Okay, so as you have all know seen, I am a liar! I said that I would make more regular posts, and here I am a month and a half later, and I'm writing my post. I guess it's just getting to the point where blogging has lost its interest for me. I just don't feel it. Anyway, I know I have tons of you who love it, send me emails wanting more updates, calling, blah, blah, blah...so I will continue to update, but I don't think it will be every week - ever. Sorry folks!
Well, so back at Halloween I went to a Harvest Party at a friend of ours. They have this super nice farm about 45 minutes away and we had a ton of fun. It was a pot luck thing, so I made a spider and eggs out of dinner rolls. It was great. You got to make cold cut sandwiches out of it. They let us milk their cow too. It was awesome! I can't wait until we can milk our own goats. Xavier was a dinasour, it helped keep him warm. It was a bit chilly outside. Meredith didn't dress up, but I don't think she minded. She has more fun with the cow and pigs.
For Thanksgiving we went to a friend's house. It was nice to not have to cook. The food was great, and we met a lot of people too. And we got to play Bachi Ball too! I love that game. Meredith found some kittens on the front porch and fell in love. She wanted to take one home so badly. She cried pretty hard when it was time to let it go. I felt so bad. Miss Sophie wont play with her, and this cat was pretty well tempered. But we don't really have a need for cats. If Meredith made a pet out of it, it wouldn't be a mouser.
One of our hens got all broody and layed a nest of 10 eggs. She dutifully sat on them until they hatched, then left them alone. Out of the 10 only three hatched completely, and only two were ever found. One was found drowned in the water bucket and Julia by chance went outside and almost stepped on the last one. She brought it in and we weren't home. She didn't know what to do with it, so she just held it by the wood stove so it would stay warm. We found a box and a lamp and set it up. But the chick didn't live a week. Meredith played a little too hard with it on the second day and it seemed to recover, but it was lifeless three days later. Spencer went outside and snapped its neck to put it out of its misery. Next time our hen lays all the eggs we will put them in a brooder on our own and hatch them.
So Spencer is done with his semester. He only has three classes left and student teaching. We were praying he'd get the job to teach this spring, but the school he works at doesn't have enough students to need another teacher yet. So in the fall he should get the job. It's a big pay raise, so it would help if he got it soon, but they need 12 more students and I don't see that happening in three weeks time.
Xavier is sitting up for short periods of time, and he's trying to crawl. He gets all all fours and sways back and forth. But he plops back down and then drags himself across the floor army-style. He has his two bottom teeth and it hurts bad when he bites. He loves sweet potatoes, carrots, crackers, applesauce and bananas.Meredith is talking a mile a minute now. She says words I didn't even know she knew. She is doing wonderfully with her potty training. She loves to wear "pampies" and she usually does a great job sitting on her "poppy" when she has to go. But when it's time to poop she usually goes in her pampies. When she goes potty, she throws her hands in the air and yells, "Yeah!! Skikers!" and she gets a couple stickers for going in the potty.I went to the bathroom the other day and she tried to go get me some stickers and reward me. It was so cute. When she goes potty at church while in nursery and we give her stickers, she passes them out to the other kids. It's so nice to see her sharing her reward with others. We didn't even ask her to, she just does it. I entered my first story into a competition last month. It didn't do great, but I got an average rating of 3.17. But I honestly learned a lot. I have another two I'm entering this month. I should be able to get one down a month on average. I find it really difficult to cater to what they are looking for in the story. It's good practice. I am so nervous for this Orson Scott Card class next semester. I am still trying to find a babysitter for Wednesdays so I can go, but I don't want to impose on anyone.
I am really enjoying my Primary calling, but I feel like I am doing Sharing Time every Sunday. I'm not, but it feels like it. I'm not complaining, but I just feel like the kids might get tired of seeing me infront of them every week. Spencer has been called as Music Chairman, Ward Chorister and Choir Director. He really doesn't want to do anything with music, but he is the most qualified in the ward. I think he does a wonderful job though, not that that helps.
Well, as usual, my pictures wont upload. I'll try to get them to go up on facebook and on here later. If you aren't on there, you should join and be my friend! Well, Happy Christmas and Merry New Year!