I know, I know. We have not blogged FOREVER! We have been so busy that as a rule, I told myself I could not get on the internet until I have everthing done, and that has never happened, so I am cheating and blogging now. On August 9th, I started my reading practicum for 2 weeks and then on August 22nd I started student teaching in kindergarten at Hillis Elementary. So, I am going to school during the day and trying to get some part-time hours at work in the evenings. Student teaching is going well, though, and I love my cooperating teacher. I just keep telling myself that if we can get through the next 4 months, everything will work out :) Money is tight, our house is a mess, and there is not enough time to do all my work! When December comes it will be such a relief. Preston also had to start full time day care in August, but he is absolutely loving it! For some reason, he is a getting along a lot better at day care since he has started full time. He loves eating breakfast at day care (don't ask me why) and is excited to get out the door when I remind him of that. He has never cried when I have left and he has even kissed me goodbye and told me 'bye bye' before I have wanted to leave. It makes me a little sad, but it is better than him screaming when I leave! His teacher said he is talking so much more now and has become very social, which is awesome and makes me feel a little less guilty for leaving him there full time. I miss him him a lot though and try to spend as much quality time with him as I can in the evenings and on the weekend.
Daddy has been such a great help since Mommy started student teaching and this prevents Mommy from losing her mind! And Daddy got some great news last week at work- he got a promotion! It couldn't have come at a better time! Congrats Daddy. We are so proud of you and how hard you work to support your family. Daddy had to take a week-long trip to Memphis the last week in August for work (the week that my students started school!), but he had fun and Wells Fargo treated him very well there. I think this trip is what sealed his promotion! Grandpa Kyle came and stayed with Mommy and Preston that week so Mommy could get some part-time hours in after school, so thanks Papa Kyle! Not much else to share at the Eichmeier household. Next weekend, I take my Praxis test at Luther College to get licensed to teach so we are going to spend the weekend in Decorah for family weekend. I have many pics to share from summer, especially from our trip to Wisconsin. Hopefully they will go up before December :) Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the start to fall and football season!