Been busy. In a moment of insanity, I enrolled in an 8-week program to pick up a second educator license. It was intense. In 8 weeks, I completed 22 credit hours. In grad school, that equals about 2.5 full time semesters. Yep, over a year's worth of work in 8 short weeks.
|My fellow educators. If you haven't seen me in awhile, I'm seated in the second row...super blonde hair.|
I entered the program so excited to do it. Opportunity to work with students of a variety of ages? Sign me up! Meet cool people and build my portfolio? Yes, please! Student teach in only 8 days? Halle-friggin-lujah! Could it get more perfect?
But it was not perfection. I'm not leaving the program as optimistic as I entered it. But that is something for another post, after I'm licensed. For now, let me tell you that I met 24 really awesome current and future educators. I will treasure my time with them. And I will post a more comprehensive blog when I've had the time to process it. Stay tuned!
Other awesome things have happened this summer. The twins played t-ball and their dad, John, helped coach the team. The boys were difficult and it's tough coaching you're own children. (Hello, that's why I don't do it!) However, I think John really enjoyed the time he had with them. His work schedule has been so strenuous for most of their short lives. This was really the first opportunity he had to have dad/sons time with just the two of them.
|Here are the boys! #5 and #6...in the outfield where the troublemakers go. And John, proudly sporting his team shirt.|
|Mason had her first taste of Mexican food and loved it. Here we are at the restaurant...our typical serious selves.|
|Birthday buddies just prior to their epic tantrum.|
|My love bugs. Get it???|
|Mason and Jacob loved this. Jonah did not. He feigned illness to avoid going a second time. (Which was fine because this stupid slide cost me $9 per ride. Seriously $3 per person? Ridiculous!)|