Needless to say, it makes blogging a bit more of a challenge. I’ve been trying to figure out how I’m going to keep up with it. I’ve not even taken any pictures this week because I know I will want to post them! I do need to keep taking pictures though, and then I’ll probably just be able to post one at a time, depending on how long they take to upload.
So anyway, that’s why it’s been quiet on my blog. However, it has not been quiet around our house! Life’s still been going on full swing around here. BJ has Monday and Tuesday to relax a little, and then starting on Thursdays, his weekends rush by in a blur. He is in and out so fast, that we barely see him at all!
KSL in his sign languages classes came to a halt for about four weeks as he’s had to stop and lay a foundation in English grammar. You can’t learn a new language if you don’t know basic grammar and how to build sentences. So his students have had a crash course in English. BJ never thought he’d end up being an English teacher, and he’s “threatened” several times to stick me up there in front of his class to expound on nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs! I told him I didn’t mind if he didn’t mind being a babysitter! Hee hee
For some reason, the potty training is not going as well this week as it did last week. I’m not sure if I’ve not been as focused on it, or if my timing is not right, or if she’s just flat being ornery! However, it’s only made me more determined to try for week three!
We’ve ordered First Grade for Seth. I’m praying it makes it here safe and sound. Now I need to plan our goals for this next school year. I know things I want to do with him. The question is will we have time to do it all? He loves learning KSL and Swahili. Basically, I just teach him some signs and words each week in both languages. He is picking up on Swahili pretty well just hearing it used among the people. He doesn’t converse freely in it yet, but he understands a lot of phrases, words, and sentences. BJ and I enjoy speaking it around the house, and then we break it down for Seth to understand each word and verb form. He’s catching on!
I want to teach him the recorder this year in school too. I have to laugh at the ridiculous possibility that I could teach anyone music. BJ gives me a teasing look in church when I cannot even keep time clapping with everyone else! I can sing on key, and I even learned a couple of instruments by ear growing up, but my problem has always been with timing. Oh well, I’m sure we’ll have fun blowing some notes together!
I'll try to put a picture or two in my next post.
* Tonight we are having chicken/sausage gumbo over rice with homemade rolls.