work is busy for joe- a good thing! he's got a lot of things in the works and has made some good progress with some "big fish" in his territory as of late. he's had a couple business trips so far this fall and has a couple more planned in october/november. assuming things continue to go as they have been, joe is on target to sell over a million dollars this year, which is a big accomplishment and will result in an award at wright's national sales meeting in february and a commission raise for next year. so proud of him!
joe and i spent labor day weekend in chicago to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. it was weird to be away from the boys for nearly 5 days but it was super relaxing and a lot of fun. the boys did great with my mom and dad at the lake in wisconsin. although i will say my parents were probably ready for more quiet and less bubble guppies by the end!
bennett started going to his old daycare with miss becky on mondays this fall and is loving it (and so is mama!). they walk to the library for story time, do lots of activities outside, and have sharing time. bennett is loving learning about moses in the BSF kids program on thursday mornings and being in the tiger room every other wednesday while i'm in MOPS.
also this weekend we started working on potty training with bennett.
he's doing great! he has only had a handful of accidents and we have been super proud of him. the funniest part of the weekend was when bennett called mimi to tell her he went on the potty. he ended up saying, "mimi! watch this!" and then proceeded to pee on the potty on facetime with my mom. silly goose.
hunter is 6 months old today!
i just can't get over it. he is such a joy- always happy and smiling. he puts himself to sleep and takes great naps. we are still waking up a couple times a night to eat, but i'm hoping that will resolve itself soon. if not, we will have to think about crying it out... not yet though. he had his first solid food today (besides rice cereal/oatmeal)- avocado! he LOVED it and ate 1/4 of a mashed avocado then cried for more!
bennett hated avocado but hunter couldn't get enough. he's still taking zantac for his reflux and doing great.
as for me, i'm involved in BSF and MOPS and really enjoying those activities. i am still working at this weight loss thing- down over 25 lbs to date :) i haven't been able to work out quite as frequently as i had been now that summer is over and we are busier during the week but i'm getting to the gym about 4x a week.
also, i was recently contacted by an old boss from family innovations who has since left to be the treatment director at minnesota teen challenge. he asked if i would be interested in doing some work for them from home in credentialing and contracting (essentially exactly what i did at family innovations). so i accepted a contracted position as credentialing lead and will be working 10-15 hours a week from home! it's a great opportunity for me to make some extra money but still be able to be with my boys full time. i'm excited and grateful for the opportunity!
that's the latest in the wienke world! i'll try to be better about posting more regularly!