It has been a busy few weeks with Jeremy and I going back to school and Sidney starting to spend time at the childcare center 3 days a week. We are all adjusting well overall but needing a bit more sleep. Sidney sleeps so well at night usually 7:30pm- 5:30 am and does not nap much in the day. He averages 2-3 small naps. The childcare center called CUCCC is so busy with babies and staff that Sid has been napping even less in the day. He comes home wiped out but happy. He is now needing a nap when he gets home. This makes me sad because I have missed him and want to spend time with him when I get home. Each day seems to get a little better so I am hoping he will fall into routine and nap a little better so we can have some fun time together when we get home!
Jeremy started a new job this year at Hoover as the ELP ( extended learning program) teacher for 6th-8th grade. He loves his kids because they are excited about reading like he is and they are fun and quirky (like he is!). He is planning some great units on comic books, secret codes, and personal memoirs. I am so glad he made the switch from language arts. He will start the Talented and Gifted endorsement program this month to work on his certification required for the job.
I am loving my new classes this semester as well. My groups are small and seem like very motivated students. Although I did not begin this week as organized as I usually am, I think things are going to go well. I am not taking classes at the University of Iowa this semester BUT will take my last class next semester and take my written comprehensive exams as well. I needed this semester to get back into the swing of things and get the baby adjusted. I am going to start teaching art club after school on Wednesdays at the Juvenile Home in Toledo with my dear friend and adviser Rachel. In order to do this we hired former students of Jeremy's that live on our block (identical twin sisters) to watch Sid for 2 hours on Wednesday. We "practiced" last night by having them come over and we went to the movies. I think it is going to work out fine!
Here are some cute pictures of us hanging out in the backyard this weekend. The weather was perfect and Sidney loves being outside. Happy back to school everybody!