This week has been pretty sleep-deprived for us. Kaylee has learned to unlearn her sleeping through the night habit. She has decided that during the night is the time she wants to be awake and held. This has led to many late nights and many sleep-ins in the morning. By the end of the week we started to get her on a better sleeping schedule, which made our lives much nicer.
We’ve been away from our classrooms for three weeks now. This past week we both went back and started working on school. Kaitlyn was busy cleaning up her room and getting it ready for the long-term substitute, and I spent my time catching up on grading and getting material ready for the next semester. Each day we travelled to school by putting Kaylee in a front pack, all bundled up, and the three of us would ride down to the school together on our little 4-wheeler (our big one needs a little maintenance). Kaylee went to school five days this week and handled it like a pro.
On New Year’s Day we invited the middle school science teacher, Michael Lee, and his family over for dinner. Since we already had tons of fixings from the night before, we had pizzas again. This was just fine, because they love our pizzas. They have two teenage sons, 17 and 14, so we made tons of dough, expecting the boys to chow down. They didn’t, so we ended up with enough dough to make three full size pizzas leftover. Kaitlyn was a good enough sport to make the leftover dough into frozen pizzas for another day.
Friday, the first teachers started rolling back into town. Our good friend Heather Jeffers came to visit the three of us at the school as soon as she got back. We spent an hour or so talking with her about her Christmas vacation then went to the Lee’s for dinner. Heather tagged along with us and we had a great little party. The Lee’s really like Kaylee. They all love to hold her. It’s actually really fun to see people’s reactions to her. There’s just something about a new baby!