31 August 2008
I saw this on TBW and it is EXACTLY what I think whenever I see a commercial for a diet shake...or the Rock N' Roll Stepper that is sitting neglected in my living room...Funny thing about that stepper...I haven't lost a single pound since I purchased it...I guess you have to actually use it???
I'm a dork, because one of the things I'm most excited about in my binder is about diagramming sentences.
I am lucky enough to be living with my parents right now, which means that they take Tyler to school in the morning for me ( what poor child wants to get to school before 7am??) and pick him up at lunch time to bring him home for a nap. (Thank you Mom and Dad!!!)
This past week, Tyler switched classes from the 2-3 year olds class with Miss Esperanza as the teacher to the 3-4 year olds class with Miss Pam. He loved his old (former?) teacher, but is really enjoying being a "Honey Bear". He told me yesterday that "Miss Esperanza had babies/little kids (can't remember his exact word) in her class, but Miss Pam had all BIG kids." So let the ego/big kid complex begin...It only gets worse as they get older...I think Tyler saw too much Olympic Gymnastics because his frequent pose these days looks like this:
23 August 2008
And of course, like any good mother, instead of running to get my child OFF, I ran to get my camera so that I could take his picture WHILE he was doing this! Kinda takes the ooomph out of "Get down off of that coffee table!" now that he's completed this daring adventure, huh?
22 August 2008
***Editors note: The first picture with Tyler and Grandma Carol was from last week when we went over for dinner. The second picture of Tyler and Grandma Carol was from tonight. Can you tell what they spend a lot of their time doing when Ty is over there? Carol is sooooo patient with him!
Thank you to Mom, Dad, Doug, Dale, Carol and Erin for their contributions to this awesome gift!
I also got another thing that I LOVE! Kim gave me an awesome granny squares afgan...I love blankets and don't think I could ever have enough.
Don't the colors just make you happy? They are so cheery!
Also, in a move guaranteed to age a person at least 30 years in one day, I learned to knit yesterday! Jessie came by the office yesterday to drop off some knitting books for Kim and me to peruse, but we roped her into actually teaching us right then and there! (poor Jessie never even knew what hit her). There is no photographic evidence of my first ever knittin, but how about my second attempt? Not too bad for a 45 minute lesson, huh? (keep in mind, this took me a couple hours to complete)
17 August 2008
Please note his exceptional form and aerodynamically correct stance. He is definitely destined for the Olympics someday. His "training" must have made an impact because when I went in to bed he was sleeping very aerodynamically!
In Tanya News, I am still searching for a full time teaching position (which is becoming a little discouraging with the current budget "crisis"...I say "Crisis" because we seem to have plenty of money for other things, but not enough to hire teachers, give them adequate operating budgets, etc.) There is one more week before school starts so, theoretically, there is still hope. We'll see. I am trying to take the position that if it's meant to happen, it will happen. I'll let you know how that works out for me.
11 August 2008
08 August 2008
07 August 2008
Due to one of the row boats having a small "imperfection", one of our daily outdoor tasks was to remove the water from the bottom of the boat...Please do not call the child labour board because he asked to do it!
We rowed from Lakeview over to Home Creek this week too! (and when I say rowed, I really mean I rowed part of the way there and none of the way back...I told mom that I don't think she's a team player when it comes to rowing, but it turns out we made much better time when I just sat in the front of the boat and kept my hands off the oars...I like to think that it's because I'm such a "Strong" rower, but it's also possible that I am just better as a mascot)
Also, while making dinner tonight, I discovered the ONLY way to cook bacon...
03 August 2008
So far, we have:
--- roasted some more marshmellows(if you look very closely you will notice that there is no need to be alarmed that this campfire is in the middle of the road because there is also no fire)
---taken the Paddle Boat out for a spin around the lake
---and gotten a biology lesson on the reproductive and life cycles of earth worms
Look in the days ahead for thrilling updates on our time spent at 7,000 feet!