Monday, December 26, 2011

Project 365 ~ 2 Weeks Worth

A picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!

Sunday ~ 345/365
Sunday December 11, 2011

Ryan snapped this pic of me and cousin Kristy as we headed to the was time for her to head back to CO. We had lots of fun hanging out for the last 4 days though!

Monday December 12, 2011

This week was Secret Santa week at school. Today I received this cute snowman mug filled with hot coco & candy canes!


Tuesday December 13, 2011
In Sc. Studies we studied Holidays Around the World...each kinder teacher choose a tradition from a different country; I taught the Legend of the Poinsettia from Mexico. We read the story, talked about the tradition and made our own thing...I actually got to talk/teach about the birth of Jesus! The kinder students also learned about traditions from Greece, Germany, Italy and Australia.

Wednesday December 14, 2011
Colin Boy lost another tooth. Sad thing though...the tooth fairy didn't come the night he lost it...sad but true...but the trooper that Colin is waited it out until she finally showed up. And since she was late, he earned an extra $1!!

Thursday December 15, 2011 Thursday afternoon we had a special all school assembly outside on our basketball a school we raised so much money & did so awesome on both of the fall fundraisers that we earned this totally awesome BMX bike show.

There were 2 riders who did tricks and stunts for about 45 minutes wowing the kids (& teachers!) tricks...doing a front flip and jumping over our principal!

Friday December 16, 2011 In Germany (of our Holidays Around the World) the students learned about the Christmas Tree...they were able to decorate their own tree and then 'snow' paint it using an actual bough of a Christmas Tree...I must say that this was one of my fav projects of the season; I just loved how they turned out!


Saturday December 17, 2011
Saturday night I scored FREE tickets from the Epilepsy Foundation of AZ to the Coyotes hockey game against the NY Rangers. Since Ryan doesn't like heights and these were upper level tickets, Kennedy came with us. We did lots of cheering for the 'Yotes!

Sad to say that they lost with .01 seconds on the clock...bummer!

Sunday ~ 352/365
Sunday December 18, 2011 Sunday was baking day!! My mom, Kennedy, the boys & I spent all day baking tons of cookies, making peppermint bark, peppermint thin mints, dipping marshmallows and pretzels....lots of fun for sure!

Monday December 19, 2011

Monday night I finished up the finishing touches of my students' presents for their parents. They made snowflake ornaments with their pictures on them. They glittered them too. I was putting the hangers on them with my hot glue gun! They turned out so pretty!


Tuesday December 20, 2011 Tuesday was my class Holiday Celebration and gingerbread decorating day! We had lots of fun getting messy! I also received some gifts...this clock was a gift from 4 families...isn't it amazing?! In the 15 years or so I have been teaching this is the first time I have received something so touching...I love it!

The kids' finished houses ready to be sent home!

Wednesday December 21, 2011

Wednesday was donate a $1 and wear a holiday here is me in my holiday hat!

Thursday December 22, 2011

Last day of school for the calendar year 2011...YaY! Brendan also designed, built & decorated a gingerbread house in his class! I think he did a great job!

Later that night was the annual cookie exchange I always attend...SO.MUCH.FUN. 20 ladies talking laughing and's gotta be a good time! I came home with about 9 dozen yummy kinds of cookies! (not like I need anymore cookies or anything...but oh my yumminess!)

Friday December 23, 2011

A new indoor trampoline place opens up by our house next week...we were fortunate enough to be invited to the friends and family pre-opening event. The boys were able to jump for about 2 hrs for free...they had such a blast! This place is way cool...a huge jump space, 2 dodge ball courts, a basketball court, and a foam pit! Next time I'm jumping!!


Saturday December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve at Grandma & Grandpa's house. Our tradition of pizza dinner and gifts from out of state aunts & uncles! Thanks Aunt Judy & Uncle Frank and Aunt Mary Ann & Uncle Bruce.

Afterwards we came home to get ready for some of Ryan's students to come and hang out! And since Morgan helped Ryan pick out my gifts they wanted me to open at least one while she was there! I opened a new COACH purse...OH.MY.GOODNESS....I {heart} it!!

And keeping with tradition with opening presents from out of state family, the boys were able to open their gifts from Gramma & Papa, and Aunt Jenni & Uncle Brett.; here they are enjoying their gifts...Brendan got Skylanders for the Wii and Colin got City Legos Space Station from Gramma & Papa and movie tickets from Brett & Jenni...Thanks everyone!

Before leaving it was time to snap a pic of Ryan and his girls, Morgan & Brooklyn...but Brendan wanted in on that as well!!

Join in with Sara...It's not to late to join the fun!
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Project 365 ~ Better Late than Never!!

A picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!

Sunday ~ 324/365
Sunday November 20, 2011

Sunday night brought students over to hang out...I love being the hang out house!! We had some snacks and dinner and lots of laughs!

Monday November 21, 2011

Brendan is REFUSING to but his hair and it's KILLING me!! (pick your battles...pick your battles!) morning he wakes up with major bed head. I took this picture to show him how bad his hair actually looked since he couldn't see it in the mirror!!


Tuesday November 22, 2011 The school where I teach & the boys attend was awarded an A status and Excelling school...isn't that awesome?! Today was our Excelling celebration...we had an Olympic themed day with a parade of scholars, gold medals, the passing of the eternal flame of knowledge and donuts!! It was an amazingly fun day! Here I am with my class and the flag we made representing our class.

Wednesday November 23, 2011

'Twas the night before Thanksgiving and all through the's what's for dinner!!

Thursday November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday November 25, 2011

Once the wishbone dried out the boys were able to make a wish...Brendan was the wish maker this year!


Saturday November 26, 2011 Saturday I made another entire Thanksgiving meal to share with some of Ryan's students...I must say that is way much better tasting the second time around!

Sunday ~ 331/365
Sunday November 27, 2011
I finally put up our family portraits that were taken over a year ago!! I went to Michael's on Thanksgiving night to get an AWESOME deal on frames. I am loving the way the layout turned out!

Monday November 28, 2011

Monday night was WCHS Wildcats Varsity Football banquet...this year it was held in the gym at the school and catered by a Mexican restaurant. Here I am with Tyler, one of my favs! Ryan is trying to set him up with a scholarship so he can play ball in college.


Tuesday November 29, 2011 Dr. Joy came to talk to all 5 kinder classes today to press the importance of staying healthy, washing hands, covering our coughs & sneezes and getting our flu shots.

Wednesday November 30, 2011

Since changing schools, the boys have been bugging to ride their bikes (we live about 6 blocks but across a super busy main road with no light or cross walk). I held them off until after football ended...I mean really, how could they ride bikes with their HUGE football bags!! So today was the day. I planned on riding my bike too, but half a block from the house, my tire popped off the rim, to I drove and they rode. They loved it!

Thursday December 1, 2011

Every year I make these with my kinder class...a count down mouse to Christmas!

Friday December 2, 2011

Friday was our city's annual tree lighting ceremony. No body wanted to go with me, so I went by myself {tear} and was able to hear some great music, see some beautiful lit up hot air balloons, and feel the Christmas cheer as they turned on the lights for the first time this season!


Saturday December 3, 2011

Saturday was the boys' CATS football banquet...nothing fancy...just a potluck at a local park where the parent's could chat and the boys could play football...cuz it's all about football!! Here are the boys with their coaches.

I received this, totally unexpected, from the team for doing the job nobody ever wants to do...TEAM MOM. (another mom & I stepped up to the plate when crickets were sounded!) It was a roll of toilet paper (for a crap job that nobody wants to do! lol) and a $25 gift card to Applebee's!!

And the boy's trophies

Sunday ~ 338/365
Sunday December 4, 2011

Sunday we met my parents at their clubhouse for our annual Christmas card picture taking in front of the fireplace! Here are my mom & dad with the grandkids.

Monday December 5, 2011

Colin lost a bet to Mrs. K, a teacher at school, so he had to wear a Packers Jersey on Monday as his payment...he didn't mind!


Tuesday December 6, 2011 We spent 26 hrs in New York City on Tuesday & Wednesday. We were there to honor and celebrate my father in law for being inducted into the college football hall of fame. It was so much fun...although I wish we had more time to see the sights! The dinner was formal so we were able to dress up! Above are my in-laws and all the kids with their spouses!

Ryan & I

Wednesday December 7, 2011

We walked everywhere we could Tuesday after the ceremony and Wednesday until we had to head to the airport. We saw Rockefeller Center, the tree, the ice rink, the Today Show being taped, Radio City Music Hall, Times Square and all of the fun shops, Central Park, 5th Ave, Madison Ave., Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, ate in a NY deli, and were driven around in the KRAZY (the a capital K) traffic!

Ryan & I in front of the tree & skating rink at Bryant Park

Thursday December 8, 2011

Thursday my (well actually Ryan's) cousin and her son were here for his basketball tourney. Kristy stayed with us and since I was her ride, I was able to see Derek in he is (#35 in maroon) getting the jump ball! His team went 2-1 this weekend.

Friday December 9, 2011

Friday the entire fam went to see Derek & his team play and after go out to dinner. Brendan and Colin love hanging out with Derek!


Saturday December 10, 2011

Saturday was our annual WCHS Football Christmas Party. Lots of laughs with good food and great friends! These are just some of the yummy desserts at the party!

Join in with Sara...It's not to late to join the fun!
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