Sunday, May 29, 2011

Project 365

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


Saturday May 21, 2011

Saturday night we headed to the baseball stadium for Movie Night at the Stadium. Our city does this twice a year (wish it was more) for a free fun family event! Tonight they showed Despicable Me on the jumbo tron. We take a picnic basket full of snacks and our blanket and lay out in the outfield under the stars to watch the it!


Sunday May 22, 2011

This was my first book of the summer...I L.O.V.E. to read and don't have much time for it during the school year, but you can bet your bottom dollar that I make up for it during the summer! Since school got out I have finished 2 books and am half way thru #3!


Monday May 23, 2011

A few weeks ago I went to a home show for Thirty-One. It's kinda like a pampered chef show but for purses and bags and things. I fell in love with this company with all of their useful fun bags that you can personalize. They have tons of sizes, styles and color combos. I got this bag to use as my school bag; it is huge on the inside with lots of outside pockets and I had it personalized too! The Thirty-One stands for Proverbs 31 in the Bible which I love! I am thinking of having a home party since I am falling in love with them!


Tuesday May 24, 2011Tuesday night brought us to Brendan & the Cardinals play-off game. In this league there is a one game elimination so we kept our fingers crossed and cheered on the Cards...and they brought home a WIN! Way to playoff game...Tuesday Night vs the Red Sox.

Brendan had a great game...above is one of his hits of the night!

Wednesday May 25, 2011

I met my good friend Crystal for lunch today here...YUM! We caught up as we feasted on the all you can eat soup, salad & chips with salsa! Good fun! Love spending time with my friend!!

Later that day found us once again at the baseball field to watch Colin & the Cubs take on the Mariners for their first play off game. Colin had a great game...above is him on the mound...he LOVES to pitch!

The team after the VICTORY!!

Way to go boys!

Next game...Tuesday night...Yep...double header on 2 different fields!


Thursday May 26,2011

Ryan & I took time for ourselves and headed out on a date! A real date...with NO kids! Can't remember the last time we did that...just the 2 of us! We headed to the movies and then out to lunch! It was great fun and I realized how much I miss spending time with my hubby.


Friday May 27, 2011

Friday I was trying to find fun CHEAP things to do. I am already tired of hearing 'i'm so bored' and it's only one week into summer vaca!! So we headed to a free splash pad with Crystal and her son, Z. It could have been boring for the boys but they embraced the moment and had lots of fun!! So much fun in fact that when we had to leave after 2 hours they didn't want to go!

...and then after dinner Colin asked if I would take him to the skate park. Well mind you that we are a very SPORTS oriented family, but skating is NOT one of those sports!! Colin has been dabbling in skating and is really enjoying himself! We were there about an hour as he worked on his skills!


Saturday May 28, 2011

This morning I decided I would bake some blueberry muffins....OH YUM! They didn't last very long after they came outta the oven!

So as most of you know, I am switching schools and with that comes packing and moving and I have a TON of stuff! Well my entire room is packed in boxes in my garage. One of the boxes happened to be open and this is what Brendan found...his old train set (which I had hijacked for my classroom)! He has been having a blast all week setting up different tracks and playing with his old trains!

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Project 365

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

Sunday May 15, 2011
When I woke up this morning this is what I found in the living room...Brendan on the computer!


Monday May 16, 2011

Today starts the last week of our school year. Above is another volunteer, Ms. Jan, reading one of her fav stories to the class and as a good bye present she donated the book and coyote to my library...Thanks Ms. Jan for all of your hard work and are greatly appreciated!!


Tuesday May 17, 2011Months ago Colin threw this sticky man to our very high ceiling...AND it's STILL there!! We have been waiting for it to fall, but to no avail it's still hanging around!

Wednesday May 18, 2011

Wednesday was graduation day in our district. They rent out The University of Phoenix Stadium (where the AZ Cards play football) and hold all of the high schools graduations there. There were 3 staggered ceremonies and this year Ryan's school's, WCHS, was the last one starting at 7pm. This year the admin asked Ryan to be a name reader...ooooohhhhh...big time! He had to read 225 names and did amazing! He was able to wear his robe and masters hood as well.

Thursday May 19,2011
Ryan and the kids before they left in the AM
Kayla is now a sophomore
Brendan is a 6th grader
Colin is a 5th grader

The last day the boys are year they will be Hawks...we are all very excited about the move!


Friday May 20, 2011

No kids today...teacher work day.
For me...packing and moving day!
I was the first teacher to have this room...the building is only 3 years old...I loved that room!

Here is a pic of me and Hoj, one of our PE teachers who is moving back to MI...he will be missed!

Saturday May 21, 2011
SOOOO...I am trying to figure out how to down load my pictures from my camera to my external hard drive using a new school laptop....I am tired of trying so I am gonna publish this without my Sat pic...but will continue to work at it and hopefully next week I will be able to publish my 365 post with this day and the entire next week!
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Project 365

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Sunday May 8, 2011

Since Colin's birthday was a Tuesday this year and Ryan had spring football practice and the boys had their spring band concert that night we decided to have our family birthday dinner for him on Sunday...that means presents and cake!

Here he is opening up some presents...he got roller blades from grandma & grandpa, video games from gramma & papa and a whole mess of bey blades from us!

Getting ready to blow out his candles on his double chocolate cake...YUM!

And since it was Mother's Day as well...I needed a picture with all of my kids!


Monday May 9, 2011

Every Monday my mom comes to my class to volunteer. She was a great help this year and the kids adored her! Well this Monday was her last day as she will be outta town here is the class saying their good byes!! They almost knocked her over with this group hug! Thanks mom for all of your help this was greatly appreciated!!


Tuesday May 10, 2011 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY 10 YEAR OLD!!

Here he is enjoying a birthday doughnut on the way to school! They were also watching the movie Annie, which was another birthday present!

Here are the boys after their performance getting ready to listen to the honors band. They both did an amazing job!!

Wednesday May 11, 2011

Well it's official...I am transferring schools AND I am SO excited about it!

Wednesday after school, Colin and I headed to my new stomping grounds for a tour and for me to meet my new kinder team. While there, the principal took Colin on a tour of the campus and showed him his new room and gave him a school tattoo...from Jets to Hawks!


Thursday May 12,2011

Brendan's last book report of the year....a box report...his job was to read the book and then draw pictures with enough detail to retell the story. He got an A+...Great Job Bren!


Friday May 13, 2011

Friday I was able to chaperone Colin and the Jets Choir on a field trip! It was so much fun. Our school choir along with another school choir went to a senior living village to sing for the residents. They did such a great job! Above are the 2 groups singing We Are the World (which Colin had a solo!) and below is of me and my Colin Boy before we left to go back to school.


Saturday May 14, 2011

Most of Saturday I spent in my classroom packing up. Sadly it will be sitting in my garage until I can get into my new room at my new school....but not until the other teacher moves out. I am hoping to be able to move in the week after school gets at least get it out of my garage and the heat. Our last day of school is this Thursday May 19 and I have to have everything out by Friday afternoon...I got a lot done today but still have a lot more to do!!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Baby Turns....10!!!

My Baby turns Colin Boy is 10!! Oh My Word...He's 10!! First the other one turned 11 and now here is my baby and he's 10...sigh...

...10 things about my 10 year old on his golden birthday...

1. He is a fun lovin' kid always with a smile on his face

2. He is a great swimmer and loves to be in the water...{looks pretty good in a swim mask too!}

3. He can do anything he puts he mind to

4. He is a tough kid with a very gentle and kind heart

5. He is an amazing athlete

6. He is a lover...loves to hug on anyone and snuggle snuggle snuggle!

7. He is one of the strongest kids I know...physically, mentally and emotionally

8. He gets excited about the little things in life

9. He loves all things sports related and would rather be outside than inside

10. He is a God fearing, fun loving, wonderfully kind hearted 10 year old!!

Happy 10th Birthday Colin Boy!!

We LOVE you so very much

and hope you have a

great day!!