Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall Fun

Things have been a little quiet on the blog, so I thought I'd just make a quick update, to let you all know what we are up to!

Scott is still working full-time at Melaleuca. He LOVES his job, and his superiors really like what he's been doing in his position. They have been so understanding this semester of his responsibilities at school, and it's made our life much much easier. He basically needs to work 40 hours a week, but is allowed to break it up in to sections each day and change it up every week, if he needs to. We have to do that because....

Scott is also doing IBC this semester! For those of you who don't know, IBC is the Integrated Business Core. It is a program that combines four essential business classes together into one block everyday. The students are separated into companies, and within those companies they actually create and run a small campus-based business. I'll let him get on later and post more about that once it's in full swing.

Everyone warned us with doomsday prophecies about working full-time and doing the IBC program (12 credits, full-time) at the same time, but so far, we've been able to make it work fairly well. In fact,
very well, as far as I can tell. Scott has been able to stay on top of his schoolwork and participate in everything he needs to, without cutting back at work. We've been very blessed.

The hardest thing for us is that we don't get a lot of time together as a family, and Noah starts to miss his daddy. But we try to make the most of every hour that he is here, and while it's hard, we're making it work. We can do anything for a semester, right? =)

Since I graduated in July, I am just a boring, stick-in-the-mud, stay-at-home mom right now. It's been great, I'm just still trying to adjust to having a lot of time and not much to do. Although, it's been wonderful to have the time to read, cook, bake, and play without feeling guilty about not practicing. I've been able to have a lot more fun with cooking and baking, and I really hope I can start up a food blog soon. Otherwise, my main job this semester is to make sure that Scott has the computer when he needs it, a ride when he needs it, a meal when he needs it, and a kick in the butt when he needs it =) Some days are worse than others, but for the most part I've been doing just fine. We'll see what happens when the snow comes...=(

Noah is, as always, perfect =) He's not walking or talking, yet, and while he is always happy as a clam, we're starting to worry a bit about is development levels. We are noticing that he seems to be falling further and further behind other kids his age (to make a long story short). We had a doctor's appointment last Thursday, and we are getting him back into physical therapy and in touch with the Infant Toddler Program (Idaho's early intervention program). We just want to get some evaluations done and be more proactive about his progress and development. Although, he had his first day in nursery today at church, and the leaders said that he was having a great time. At first, he just watched the other kids (of course) but after a bit was crawling after them and playing with them as best as he could. He definitely can't do what all the others can, but it was really great to hear that he did just fine and wasn't falling too far behind. We'll see what the other sundays bring.

Otherwise, he is wonderful. I love being around this kid all day! Well, except on the days that he won't take a nap. Any suggestions on switching a kid from two naps a day to one nap? He is just a monster about taking that one nap, when he used to take two naps just great.

Well, that's us this semester! So far, so good, just taking it one day at a time. We did get some family pictures done last month. They are WONDERFUL, and as soon as we pick our favorites (somehow...) we'll post a bunch of them. We love you all!

Jennie, Scott, and Noah =)


David & Wendy said...

You guys sound busy, but we're glad all is well. Crazy Noah is in nursery, but now that I think about it I guess he's not much younger than Evan!

Oh, and I'm excited for your food blog. (This is an area in which I seriously lack motivation and skill. Although I do make an impressive grilled cheese sandwich, but I don't know if that counts as "cooking." :)

Hope you enjoy the rest of the semester.

Robin said...

Being a stay at home is not boring and does not qualify you as a stick in the mud! You are amazing Jennie. I am sure that Scott is so grateful to have you has his support while he is so busy. Give Noah a hug for me!

Brian and Kayla said...

Hey! It was fun to hear from you guys! I have a nephew that didn't walk until he was about two years old. And my cousin didn't talk until he was four! And they both turned out to be fine. I'm sure you've heard this a lot but every baby grows differently. I think you're smart to be on the safe side though. I wish I had advice on the nap thing but you're more seasoned than I am in that department! Good luck! We're excited to see pictures!

Dad O said...

Great blogs, Jen. I enjoy reading them both and, for the record, my grandson is perfect just like me!

Hang in there! I remember a couple of pretty rough semesters in a very similar situation and promise you'll look back fondly, as silly as that sounds. We keep you in our prayers and know you'll be fine.

I love you all! Miss play time with Noah, but maybe next week...