Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Almost complete...whew!!

In August, 2010, I began a project in first and third grade with my granddaughter's classes to have each child document their school year by making "personal yearbooks".  (This idea came from Becky Higgins.)

I took the children's pictures in September, January and May--oh my, how they have changed through the year!  And, each month the children drew a picture and journaled about something special that they wanted to remember from that month at school. 

After my years of teaching, I always love getting back into the classroom!  There is something so exciting about interacting with a classroom full of bright and shiny little faces!! And, by going in every month I really got to know the children and they got to know me. 

It's been a big job, but "K" and "R" helped me with some of the "behind the scenes" work of sorting and matching the pages for each child.  I think they had as much fun as I did!  We are almost finished...only the "May" pages to complete and then binding the books together. 

This has been such a fun project, I'm hoping to do it with their classes again next year!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

It' SPRING...maybe?

We planted our first "green things" at our new house yesterday!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Your Mother is always with you...

Your mother is always with you...
She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street
    . She's the smell of bleach in your freshly laundered socks.
    She's the cool hand on your brow when you're not well.
    Your mother lives inside your laughter.
    She's crystallized in every tear drop...
    She's the place you came from, your first home..
    She's the map you follow with every step that you take.
    She's your first love and your first heartbreak....
    and nothing on earth can separate you.
    Not time, Not space...
    Not even death....
    will ever separate you
    from your  Mother....
    You carry her inside of you....
    -~ Sherry Martin
    I love you, Mom!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Had some more Michigan fun...

With tax season over, my favorite CPA and I headed to Michigan for some fun with our two youngest grandsons...and, their Mom and Dad.  Jim hadn't been back to see Baby "G" since he was a newborn...BIG changes in that little guy!!  We had a fantastic time, just a few pictures to share (it was hard to pare down the 200+ to only these!) :0)

Soccer game on Saturday morning.  It was chilly, but the cool temps didn't faze the little soccer players, they had a terrific time.  I held Baby "G" on my lap (wrapped in a fleece blanket), so I had my own  "personal space heater" and stayed very warm! :0)

We arrived the day before Easter and had fun helping "L" color eggs that evening.  We even had our own little Easter bunny...

Next to Nana and Papa arriving for a visit, my iPad was "L's" second favorite thing that came to see him!  He is an "Angry Bird's" fan--could he have gotten that from me?  He also talked me into downloading a couple putt-putt games for him to play!

"G's" eyes are as big and blue as "L's" are brown!

The "Boys!"

"L" is into that phase of making funny faces when I try to take his picture! :0/  We had a wonderful week and look forward to our trip back this summer to celebrate Baby "G's" first birthday!!
More great scrapbooking pictures...I need to head over to Paper Pals and check out some new papers!!