So, I was making cookies yesterday and turned around looking for peanutbutter for the cookies and turned to find this--------
Yes! That's Ben with a large spoon of peanut butter. He is grandma's boy all the way. Mom, I hope you're proud of yourself! He was leaning against the wall with the jar at his feet and trying to cram in his mouth the biggest spoonful of peanut butter he could get in his little mouth. At least it wasn't all over him. He's very particular not to waste any of it:0
Took the kids to the park and they loved playing in the water. I wish there was something more similar to Liberty Park, Utah, here. But there isn't. It's always amazing to me how much fun kids can have with so little. Water and a trampoline is also a great way to spend a hot day.
Miguel still doesn't have work, but my back yard is almost finished. He poured the concrete for the patio, build a patio cover, a retaining wall in the back(which was necessary as our neighbors are a good 3-6 feet above our property and they water their yards a little too often), and is currently putting in sod. I'll get before and after pictures when it's all finished. I'm lucky I have such a talented husband.
I'm sure you've all heard about the California budget crisis. That thousands of teachers are getting laid off. I'm not one of them, though I will continue to drive the 50 minutes to Cathedral City/Palm Springs each day for work. I'm going to be teaching a new reading program next year to our special education students, which I'm very excited about. Kind of nervous to have 24 students in a block. 24 who can't read. I'm used to teaching 3-4 at a time, how to read, but it's a good program and well scripted. I strongly believe in direct instruction and think this will be great for them.
So, in a nutshell: My kids are healthy and active, my husband is very talented, and I have a job. I'm pretty lucky overall.