Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Well, MJ succeeded in making a kid cry today - TWICE!!!! It is always a good day when you can make a kid cry. She told him his work was not of fourth grade caliber and he was ANGRY!!! How dare she make him do his work to the best of his ability.
And for me, well let's see, I had the joy of a second grader banging her foot (in “clickety clack” shoes nonetheless) on a wooden floor for 20 minutes straight today because I wouldn’t let her color before she wrote. It probably didn’t help that, after repeated reminders to do the writing part first, I ripped the bottom part of her page off where the coloring part was so she COULDN’T draw! Anyways, some things never change and the kids at school are one of them.
Oh, but I do have a cute kid story from school this week! I was showing a first grade class where we would go for fire drills and lock downs when they are with me. Well, when there is a lock down, our safe zone is the back corner of the teachers room, which is adjacent to my room. Now, of course, when we go in there to practice, the kids think it is just the coolest thing that they get to see where the teachers eat lunch. Anyways, on this morning, there happened to be a tray of leftover, cold, breakfast sandwiches from the kitchen. As we were heading back into the room, one of the little boys grabs my arm and in all seriousness says "Hey, you know, an intruder just might break in to the school to get one of those sandwiches." To which I replied "Well, if they were hungry enough, I suppose they just might!" Oh, the imagination of kids!!!
So, hallelujah for a long weekend - we have lots to do. We are going to do the run to the wholesale club to stock the teacher's room with goodies, mow the lawn, clean the house, and most importantly, give the basement the ol' heave ho! Really, we have so much junk down there, it isn't even funny - so we are going to get it ready for a yard sale that we will have next weekend with Laura and Sue. The dogs have also let us know (due to their CRAZINESS) that they need to take a trip to their Nana and Grampa's to play for a while. Boy, what a difference in their craziness level now that we are back to work full time.
Well, that's all tonight, stay tuned tomorrow for some new Disney Pics - our CD came in the mail today!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
In our last days before we returned her to her moms, we also had fun eating ice cream and playing mini golf. Here she is enjoying those!
And in sad news - we go back to work on Monday - summer is over!!!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
We went down to the lake today - more pics to follow in a separate post. Olivia aka "Princess Puppy Snow White" did a beautiful dance for us and I couldn't help but catch it on film! Who knows where she got her wonderful rhythm (or lack thereof) from, but she sure was cute! We laughed so hard we were crying.
So, here she is in her web debut - Miss Olivia aka Princess Puppy Snow White
In other news, this is our last week of freedom - we go back to work on Monday. This summer seemed SO short. The weather hasn't been all that nice here and it is a good thing that we went away. You watch, as soon as we go back to school , the hot weather will come in and we will be miserable!!!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Just a fun little video I took of Willy the dog and Gus the cat a bit before we left for vacation. They crack me up when they play together! Willy loves to "thunder paw" Gus, and Gus bites his muzzle terribly. They really do love each other! Enjoy
Monday, August 11, 2008
Anyways, nothing exciting going on around here - it is raining AGAIN - I think we have had one sunny day since we have been home. Oh well. We are getting ready for school and have workshops for the next three days. Guess summer is really over!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Here are a few last pictures of the rest of our vacation. We went to the Prison Museum in Canon City while still in Colorado - it was actually kind of interesting!
Then, back in Minnesota, we complete the "honey - do" list which included trimming hedges, cleaning out the gutter, and a couple of other small jobs. We also got to spend a few hours with our niece and nephews. We went down to the school to skateboard and play and we all went out to lunch together. It was a great vacation!