Sunday, September 28, 2008

Life so far

I've been thinking about starting a blog for quite a while now but the ladies in my book club inspired to me to finally start one.

Life has been very hectic lately since Grace's birth last June but now that school has started and she is three months old, I finally feel like I might be getting a grip on things again. The kids have been in school for a few weeks now and they are loving it. Maddie is in third grade and Jeni started Kindergarten this year. She has been particularly excited for school since she has had to wait for so long! When I took her in to find out who her teacher was going to be Maddie said "Whoever you get will be fine but you had better get Mrs. Durrant!" Sure enough Jeni got Mrs. Durrant and so far loves her just as much as Maddie did. I found out at the school open house last week that Maddie still stops in and sees all her old teachers almost every day.

Nathan also started school this year. He goes to Joy School with four other girls from our ward. Poor guy, he is the youngest and the only boy. I think he will keep things stirred up, but hopefully not too much. Anyway, Joy School is a co-op kind of deal where I take turns teaching with all the other moms. It works out really well and the more I do Joy School, the more I love the program. The first unit that Nathan just finished up was Joy of the Body. I think his favorite activity so far was fingerpainting with chocolate pudding in one of the lessons talking about our senses.

Grace is growing like a weed! It's fun to see how fast she changes. She is filling out so much and I really think she looks a lot like Jeni did when she was a baby. She is starting to grin for everybody and is trying her best to talk. She makes those adorable baby coos and the other day she surprised herself by giggling at her siblings playing. She hasn't been able to repeat it yet but I think it's very close.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go on the blog! I like the idea. I don't feel like I know what is going on with your family now that I have that pesky girlfriend taking up all my time ;-)

John said...

I love the blog. It's a great idea. As soon as I have something interesting to blog about I am going to start one :-)

Katie said...

Cute Carolyn! Love the picture of Grace!!! Welcome to the blogosphere!!!!

Keri said...

SOOOO Cute Carolyn! I love the pictures. I may actually get to see some of the growing that the kids will do between now and the time that I see them again. Gracie is a doll!! Maybe I should do a blog too.

Maegan said...

Grace does have the sweetest smiles and coos. And your other kids have sure grown since I first met them. Jeni and Maddie were the first people in the neighborhood that we met! Happy blogging!

Paul and Rachel said...

Welcome Carolyn! Love your pictures. Love the uniforms that your girls wear to school. Way fun. I always wanted to wear a uniform when I was in school.

Doug, Katie, Britton, Hayden, Boston Anderson said...

I'm so glad you decided to start a blog. it will be fun to see pictures of the things you are doing. Sometimes I feel like I don't see your kids enough. School looks like a lot of fun! Grace is adorable!

Esther said...

Carolyn, well done! This is awesome!!!