Friday, August 19, 2011

The latest

Eric will start school this Monday! Yeah! We are both so ready to get started on this next phase in our life. He goes to school Monday through Friday but it's a pretty good schedule. Eric also started his job on campus this morning. He works anywhere between 12am and 6 am as a night host in the dorms.

Last Saturady I applied for a job with the school district to be a Paraprofessional with the Special Education department. I origianlly applied for a part time position but they offered me a full time position. When he called I let it go to voice mail so I could wait a while before I gave him a answer. After a stressfull and hard decision we have decided that it would be best for me to work. Everything just worked out. One thing that had to work out was arrangements for Walker. I did not want to put him in a center and plus they are extermly expesive! I have worked in those centers and I felt that having a babysitter is a way better option. I sent out a few e-mails and got some responses. The lady that is going to watch him is a lady in the ward and lives within walking distance from us. She is a older lady with kids in school and I know that she will spoil this kid.
I am still not use to the idea yet but I know that this is our best option. What I will be making will cover all of our expenses and then some. So that means that we can take out less in loans. Currently the plan is for me to just do this for a year until grad school starts because then we will have in state tuition and take take out more government loans.
One part that kinda frustrates me is that I have my B.A. and all I am really qualified to do is to be a glorified preschool teacher. I checked into maybe getting certified as a teacher but I would have to go back to school for two years, umm no thank you.
**I am excited so I am going to have to share this. We got a awesome glidder at a garage sell for $15!!!!

We'll what's new with Walker. He is crawling all over the place and now that he is a expert crawler he is much happier becuase he can get where he wants to go. One of his favorite things to do now is to play with the door stoper because it is one of those spring ones and he likes the sound.
So as some of you know Walker goes to bed early, between 6 and 7pm. We'll normally he would wake up around 4 or 5 am. We'll after about 3 days of doing the Richard Ferber method, he sleeps through the night a wakes about 7. I love this method if you need to get your baby to sleep, but I did feel sorry for the neighbors a little but not much because I have to put up with their smoking. Anyways, this method gave me a peace of mind that he was ok because you would go in his room at first after 5 minutes of crying, then 10 minutes and if he was still crying then every 15 minutes after that. We only made it to the 10 minute part and then he would go to sleep.
Walker is going from a crawling position to sitting on his bottom all by himslef.


Anonymous said...

whats a night host? im glad you made a decision youre happy with! :)! why would you be a glorified preschool teacher? is the lady really old? why do you go in his room every 5 minutes? i tried calling you back the other day! :)!

Anonymous said...

cute pictures! :)!

Capell said...

he just sits at a desk in buzzes people in if they forgot their card

welchy said...

wow, big news! congratulations on both of your jobs and how well everything is falling into place. I love your new header, I was thinking of doing something similar once we get a decent family photo! Walker is so dang cute, love the bubble beard!

Anonymous said...

oh ok! :)!