By the time we made it back home, I had to start getting ready for my all weekend training. This last weekend I spent at Landmark Education assisting around the Landmark Advance Course. The Assisting Program at :Landmark is a training course in and of itself. At first glance it looks like "volunteer" work, because you aren't getting paid to work. But it really is an "on the court" training course. I love the Assisting Program and I really get a lot out of the time I put into it. We had such a great team and I made some great friends over the weekend. I've taken several opportunities to thank John for the support he provides so I can go off and do these kinds of weekends. He is unconditional love and support and it is wonderful to be able to do things in life that I love and enjoy and know that he is behind me 100%. Not to mention taking on the girls full time for the weekend! (Well almost, they did spend one night at Nanna's, which worked out great for everyone involved!)
I've spent the first couple of days this week getting my bearings from being gone all weekend. (I was home at night, but I left pretty early in the morning Fri, Sat and Sun and I came home way past my normal bedtime!) I took a big long nap on Monday, that is for sure!
As for Maddie and Izzie they've been great. The cloth training panties I bought for night time use have been working pretty great. They do leak some, but not as bad as I first thought they would. And really, even the pull-ups were leaking sometimes. It's nice to have that chunk of the budget back. We've spent a lot of the past few days reading, they are really into books this week. I took them to the library for a new batch of books this morning and we've already read through them all once and some twice! While I was making dinner, Maddie showed me a picture of a bunny she drew. They are really getting good at making the "pieces" of what they are drawing. So I saw a circle with eyes and two long lines for ears and an oval for the body, that sort of thing. Izzie had a fit that she couldn't draw her teddy but after I talked her through what she saw, she did it and she was super proud.
Now here are some photos from our trip to Bryan, sadly I haven't taken too many the past few days. Things are normalizing I think so I should get back to my normally scheduled blogging soon! There are a log of photos... 34 to be exact, and that wasn't even all of the ones I took.
Pepaw holding Darian and Daylynn