So I have been neglectful of my blog once again and of course have a whole bunch of pictures I could download but have not taken off my camera as of yet! I figured I would at least post an update about our family even if I did not include pictures.
Well as some of you know I recently started a job teaching ESL three days a week. It was literally a Godstop (for those of you who have done Beth Moore bible studies you know what I’m talked about) and I can’t say anything other than thank you Lord!!! The kids are between 9 and 16 years of age in the particular program I’m working in and I have four students 11, 12 and two 13 year olds who attend school full time and then come back to the “academy” to continue learning english. We work together from 4-7 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. So far I am finding it challenging but also enjoyable as we also discover the differences in Canadian and Korean culture. The pay is excellent and I only have to have childcare from 3:30 until James gets home from work. I still get to spend the day with Jake and Lanae, pick Sam up from school and help put the kids to bed. Anyway it’s been a blessing.
While all that has been happening our little family has continued to live life. Lanae has started to WALK! She is not yet 11 months old (that will be this Friday) and she is charging ahead trying to keep up with her big brothers. She also has 5 teeth and tries chomping everything she can possibly get her hands on. She has a fiesty, determined personality and all I can say is watch out. She is not going to be a quiet, subdued little girl. Ohhhh, I can’t imagine what James and I have to look forward to during her teenage years.
Jake is growing like weed as well. He is especially inclined towards numbers, letters and intellectual type stuff. I imagine he will be very studious but he takes every chance he gets to be a ham as well. I can’t believe he’s already three, where did the time go??
Sam is doing well at school. Still adjusting to the full days and being in a grade 1/2 split class. His teacher says he is a delight and listens very well to instruction (okay, seriously who’s kid is she talking about? j/k). He also lost his first tooth this past week and was so excited since all his friends have lost at least 3 or 4 already. He’s playing soccer right now and will actually be happy when that finishes because he’s been feeling like he needs more of a challenge (the kids at this level just learn to do some drills and work as a team). James and I are probably going to be putting him in the “academicals” program next year which is much more serious and in preparation for competitive soccer.
James is busy, busy, busy with work and still fully enjoying his job. I can’t thank God enough for putting in this place. James is a loyal worker and he deserves the recognition he is receiving at this job.
So for now that’s it and I’ll be sure to post some pictures when I have a chance.