Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Christmas Time Is Here...

Okay well not quite yet but almost! Christmas decor is out at many stores. I think Hobby Lobby had their items out in July! I went to Hallmark recently to pick up a few things and saw these...

They are a wireless Peanuts band. Each character will be released at different times and each plays a different instrument and 2 different songs which means you get a total of 8 songs. How it works is, you press a button on one character and it will begin playing and then the others chime in. It is so cute! I should have taken a video of the whole band. I have my first character and am anxiously awaiting the rest. I have my calendar marked for the premiere dates so I can go pick mine up! I love Christmas time!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy 32nd

Well it's official. I am now 32. My birthday weekend started off nicely. At school on Friday I got several nice gifts from my students including 2 beautiful flower arrangements. Friday night we went to T's parents house and had dinner and cake. I also opened up gifts, including the one that was in this bag.

I ended up with a Keurig from the in laws which I am so thankful for. I have already used the heck out of that thing!
Okay, I got several tweets about what was in the bag. I opened the bag and inside was a box then a another bag and this was the beauty inside all of that!

I am very happy about having a new handbag and can't wait to pair it with some great fall outfits I've been pinning!
So, Saturday morning, my actual birthday, I got up and got ready to take this little girl to the vet for her weekly shot.

Then we went to my mom's and had lunch out with her and ran a few errands. I was actually suffering from a horrible headache so we headed back home so I could nap. I ended up napping for almost 3 hours! I did finally wake up in time to go and grab some dinner at a local Italian spot. I had the manicotti and it was so good! Afterwards we made a trip to Home Depot so I could get some hooks for a project at school. We made it back home to catch the last few innings of the baseball game! I got the best gift ever...the Rangers are headed to the World Series for the second year in a row!!!! I'm totally thinking they are gonna win it all this year! It's a great time to be a sports fan in Dallas, well except for the Cowboys!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

5 Senses- Teacher's Post

So, this post is for my teacher friends. Recently, our Kindergartners participated in a culminating activity for 5 senses. This day is filled with various stations that the children can participate in. We block off the library and the hallway and recruit parent volunteers to run the stations. This day is the brain child of our team leader.
I can't remember all of the stations but a few were:
tongue tasting- students tasted salty, sweet, bitter and sour items
salt/sugar tasting
playdough- we used koolaid scented playdough
extract smells- we used different extracts and the students had to identify them
texture collage- various items pasted on a sheet of construction paper
sidewalk paint- made from cornstarch
colorblindness testing- done on the computer
walk the line- use binoculars to walk a tape line
koolaid painting- koolaid and elmers glue
glurch- elmers glue and liquid starch
sound shakers- film canisters filled with different items and students have to match the sounds
listening bingo
make a kazoo using toilet paper tubes
tasting white foods
smelling vegetables
smelling fruits
hide and seek with items on a tray
sight shoe boxes
tin can telephones
mystery bags

If you want details on these activities, feel free to email me.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Big Brother!

Happy Birthday to my big brother!

We have had our ups and downs. We have seen each other through good times and rough ones too. We have had times where we were the best of friends and others when we couldn't be in the same room together. However, we have gotten through it all together and I want you to know that you are one of my best friends and I hope today is a fantastic day for you!
Just a note, my brother despises the camera! These are the most recent pictures I have of us together- and they are almost 7 years old! Yikes! We have both changed a lot since these pictures!

I Like Them

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