Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Classroom

I'm up way too late, and when that happens, I quite frequently find myself on the computer. Ugh. It's addicting!!

Today I went classroom shopping. I am moving into a bigger room and I need a theme, so away I went to the teacher store. With the help of Niki, I have a cowboy ranch theme going on, and I love it!! Last week I got a little red pup tent from Ikea and that's going to be in the reading corner as the "barn." Then today I found lots of fun cowboy/ranch/farming borders to go on the bulletin boards, there are about 6 of them in the classroom and 4 in the hallway outside my new room that I'm responsible for. There are tons more things for me to get still for this new room, I just had to make a dent in it today. This classroom move is a good thing for me. I've been stressed the last couple of years at work and a move to a new room, new neighbors, a clean, fresh start is making me about 5% excited to go back to work. That's a lot compared to last year!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

I have three weeks of vacation left. Bummed:( I know, I know, teachers should just be lucky they get "summers" off, but in reality, it's not 3 months anymore, more like 8 weeks for teachers and 11 for kids. It gets less and less every year. And we work 10 months of the year, and get paid for that 10 months, most of us just choose to have it stretched out over the summer time, so we are not getting paid to not work. I am not going to make this a pity post for teachers, it just seems that we get less and less vacation time every summer and we still have no valid reason to go back to work if the kids don't start back until after Labor Day. Just stinks, that's all I'm saying. So, in these three weeks, I have lots to do. A few projects left to finish (start) around the house, a visit to the zoo, probably another weekend or two at the lake house (inlaws) and every single second I can spend with my little man I will. This summer has been so fun with Carson! Last summer he was a newby, and as much as I loved that, there was no playing. A completely different story now! We play constantly! Kenny even cuts his work short to hang out with us and play around outside. What joy! I can honestly say that this is the first summer since I've been teaching that we spent lots of time relaxing at home. What a treat!

My One Year Old Baby & Me

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I was sleepy, he was sleepy and irritable from teething, we snuggled, he cooed and ran his fingers in my hair, can you just see the sweetness in this moment? Hmmm...

Friday, July 09, 2010

The Poop Spot

It's taken me a couple weeks to figure out Carson's fascination with the corner of the livingroom behind the rockers. He hangs out there every morning for about 10 minutes. At first I thought it was the socket and the plug covers that intruiged him, and then I thought it was the physical act of making the rocking chair rock that he liked. I even thought maybe it was the cold air that comes out of the vent. And then it hit me......he's pooping. Every day at that time, behind the rocking chair. And he does like his privacy too! Now that I know what he's doing, I giggle at him and talk to him while he's pooping, and he crabs at me. So I know my boy digs that privacy when he's in his poop spot!!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Happy Birthday Carson!!


Unbelieveable I tell ya! Carson had a great birthday, but when you are a baby, I think every day is probably a great day. Hehe. He got to see his Aunt Niki as well as 4 out of 5 of his grandparents and the best part of his big day was smashing his face with blue Cookie Monster cake. I only cried 3 times, not because I'm sad, okay maybe a little, but more because I kept remembering every single second of his birth. All 24 hours of it. I kept looking at the clock and thinking, "Okay, at this time last year I was...." I'm sure all you moms have done that same thing too. It was such an emotional arrival into this world, and every time I thought about it yesterday and today, oh the tears. So, maybe it was more than 3 cries that I had today, I honestly lost count. I am just so lucky to have been chosen to be his momma, to spend every moment I can with him and watch him grow and learn and laugh and play and love. He is truly a joy and a blessing to Kenny & I. I hope every single birthday that he has is as great of a day as today was. Happy Birthday Carson Riley Alan. Momma and Daddy love you to the moon!