Sunday, February 28, 2010

Max’s very first hair cut.

It’s about time, right? We weren’t planning on cutting his hair because we wanted him to have some cute curls, but it was just getting outta control. If we wanted his hair to look decent, we would have to comb it every 10 minutes. His hair is so fine so it just tangles up really easily.

He looks so handsome now :) 

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In the background of this picture, you can kind of see two parents holding their child down. That kid was acting like he was being killed… no joke. I’ve never seen a kid so traumatized before. I felt so sorry for him. We were all really surprised that Max kept his composure with that screaming child next to him.

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He was so good. He loved being in that car. The stylist was impressed by how well he cooperated. He just let her do her thing and meanwhile enjoyed his sucker. 1st haircut 3 1st haircut 2 1st haircut 1

So handsome! I love that boy!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

A New Baby!

We're having another baby! We are so excited and can't wait to find out whether it's a boy or a girl. It will be fun to find out what everyone predicts we are having, so let us know what you think!

Time is actually passing…

It's been a few weeks now (6 weeks and 1 day to be exact). Sadly, it has gotten a little easier to be away from Max. I still hate it, but I've been dealing with it more easily because I have to. I just keep telling myself that after this, I get to be with him all day every day again.

On a more positive note, I have been learning so much. My cooperating teacher is simply amazing. Not only is she an amazing teacher, but she is just a wonderful cooperating teacher and person as well. I've heard horror stories about some cooperating teachers, but I only have wonderful things to say about mine. From day one, she had me teaching. Usually a student teacher has 2 weeks to just observe and then is slowly integrated into teaching. Not me! :) I have to say that at first, I was really overwhelmed/nervous/stressed. However, I think it has paid off.

Even though I don't plan on teaching for another 10 years or so, I know that I will still take much of what I am learning with me into the classroom when the time comes. I believe I was meant to be paired up with my cooperating teacher so I feel really blessed. She gives me a ton of feedback and seems to know just how to make me feel better when I'm having a bad teaching day. I don't know if I could make it with another teacher. The kids have also made this experience easier. They are so sweet and so fun! Third graders have got to be the best. College classes definitely do not prepare you for teaching. Teaching prepares you for teaching (if that makes sense).

I hate to say it because I'm not a quitter, but I just might have given up by now. This has by far been the most stressful period of my life. There's not very many things that I can think of that I decided to quit (besides natural child birth), but I was SO close to quitting this. Encouragement and support from all of my friends and family have played a huge role in helping me get through this. So, thank you.

Now I only have 5 weeks left. 5 weeks! 5 weeks and I've reached my goal.

Best buds!



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The mommies!