Friday, February 25, 2011

zzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzz

The sleep after the sleepover.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

ice skating

Winter break is great for ice skating.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Impromtu Tea Party

Can't wait for Spring!
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's day

The girls putting together their class Valentines.
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

standing up

Halles latest trick.
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Student Teaching


I am currently in week 5 (out of 15) of my student teaching. Busy doesn't begin to describe my life, but somehow we are pulling it all together. For the record, I have the most supportive husband. He's been watching Halle during the day. When I get home, he leaves for work. He is playing mom very well, almost better than me! Posts may be few in the coming months. But just know that we are still alive and every bit of me would rather be agonizing over what pictures to post to my blog rather than planning a lesson on adjectives.

Halle is getting around very well these days. The sound of her little hands smacking the wood floor as she crawls away to protect whatever it is that she's not suppose to have--it's just priceless. She has been pulling herself up to stand for quite a while. Here is a shot of her when she was just learning what it was all about. It's tough work to balance that kind of weight on that small of a frame. She is just beginning to let go and stand in place without assistance. Bitter sweet! They change so fast that in a year or two, heck even a month or two, I will have to access my collection of bottled moments (I wish such a thing existed) so I can relive and remember just
how she was. Guess that's what camcorders are for?

Mckenna and Kayla are growing and changing so fast. Mckenna asks me the most thoughtful questions. She is curious about everything and is literally, as they say---a sponge. Kayla is just a little smarty pants. Lately she is the most giggly little thing. The most random of things can start a giggle attack with her. Her laughter, and warmth naturally transmits to everyone. She's infectious that way. That's why I always have and always will call her Sunshine. She has grown immensely in the last 4 or 5 months and has become more social and vocal about everything. The most priceless thing is watching my three girls play together. I never expected that would bring such joy. I understand now why all my mom wanted for Christmas/Mother's day/Birthday was her kids to get along and be nice to each other.