Friday, March 28, 2008

It's a dog park here!!

So, we got to Karen's house (in Wilmington) yesterday around dinner time. We have had a great time soo far! There are 5...yes, 5 dogs in her house right now. Karen has two border collies, her roomie has a yellow lab...and we brought our 2 dogs along as well. It looks like a dog park here but they all get along and it has actually been great! This morning we took 4 of them out to a part of her neighborhood that has nothing but land, and ponds...and lots of mud puddles. So, the dogs got to play fetch and yes, get in the water all morning. I wish I had my camera when Jack layed down in every single mud puddle he found. He was absolutely filthy...looked like a drowned rat. At one point Jack jumped off of a cement water pipe and into a creek-like area. Karen said it was like he was jumping off of a diving board. I was too far behind them and missed it. When we got to the pond, Jack was not so ready to go in...he doesn't like the deeper water. However, our eleven year old dog, Maggie was all about swimming in the pond. Needless to say, I am sad I did not get any pictures but they all had a blast and got very, very wet...and dirty!!! But, it's vacation, right?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Could it Be??

So, as you know we are on spring break.  No we have not gone anywhere like most of the students have, but we are getting our basement done!!!  Yay!!  In about 4-6 weeks our master bathroom may be here also.  What can I say?  By summer we may finally be able to play around the outside of our house for a change.  Who would have thought?  

Pics coming soon....

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring Break!!

So, spring break is finally here and I could not be happier!!!  Josh and I are still tossing up vacation ideas, and who knows if we will ever get out of here but we'll see soon I guess.  My first official business once I got home was a NAP!  I have not had one of these in ages.  It is amazing how your body knows when it is time for a break.  Anyways, if you have any great places or ideas for us for a great spring break, let me know.  If we go anywhere we will probably camp since we are poor and our folks kindly gave us their pop-up camper.  So far our ideas for spring break are:

-Savannah, GA (I love history AND the beach of course!)

-Wilmington, NC (One of my best friends lives here!)

-Stay home and fix up the house

What do you think??

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Today of all days...

Sooo, our school is undergoing some ACSI accredidation.  (We are accredited by the Classical School people but we are getting another one since ACSI is a great thing to have when you are a Christian school.)  ANYWAYS.... so there are people from the ACSI team at our school this week.  They are observing classes, asking us questions...making sure we are doing what we say we are doing, and doing it well basically.  Now for my story...

We have "bouncy chairs" as the kids fondly call them for the students to sit in if they choose.  These are plastic chairs on wheels in which the seat is a bouncy ball.  This is a great "tool" if you have fidgety, energetic kids.  It allows them to bounce a bit, while maintaining balance at the same time.  I won't go into all the functions of the chair.  So anyways, an ACSI person comes into my classroom and mouths to me "Can I watch?"  Of course, I say "yes" now being nervous since I am being watched by a stranger.  The point is that my tiny little first grade student was not sitting on the ball chair properly, and yes---he fell out of the chair and onto the floor.  The observer looked a bit was I...while thinking...yes, this completely makes sense that this would happen to me.  Thankfully the student was okay and laughed it off but I am sure that left a lovely impression on the observer.  Everything seems to happen to me at the worst moments.  Well, who knows if I passed evaluation or not but let's just say, I am beginning to be less and less shocked with these types of moments in my life.  The End.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Kids are hilarious!

So, check out my quotes of the week.  There are some great new ones.  Kids are so funny!!  During my tutoring sessions if the kids say anything funny I jot it down in the lesson plan book...otherwise I would forget.  I think I should write a book and fill it up with funny kid quoties.  What do you think?  (Oh and also, if you know how to put a comment box near my quotes, let me know.  I think that might be good.)  Thanks for reading.