Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's almost October!!!

Wow this month has flown by! I can't believe it is almost October! I have been saying for 2 weeks it's time to get out the fall/Halloween decorations but not one has made it to my walls!

I've been staying busy this week. On the 23rd I applied for a new job on campus. I was actually offered it the same day! I decided to accept the job and starting on the 27th I have been working both. The position that I accepted is the instructor of Adult Basic Education/GED here at HCC. It is a part-time position. My new hours will be Monday-Thursday 12:30-4:30 PM and on Monday-Wednesday nights form 5:30-9:30 PM. I will be teaching Math 1 and Language Arts 1. In the past two nights that I have been training I have already been very happy with my deicision to change job pathes. It is a new and exciting path for me and I can't wait to see what the future will bring. I know that many people dont' understand the change but I am happy with my deicision.

Kale has been doing great as usually at school. He was having a small problem with spitting at kids but seems to be doing better now. After he figured out that his teachers were telling us about it he straightend up real quit! ;) He is learning more and more everyday. He loves to sing and is always looking for letters in his everyday life. He finds them in places that we would never think! On the tile of bathroom floors, drains, walls, trees (circles or "o's", or "L's" on crooked branches).

Kale and Maks are very loving brothers as well. They love spending time together and like to include each other at home when they read or play games. Every morning they like to give each other a hug and a kiss before going their separate ways to school.

Maks is still going to Miss Debbie's for daycare and seems to be loving it! She is fantastic at working with him and teaching him new things. He is going to be talking up a strom in no time. He is trying to say more and more words everyday. He is also learning to dance and sing (scream) at daycare! :) Maks is still our little eater he is never full. I can't figure out anything to keep him fed! He can eat anytime day or night!

This past weekend Erin and I had Corporate Cup. He was the captain of his Dillon's team and I was on the Board and also a member on our HCC team. It sure kept us busy for the weekend. Events started on Friday and went through Sunday. We were in events such as Dodgeball, Raft Relay, Swim, Dodgeball, Volleyball, Bowling, Golf, Tennis, Horseshoes, Obstacle Course, Football Relay, and Tug-of-War. After the long weekend we were both very worn out and sore! My battle wounds from hours and hours of Volleyball are fading and Erin is recoving from his events. He suprised everyone with his ability to run very fast sprints in his football relay. He didn't shine however in the raft relay! ;) That was a funny event for his team! Tug seemed to be HCC's worst event. When they blew the horn for us to get started only half our team was holding onto the rope! We all went flying it was pretty ugly! As a member of the board I was incharge of all of the scoring and it was a huge repsonsiblity! They old scoring system wasn't working correctly so I had to improvise on the spot, it all turned out ok but it was stressful at the time!

Kale and Maks got to spend a lot of time with Grandma and Grandpa during the weekend. They had fun playing and coming to some of the events. Kale had a funny moment when Erin told him they were going to go and watch horseshoes....Kale has never seem them before so he was excited to see the horses put on their shoes so they could run fast! LOL!

Well not much else right now! XOXO

Sunday, September 19, 2010

2010 Kansas State Fair

Well today is the last day of the Kansas State Fair. I can't say I am too upset about that cause it seems every year that place gets more and more expensive! It is kinda nice to have somewhere so close to be able to go and walk around and let the kids see something new but we are suckers for the terribly unhealthy food and random items that we could probably live without! O well it's only 10 days a year!

Kale was in the HutchNews today. He got his picture taken while he was eating a Pronto Pup (aka a corn dog) and watching the pigs. I am trying to find the link to the online edition but haven't been successful yet so as soon as I do I will post the link.

We got up this morning and went down the big yellow slide with both boys. It is a lot of fun but it is sure tiring climbing all those stairs while carrying the boys!

Lastnight we ran into a few friends and Kale got to ride rides with his friend Kayla. They are the same age and have a lot of fun together. I will also post those pictures soon. We took Maks on the carousel lastnight with the big kids but he wasn't quite as thrilled with it as they were! Luckily I was close to the bench so he let me go and sit down with him to finish out the ride!

We got a few Christmas presents out of the way at the fair this year also! I am just hoping I can keep track of the items for the next few months! ;)

Well hopefully I can get some extra cleaning down around the house today and then get out my Halloween decorations out! I can't believe that Halloween is right around the corner! We are not sure what the boys are going to be yet this year. We were hoping that we could find them costumes to be Buzz Lightyear (Kale) and Woody (Maks) but Kale isn't sure that is what he wants to be....actually Kale is very sure that he wants to be a Firetruck Driver! He was a fire man last year so we were hoping he was going to buy into the Buzz and Woody costumes however it is not looking like that is going to workout! Only time will tell! s

Well better get back to cleaning the house! If I get it done then I will get pictures uploaded as soon as possible!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bumble Bee

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Dreiling Family!

Not the best picture of us all but here we are all in one picture! It was very hott and we were all ready to get in the car and go home! September 2010
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Kale feeding the ducks

Kale took a moment out of his busy day to allow me to take a picture! We were at the Nature Center feeding the ducks! September 2010
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This is Marisa at Dillon Nature Center September 2010
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Kale September 2010

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Kale at KS State Fair

Kale kept begging us to let him ride the horses so here he is on his first pony ride! He was having a great time telling the house to "giddy up" and pretending to use his lasso!
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Maks Dreiling

Maks at Dillon Nature Center September 2010
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fair, Fun, and Finals

Well, I am finally done with school! WHOO HOOO! On September 11th, 2010 I presented my paper and submitted my final copy! I am very happy to be done and not have to stress about it anymore! Not sure where it will take me but now I have met the requirements for my MBA from Friends University.

Starting on September 10th, the Kansas State Fair is in town. We went for a few min on the first night because Kale saw it and wanted to go really bad. He loves the fair! Grandma Dreiling bought him some new boots (she got Maks a pair also). So on Monday when we went the boys wore their cowboy outfits to match their cousins Marisa and Malea. Kale got a new cowboy hat and lasso at the fair. He is quite the little cowboy!Here is a picture of Kale posing outside of the stand he got his cowboy hat at. Inside they had county music playing and Kale was dancing around like a cowboy. He loved it! His jeans are even true Wranglers!

Erin is still up in the air about his job, we are trying to stay positive but it is very difficult to go for so long without having an answer. Hopefully, he will hear something soon!

Maks is growing up so fast! He is really keeping us on our feet! Maks is more of a climber that Kale ever was! He also loves to unplug everything he can find. We always end up searching for a cell phone charges because he unplugs them and run away, and forget about trying to vacuum when he is around! He wasn't talking much but in the past few weeks he has started to talk much more. It seems as soon as Kale started at his new preschool and Maks was alone at daycare he just bloomed. He is now saying close to 10 words. Today he said Baby for the first time. We love watching him grow, learn and interact with his big brother!

Well gotta get back to work around the house! Pictures and videos to come soon!

Dreiling Family Slide Show! Compiled December 2010