Saturday, August 30, 2008
My class is looking like a dream class! They are very bright and willing to do whatever is asked of them. I am really enjoying this group so far. Last year's class was a real challenge so I am really enjoying the change this year. I have a little bell (I'll post a picture of it another time) that I can ring and my students stop whatever they are doing, stop talking, and look at me for a direction. AMAZING! I call it my little ringy-dingy bell. We've also started a new reading series which has the students creating an ABC Scrapbook throughout the school year. We completed the A page this week and the projects look super cute! Again, I'll post a picture of this later - I left my camera at school yesterday! Oops!
I am very thankful for the long weekend we are enjoying. Today was a day of rest for me - my headache wouldn't let me move for most of the day! Now it is on to laundry, cleaning up the house, hosting a BBQ dinner with the Pirate, Mermaid, & their parents, and enjoying time with my kiddos.
On a side note, when we came home this evening in the pouring down rain, a toad jumped into the garage. I am TERRIFIED and thoroughly disgusted by frogs/toads of all kind! My husband tried to get the thing out but it hopped under something and it is stuck there now. I hope it gets itself out of the garage but it will probably die under there. ARG!!! I managed to come into the house - how, I don't know. But I may move somewhere else.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
The Superstar was a big helper this weekend. He worked hard in the garage cleaning out things and sweeping the floor and driveway. Way to go, superstar!
The Princess had a difficult night. She was exhausted during dinner so we put her down to sleep. She spent over an hour crying and not able to lie down. She's had a runny nose for over a week. I hope she doesn't have an ear infection. At the beginning of last school year, she had an ear infection each month for the first 4 months! Daddy will be staying home with her tomorrow to take her to the doctor. Poor baby!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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Saturday, August 9, 2008
The Princess took out her very pretty hair doodles and had funny hair for a bit:
We made our way around the park, met Shrek:and then went over to Islands of Adventure. We spent most of our time in Seuss Landing and had LOTS of fun going on the rides there.We spent about 12 hours at both parks and had fun!
Friday, August 8, 2008
We checked into the hotel, went to dinner and shopped around. The Superstar got a new Bionicle Lego set and had fun playing with that before going to bed.
We put the Princess to bed BUT, she didn't want to go to sleep because we were all in the same room. Around 10:30 pm, she finally fell asleep. Around 2:45 AM, I heard a little voice saying, "Mommy, blankie! Mommy?? Blankie! Mommy, blankie!!" I woke up to see that her royal highness had thrown her blanket out of her crib and onto the floor. After playing "fetch" a few times - usually I wouldn't have played but I did NOT want to wake up the Superstar who can be a DRAGON if woken up!! - I got the princess up, changed her, and she thought it was playtime. She jumped on my bed, tried to climb Daddy Mountain, and run around the room. By 4 AM, I decided that I had enough and was EXHAUSTED so I put the Princess down again and luckily, she fell asleep right away! Whew! Isn't it amazing that Daddy didn't wake up at all during this?? Hhmmm....
Thursday, August 7, 2008
The Superstar going down the slide!
brother and sister enjoying some time together
The Princess splashing around.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
In my "welcome back to the school year" annual letter, we are asked to bring in a motivational quote to share. I'm kind of stuck and can't really think of one. Please leave a comment with a motivational quote and maybe I'll steal your idea and use it myself! For you other Skyline Stars out there - ha ha ha! I thought of a way to get help finding my quote! Don't steal any of them! HA HA!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Both kiddos got one shot each. The superstar did NOT feel super about this:
Poor guy, he screamed and hollered about the whole ordeal! The princess screamed while being held down for her shot but stopped after I picked her up. Whew!
Afterwards, we had lunch at Burger King where the superstar still was not a happy camper but then got happier when saw the Crayola kids' meal toy!! He said it was the best kids' meal toy EVER! Silly! We all got to get new school shoes and could be in a New Balance commercial! Outside of the shots, it was a good day :)
Monday, August 4, 2008
He's doing well! I'm happy with his progress. The superstar is no longer completely fearful of being in the pool without being held. He's still nervous about the deep end but hopefully, that will keep him safely away from that area! He'll have another lesson next week. I would totally recommend his swimming teacher to anyone! Let me know if you are interested and I'll send you her contact info.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Singing "happy birthday!"
The superstar is a skating fool! He wants to go back skating again SOON!