I feel like our happening really follow what Ben is doing and he has been studying!!! He is taking STEP 2 and has been studying every day and night. And we needed a quiet place for him to study on the weekends and so he's been studying at church and keeping an eye on all of the pokemon go participants that stop by there ;). It's really the BEST place to study and to pray to do well on a test. Ha! He is taking it on Wednesday and we are so excited.
Before he was studying Ben did a rotation in a lot of the health departments and saw lots of gross things but liked being able to help people that were really in need. Some of the doctors were better teachers than others and some showed up 2 hours late and took 3 hours lunches. Thank goodness for wifi and being able to study. He is super looking forward to his upcoming PSYCH rotations. The next one he has to be in Miami at 5:30 in the morning so his night owl habits will have to change to adjust to a 3:30 wake up time. It's. All. Worth. It.
This week the best thing we did was go to a baseball game. Caroline sings all of the time--she would really rather us speak "musical" all day and "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" is one of her favorites. We went to the game and then need a cool place so we went to Chick-fil-a and once every one was patient (again) and cooled off we went back after the sun had set. It was WONDERFUL and we want to go to another one. Caroline loved the atmosphere and who doesn't love a BAWWWWL Game?! (totally how she says it).
Our goal around our house has been to beat the heat. Geez it is hot and every one is frolicking to the beach but that just sounds so. hot. So we've been pooling it and playing inside. Caroline is allllll about her SUPER letters now and points out letters everywhere we go. I've been on the hunt for new swimsuits--but on clearance--and we went to Kohl's and Caroline said "Mom! That's a K! That's an O! That's an H! That's an L! That's an S!" when we pulled in the parking lot.
How adorable is that?
So we are spelling. Also, this week my mom is coming!!! HOORAY! And Caroline's birthday is coming up and while we aren't doing anything super exciting other than taking her to Disneyworld when it's not a million degrees--ok--so we are doing something super exciting--the anticipation is building. She is ready for her birthday and has enjoyed a few parties recently too. Anyways, we can't wait to celebrate CAROLINE.
I've been working a lot on teachery things and got over some mom guilt that I had about working while Caroline was awake. There are just somethings that I have to work on during the day. I read this blog that another freelancing mom wrote and it made me feel a lot better because I spend TONS of time with Caroline so it's totally ok for her to chill on the ipad while I work during the day. So she colors and watches youtube videos while I work upstairs and it's been the best thing ever. I've gotten a lot done and she gets some independent play time.
I guess the most exciting thing is that Ben got an away rotation in Houston!!! We weren't really looking to sign up for one but the opportunity presented itself so we took it. I won't be heartbroken if we don't match in Texas (well, maybe a little) because it is so up in the air but it is something I/we would really really really love. But I'm still up for an adventure too! So who knows but we are excited for the away rotation.
Or maybe the fact the Caroline has been rocking her potty training--that's something else exciting. We didn't have any accidents this week and she goes to the bathroom when she has to go. I haven't changed a poopy diaper in weeks and it has been soooo nice. At fist she was terrified of the toilet but after some major bribing it's now one of her favorite places! So hooray for potty training.
Making animal hats
I ordered a top from a little boutique off of instagram that I really liked. I've ordered a few before that didn't fit right but this one was perfect! And 13 bucks!
And this. Just because I love sleeping Ben pictures.