Friday, January 06, 2012

Rubber Ducky Madness!

Six days into January- we are all still healthy and happy!  Jeremy got some much needed support in his classroom when the school finally hired a part-time teacher to help with his class sizes. He had around 35 talented and gifted students per class. whew! He will now have half that many students in a class in two out of three sections.  Big relief!

Sidney had his 9 month doctor appointment today weighing in 16 lbs 14 oz. and measuring at 26 1/4 inches long. He is in the 5th percentile of height and weight BUT the 50th percentile for head circumference. (thanks to Dad!)
He is not quite crawling but scooting or what we refer to as the "inch worm move." Can you picture it? It's pretty darn adorable... until he gets his hands on something he is not supposed to! Jeremy put up a gate and child proofed many cabinets but there is so much more to do still.

My semester begins Monday at UNI but I will be missing it as I attend the Obermann Institute on Engagement in the Academy.  It has been a great deal of work to prepare for this week, not to mention the plans I made for my own students while I am gone.  I am excited to be part of this experience though and I believe it will help me tremendously as a professor and as I write my comps this spring! In any case, we are super excited because Grandma Sue is coming to stay a few days to help out while I am gone in Iowa City for the week. Yeah for grandmas!!!!

I will end with the title of my blog- rubber ducky madness! As many of you know, I collect rubber duckies and I wanted Sid to enjoy them as well. So I dropped them all in one at a time as he bathed and watched him get to know all his new friends! It was a real party in the tub that night!


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