Really--I'm extremely busy!
Joel is talking more and more. I've had the darndest time trying to get him to say anthing. He would say "uh uh," "mommy," "dada," "shoes on," and "please." That's about it. He will sign a little more than that, but mostly, that's it. After preschool started, he's been talking a whole lot more. He's been saying "Sawwie," "sleep," "Rora!," and "Sissy," to name a few. I love that being around more kids his own age seems to have opened him up. He is so smart and being in that environment seems only to help him. He also moos and barks. It doesn't matter what animal it is, he'll either say "moooo" or "arf!" It's too cute. I also love that he's starting to look like a little boy rather than a baby. It makes me so excited.
Aurora is just loving having kids her own age at school, as well. She is usually around her Aunt Andrea and Aneva, or Joel. So the age difference is quite significant. I think she's doing quite well with her social skills. She really wants to join dance classes, but I'm not so sure if we're going to do that or not. I really need to look in to that pretty soon. I don't think her daddy is going to be for that this year. I've already bit off more than I can chew.
I'm a horrible mother! I never take pictures of my kids. It's so hard to get any pictures of Joel without him running and grabbing the camera, resulting in blurry pictures. I just pretty much gave up. I'm going to take them to Sears soon and get some more done there, but other than those, I've got nothing! I took a picture of Aurora on the first day of school and Hillary has one of Joel with his teacher, but I don't know which card those are on, so it may be a while until they get posted.
We've started a ladies Bible study on Esther. I think I'm going to like it. I did my day one stuff this morning and so far, so good. It really makes me miss the times when I used to jump into the Word, so glad I have something to keep me doing that. I started teaching the PreK and K class on Wednesday nights, they are a FUN bunch, and I really mean that. They are so well-behaved and just sweet. They all seem to get along really well too, I haven't had any arguing, just laughing. They all laugh at themselves, at each other, at me, etc. I just love hearing these 4-6 year olds laughing. I am so blessed to have them, even though I'm TIRED by the time class starts. I'm excited to see what our Sunday morning class will bring. I don't know which one I'm going to, but I hope that it is good.
We have a lot of people coming up this weekend, so I have to go and be lazy for the rest of the evening so I can get some stuff DONE tomorrow. I'm so excited to see what God is doing in our lives this year, I pray it's something good.