Sunday, October 30, 2011

Project 365 ~ 2 Weeks Worth

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

Sunday ~ 284/365
Sunday October 16, 2011

Sunday afternoon found us at our friends' house for wings and nachos...can you say YUM?! I can...Rog makes the absolute BEST wings anywhere...they are so very yummy! After all the food I found this kid sporting these...I ♥ this kid!

Monday October 17, 2011

Monday we got back the boys' school pictures...can you say...ARE YA KIDDIN' ME??! Colin's wasn't too bad, that was until you looked at the 8x10 and saw the HUGE line of sweat that ran across his entire forehead, complete with little droplets running down his face. Seriously didn't see that? You couldn't tell him to wipe his brow?? just wonderin'...

And then there was Brendan...not too much to say about that one...hhhmmmm

...needless to say that they will both be having picture retakes on Wednesday, thankyouverymuch!


Tuesday October 18, 2011Tuesday I introduced my kindergartners to their new writing journals! They were so excited, and it's a great way to see their writing skills improve! I get goose bumps just thinking of all the progress they will make by the end of the school year!

Wednesday October 19, 2011

Well today was picture re-take day...the both decided not to gel up their hair this time and that they wanted to wear their football jersies...whatever...all I can say is that at least I get a discount since I am a teacher! lol

Thursday October 20, 2011

Anther Thursday night...another football practice. Since they massacred the last team they played, we are still having football game...Saturday against a team that barely beat us the last time we faced off. One game elimination...Let's do this CATS!

Friday October 21, 2011

Friday night was our last home game vs. another in-district rival..the Stallions from SRHS. It was also Sr. Night. There was A LOT of cheering going on in the stands as we trampled the Stallions 41-28!! This was my fav pic of the 3 boys at the after game party celebration!


Saturday October 22, 2011

Saturday took us back to Buckeye, about an hour away, to play a team that barely beat us about 4 weeks ago. The CATS were hungry for some Wolverines and were looking for a WIN but sadly we could not pull it off and lost in the 2nd round of the play-offs. Colin was one of the captians this game.

CATS 12 - Wolverines 20

Great job boys!

Our season is done with the exception of one last bowl game in November!

After the game we headed to the Little Scholars & Cheer Jamboree. This is a celebration for all of the cheerleaders as well as all of the Scholar Athletes in the Pop Warner organization. Brendan was nationally recognized since he was in the top 4% of the players nationwide with his grades. (that is the reason is ribbon is orange).

Colin received 3 for their play-off game and 2 academic medals for being on the honor roll (all As & Bs).

Brendan also received 3 for their play-off game and 2 academic medals for being on the Principal's honor roll (all As).

Sunday ~ 291/365
Sunday October 23, 2011

Unbeknowest to Ryan, I was making Monkey Bread and unbeknowest to me, Ryan stopped at McDonald's on his way home from football on Sunday this is what we feasted on!

Monday October 24, 2011 This week was Red Ribbon week at school...Say NO to Drugs! We also had spirit week that went along with different Say NO to Drugs slogans; today's slogan... "Don't get mixed up with drugs"...hence...mix and match day! I played the part well, dontchya think?!


Tuesday October 25, 2011

Throughout the year we teach Character Counts using the 6 pillars of character; trustworthiness, honesty, caring, responsibility, citizenship, & loyalty. We also have to do 30 minutes a week on anti-bully lessons. This week I chose to read a book titled "Words Are Not For Hurting." I stared with a big, smooth red heart. We read part of the book and then talked about ways people use hurtful words; each time someone said a hurtful word it crushed/crinkled our heart. Then we talked about helpful words and how it makes someone feel better when we use nice words instead of hurtful words. The heart showed that even when we say we are sorry our heart will also be a little crinkled because of the hurtful words. This lesson was powerful and taught my students to think before speaking.

Wednesday October 26, 2011

Wednesday was 'Use Your Head' in our Say NO to drugs campaign...hence...Crazy Hair Day! Lots of fun for sure! The boys chose sparkly purple spikey hair today!

Tonight was also our PTA's family spirit night at Red Robin...YUM! It was lots of fun to enjoy a yummy meal with friends from school!

Thursday October 27, 2011

Thursday was my Pumpkin Fun Day at school! The afternoon consisted of a variety of pumpkin/fall related activities. One of the stations was the Pumpkin Exploration Station...2 big pumpkins in the sensory table they could explore!

Friday October 28, 2011

Friday was a very busy but very fun day! Today I was able to chaperone Brendan and his grade on a field trip. The 6th grade went to JA BizTown...a 'real' town set up to be run by students. They have been preparing for this for the past 4 weeks. They were the employers, employees, citizens, shoppers, everything! They even had to interview for jobs. Brendan was the flight instructor for US Airways! He did a great job and had so much fun! They learned how to open a checking & savings account, learned how to budget and manage their checkbook/debit card, and how to manage their time. I facilitated the bank and was so very proud of the boys and girls who worked there as it was the busiest business in town!

Brendan & I after I bought a flight lesson! This was the mock airplane he used!

After that fun day, we headed to Ryan's last regular football game of the season. It was an away game where both teams were 6-3 and vying for a spot in the win, you go; you lose, you don't.

WCHS's defense came out strong and it was an AWESOME game!


And the Wildcats go 7-4 and make the play-offs!!!

After the WIN..., Dawn & Robin (other coach's wives!)

Ryan & Tyler (one of my fav players!)

The boys & Willow the Wildcat

me and my coach!


Saturday October 29, 2011

Saturday was the Fall Festival at the school where I teach and the boys attend. It was so much fun and a gorgeous day! Colin enjoying so yummy cotton candy!

Brendan on the rock climbing wall

The boys taking a ride on the giant trikes!The day was so much fun, in addition to a bunch of carnival style games, they had face painting, a haunted house, hippity hops, a costume contest, giant hamster ball races (SO much fun!)...the boys were having such a great time that we ended up staying the entire day!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Project 365

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

Sunday ~ 277/365
Sunday October 9, 2011

Sunday Colin & his friend Kyle asked if they could wash my car...who was I to turn down their want?! They ended up washing my car, Ryan's car and Kyle's mom car! Great way to keep cool on a HOT day!

Monday October 10, 2011 Fall Break...Day 1...Colin & I headed to my mom's house to visit and have her take in some of my skirts. While there Ryan surprised us in between football meetings and practice.

This picture courtesy of Colin!


Tuesday October 11, 2011

Fall Break...Day 2...the boys & I headed to the movies to see Real Steel. This was not my first choice in movies, but after seeing it, I was very glad that we went and saw very good!

Wednesday October 12, 2011

Fall Break...Day morning was all about this cutie and a coffee date with his mama at one of our fav spots! Loved to be able to catch up with fer while enjoying some hot tea and a yummy pumpkin nut muffin!

After lunch I took the boys and a friend up to Culver's for free custard. When you donate 2 cans you get free custard during the month of October! So very yummy!

...after our ice cream date, the boys and I headed to Kennedy's volleyball game. She and her team did GREAT...won both games. She is an amazing athlete.

Thursday October 13, 2011

Fall Break...Day 4...since I was up at the butt crack of dawn and had nothing to do, it was deemed paint the football banner day! The weather was so nice I was able to take it outside on the drive way and paint it there. I think this is my most favoritest banner I have painted this season so far! The boys had a friend over most of the day as well and then football practice that night.

Friday October 14, 2011

Fall Break...Day 5 (final day, so sad)...found us at Cereta's Chocolate Factory. They are a small family owned chocolate factory that still hand makes it all...YUM! On the ultimate chocolate pizza tour we were able to tour the factory, sample some of the yumminess and the kids were able to make a chocolate pizza of their own. Since it was Friday and still GAME day (for Ryan) it was another coach's wife and her kids (Emma, Nash & Bric) and us! We all had a great time!

Brendan making his choc pizza

Colin making his choc pizza

After the chocolate factory we headed to Scottsdale for an away game where we were treated to dinner by the WCHS football very thoughtful and very good! And then is was game time!

Ryan watching as his defense put a pounding on the Wolves of DMHS.

A little blurry but it was a HUGE sack!!!

...Final Score...

WCHS 48 - DMHS 23

It was an AWESOME game!!


Saturday October 15, 2011

Saturday leads us to Play-off Game #1 for the CATS! They were up against the Bruins and were ready for a fight. In their league it's a one game it was put up or go home!

The boys on the sidelines

Both boys in on stating defense...the played an AWESOME game...

...bring home a V.I.C.T.O.R.Y.!!!


...and that brings us to game #2 of the play-offs!


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