Friday, August 23, 2013

It's Friday!

I'm so glad it's Friday!

We are in our second week of Pre-K. It has been a pretty good week. I've noticed that the kids are settling into the routine of the day and are eager to learn, play and explore. It has been exciting to watch in just two weeks, how much more comfortable the kids have become with coming to school and leaving their parents for the day. We didn't have too many criers to begin with, but the few that did cry have mostly stopped now. I'm amazed at how quickly their little brains have grown and I really can't wait to see how much they've learned by the end of the year. 

Today is a big day for me because I'm acting as the lead teacher while our actual lead teacher is out of town. Seeing as I've never done anything like this before, I'm a little nervous. But I'm hoping that the kids and I make it through the day in one piece. 

If it gets too chaotic, I'll be chanting this in my head:

Then when the clock looks like this:

I'm going to jump up and down because:

I'm really hoping 2:15 gets here quickly!!!!

Have a GREAT weekend, friends!

Monday, August 19, 2013

August Happenings!

August has been busy, busy, busy!

We had a big party for Abbey's 1st birthday last weekend. It was pretty ridiculous! I set up a hot dog/bratwurst bar with a bunch of different toppings, puppy chow (chex mix), and toilet water punch. We served food in plastic dog bowls and I made the doggie guests special cupcakes for them to enjoy while the rest of us had cake (from Costco...the best!).

My best friend Megan had her baby last Friday. He was 8 lbs 3 oz. and 20.5 inches long. I have only seen pictures of him, but he's absolutely precious and I can't wait to meet him! My other best friend Jenny will be having her baby girl in September and we went to her baby shower a couple of weekends ago. My mom and I had fun shopping for baby girl presents.

Here's a picture of us all at my wedding!

I guess the biggest news is that I have a job and have been a working woman for about a week now. I'm working as a teacher in a Pre-K classroom. I have never done anything like this before so it's definitely been a different experience. It's been challenging already, but it's also been fun. We have four sets of twins in our class so that's been interesting trying to tell them all apart. But their little personalities are so different that it's getting easier to distinguish one from the other. 

The biggest challenge has been getting used to my new schedule. My day begins at 5:30 am and I have to be to work at 7:00 am. But I do get out at 3:30 pm so that's actually been really nice to have my afternoons free. The strangest thing has been having to go to bed at 9:30 pm. Thank goodness for Melatonin!

I hope all of you are enjoying the last little bit of summer!