I realized I never posted about our Residency Match. Back in December, Rick matched for a Urology Residency at the University of Texas, San Antonio. It was our first choice! We are so proud of Rick for working so hard during school and being such a good interviewer at the various programs. Rick will be at the military hospital in San Antonio for his general surgery intern year, and then at UT for four years of Urology. We will be moving at the end of May, right after Rick's graduation. I can't think about leaving Winston-Salem too long or else I start to get teary, but San Antonio will be a great fit for us.
Ever since we found out where we're headed, I have spent wayyy too many evenings in a delirious state of clicking around the internet looking at San Antonio schools, neighborhoods, realtors, houses, etc. We sort of alternate between the house search and the minivan search each night. Yes, we are buying a van (finally!) and a house at pretty much the same time! Yikes! It will be nice when the van is purchased and the house is chosen (I will fly down to hopefully pick a house at the end of March), and we can think about other things... like packing!
Without a camera (can you see why I haven't bought a new one? Saving for a van and a house!), here are some pictures from our computer. I had to ask Carson how to use the photobooth thing. Apparently he's been taking pictures daily.
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I must explain the cards taped to the wall in the pictures. I have been soooo lazy about doing activities and crafts with the kids. Recently I started having them get into more of a morning routine (eat breakfast, get dressed, make beds), and then when Faye goes down for her morning nap, we do "learning time." I usually just make up something on the spot, like today I wrote short words on papers and scattered them around the floor. Carson and I would call out a word, and Everett had to find it and "rescue" it with his rescue helicopter. Carson usually does a workbook or something.
During this learning time, they put together these cards that their Grandma had sent them. These are great! They spell three-letter words, and there is a noun on the front and an adjective on the back. This was great because both boys learned something: Everett had to identify the lowercase letters and try to sound out the word, and Carson learned about nouns and adjectives. They love the new wall decor; I am having a hard time leaving it up! (I just tried to look up the cards to post a link and can't find them... they are Eric Carle though.)