Wednesday, September 21, 2011

9 Months

I promise this blog isn't all about Ethan!  Although, in my opinion he is cute enough to have a blog all about him ;)  It's just been so crazy the past few months I haven't taken the time to blog about anything else!

Bub-Bubs, as I like to call him, hit the 9 month mark today and it blows me away how quickly time has passed!  My sweet boy is crawling like a mad man, following me everywhere.  He's pulling up and has a mouth full of precious little teeth... and the pediatrician told me yesterday he is getting his one year molars already.  Code for high alert for biting, for this momma!  Everyday, I'm am reminded of what a precious gift and addition he is for our family.  I am so, so thankful for him.

In other news, we have finally kicked off our first official year of homeschooling.  We are doing a mix of Classical Conversations through a local coop and Sonlight.  I know a lot of moms turn the CC work into full time curriculum, but I decided to put emphasis on Sonlight and we are really enjoying it so far.  We are also incorporating Math-U-See and Explode the Code.  Since I'm kind of a newbie I may find that we are taking on too much, but that's the beauty of it all. We can tweek things as we go.

In other great news, I recently put my notice into work to change my hours to per diem.  For now I will work every Monday, but I'm so excited to grab my Fridays' back for my family.  This has been a goal for us since Lucas was born 6 years ago and we were now finally approved for an individual insurance policy.  I can't believe we are finally to this point!  Eventually we may get to the point where I can work even less.

I miss blogging so much!  I'm hoping I'll be able to post more frequently soon.  I have a few posts that are partially finished just to show some of the things that went on around here the past couple months.


Katie said...

Yay for Fridays! I'm so glad you're able to do that! Ethan looks so much like Lucas did! So Cute!

jenny said...

Love reading a blog "update" from you! And Ethan really is the cutest little guy! Sounds like a great start to the HS year! And you know I am more than thrilled for you that God has opened this door for you to be home more.....such an answered prayer!

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

He is such a sweet bundle! Those pics make me think of him laughing at the back door on Sunday - so, so cute!!

KT said...

I can still hear his little Erkle laugh :) I love how his middle front teeth decided to join the rest of the crew!

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Marisa, I am so happy for you!!! How exciting! I must admit a bit jealous, but mostly very, very happy. Ethan is a doll. Can't believe he's 9 months and we've never met. Looking forward to hearing how your HS year goes. We really do need a Skype date soon.