1. We went on our first vacation as a family of three this past weekend and first part of the week. We started out going to Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC. It was fun but we waited in line a lot. Stan Lee was there. (He's basically the creator of all things Marvel. If you didn't know) So Chris wanted to get something signed and we got a picture with him. Susie did great waiting in line. I was so surprised. Of course she made up for at night when she cried and wouldn't sleep in her pack and play. Eventually I got her to go to sleep in between us. Which means I didn't get any sleep at all. She doesn't sleep with us normally. Co-sleeping just isn't for me. I'd be a nervous wreck all the time that Chris or I would roll over on her. Sunday we headed to Topsail Island, NC for a few days at the beach. I think Sus liked the beach but overall she was pretty non plussed about the whole thing.
4. I am trying to get my head back into teaching mode. After taking an extended maternity leave my brain has really been focused on just being a mommy. I have been in search of a professional development book that would help with that. Fran at Kindergarten Crayons posted some suggestions yesterday. Check it out here.
I settled on Kindergarten and the Common Core. I was able to get a copy for my Kindle for $7.99. I've only read a couple of chapters so I can't comment much on it. But hopefully I'll have more to blog about as a I get further in it.
5. Lastly, I have been participating in a couple of different Bible Studies lately. The first one is from She Reads Truth and it is called Women in the Word. It has been so good. I have learned so much. The first part is all about women in the Old Testament. You can follow along on the website or on the app. On the app it costs $1.99 to purchase the study.
The second study I've been doing is part of Proverbs 31 ministries. They do online bible studies. It is 5 weeks long and is based on a book. Each day during the week there are videos, Bible study tips, devotions, other people's stories and so much more. The current study is on the book The Mended Heart. The last one I did was on the book What Happens When Women Walk in Faith. It has really challenged me to dig deeper into the Bible. Check it out here to get the details.
That's what is going on with me this week. Sue is actually still napping so I might get to start a new project before she gets up. Be sure to check out the party over at Doodle Bugs Teaching.
I would love to hear what your reading or if you've checked out either of the Bible Studies.