We had a big party for Abbey's 1st birthday last weekend. It was pretty ridiculous! I set up a hot dog/bratwurst bar with a bunch of different toppings, puppy chow (chex mix), and toilet water punch. We served food in plastic dog bowls and I made the doggie guests special cupcakes for them to enjoy while the rest of us had cake (from Costco...the best!).
My best friend Megan had her baby last Friday. He was 8 lbs 3 oz. and 20.5 inches long. I have only seen pictures of him, but he's absolutely precious and I can't wait to meet him! My other best friend Jenny will be having her baby girl in September and we went to her baby shower a couple of weekends ago. My mom and I had fun shopping for baby girl presents.
Here's a picture of us all at my wedding!
I guess the biggest news is that I have a job and have been a working woman for about a week now. I'm working as a teacher in a Pre-K classroom. I have never done anything like this before so it's definitely been a different experience. It's been challenging already, but it's also been fun. We have four sets of twins in our class so that's been interesting trying to tell them all apart. But their little personalities are so different that it's getting easier to distinguish one from the other.
The biggest challenge has been getting used to my new schedule. My day begins at 5:30 am and I have to be to work at 7:00 am. But I do get out at 3:30 pm so that's actually been really nice to have my afternoons free. The strangest thing has been having to go to bed at 9:30 pm. Thank goodness for Melatonin!
I hope all of you are enjoying the last little bit of summer!