I have not blogged in almost a year. Things have been very busy for our family.
I have taken on a lot more responsibility at work. I am now the leas toddler teacher and a supervisor. My boss went on maternity leave a year ago and left me and another co worker in charge. This has been one the most challenging role for me career wise so far. I feel that at times I really stepped up and did what I needed. I grew as a person and a leader. There were of course times where I flopped but I learned from those times.
My role as lead teacher has blossomed into my favorite role so far. I love seeing these little explorers use their brains and imaginations. Last yea I started purchasing a toddler curriculum online and found it useful to start my creative teaching process. This year I am reusing everything I did last year. I am finding that I can add to it in more useful ways and I have more free time to devote in other areas of my life. I get stressed out at times because I am dealing with toddlers (lol) but for the most part I feel so lucky to have the job I do.
My dear husband, Aaron is working in sales at his job of 7 years now. He is doing such a great job at showing his boss and coworkers that he is a valuable member of their team.
Aaron has started riding a bike to help cut down on the gas cost from his new truck. Bonus though, the bike riding will help him to lose some weight and hopefully reduce his high blood pressure issues.
Aaron was so excited when we where finally financially stable enough to get him his dream vehicle. A 2004 Dodge Ram truck. He has used it all ready to haul around a lot of stuff and loves it.
Kayla has turned into the most stunning little woman I have ever encountered. She is now 12 years old and so pretty. Also she has a great mind on her that she uses often to her benefit. She is excelling in school and has a perfect teacher to help keep her interested.
Kayla got her first cell phone just over a year ago (I think). She was pretty excited about this. We have struggled with her staying on top of answering t when we call or text and she has lost it a few times but over all I think she is handling way better then a typical 12 year old.
Cherise is such a comic genius. Last night she had all of us in laughing hysterics with just a part of her Halloween costume and a balloon. (I will post the short video as soon as I figure out how. :). Cherise is still struggling with school and homework and paying attention but I am confidant that in time she will master those skills entirely.
Cherise is now 10 years old. She has discovered a love for music and tv. She is constantly asking for a cell phone but she has to wait a bit longer still. I am afraid we will have to give in on this front soon though. Cherise is trying hard to be friends with her sister Maddy but these two have a lot of challenges with getting along.
Madison is a crazy, insane 8 year old girl. She is full of emotions and lets them out regularly. Yet I still love this girl to pieces. Maddy wants to craft all the time. She is a none stop ball of energy that I would like to tap into. She also has a curiously for baking that I need to encourage. She is a greatly little learner. She gets excited (most of the time) about her home work and is always wanting to show of her skills to me the second I get he from work.
Our current pet count is a follows: 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 fish. This is a low count for our family. We usually would have a few more but after recently (a year ago) getting a puppy we realized we were in love so much that we now feel complete. Paige is our big dog (fox hound/boxer mix). She is 5 years old, I think. She loves lounging and wrestling and sleeping with Kayla. Charlie is our little dog (chihuahua/daschund). He is a year old and so hyper. He is hilarious to watch run around after Paige or the cat. He loves chewing and cuddling. Oliver is our dumb ass/fat cat. Lol. He is 3 years (think). He loves lounging and swatting at Charlie and meowing to go outside at 4 am. The 2 fish are gold fish. They are kayla's. They live in her room and I believe they are still swimming. Lol
Well that is it for my giant update. But I will be trying to update offer so they should not be quite as long as this.