September 20, 2007

I am still here :)

Just still busy!

Life isn't moving fast, but the days are quite full. We are back to school (we being the girls and Nathan) and back to teaching a 3 yr old Sunday school class at church. The kids are growing, growing, and growing like weeds. Annagail is eating with us now and is getting ALL of her upper teeth right now. I am not exaggerating either. All of her top teeth, with the exception of her molars, are coming in . 5 have poked through already, but still have a good way to go. The others are starting to poke through. Can you imagine how my little sweet pea must feel? So, that being said, you can imagine how are nights have been. I am going to bed 30 minutes after the kids do!

Ella (my 2 yr old) has confessed to me that she doesn't want Annagail (the baby) anymore. Her reason isn't jealousy, as you might imagine. She would just rather have a baby with "pretty brown skin". I have tried to explain to her, as best you can explain it to a 2 1/2 yr old, that Mama doesn't have "pretty dark skin", so Mama's babies don't either. She isn't buying it and (twice now) has found a nice, quiet, corner to color herself brown with a crayola marker!! It has brought about some good opportunities to tell her how much we love her just the way God made her though : )

We are chugging along in school, getting into a routine. The girls are motoring through their Math curriculum and have already completed 50 lessons!! I have written three units myself . One on Conquering Fear and two on Creation (as part of our church-wide study through the Bible). I have found that it is something I really enjoy doing. I created a great template for myself on Excel and I just plug in the activities,events,books, etc that we are doing. It prints out into a two page weekly layout, complete with lists at the bottom of preparations I need to make or items that I need to locate and/or print. I tried and tried to find a planner that worked for me, but I must think differently :) I just couldn't work with any of the ones I tried and eventually gave up and just made my own. Plus, I am not as good writing it all out as I am typing it.

Anyway, that is what I am up to. I don't know when I will be back to write. I do read all of my friend's blogs every night before I hit the sack, so don't think I am ignoring you.

Talk to you soon!


Creech Family said...

Hey Ang!
Good to hear from you - I don't know when you ever have time to write! Sounds like a great way (Excel is my fav, too!) to keep track of things. Everybody just has to find what works for them! Take care and hope you are all enjoying this nice cool weather!

NCLighthouseKeeper said...

Glad to hear that everyone is doing well over there. Ah, the memories of babies cutting teeth! My oldest cut teeth pretty early, and cut them for a LONG time. I had little red bite marks all over my shoulders and arms from him just trying to get relief.