Saturday, March 19, 2011

Master Bedroom Makeover

When we moved here four years ago, Phil and I didn't paint our bedroom since the color, sage/green-like matched our current comforter set. In the fall, I wanted a change and found this set at Kohl's. With school just starting, we didn't take the time to paint. I thought over Christmas break, but that didn't happen.
Here it is spring break, and I thought once Phil finished his presentation we'd have time to work on repainting the bedroom. Olivia and I painted the trim work and Phil rolled the paint on the walls. With it all finished now, it feels strange being in our room. It has taken some time to get use to.

A Master Plan with a Friend

Clare has a new binder that she likes to write in. Here is check list or 'Things To Do' when playing with her friend Jadyn on Friday. She asked Phil how to spell bike trail and color. Then the rest was on her own. I love her phonic spelling. Several activities were checked off before her friend had to go home.

Lookin' at the Fish

Ruthie is amazed by animals these days. She gets all excited when she sees an animal in the neighborhood, TV, or even if it is Clare's fish, Sprinkles.

Given Sprinkles a hug before bedtime.

Friday, March 18, 2011

So Much Fun

The kids always enjoy themselves at Incredible Pizza.


This past Tuesday, Phil finished his masters program in administration. He gave a 30 minute presentation over his 400 hours of internship. It was more or less a celebration of his work in the program for the past two years. I'm so proud of his hard work and dedication to further his education. He was extremely motivated in his program. No more evening, weekend classes, papers to write, or presentations to do. Now all that is left is to complete some paper work to the state for his administration license.

Monday, March 14, 2011

At the Mall

Today in the morning I took the girls to the mall and met up with my friend Tammy and her two girls. It had been awhile since we've seen each other, but I thought over break would be a good time to catch up. After playing for about an hour, we then ate at the food court. Even with all of that running around Ruth would go down for an afternoon nap. I have a feeling she will go to bed early tonight.

Make a Wish!!

In for a Visit

Raye, Dan and Joseph came for a visit on Saturday. We were sooo excited for them all to visit. It had been months since we had seen them last. Joseph is getting so big. He had plenty of attention here. Next month, he'll be celebrating his 1st birthday.

Friday, March 4, 2011

New Look

Sweet Pea

Today I went into Clare's classroom to be with her and 18 kindergarteners. She has been the "Sweet Pea" of the week so I has able to go in and her classmates asked me questions about my job. Then the class quized me on Clare's favorite things. I answered 7 out of 10 correct. Here are some her favorite things:
treat-mint ice cream

After the 'quiz', Clare read me some of her books from her browsing bag. She was sosoooo excited to have me there and wanted me there all day.

I even ate lunch with Clare and some of her friends.

Recess time

After a fun time in her classroom, I was off back to work in my own classroom.

**Tonight when putting Clare to bed, she asked if tomorrow is a stay home day or school day. I told her stay home day. She pouted and groaned that she still wanted it to be "Sweet Pea" week. She loved bringing photos of her family and having show and tell everyday this week.

Another Weekend of Celebrations

My mom came up last weekend to help babysit while the kids didn't have school. My mom likes to give treat bags to the kids for the different holidays. Here is brought up Valentine bags with goodies for each of her grandkids.

My brother and I both have birthdays in February. While visiting, she took us all bowling. It had been a long time since we all had gone. The kids had fun and so did I. All I have to say is thank goodness for bumpers. HA

After dinner out, we came back to the house for cake and ice cream.

Sharing Birthdays

My MIL and I share the same birthday. She came up for the weekend, and we celebrated with a chicken dinner and ice cream cake. Oops, no pictures of us with our cake, but before I headed out the door for work we snapped a pic.