Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Four Days...

There are officially FOUR days left until I can begin my summer break. I should be packing stuff up and clearing out my classroom but I would rather sit here and write since I haven't been able to do so in over a week. Life has been hectic lately as you can probably tell from my lack of posts...if anyone actually reads them. To be honest, this blog is really more for me...an outlet of sorts when life gets crazy...as it generally is. Life at home has been a tidbit crazy but the additions to our household are fine with me. My b-i-l and I get along just fine - he's the brother I never grew up with (I have 2 half brothers but didn't grow up with them). We constantly pick at each other and give each other a hard time but I love him just like he's my own brother. He gives us both hugs before bed and tells us he loves us...he truly does have a big heart. I couldn't have picked a better brother-in-law. And when he and Jason get together, well forget it. They have their own language and it is absolutely hysterical to listen to them. You have to be an Elliott for some time before you start to understand what they are saying. My s-i-l has become a wonderful friend. We've not always been the closest and we've butted heads a few times but I love her like a sister. I know at some point that we will all be tired of one another but for now, things are running smoothly.

Gabe has decided sleeping through the night now is optional. I think he must really be teething b/c he wakes up on average 2-3 times a night. I give him his binky and he goes right back to sleep. I tried baby orajel last night (he made the funniest face b/c apparently it doesn't taste too good) and he only woke up once needing his binky. Then he was awake at 4:30 to eat...and he was AWAKE. He did finally fall back asleep around 5:15 or so.

I got him a new bath seat because the one sling we were using just got nasty and I couldn't clean it. So we got a plastic bath recliner...he LOVES it. I put him in it and he just looks like he is straight chillin. He smiles and coos and has a good ol' time. I can't wait till he learns to splash his feet. Right now, I think he's getting used to the fact that his feet are actually submerged in the water. This seat allows him to sit upright more whereas the other one laid him down, just at an incline.

I am so ready to spend the summer with my sweet boy...but I know it will spoil me and I will never be ready to come back. I did pass my Elementary exam...once I am able to add it to my teaching certificate, I'm hoping some positions will be available that I can apply for. If I can't find an elem position or another LA Middle school position, then I will be stuck at the Hill, which will obviously be where God wants me...but I am already dreading next year. Sad right?

Okay, well, I guess I better get ready for my first class. Hope I get some time to write more later. Ciao!

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