Monday, June 23, 2008

June 2008

Hello friends and family!

We wanted to keep you updated on what has been going on at the Dalke residence. Nora is doing great and turning into quite the young lady. She is officially out of diapers (since April) and is signed up for preschool this Fall...wow where did the time go? She is adjusting beautifully on becoming a big sister. She is already teaching Hannah things and loves to make her laugh. It really is great!

Hannah is 7 months already and growing like you would not believe. She is quite the healthy one I might add - at her six month check up she was pretty close to 20 pounds...yeah she does like to hit the bottle. She is such a great baby and she TOTALLY has the Galuski dimples and chin, lucky girl ;)

Joe is keeping busy working as a union plumber still. He is working in Elgin, so his commute is great and he is usually home by 4. I have started pursuing my masters degree in elementary education. I have to take one more science class this Fall and then in the Spring I will attend Roosevelt University. I am pretty excited to make a career change AND add on to my existing student loans - heck why not add more right? :)

All and all things really are fantastic! I will try and post as much as I can, things are quite hectic here...did I ever think motherhood would be easy? :)

Hope everyone is doing great!

Joe, Jackie, Nora & Hannah

OH YEAH - animals are great too. Sassy (lab) is STILL kickin (going on 14), Otus (Rott) is a pain in the butt and Kiki (cat) is still as evil as ever.

2 comments:

Dana Carpenter said...

Wow, so this is what a blog is. Is my age showing? I've never actually visited a blog. But....what a great way to keep in touch with everybody.

You guys sound like your doing great. The girls are beatiful.
Lauren still dying to come see them. You could get a "out of jail" card if she came, as she would babysit. She's very good at it.

I'm so proud of you Jackie. You had hard life yet in spite of it all, you've blossomed like a rose. Your a great mother, have brains and looks. Joe is one lucky man. However, he aint so bad himself in the looks and brains dept.either! I love and miss you all. Keep posting!
Dont forget to post my correct email though. Same as the one you have minus the "D".

smooches!
Dana

Sam and Rachel Tramontana said...

Hey Jackie!

I'm excited you have a blog!! :) Try not to become a blog addict....it's easy to do!

Kids are adorable, keep posting!

xoxox,
Rachel