Saturday, November 22, 2008


Well, it's been a while since I posted, so I decided to update. Nothing really exciting is happening here, I don't have any funny/exciting stories to share. I don't have too much to complain about. So I'll just summarize some thoughts/feelings I've had recently:

1. I'm in MOPS (mothers of preschoolers). And I don't know what to think of it. I love getting to meet people in my community. I love to eat brunch. I don't know if I like the time it sucks up. I don't have any poopy diaper stories or other cutsie toddler stories to share. But it's a great way to meet almost every mom at Joshua's elementary school.

2. Joshua and Whitney are in school and loving it. Joshua is rockin' the academic world. He now knows all his addition facts (think mad minutes) and has learned them--oh in the past week and a half. His teachers think he's at a grade 1 possibly 2 reading level already. He can count by 5s 10s, and 2s. Which makes it challenging at school because the other kindergartners are learning sight words, counting backwards from 10, counting by tens, and learning that the letter "A" makes two sounds. His social skills are getting a lot better. He talks to a few "chosen" kids in his class, and talks even more to his teachers--really it's only his teachers he likes to socialize with, so we're still working on it. Whitney loves preschool--and is doing great. She's learning her sight words and writing her name and does a good job being friends with EVERYONE in her class--even those having a tough time. Her teacher really appreciates it, but really, Whitney's been a peer model in a special ed classroom and lives with Joshua, so she's learned well :)

3. Steve's loving his job. I'm glad. After all that financial sacrifice and endless student-dom, I'd be pretty upset if he didn't like it. But really, I'm really, really happy for him. I'm so glad he loves what he does.

4. I've been really busy. Now that the election is over, I don't check the Internet nearly as much as I did before, and have kind of lost my love of blogging in the absence of Internet use. I've signed up to run a marathon relay in May in the infamous Fargo marathon. I still love to cook. I miss my Lawrence friends a ton--I miss my Lawrence book club even more. And I've been thinking a lot about a lot of things.

So here's my random post. I'll put a cute Whitney picture up because I have to show her incredibly cute, obnoxiously big pink bow hairband I got at Gymboree for 19 cents. That's one thing of Lawrence I don't miss. I love having a mall that's not 40 min away.


At 6:43 PM, Blogger Deb said...

I'm so glad things are going well for you. We miss you here. It's not the same at book group. They changed the ward boundaries and anyone east of Iowa is now in the Wakarusa ward. We lost so many good families. We also got the Beals and Clarks back along with a few other families from first ward. Thanks for the update I wondered how you were doing.

At 11:50 AM, Blogger Anne Marie said...

So glad your kiddos are enjoying school. That's always a relief. I can't believe how bright your kids are...sounds like they're learning so much. I still miss Lawrence, even after being gone for more than 2 years. It was such a special place. Good luck with everything!

At 2:06 PM, Blogger Kelly said...

We miss you too! I actually drove to Oak Park mall last night to go to Gymboree...thank goodness gas prices have gone down!

At 2:34 PM, Blogger Sarah S said...

I'm glad you're enjoying Fargo! And it sounds like your whole family is doing so well there. Good luck training for the marathon (especially through the winter months). I enjoyed reading yoru update, I'd wondered how things were going for you.

I'm also realizing I don't have your new address - could you email it to me when you get a chance?

At 1:43 PM, Blogger MaryAnn said...

Yeah for Joshua! I am so glad to hear your kids are thriving in school and that things are chugging along. Good luck with training!

At 12:08 AM, Blogger esherman10 said...

Hey Sarah, how are you? Will you email me your new address so I can send you a Christmas card? Thanks!


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