Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fact: Never pile clean laundry in Sophie's Chair!!




Tuesday, September 16, 2008

First Grade is Frying My Brain

The other day I forgot how old I was for almost a full minute. I am not making this up. I had to do the math in my head. And if you know me, you know why it took me almost a full minute to figure it out. It's been like this since I started teaching - unless I write something down, it flies right out of my head. Why do you think I wear my name badge every day? Because it's only a short glance down to check my name.

But really, first grade is the hardest job I've ever loved. They make me laugh and smile every day. And in closing, I'd like to share something that didn't happen to me, but it's so funny I just have to share. One of my fellow teachers got so annoyed by her kids one day that she threatened that they were going to make her "horns" stick out. Apparently, she actually has a pair of novelty horns she brings out sometimes. Anyhoo, the next day one of her boys was being especially difficult, so finally she asked him why he was behaving so badly. And he said.............

"I'm triying to make your nipples stick out!"

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Video Time: Howie Gets a Skritch

Howie recently started doing this super-cute rabbit-kicking thing whenever I hit "the spot" behind his ear. I find it funny because he's never done this in all his six years. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FFvvOWO3PI

*for some reason Blogger is not letting me embed the video, but just follow the link to see the video. I'll try again later!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Real Florida

We took advantage of the Labor Day holiday to experience the "Real Florida" with Nils. To me, this is the real Florida: no timeshares, no Mickey Mouse ears, no fat guys in Speedos....

So we grabbed out fishing poles and the dog to find the perfect fishing spot.

Sophie did not think too much of traipsing through the grass and eventually decided to guard the car instead.


She did indulge me in posing for a few pictures:

My favorite

This butterfly also caught my eye, although he wasn't quite as patient as Sophie:

....almost...


...THERE it is!



I've learned that Nils takes better candids than posed pictures.



Like this one - I think it's one of my new favorites!




Or this one - click on it so you can get a load of the look on his face.


Like I said, no Mickey Mouse ears....
....no overpriced condos....
....and absolutely NO speedos!!