Sunday, November 1, 2009

Around our Casa

We are settling in to life in WV and our new house. I love our neighborhood! There are a ton of kids and everyone is very friendly and neighborly. Our neighbor across the street actually brought Aidan a goody bag the day after trick or treat because we didnt trick or treat in our own neigborhood. How sweet is that? You can tell it is the type of neigborhood where everyone looks out for one another. Again, I love the whole community feel.

I have been catching up with old friends and family. Its so nice to have close friends nearby once again! I have found a toddler group in the area and we are going to our first event on Wednesday. We will be going on a tour of the fire station. I'm sure Aidan will love it! I also want to check out the local library. I think they have activities for toddlers as well.

Things are coming together for Grad School. I have officially been accepted and I meet with Dr. Angel later this month. I am going to talk to him about getting the credits to count towards my degree that I took in 1996. If I can manage to do this it will be a semester and a half under my belt already! In the emails we have been sending back and forth it doesnt seem to be a problem. He just has to work with me to make sure I still know the material and he has to complete some paperwork. I love Dr. Angel! He is the sweetest and really has a passion for special needs kids! I had the opportunity to actually be his graduate assistant in 1996. I am so looking forward to getting back in school. Later this month I will be checking out some day cares for Aidan. I wanted to put him in a Christian Pre School here by our house but I dont think schedule wise it is going to work out. Because it seems most of the classes are offered at night I will need to put him in a place in Huntington and then Cara will pick him up after she gets off work and watch him for an hour or so. Thank goodness for best friends!

Next weekend we are going on our annual girls trip to Gatlinburg. I am really looking forward to it! It will be nice to be able to do the driving for once!

Now here are some pics I have been taking recently around our house...

I love the front porch and would love to get some furniture for it this Spring. Our roses
Burning Bush on the side of the house. The leaves were just starting to change. It is a brilliant red now and the leaves are starting to fall off.

Sunrise that I caught a couple of mornings ago.

Aidan playing in the leaves

I wanted to get a picture of this tree before the leaves starting falling off. It was so beautiful! I couldnt remember to bring my camera when we were going on our walks.

Aidan playing with his kitchen that Mimi bought him.

One of his favorite toys for the past month! A box. He LOVES playing with this box!

Little Stinker! Everytime I go to wipe his face or hands he runs from me and dives in his box so I can't get to him.


Nikki said...

Ooo, I love the front porch too!


Wendy said...

Your new house looks nice. My guys played with boxes for weeks after we moved too!!