Christine has a much more exciting life than the rest of us, so I'll tell you a little about her new school adventures. Any of you that know Christine, know that she is smart, but very slow and deliberate with tasks she is given. Nearly all of her pictures that come home are unfinished, but each color is chosen with care and each stroke has a purpose. She is very serious about what she does. She has never finished a meal at school. We finally convinced her to take tastes of everything so she wasn't just living on chocolate milk and bread. She loves her teacher and class and says she makes a new friend almost every day. So far her most favorite friend is Ali. Her favorite part of school is recess, but she loves show and tell days and library days. She is very excited for Friday because they are having a bear fair. She is supposed to take her "best behaved bear" to school that day. The bear will sit with her and they have all sorts of activities planned that are bear related.
To be honest, I'm a little disappointed with her school experience so far. They are learning to count to ten, learning their colors, and how to write their names. She and most of her friends can read, count past 100, do simple math, etc. The things they are learning now are things that she knew before going to preschool. However, there are kids in her class that don't know these things. I wish they could be challenging her right now though. She loves it and is having fun, so I can't complain too much.
On to Emma. She is starting preschool next week. I use the word preschool loosely. She has a lot of kids her age in our ward, so all of the moms got together and decided to do our own school. Emma is two years away from kindergarten, and we didn't want to send her to two years of preschool, so we are doing this. We call it a joy school, but we aren't doing any of the joy school curriculum. Each of the moms will take a turn teaching two days a week. It works out that I will teach four weeks out of the year. I'm asking you to pray for me because the first turn is mine. I will have eight three year olds for two hours at my house next Tuesday and Thursday. She is very excited.
Now to Jacob. Not a lot new for him. He rolls around the house and sounds a lot like a girl when he screams (happy screams). He is starting to eat more solid foods, but still doesn't care for rice cereal. Even when I put other food with it, he doesn't eat as enthusiastically as when the rice is missing. He is still growing so fast and will be six months old tomorrow.
As for the rest of our clan, our most exciting news is that we finally have a moving date. We will be moving around the corner on October 10. Unfortunately, we (mainly Michael) are already tired of moving. For the past two months he has moved someone once a week on average. One week, he helped move two families. Hopefully after we move, Michael will get a break. That seems to be all for the updates on our family. I would resolve to be a better blogger, but we're just not that interesting.
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