Catching up

It's been a while! Hello there! :)

First off, Jericho is 6 months old. Actually, she's now 6 months and 2 weeks. But, here's the update on her... She's as cute as ever. Smiles a LOT. Loves her Johnny Jumper. Loves her brothers and sisters. Grabs at anything within reach. Drools constantly. Weighs 15lb 14.9oz as of last week. (To put that in perspective, both Victory and Shiloh were around 16.5lb at 1 yr. LOL) She's got the chubbiest little thighs. Thankfully, at this age, it's ubber cute. :)

My parents are ALMOST in their new home. I think last night was the last one sleeping in the old place. The new place is beautiful. I've admitted to a bit of house envy. Mostly, I think I just love the wide open spaces in the new place. It's not huge, but it's open and homey. I need to get some pictures next time we're up there... We were able to surprise them with a visit this last weekend to help them move. It was great to be able to finally give something back... they are always helping us out, and it was wonderful to return the favor.

School planning is in full swing. I've decided to go with Abeka this year. I'm trilled to be able to work with Steph and draw on her knowledge to make this a successful year of schooling. I know she'll be quick to kick me in the butt if I start to slack or fall behind. :) Alex will be working on 6th grade, Chase on 4th, and Victory is going to start in K5. Alex and Chase will both be doing 4th grade Science & Health, and History & Geography. Keeping them in the same grade for those subjects will be easier to keep up with. The decision to use the 4th grade curriculum was primarily a financial one... Steph already had 4th grade stuff I could use.

We're still working out the kinks in a plan to change the layout of our house. It's getting closer, and we're looking forward to the change! The "move" will put all our sleeping space in the lower level, and the living spaces upstairs. It will also mean I'll have a Dining Room that will only be used for eating, and school!!! I can feel the space evolving already. ;) Ahhh, I can breathe!!

Levi had tubes put in his ears a few weeks ago. He seems to be hearing better, but I'm sure we'll still be doing a speech evaluation once the district starts back to school. He's just so hard to understand! It's improved since getting the tubes, so I think a lot of it is just retraining the word formation... I can't believe he will be 4 in less than a week!!

Before I go... Did I mention that Jericho loves the Johnny Jumper?
(Oops... grabbed the wrong video the first time... sorry!)


Steph and Mitch T said...

LOL...I'm not sure what the video was about, but that DID look an awful lot like a Malachi moment. :)

Courtney said...

How fun to have another family to school with. That'd certainly be nice to have someone to be accountable to.
J is just getting cuter and cuter. Love the Cheerio goatee. :p

Steph and Mitch T said...

Ok, so THAT video fits a little better, LOL. Now everyone will wonder what in the world I was talking about. ;)

By the way, you need to put GARDEN photos up. :) I plan on bugging Courtney about it, too. So I can live vicariously through you.

Kristin said...

Well, I could put the video back up... but, maybe it's best I keep that little gem to myself. LOL

As for the garden pictures... I have them, just haven't posted them yet. Don't know if you noticed, but I've been really bad about keeping up with the blog lately. :D Tomorrow is Wordless Wednesday, so maybe then...

Heather said...

Hey..love the new pics...especially the cheerio goatee!

Can't wait to see how you re-arrange things! Are you gonna paint too? I like to paint so if you need a helper..you know where to find me.

Hard to think of school stuff already...I wanna come be a student in the class of Kristin for a day :)

Love ya!