Thursday, August 27, 2009
Run the blood stain under cold, cold water.
Scrub it with Safeguard bar soap.
Rub the clothing together vigorously.
Repeat if necessary.
I don't know if another brand of soap can be used; I just know that that's what I've used and works. This is a fail-proof method ~ great for cleaning up after your kids' scrapped knees or your unmentionables during [ahem] that time of the month.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
So, what started out looking like this....
Turned out looking like this....
[Note: man in background, is NOT a robot, but my father-in-law] :)
Mark made a robot pinata out of cereal and other food boxes.
And no robot party would be complete without the robot cake, which was fun to make and decorate....
I was inspired to do the "party" banner from Chrispea's post and challenge. You still have until next Monday to try one on your own and post it to the Ally Scraps forum and it's a great way to use up some of those scraps I'm sure you've got laying around.
Monday, August 24, 2009
FIRST experience with school ~
FIRST loose teeth and lost teeth
FIRST slip n slide experience
FIRST real roller coaster
FIRST boogie board experience
FIRST time off the low diving board
Followed shortly after on the same day,
FIRST time off the high diving board
And stay tuned....in one more week, my baby will be going to FIRST grade!
Monday, August 17, 2009
We had his viewing and memorial service last Thursday and I had the privilege of reading Psalm 91 ~ one of his favorite passages....the one his mother wrote to him when he was in WWII. And then, there was an opportunity to share memories and I wrote this:
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Starting the end of this month, I will be back in a school district as a 3rd & 4th grade literacy coach. I am really excited about the opportunity. ALL of my teaching experience is in 3rd grade and although I've had my masters degree in reading for 7(!) years, I've not used it yet. I feel like this job is the PERFECT fit.
I will be teaching 2 skills groups 2 hours/day and then the rest of my time will be spent supporting the classroom teachers either through co-teaching, modeling, or professional development. My principal seems like a wonderful person to work alongside and the teachers I met in the interview immediately made me feel comfortable.
Remember this post?
Yeah.....well, God was [IS] in control and had something better planned for me all along.
this job.....is only 20 minutes away from home.
.....gave me credit for my 9 years of teaching experience
.....allows me to use my degree without the stress of having
my own classroom [no report cards, no grading papers]
.....is a $14,000 raise from the last time I was teaching ~ 4 years ago!!
.....allows me to be home when my own kids are home
.....was offered to me after only 1 (!) interview
I DO have mixed emotions about being away from my boys every day. It will be a huge adjustment for all of us. But, at the same time, I think we'll spend the time we have together much more wisely. I feel that God has blessed me with this opportunity and things will work out for the best. Thank you for your prayers and well-wishes!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
The other two boys were not proficient pedalers until they were 3 years old.
Nathan, you can never say you weren't ahead of your brothers.
Gotta love the matching Lightning McQueen helmet and [backwards] shoes! :)