Well, what has my family been up to lately? Well, I'm now working at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Critical Care. I love my job and love this place. We (all Northern KY/Greater Cincinnatians) are so lucky to have this resource right in our back yards. What amazing things happen here! I've been here for almost a year (next month) and hope that I remain working at this hospital until I retire!
Scott is still coaching baseball and is now teaching (at the high school now) and working on his second master's degree (in Education Administration). We apparently like school in this house because guess what? I'm back in school too. I started over the summer at the University of Cincinnati in the Master of Health Administration program. So far, it's going pretty good and it's been pretty manageable, but my second semester just started today and I have yet to look at the syllabus, so we'll see what I'm thinking by tonight.
Parker started Kindergarten!!!!! Can you believe it?? Kindergarten. I have no idea how in the world my baby is old enough to be in school already. I just feel like it's all going entirely too fast and that before I know it I will be talking about his first day of high school. He is doing really really good and I'm amazed at how much he has learned just over the past month. He has really come so far (not that he was super far behind to begin with, I mean, c'mon...he's my kid so he is smarter than smart! lol). He has some friends he knew before hand in his class, so that makes it all the better and although he asks me every night if he is off the next day things are running pretty smoothly (that is if you ignore the morning fights about socks, shoes and what pants he is doing to wear that day!). He also lost his very first tooth the other night and the tooth fairy made her second appearance at our house. (Why the first tooth and her second appearance? Parker had to have a tooth pulled back in the spring, and the tooth fairy even makes collections and payouts for teeth that were pulled out. To me, how could he help it, it was circumstances beyond his control!).
Now, Beckett....my sweet little Beckett. He is getting ready to turn three in less than a month and I hate that he is growing up. Three, almost three! I can remember when Parker was three, and when he turned three (it was a Scooby Doo party). He is doing all sorts of awesome stuff and talking up a storm. He cracks us up (and everyone in the family and on the street). We love him soo much, and right now he is getting super spoiled being the only grandchild with grandma all day long (all the older cousins are in school for the most part now). His favorite place is Chuck-e-Cheese and he asks to go there on a daily basis "I go Chucheese - I shoot ball, pay games!" Last week he went twice! (I must say that I absolutely despise this place because of all of the nasty germs floating around the place...ick) But, he loves the place and then throws a major temper tantrum when we try to get him to leave, which drives me pretty bonkers.
|He sleeps with his bat, glove and ball almost every night....you think he's gonna like ball?|
Oh - and we also have a new puppy that we got last year right before Christmas. His name is Jack and we rescued him from a shelter in Evansville, IN (yes, I drove over 3 hours to get a puppy). He is supposed to be a labradoodle, but Scott and I are determined that they lied. He's staying pretty small and he doesn't really resemble one.
|Jack as a puppy - we got him 2 weeks before Christmas|
|Parker and Jack sleeping out a tornado warning in our basement|