Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Look at this girl...holding her head up so high! To be honest, we really haven't been doing a whole lot of tummy time, mostly because she sleeps on her tummy and gets a lot of tummy time during the night:) I can tell that her neck is getting real strong. Here are a couple pictures, which I think are so funny because she always puts her arms back by her sides.

Doesn't she look like a little birdy??
So, it looks like I'm going to be spending a lot more time with this cute face starting in mid-August. Yep, I am hanging up my role as "teacher" for a few years and will be staying home with the kiddos.
Trust me, this is a decision we have been thinking about since I got pregnant with Finley. We (well, mostly I) would go back and forth, not knowing what would be best for me or our family. Nick was so supportive and wanted me to do whatever I felt was best. What made the decision so hard was that I absolutely LOVE my job. I love the people I work with, the subjects I teach and overall it is a great school. I was so afraid to give that up because teaching positions are so hard to come by right now. I was excited because I was still going to be able to work part time but after having a very hard time finding new child care and by the time we pay for child care, it wouldn't really be worth me only working part time. Once Miss Finley joined us, it made my decision much easier and I realized that I truly want to be home with her.
It's crazy how God works and how everything happens because the day I put in my resignation, Stonebriar Church called us and let us know that they have an opening and Cole can join Mother's Day Out if we were still interested. Cole will absolutely love MDO and he will do that Wednesday's and Friday's. I am also joining a MOPS group with some of my Life Group girls and will also probably start up with a Bible Study at our church on Tuesdays. Soooo....we will keep plenty busy!! No matter if I worked or not, we still wanted to keep Cole in some type of program so that's why we are so excited that he got in at Stonebriar's MDO.
I am definitely sad to be leaving the only job I have known since I graduated college, but I'm pretty excited to start my new "job".

I am going to leave you with this video of Cole. This is what I am going to be doing from now on...taking videos of my crazy kids!!
(Rachel, notice the picture of Granne and SuperPop that come up on our tv?? haha)

1 comment:

maren said...

Excited for you as you take a break from being Mrs. and just get to be mom for awhile! :o) So fun!