Saturday, March 28, 2009


It seems like a lot of us aren't posting on our blogs much lately. I guess we spend more time on facebook instead. :)

One day during Spring Break a couple of my friends and I went to the Dallas World Aquarium. We figured it would be busy with lots of kids because of everybody being out of school. But we had heard that it was half price day at the Ft. Worth Zoo so we were hoping they would all go there instead. Um, NO! Half the city was at the aquarium.

After spending 15 minutes looking for a parking spot, we stood in the line outside that was wrapped around the building for about 10 minutes. It wasn't moving very quickly and we knew once we got inside, it was going to be just as crowded. So we decided to find something else to do and save the aquarium for a hot day in July when we're looking for an indoor activity.

It was a beautiful day outside so we decided to head to Southfork Ranch in Allen. A couple of us had never been. We figured surely there wouldn't be a bunch of people there, right? Nope! They said they had had a steady stream of people all day but it was obviously nothing like the crowd at the aquarium. :)

Southfork is the ranch where the show "Dallas" took place. But come to find out, they didn't actually film there, except for a couple of times. I never got into the show myself, mostly because I was too young, and I wasn't allowed to watch soap opera type shows back then. Anyway, we had fun walking around and taking the tour.

Each bedroom was designed after a character on the show

Today a couple of my teacher friends from my first school and I went to a baby shower for our friend Kelli. Kelli taught 2nd grade with us before we all changed schools. She now lives in Oklahoma where her husband is an associate pastor. We miss having her around! It was good to see an old friend. She and I have a similar sense of humor so she almost always knew what sarcastic comment I was thinking, even if I didn't say it outloud.

Kelli and her cute little belly

the diaper cake for Kerrington Faith

Monday, March 09, 2009

Open House

This Thursday night we have Open House at school. I thought it was as good of a time as any to put up a new bulletin board. With the reading program I do, I don't really have any student work to display, so I just think of a reading theme. My friend down the hall suggested "fishin' for books" and from there, this is what I came up with. I found this really cool background paper at the teacher supply store that looks like you're underwater. Last week when I put it up, kids (and teachers) were touching it. It was pretty funny. Once I added the tissue paper seaweed, I realized that it's going to tear pretty easily. There are 6 classes that pass by it every afternoon with their backpacks on, on their way outside to leave. So I'm not sure just how long it will all last. My favorite part is the bookworm on the hook. You can't really see it in these pics though.

a bubble font I found online

the books are the treasures :)

I went home last month and helped my parents give my nieces a little Valentines party. You think I could get any more pink or red in this kitchen? :) I had fun decorating it for them. I miss throwing parties at school now that I don't have my own class of kids.

yummy cupcakes my mom made using's recipe

my nieces...growing up so fast!

By the end of the night, it was cold out there, but I was making them pose with the Valentines window clings on the door.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

birthday wishes

Happy Birthday, Kristi!!!
Jill and I had fun eating Sprinkles cupcakes just for you. I hope you have a fantastic birthday!