The picture is of our new house in Richland. Jamie and I both love it. It's big enough for the three of us and the four dachshunds. The house is 2250 sq ft with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Jaiden has his own room and a play room for his toys, which is great so we don't have the battle of toys in his bedroom at bedtime. We have a spare room for guests. I have a formal dining room and office, which I love. It has a great backyard for the dogs and Jaiden to play in. The kitchen and living room are nice and roomy and open to each other so I can be in the kitchen and still be part of what is going on in the living room. When we get the house a bit more put together I will post more pictures. We also have a website that we store all of our pictures on, http://community.webshots.com/user/stippjt. Check it out!
Jaiden started daycare this week. I got a great tip from my colleague the week before last about a daycare based out of the Catholic Church just four blocks from my work. Jamie and I visited it and fell in love. Caring teachers, great classrooms, and a schedule that fit ours. In addition, he is guaranteed a spot in the Montessori Preschool once he is ready to move up (and it's included in the daycare tuition). So far he LOVEs it. On the way to daycare every morning our conversation goes something like this:
Jaiden: Where goin' momma?
Me: Where do you think we are going?
Jaiden: Friends....see friends.
He talks about having new friends and a new teacher. He is happy in the morning to go and does not want to leave when I come to pick him up. He is of course going through the difficult transition from our move and now starting a new daycare because he is still a bear to deal with when he gets home sometimes. With a few weeks of this schedule, he will get back to normal and make the adjustment though.
The teachers are already remarking that he is a "smart little guy" to which I remark, "of course." :) They all laughed when he saw me with the camera and said, "Cheese!" without prompting from me. This of course is his cheese grin for the camera. (Kinda fits with his shirt, don'tcha think?)