Sunday, October 26, 2008

So yesterday, thanks to the help of Mandy, we were able to get some nice pictures of the family! Here's us, Cesar, Heather, Alicey, and Olivia on October 25, 2008.

And here's an update on us:

Right now I am working about 11 hours a week teaching classes at UVU (the former UVSC in Orem). I'm teaching two sections of business calculus and a section of intro to statistics. I really enjoy getting a chance to do something I like to do and earn a little extra money at the same time. In the future I'd really like to be able to teach one class a semester. I am finding myself REALLY business as of late trying to prepare exams, reviews, and quizzes and grading homework and everything else. But that's okay.

Cesar started teaching full time at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) this year and is really enjoying it. Why? Well, very few hours, great benefits, he gets a laptop while he works there, and it's fun! His contract is a tenure track, meaning as long as he doesn't slack off, he's there for as long as he likes! Cesar is also continuing his summer work from home of translating patents of products being sent to Brazil and also revising translations of the same. He says he really likes this because it doesn't seem like work. He said it feels like he's just playing around on his computer while he watches TV... Cesar's ideal job! AND, Cesar is also finishing up a masters degree in Portuguese Literature at BYU and teaching a Portuguese class as well. So, in a nutshell, he's pretty busy!

Alicey is growing up fast! I'm sure all of you know what that's like if you've got kids at home or kids around. She it talking LOTS and LOTS now! It amazes me everything she knows how to say, and in Portuguese! And what amazes me even more is that she has also figured out how to say a lot of things in English as well! I only speak Portuguese to her, so that has come from friends, family, TV, church... She is also starting to use her potty, though she usually doesn't have enough patience to get anything done there. After five or ten seconds she gets up and asks for me to put her diaper back on. I guess that's where our problem is! Alicey's favorite thing to do is see people! She loves to be around lots of people! Her favorite place is church where she gets to see Telma (her nursery leader), Clarissa, and the babies! Her hero is Tio Radames (a guy from our ward who's been adding an addition to our house). And she loves to sing lots and lots of songs! Oh, and I must not forget that the first thing she asks for EVERYDAY is to watch "Doya" (that's how she says Dora, for Dora the Explorer). On Sundays it takes a lot of effort to take her mind off of it and distract her with other things. That's my fault for allowing her to become so dependent on Dora, and Tigger and Pooh, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and Little Einsteins.

Olivia got her first tooth a week or so ago (I think I already mentioned that), and is learning to sit up. She loves to talk, or babble, roll around LOTS, and play with toys. She also LOOOVES to eat! She's eat anything, though I don't give her anything. But anything I've ever offered to her she'll accept, even the gross baby foods like peans and green beans! Olivia is also becoming a Mama's girl. She does quiet well in the evenings with Cesar while I'm teaching, and most of the time with Cesar's she's okay, but if I ever give her to someone else to hold, she usually starts crying with a few seconds! She's got the cutest smile and I love her to death!!!


Smileyhappychan said...

What a good-looking family! Your girls are adorable! Mandy did a fantastic job, getting great candids!

Heidi said...

Sounds like you guys are doing really great! I love the pictures, Mandy is a great photographer!

Candace said...

Hi Heather, it is Candace Barton! I found you blog somehow. I just wanted to say what a cute family you have. I hope all is well.