Sunday, January 27, 2008
The big news of the week for me is that I was accepted into grad school! Yeah, I got a letter in the mail on Friday and they said I'm in - no interview necessary apparently. It's a great school, but I have a few months until I have to decide, so I'm going to wait to hear from the other schools too and then decide. In any case, I know I'm going to grad school in the Fall! WOOO HOOO!
The pictures are of Avey sucking her thumb. It's more adorable with the noise she makes.
I've also been on my own in teaching Tae Kwon Do half of this week and will be all of this next week. The instructor is on a cruise, so it's up to me. Both days went really well, so I'm not worried about this week too much.
Kira got a calling at church! It involves coordinating music and so she's really excited about it - especially because it's not terribly demanding; she's decided that being a mother takes up a lot of time. And once again, we've blown you all away with an incredibly informative and groundbreaking discovery. Inspired, aren't we?
Sunday, January 20, 2008
However, because the rest of the class consists of men with learning disabilities, and many of them have some difficulty with physical coordination, I fit right in. Well, that is, most of them are at about my belt level anyway, and I will advance to a belt above them shortly so that I truly am able to instruct. But the instructor got me started on the nun chucks and everything, so it's been a really fun week and I'm excited to get back into it.
On Friday, we did an exercise to practice taking a hit, and I got kicked in the ribs about 30 times. It wasn't too painful - just a conditioning thing.
Kira's been doing the "mom" thing, and Avey's been pretty good as usual. She finds her thumb easily now, so she's able to soothe herself a lot more. I should also mention that Kira takes most of the pictures that end up on this blog, so you have her to thank.
Dad got another cost-of-living raise at work, so that was awesome. Kira's sister came down from school for the long weekend and spent the night with us on Saturday. That's all the big news from this week. Thanks for reading!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Even if the other baby is really darn cute, full of hair, with bright eyes, blowing bubbles, smiling, making pouty lips - whatever - there is no way that he or she even holds a candle to your own.
Well, now we have actual photographic evidence that little Avey is, in fact, cuter than all y'alls' babies, and you're looking at it right now! That said, we mean no offense; most of your babies are cute enough, but c'mon! Look at that face!
Now see, even with a stream of drool about six inches long, she is just the essence of adorable!
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Aside from the hair that just won't behave, Avey has (and, therefore, her parents have) had a bit of a tough week. Mom has been down with a slight cold for a little while and Avey finally caught it. She had a slight fever and a stuffy nose on Friday. She felt bad enough to avoid napping at all costs and wail like a banshee if Mom or Dad tried to sit down while holding her.
She's feeling (and napping) much better now though.
She's mastered her vowels, or so it must seem to her, because now she has moved on to practicing her consonants. Instead of saying long sentences like, "Ooohh, OOOOh, AAaooooh...", she's moved onto shorter phrases like, "Aggg." She'll throw in an occasional raspberry too, all the while blowing bubbles with her ample supply of drool; "Pppppbbbb..." and so on.
Although not as exciting as drool and raspberries, Kira's last day of work was Friday and Dad got a 5% raise at work!