I have been cramming a lot of living in lately...not leaving me much time to write. I'm thinking that I should update on a few things that I have written on before.
First of all, Mike is really liking the school where he was transferred this year. It's a small school (less than 200 kids) made up of 7th and 8th graders, from all over the city, who are 2 - 3 years behind their peer group academically. It was started as a drop-out prevention program several years ago. So far it's been a good experience for him. He gets along with all the other teachers and the principal. He went on an overnight staff retreat last week and got to know them better and they had a good time. He has very small classes...most under 10 kids. So it's turning out to be a good thing. Thank you to those who prayed with us about all this.
We decided to not sent BK to pre-school as was previously planned. Finances are just too tight right now. I was afraid she might be upset, but I told her that she was going to school at home and that mommy was going to be her teacher. She thought that was funny, but she was very happy...she kept on and on talking about it. I'm okay with this decision, because she is pretty advanced for her age already. She can say and recognize all her letters, can count to 30, recognizes her numbers to about 12, knows the shapes and colors...and has begun to learn the alphabet sounds...I can't imagine them teaching too much else to three-year-olds. She will still go to MMO on Monday mornings when I work and then on Wednesday nights she will be starting the KingSingers program at church. They teach them songs and rhythm on simple instruments. I know that she will love that.
I finished reading The Shack and I was sad because I really looked forward to reading a little every night before bed. If you haven't had a chance to read this book yet, grab a copy. I believe that this book has the potential to draw many people closer to God in a relationship like they could never have imagined.
I am still volunteering at CPC once a week. They REALLY need additional volunteers. If you have a heart for the unborn, please consider helping out. No matter your circumstance, talents, education or vocation, I promise there is a way that God will be able to use you there.
Mike and I attended a marriage conference last weekend and BK had her first sleep-over with her Aunt Debbie. She had a blast! They went to the movies to see Wall-E and she told me that Aunt Debbie sneaked in some french fries. : ) She took a 45-minute bubble bath (she had to have looked like a prune when she got out), had cereal for breakfast out on the deck, blew bubbles, finger painted and baked cookies. Man...no wonder she was worn out by the time we got her home!