Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Pics to Tide You Over

 Erin's 8th birthday - celebrating at camp

 Summer days just hanging with buddies - Emma, Erin & Jade

 First day of 3rd grade!

 Going to Aunt Mindy & Uncle Jacob's house for Rosh Hashanah lunch


Hanging out at Jade & Emma's house on a sunny day 

 Remember the child who wouldn't go near water?  Can't get her out now.  Yay!

Getting ready for Chanukah

Monday, December 06, 2010

Coming out of the woodwork

Or at least I'm thinking about it. 

So much has gone on since last I wrote anything.  Life has changed & not for the better, but the whole point of this blog is for Erin to read when she's old enough.

In July Erin turned 8.  She has continued to amaze us each day.  We spent the summer letting her go to camp with her buddies but didn't & attend many karate classes.  Let's face it.  After a day of field trips & swimming, who would want to go to a karate class willingly.

School started at the end of August, & she started 3rd grade.  It has not been easy for her this year.  As much as I liked her teachers from 1st & 2nd grades, they did nothing to prepare her for life in 3rd grade.  Yes.  I complained last year but they just poo poo'd me to death.  Now Erin is paying the price.  She's had to work really hard to keep up with her class.  She's doing it but each step is a struggle.  Thankfully, her teachers this year agree with me about her capabilities.  They are pushing her but in a positive way. 

David's health took a turn for the worse this summer.  We found out that everything he was doing for his diabetes was wrong.  He misunderstood the doctor, & the doctor had no clue because David told him everything was fine.  Until I stepped in that is.  He took a month off from work which didn't go over well with his boss but the diabetes was put back in its place.  Too bad diabetic neuropathy has become our own personal hell.  (More on that another time.)

Thank G-d for friends.  Without some very special women in my life, I wouldn't have made it even to this point & kept even an ounce of sanity.

Now let's see if I can continue blogging.