Ms. Nicole talks to Mikayla before her song starts.
Mikayal dancing two of her dances all by herself! I was just beaming...
Drew was upset on the way home that his team had lost, but when I asked if he had fun, he responded "YES". I reminded him that having fun was most important. He is so competitive that sometimes he forgets...
It was a great game, and Tracy (Trey's dad) even commented after the game that we had a "strong little kicker" on our hands. That made me smile...
I give Craig a hard time about helping around the house and such, but I really don't have much to complain about. He is a terrific husband, and wonderful father, and I'm quite lucky to have him!
Congratulations ladies!! Take your award and pass it on to at least 3 others!
This was a day in our history that we will NEVER forget! I am so thankful for our service men and women - those who were courageous on 9/11/01 and went into the towers (risking their own lives) to save others, and those who are fighting overseas presently.
The next quarter Drew played forward (I think this is correct, I still am not too sure of the positions). He loves playing goalie, but he also loves to run after the ball! It's great that all the kids get a chance to play goalie!!
Drew sat out the third quarter - because we have 7 players two sit out each quarter. I love this, too, because it gives the kids a chance to rest during the game!
Drew was back in the game for the fourth quarter, and SCORED the last goal of the game!! GO DREW!! We were ecstatic - this is Drew's first year playing, so we thought it might take him awhile to get the rules of the game. Poppi, Jennie, daddy, mommy, and Mikayla were there to cheer him on. His face after he scored was priceless. He turned from the goal to me and said (with two thumbs up) "I got it in!!" Drew's team won their first game 3 - 0. We were so proud of the teamwork that these boys displayed!! Gooo Tiger Sharks!!
Both teams played well! It was an awesome game to watch. Did I say I didn't like watching soccer?? It's different with your child on the field!!
My goal for the next two weeks (we are going to assess after four weeks) is to make better decisions regarding my eating. Some days I go all day on nothing until I get home and have supper. I know this is not healthy and it is not helping me shed any pounds either. My goal these next two weeks is to get a good breakfast in - not worry so much about lunch (we have 30 minutes and by the time I get my kids seated and things opened for them, well, that time is just gone), and then eat a balanced supper. I also have got to start drinking more water. Ok, so if my brain knows these things why can't I get my arms/mouth to follow??
I could go on and on about school - lol - wonder why? I think I'll start by mentioning one of my favorite teachers when I was in school. She was my first grade teacher and her name was Mrs. Turney. She was kind, fair, and made you feel like you were the most important thing in her classroom! She was always positive (at least in my memories), but she expected us to give our best on every assignment. She is part of the reason I chose teaching as my profession. I wanted to be just like her when I grew up - and now I have that wonderful opportunity! More on that later...
Another reason school is near and dear to my heart is because as of this year, both of mine are at the school with me every day! It is wonderful to be able to see school through the eyes of my children! You see it all the good, the bad, the ugly. My personal experience in school was a positive one (like you couldn't figure that out - would I want to be there every day if it wasn't). I got in trouble for talking (imagine that), but that was the extent of it. I love watching the reactions of my children as they learn something new, complain about homework (okay so maybe I don't love this one at the time), and talk about the friends they've made. Oh, to be a kid again...
I have the opportunity to go to school every day! It is such a challenging career, but I also feel it is one of the most rewarding! I get to make a difference in the lives of children, our future, every day! I thought I would share an acrostic poem:
S - students - Would it be school without them?
C - community - Schools should be communities made up of learners - where everyone learns.
H - helping - Helping each other be the best we can be (students, faculty, parents, etc.).
O - observant - Hopefully everyone in the "community" is observant of students' needs.
O - overachievers - I strive to have a classroom full of these - help students find a desire to learn, a desire to achieve!
L - love learning - In my book most important. I want my students to be life-long learners!!
WOW - this was fun!! Hopefully I didn't bore you too much! When it comes to school/learning I could talk ALL day!!
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I love this picture! Their faces show how much fun they were having in the pool! Mikayla had her yellow float on, but when Bree got their and had "swimmies" on, Mikayla wanted her "swimmies" on too.
The girls - well some of them... The little ones had a ball playing with Lauren and Samantha in the pool!
The boys being boys!
After swimming, it was time for pizza - the adults enjoyed some too!
After pizza, Mikayla opened her gifts.
Then it was time for cake and ice cream. Mikayla wanted to cut the cake from the bakery first because she wanted to "save my castle for home".