So, I guess I’ve been neglectful on the blogging side of life. But that’s what happens as life happens.
Summer is officially over and school has begun. Ben and I are working through the fourth week of school. (Almost 1 whole month with a new group of kiddos!! WOW!) I’ve been trying some new things in my classroom this year, including an interactive whiteboard. Basically, it is a giant computer monitor. So, once I get the correct software going, I can write on the board and save everything I write to my computer. The kids think it’s really cool to watch the text “magically” appear on my computer. I can also create really cool projects that have words hidden in different places on the screen. The whole experience has been a lot of fun. (Ben thinks it’s fun too!!! He loves to grab the pen and click on the computer icons on the board.) The board is one of the first things he goes to everyday in the room.
As a family, we’ve been able to enjoy crazy times together. Days filled with laughter, excitement, squealing, tears, and joy. Ben is beginning to explore his independence more everyday!! He loves to climb the stairs on his own, get up and down from adult chairs, and explore anything he can find. He gets really excited when he sees watermelon, horses, dogs, planes, geese, buses, and yes, still squirrels.
Be sure to check out our newest pictures in the photo gallery. We recently visited the fair with grandma and grandpa, as well as Aunt Becky, Aunt Michele, Uncle Bill, along with cousins Cam, Chris, & Caleb. We also picked apples at our local orchard. Ben loved eating his freshly picked apple, as mom and dad did the harvesting. And of course, we have the ’round the house pictures and backyard pictures, which have some “senior picture” poses woven throughout.