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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

10 on Tuesday

I am too tired to write... let's just say that two weeks away from 25 - 5 year-olds makes you forget how tiring they are.

I will write more later, but here are some new pictures for my 10 on Tuesday. They are from my wonderful camera that Paul & Sandi got me for Christmas!!

Before the questions come in: YES that is a Justin Bieber doll (that Jeff insisted that Aubrey get) and YES she is about ready to kiss it...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

30 on Tuesday?!?!

Ok, I am being a horrible blogger I will try and do 30 on Tuesday today to catch up on my missed weeks.

1) I HATE our camera. Somehow it got sand in it at the beach and has not worked well since. I have missed so many cute pics because it has decided not to work.

2) I am a college student again... I am attending Seattle Pacific University to finish up my Professional Certification. Fun, huh?

3) In April, when I graduate that will mean that I am totally done with college FOREVER, unless I go and finish my Special Education degree someday, like my Principal keeps telling me to do :)

4) My school is really working to prepare our kiddos for College. We have "College Bound" bulletin boards, etc. We are filling our display case with college things and guess who has a BUS size WSU poster that is going in there, hmmm ME!!!!

5) I have 24 fun, active, great Kindergartners in my room. I love teaching them - but that is what too many! I am currently not on overload by my district is having major overload issues. There is a 1/2 split with 29 now... Crazy!

6) We are teaching all the K kiddos winter songs for our Winter Program. They are so cute. I love how they all yell the parts that they know... "then dreidel i shall play, OH DREIDEL, DREIDEL, DREIDEL. That makes me giggle just thinking of it now.

7) We have been driving up and back to Tacoma in one night to watch my brother-in-law's football team play. Brian coaches for Bellermine Prep in Tacoma. The girls LOVE watching his team play football. They even can say and do the touchdown signal on command.

8) I HATE our camera.

9) Jeff and I are headed to see Daniel Tosh next Friday. Check him out - he is so dang funny!

10) We are also headed to Singing Christmas Tree is a couple weeks, Jeff can hardly wait!

11) We got our family Christmas photos taken on Saturday. We went to JCPennys and they were amazing! They spent almost a hour with us.

12) I love Glee~ I am getting so distracted - I wish this show was on nightly.

13) Maybe 30 was way too ambitious.

14) Almost half way there...

15) Who hoo!!!!! 1/2 way!

16) Jeff and I took the girls to the zoo on Sunday. It was awesome! We had to hide under a tree for five minutes to hide from the downpour. It rained off and on for the rest of the time but all the animals were out!

17) The new lion exhibit at the zoo has a training section where you are literally ten feet away from the lions which are behind a chain link fence. All three lions were training in there when we were at the zoo!

18) The girls are doing great with sign language. The both are able to say 5 or so words in sign language without prompting.

18) The girls are staring to talk a lot also!

19) They can say: mama, dada, ad-son (Adison), ab-re (Aubrey), gramma, gapa, touchdown (Aubrey relates our neighbors white truck to my dad and when she sees it she says gapa - touchdown!), ball, car, kit-t, quack quack (duck), mooooooooooo, peas (please).

20) Jeff is growing a mustache for MO-vember.

21) My car has 90,000 miles on it now :( ~ 1-2 trips a day to Camas sure add up.

22) The girls will be 19 months old on Monday. I can't believe how fast they are growing up.

23) Wow.. Schuester just kissed Beiste!

24) I saw my old boss on Little People, Big World last night. Let's just say not too fond memories popped in my head of him.

25) I have a new obsession with snack size baggies. I don't know why, they just make me happy :)

26) I am so confused with parents who see rain out the window, but send their kids to school with a short-sleeve shirt on and no coat.





Made it :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1) Jeff is watching "Modern Marvels - Truck Stops" in the room I am in. Really?!?! This has got to be the lamest show ever... Oh wait, he watches car auctions too. Eww.

2) I guess I am too lazy tonight to get up from the couch and go watch interesting TV.

3) I am procrastinating hard-core. I have a pile of 24 conference reports to do for Thursday and Friday. They are sitting so nicely in my cute teacher bucket on the floor - I do not watch to disturb them.

4) Jeff and I took the girls to Roloff farms last weekend. So fun! They even got to go on the pony ride - Adison HATED it, Aubrey loved it. If you know them, you know how backwards that is.

5) We also went to the Columbia employee store last weekend. I heart that place, my new fuzzy jacket is amazing! I think they should give teachers year round passes to all employee store, it is a little payment for all we do.

6) School is still crazy. Some days I feel like I am herding cats. I have 24 kiddos, but we heard another K kiddo is coming, ugh :( My Principal observed me and wrote me the cutest note - "K teachers have a special place in Heaven." I just hope their is no snot, gas noises, whining or tattletales there.

7) Speaking of tattletales I have broken out the tattle phone in my room already. I have 3 girls that would tattle ALL DAY long if I let them. The tattle phone is red and goes straight to the President's Office!!! :) I have one girl who simply tells me, "Obama needs to hear this."

8) I had a little boy get stung today by a bee. Low and behold another little girl got stung in the bathroom later in the day... Hmm ?!?! Did they think I was going to fall for that?

9) Oh wow, Jeff is now watching a show about knives, ugh!

10) Aubrey and Adison are doing great. They both are in the beginning stages of potty training. It is exciting but I don't know if we are ready for the messes to come :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10 on Tuesday

1) Today my classroom was like a zoo, really! I had roaring and crawling on the ground going on... how many more days of school?!?!

2) I have 24 (READ THAT AGAIN 24) 5 year-olds in my classroom... Not cool! My tables, chairs and mailboxes are maxed out. No more kids please - try another school :)

3) I have a child in my room that is a major crack up. He tries to bribe me (brings me quarters) to let him ride the bus. He can't though since he is on a boundary exception. I told him that his mom needs to write me a note if he is able to ride the bus. He brought me a note with scribbles on it. I asked him what it said, and he told me, "white people can't read Spanish Gay." Yeah, that is right he calls me "Gay."

4) I hate laundry! I will fold it all day long, but I hate putting it away. That is Jeff's job which means it sits on the couch in our room until I get tired of it and put it away. Jeff has a sweet life!

5) Jeff and I took Aubrey & Adison to Chuck E Cheese's tonight for my school's fundraiser. The girls loved it! Aubrey was that special child that screamed after every ride - mad that I took her off of it.

6) Juno is sick :( Poor guy - I have to get some pureed pumpkin tomorrow which is supposed to help his tummy.

7) I am in love with Glee. Is it bad that Jeff and I skipped a bath for the girls tonight so we (Jeff wants me to put "I" but he was on the couch watching it with me!) could watch it???

8) Jeff and I are very perplexed on how the girls take after one side of the family in every aspect. Aubrey's middle name is Diane (Jeff's mom who passed away when he was a baby) and she looks so much like Diane. Aubrey also has Paul's (Jeff's Dad) hair... total curly! Adison's middle name is Stephanie (my cousin, Stephanie Conway who passed away) and she is a total CONWAY. She is rough and tough and has that Conway build. Adison is also being miss bossy --- not at all like Stephanie :) -I have very fond memories of Stephanie running practices for our Christmas plays. She even put one of our cousins in time-out for not following the practice rules.

9) Jeff and I are looking forward to Halloween with the girls. Jeff loves going to my Grandma Pat's for her full size candy bars. She is "known" around the neighborhood. She is so cute - she still dresses up too!

10) Halloween is not allowed at my school. Kids can't dress up, we can't read Halloween books, etc. I have a feeling I will have a few kids dress up - some parents are not really reading the things I send home. I have been getting tons of calls about when things are... Just read the papers people!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

10 on Tuesday

Every blog I read has a "10 on Tuesday" post... I guess I better jump on that bandwagon. So, here are 10 things you might not know about Aubrey & Adison.

1. Aubrey & Adison were born 7 weeks early. They were the cutest 4 pound babies!

2. My water broke Easter night. I thought I was going to die on Easter... and I was HUGE. Like the size of a house... no joke - Ask my cousins they will tell you they were alarmed at the gigantic stomach. Just think if I would have gone longer... ugh!

3. Aubrey is 1 minute older than Adison ~ they would have been born at the exact same time but Adison was "swimming" away from the Dr.

4. Aubrey was born with a twisted/bent left foot. Her foot was bent inward. This was probably due to having Adision squishing her for 7 months. The PT worked with Aubrey and her nurses in the NICU and her foot is totally straight now.

5. Aubrey also had a herniated belly button. It should not have been funny - but Jeff and I sure got a laugh when her belly button would shake when she would yell. Again, it is all better now.

6. Adison was a very lazy eater and breather when she was born. She had to spend an extra week in the NICU, since she could not get the suck/swallow/breathe method down. You would not be able to tell with her belly now!

7. Adison is OBSESSED with animals, especially dogs and cats. She knows exactly what page in every book we own has a picture of a dog or a cat. We get to look at those books every. single. day.

8. Adison is also a very silly girl. She loves doing things to get a laugh out of people. Her new thing is bouncing her head around and fall down on purpose. Not very safe - but she thinks she is quite funny.

9. Aubrey & Adison are OBSESSED with Justin Bieber. Every single morning (no exaggeration) Aubrey will find my phone and/or computer and shout "baaa-beee." That is right, Jeff and I get to listen to "Baby" by Mr. Bieber at least five times a day. I can sing every word and I almost have Ludacris' part down. This might be a new talent for me. King Elementary Talent Show here I come!

10. Both girls have very special middle names. Aubrey's middle name is Diane ~ which is in memory of Jeff's late mother. Adison's middle name is Stephanie ~ which is in memory of my late cousin on the Conway side. We miss Diane and Stephanie daily - we are very proud that their memory continues in our beautiful girls.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Visiting the Oregon Coast Aquarium

The girls loved the fish, as you can tell!