Friday, May 28, 2010

School's Out!

I can't believe that it is already the end of May. Yesterday was the last day of school. It seemed like this month just flew by. This was my fifth year teaching. Every year brings new challenges, personalities, and fun. I had up to 36 students at one point, but 34 in the end. They were such sweet kids that truly enjoyed being at school. Because of the large class size they were very noisey-to be expected; but also the most messy class I have ever had. My partner cleaned before she took them to lunch and we spent lots of time cleaning before the end of the bell. It amazed me how quickly they could turn the classroom inside out. They also were the most "huggy" class I have ever had. They loved to joke around and have a good time. I wish them all the best in Jr. High

My partner for this year was Katie Davis. She is one of the best teachers I have ever met. Her ideas and lessons were always well thought out and enjoyable for the students. She is able to stay home full time next year with her baby and I am excited for her but will really miss her as my second half. Next year I will be teaching math, science, and social studies in the morning. I really missed math this year! My new partner is Rachel Hansen, a new teacher, very sweet and very excited to teach. She will be a wonderful addition to the classroom. I am so lucky to have the opportunity to teach part time and spend the rest of the time at home with my super cute kid and handsome husband!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I just love this picture because Brighton's Belly looks so large and in charge! You wouldn't be able to tell from the pic that I spend my life worrying about how much he is eating. We used to sit in the high chair for an hour and get about 4 bites in. Recently he has been doing so much better and I have found somethings that he will always eat. The belly for now is mostly from Big Kid formula and whole milk. Hopefully within the next couple weeks it will be a belly full of food!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Blog Slacker

I was so excited to finally update my blog. I took some cute pictures this week and got on today to upload them only to find out that I can't find the sd card thingy. So instead I worked on my digital scrapbook. I have always been an avid scrapbooker, and love doing it. One this will always frustrate me though, I WILL NEVER CATCH UP!! No matter how hard I work, more pictures and events keep arriving! Is there anyone out there that is actually caught up? I am working on last years Christmas right now, when that is done I will have all of 2009 complete. Pretty good right? Did I tell you that it is about 200 pages long! I tried to make it less, but my kid is so dang cute I can only delete so many photos!Thanks goodness for the website that has deals on printing photo books!
Well lets not forget to mention that I skipped about a whole year to get there and am trying to also finish that. Luckily, high school - college is done, plus my first two and a half years of teaching YEAH! My mom did pretty good at a baby book, but what about older elementary and middle school? Our wedding? That is a project that will take some time, probably why I chose to skip most of 2008. There will never be enough time in the day for all the many projects I would like to complete.
On that note, one week left of school, then I will have four more hours of the day. I already have them planned out with playing with my cutie pie, cleaning house, working out, playdates with cousins and friends, maybe I can squeeze in a little extra scrapbooking and sleep. :) Good luck to everyone with forever and ongoing to do lists!