Oh, hey, Blogger.
It's been a loooooong time. Like probably a year. But before that it was sketchy at best.
Quick update from the Peterson family.
CARTER is working for West Co Drilling. He is operating a drilling rig, which is cool. But the company has been pretty slow and they actually let off everyone except Carter and one other driller, so we're glad he's still working! He's in St. Albert at the present time, being subcontracted by Midwest Caissons (who he worked for in Edmonton!). It's a lot of work, which is good, but we HATE him being away. One week down, probably two more weeks to go. He also started hunting this season, and got his first whitetail doe! We're getting ready to eat deer all winter. Eek.
NICOLE is kicking around. I'm one of the Show Choir leaders now, teaching the tenors the music. For the Christmas show I also did props and backstage, so I was away from home a LOT. Hopefully the spring show goes a little bit smoother now that we know what to expect. Rylee has been amazing, watching the boys on Friday afternoons while I'm teaching, and she also came every day after school during choreography so I could do warm ups and prep the props for the day.
JACK is in preschool! And he LOVES it! He takes the bus on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-10:30. His speech is flourishing, and I don't use that word lightly. He still struggles with hard K sounds in the middle or beginning of words (he can say Jack and back really well, but cat and tractor are tough), L sounds, and hard G sounds. But he gets help during preschool and we go to speech with a speech pathologist assistant every Tuesday. We're also doing Parent Preschool at the Parent Link Centre, and he loves Mary Rose and the other helpers. He sings the circle time songs all day. Actually, he sings all songs all day. His favourites to belt out in the car are Elsa and Anna (Let It Go, Love is an Open Door, In Summer), 5 Little Monkeys, and Do Your Ears Hang Low.
Judging from my previous posts, you may not even be aware that I do have a second child. JETER is 15 months old!! I don't know where the time has gone. He's walking and jumping and wants to run, but his chubby legs don't want to go that fast. He says daddy, mama, baba, bath, bear, ball, water, and signs please, more, and all done. He's a very enthusiastic signer. He loves stuffed animals of every shape and size, especially his "pengoo", of which he has several different ones.
Both boys love Paw Patrol and Mickey Mouse, reading stories, and Christmas lights. We're getting excited for Christmas! Freddy, our Elf on a Shelf, has been making his visit and Jack loves finding him every morning.
Hopefully I can get back into blogging, but no pictures today as I'm on my mom's laptop. If you're looking for a photo fix, check out my Instagram (petersonicole23), as it's loaded.
Peace and love, blogger folk.