We have moved to NH, where I am teaching at a boarding school named Tilton School (in case you have been living under a rock) and I am loving it out here. It is a lot of work, but life is good and I am plenty busy with the students, the family and work. Kai is starting to speak a lot more now, and also at the same time becoming more shy to strangers. Before he would run right up to anyone and say “HIII!” but now he is more into the shy not interested game. I am not sure if this is because he is meeting so many new people, teachers and students, or if he is just mentally developing that idea of being shy towards new people in general.
Kai has also started his potty training. This is a big step and he is making some great progress. For now it is only #1s, and that is great; #2s are a whole other ballgame. Aya has set him up with his favorite buddies in the bathroom: A curious George doll and a Cookie Monster doll. It has worked wonders, and just watching George sit on the little seat convinced Kai that it was the new hwat-ish.
Aya is enjoying it here as well, and making some new friends. She is with the Kai-man all day, but it is nice because I can always meet her for lunch and even pop in and out of the house between classes: my house is 20ft from where I work. I have just finished my JV-B Soccer season, and we ended with a nice 4-6-2 record. We easily could of had a .500 record but a couple of bounces just didn’t go our way. At any rate it is considerably better than last year’s record: 0-13.
Last, and definitely not least of all, Kai has a big birthday coming up. On November 18th it will be Kai-man’s 2nd B-day, so make sure to post a comment or send some love up to NH. I am going to try and get some photos back up and going, maybe even a video, but to be honest I don’t have my nice Apple iMac any more and working with any Windows OS is just to much of a headache. Hopefully Santa will buy me one for Christmas.