life throws curveballs doesn't it? we moved to utah with one plan in mind, and now that has totally changed. jaren was offered a local driving job with hostess (making seriously good money!) and he's decided to take it. so we'll both be working parents now. but with this new job has came another blessing, my mother-in-law now gets to leave her job in the service deli at maceys (grocery store). she'll be nathan's new babysitter (and we'll be compensating her of course.) it's a win win for this household. he starts may 21st.
Monday, May 7, 2012
we've never dyed eggs with nathan before. so this was his first year and he really enjoyed it!!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012
as some of you know, jaren has a full set of dentures. the other day he had them in his tray soaking while he showered. mr curious 3 year old nathan got into the bathroom and decided he wanted to clean his dads teeth in the toilet! and after he dropped them in there, he decided they needed to be flushed as well. as you can imagine, jaren was livid! THANKFULLY they didn't break, and they got stuck in the bend of the pipe and didn't go down all the way. but now jaren has a potty mouth ;)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
jaren got accepted into school :) woot woot! originally our plan was for him to attend salt lake community college. but come to find out, there mortuary science program isn't accredited yet! and they're having a hard time getting it. i know this because my father-in-law (who's been in the mortuary industry for 30+ years and also interviewed at slcc to be one of the professors for the mortuary science program) has been in contact with the program director there. he's been telling them they're missing classes, and FINALLY they believed him. so instead we're going a different route. he'll be going through arapahoe community college out of littleton colorado. they've been accredited for a quite a few years and also offer online classes for everything that he'll need to take. he'll have to go to colorado twice (2 days in the fall semester and 5 days in the spring semester) to do the lab work, but that won't be a big deal. my father-in-law also works with 2 people who graduated from there and they liked there program and he thinks they know a know a lot more then the people he works with that are attending slcc ;) lol. this is pretty darn exciting for us.
nathan loves to dress up! the past few days when he wakes up, he immediately wants to put on his incredible costume.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
the weather yesterday crazy! seriously strong gail force winds! we're suppose to get some snow tonight and tomorrow. we had a list of things to do that required us to drive into salt lake city. but in the wind with the expected showers, that just didn't happen. so we stayed at home and just relaxed and instead i ordered what i needed online to save a trip.
oh forgot to mention... we went shooting last weekend. i've never shot anything other then a bb gun, so i was terrified to begin with. to answer some questions, no, nathan didn't go with us. the guns are kept in my brother-in-laws gun safe that's about 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide. yes the ammo and the guns are separate. you'd have a heck of a time trying to find the right bullet for the right gun if you ever needed it in a hurry (since there's a lot of guns in there). also it's kept under a combo lock that only josh (my brother-in-law) and jaren know the code for. josh also has his concealed weapons permit. and between him, jaren and my father-in-law, they know a lot about guns and are very strict with safety. back to the fun part... this is me shooting a 9mm...
Thursday, March 15, 2012
jaren's grandma passed away last week. and it also was my due date. (it's weird to think how life *would* have been) plus going through the issues with nathan's school, it was just a rough week! thankfully we've pulled it together and this week has been more promising. jaren applied for school! :) we should hear back here within the next few days. EEEK!!!
nathan has made friends with the neighbor kids. yesterday they came to the door to see if they could play in the backyard with him. cute!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Nathan was in charge of snacks this week at school. also the theme for the week was dr seuss. so here's what he sent :)
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
i now work for a company called loomis. it's an armored truck company. i'm in cash management services. basically i verify deposit. i hate it! lol. the pay is horrible and the hours are lousy. but for now, it's getting us by. i've been applying everyday for different things. so hopefully something new will open up for us.
jaren has been the stay at the home dad. he likes it, but is definitely taking some getting use to. i'm sure he's looking forward to starting school in the summer ;)
nathan is going to school and loves it! he loves riding the bus too! he was going 2 days/week. but after our meeting with his teacher, speech therapist and the principal this morning, he's been bumped up to 4 days/week. (they don't work on fridays, must be nice right!) last december and january he had a lot of evaluations (i have 39 pages of notes) at his then school by the school nurse, his teacher, speech therapist and psychologist (twice to make sure her findings were consistent). he had NUMEROUS test ran on him (CARS, childhood autism rating scale, GARS, gilliam autism rating scale, goldman fristoe test of articulation, berry buktenica developmental test of visual motor integration, developmental profile, differential abilitiy scales and vineland adaptive behaviors scales, just to name a few. i also had multiple hour plus long phone calls as well as face to face meetings with them regarding what he's like at home. then when we moved to utah, they tested him as well. initially i suspected just a speech delay, which is apparent, he only talks at a 19 month level. but his testing scores rate him as mildly autistic with adhd. which actually doesn't surprise me because i've known somethings been different with him since he turned 2. but to have an actual diagnoses is comforting. it's nice to know i wasn't just being a paranoid mother ;)
time to go cry now. it's hard to take in.
so here we go...
Saturday, February 4, 2012
he was excited as we waited for the bus!
the day finally came to celebrate nathan's real birthday. we had chinese food for dinner. another one of his favs.
his fortune in his cookie definitely matches his personality!
since we were still living in boxes, his cake was kind of a thrown together thing (sorry buddy!)