Monday, April 26, 2010

Things that made me laugh

I had prepared a whole lesson on Recycling for Earth Day last Thursday.  I haled plastic bottles and my dear Linda gathered cans.  We had a recycling relay set up and I went to reach for a stack of newspapers and this was the headline, no lie..

Charlie was sitting on the toilet and I hear..."Mommy, come here.  Did you know my butt is getting bigger.  It is getting bigger like your butt and daddy's butt.  My butt is going to get bigger and bigger!"

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

cool stuff

Check out Sundance, awesome store! It was founded by Robert Redford.  

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Chicken Tikka Masala...ready made at Costco! Yum and gluten free!

that our local farm has putt putt golf "Mooniture Golf"!

watching my students, watching the tadpoles in our class hatch!  There is no better way to teach the life cycle of a frog than with real frogs!!

Charlie's questions about the bones in his face.  Why do we have a chin?  What is cartilage?  How do my teeth stay in my mouth?  Why do we have gums?

watching Mary Kate chew gum.  She somehow redefined the age in this household for chewing gum.  That's the second child for ya!  (pic-colored her face with markers).


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Gerber Baby Shower

A great weekend with family!  However, not a huge fan of New Jersey's roadways.  Katie was glowing in her beautiful home surrounded by several out of town guests.  There is something special about the connection you have to first cousins.  Holidays and gatherings are always the most memorable for me (rather than your day to day activities).  It seems as we all grow up, grandparents pass and weddings are over... we just don't see each other as often.  My cousins Katie and Jonathan will always  be a part of those special memories for me.  I was blessed to be a part of Katie and James' day to shower their new little bundle "Gerber" (Aunt Debbie's name for the unknown child).

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Our Easter started out memorable.  Charlie wrote a letter to the Easter Bunny last night, it read... 

(translation-put eggs in the garden).  

They woke up to a basket filled with goodies and their very own egg hunt in the backyard (and garden).  

Our Easter turned interesting when we saw the birth of a calf on Uncle Joeby's farm.  Also, Aunt Denise was so kind to collect a tadpole egg sac from her pond.  Perfect for the start of our unit on life cycles!!  I am headed back to school, it has been a great week.  Mary Kate has started saying " awww, is so coot (cute)".  Charlie wants to know why Jesus died and how he died (that's been a tough one).  Nicholas continues to be an amazing dad.  He camped out in the backyard with Charlie and sacrificed his body on the hard ground.  I don't know that I would do that.   Camping just isn't my thing.  Thank goodness for our Daddy! 

Happy Spring everyone. 

My latest spring photo shoot!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Baltimore 2010

A great little get-a-way.  Our trip included a stay at the Marriott-inner harbor Baltimore (pool time), The National Aquarium (not completely impressed, very crowded and very cluttered), great eating, Fells Point (cobblestone streets), Paddle boats, shopping, Pirate Ship (USS constitution) tour and a lot of running (after Mary Kate and Charlie).  2 days was perfect!