Written by Jessica on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Click here to see the boys' facebook Father's Day shoot album.

Written by Jessica on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fun at the park in Aiken:
Mother's Day at Mom's:
That's a corn cob in Carter's mouth that he carried around and rolled in dirt and ate on. 
Dad took time out from packing/moving to give the boys a little ride.
Last day of 1st grade:
First driving range adventure for the boys:
I left my computer at Mom's when we went home to get our house cleaned up and ready for the renters.  She mailed it to me with a gazillion peanut things for the boys to play with.   
Father's Day 2010 - We dropped the cookie cake face down on the ground and didn't get to eat it.  But, it's the thought that counts, right?
Wade and Taylor played at a course called Bogeyville, here in Aiken on Fathers Day.  They only got to play about 7 holes before a storm hit, so they have a rain check to go finish the back nine.

Written by Jessica on Monday, June 14, 2010

Pictures take entirely too long to upload right now.

So, I'm just gonna gripe about the cost of childcare for a minute.

Registration fee: $65 each x 4 = $260
Material Fee: $55 each x 4 = $220
1 week deposit required up front = $373.75

Yes, $373.75 summer fee or $359.50 during school year when Taylor would only need after school care.

That's  $1227.50 just to START daycare for one week, plus all the book bags, and lunch boxes, and nap mats, diapers, wipes, clorox wipes, paper towels, and all the other stuff you have to supply.

And that is with a discount:
1st child: $115/week
25% off additional children: $86.25/week each
after school: $72/week

So, we're looking at $1500/ month for childcare plus we have to provide snacks and breakfasts.

My boys are to the age now, I'd like them to go to preschool, but my goodness, it's so expensive!

Written by Jessica on Monday, June 07, 2010

I'm still alive!  The move to Aiken was a pain to say the least, I really don't like moving.  It was my first time and I wish my last, but since we're in a small 2 bedroom, 1 bath trailer for the time being, I'm glad it's not the last!  Our house still hasn't sold, but it may be rented out soon.  {fingers crossed} 

I haven't had internet access since the move a couple weeks ago.  So, I feel so high tech to be surfin the web again!  We have a TV and DVD player, but no cable or live TV.  We can't even get the local channels. 

We're about to enroll Taylor in the local First Tee program and we've been invited to several churches and we plan on visiting them all before we settle down at one.  So, we're about to quit acting like tourist and start acting like we live here. 

I've found a job I really want at the plant Wade and most of the town works that I'm going to apply for.  I sure hope I get it, although it would be a huge change and I would miss hanging out with my boys during the day.

Pictures and a better update coming soon.  For now, I must cook dinner for 5 hungry boys.