New School Year

The kids have been back to school for almost a month now. I'll tell you, last year we were cramped into the smallest room in the house. Which I don't really think its a "room" I think it was just extra space the builder decided to close up slap a window in and call a room. But this year I turned a bedroom into the school room and bunked up a couple kids. So much better now. One of the families I visit does home school too and she has her dinning room converted into a mini classroom. So that gave me the idea. All day I spend with her kids doing home school and its just so much easier. Having the space to move around and have everything not an arms length away really makes a difference.

So Tuesday I started my quest to turn a bedroom into a classroom for all the kids. I figured I'd started both my 3 and 4yr olds out in Kinder together, and make it to where the older ones could enjoy it too. I put in shelves for all the books and supplies. Hung up some home made alphabet signs, which the older boys helped with, complete with picture, capital and lower case letters. We used construction paper for that. Of course we had to do classroom rules on poster board. Tacked up the world map, hung the globe, the corkboard and top it off with a flag. But my favorite has to be the table. I used some index cards as name placecards so they know where their assigned seat is and covered them with clear packaging heavy duty tape. So the little ones could use their dry erase markers to practice writing their name. That got me to thinking about making the whole table writable. So I taped down a clear white paper as their white board, their numbers, alphabet, and practice sheets from an old workbook. Now they have a huge dry erase activity center on the desk! SO neato!

We even have a class pet compliments of Anthony. He caught a cricket and put it in one of his tanks. We named our school mascot the "Hoppers". So cute, the kids really got involved and excited with this change. We held our first class in our new room yesterday. It was a huge success. The little ones learned the letter A and its sound, and got to color an alligator and put it on a Popsicle stick. In history we learned about the Wright Bros and they made their own plane. So all went well.

As for the old room, I'm thinking of turning it into my sewing room. It would be the perfect size for that, and it has such great light. My poor sewing machine has no home, its constantly moving around to the next available spot. With the season almost changing (ALREADY!) I have to get started on their warmer clothes. Maybe this year I'll be able to do their costumes early for Halloween! Maybe, but I'm such a procrastinator.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

I won my first giveaway!!! Woo Hoo!! Thank you to Sandi from Pregnant With Cancer and Nothings Off Limits!
I'm so excited and can't wait to see what I won. Yeehaw!

Thank you Sandi and Eden Fantasys!! What a fun giveaway Sandi had. *LOL*

Things That Make You Go "Hmm?"

Only in America they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.


Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens
our skin?

Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?

Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'

Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?

Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons?

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

♥I've Missed You All♥

I am so sorry its been so long since I've posted anything. This week has gone by very fast. I know there's working moms out there who blog and I commend you ladies! Being out there again, especially after years of the Mommy biz, I remember how little time there is in a day. I have so much to tell you all!!

The new job is going great, still learning as I go. I'm so ADD. Now I'm thinking Nursing school. I know I just said how excited I was to start Web Design not too long ago, and before that well.... you know. I swear I think its wrong to go into college straight outta high school. If that was the cause I'd be a very unhappy journalist. Though I do love writing, there's just so much else out there. I'm 30 now and still don't know what I wanna do when I grow up. Except be a Momma. Maybe that's why, nothing else can compare. I just can't set my mind to one thing and know that's what I must do for the rest of my life. I do have to figure it out pretty quick, I don't want to be 50 majoring in design or nursing.

Do you know what today was???? Folks the pork has landing!! We finally got our pork, ahh. And my camera's broken!! I wish I could show you all just how much we got out of the two pigs. Do you remember the new freezer we bought?? If not go here. That freezer, that's suppose to hold over 700 lbs of food, is completely filled. Then our 2 fridges freezers are packed and one fridge is holding all the fat. It's crazy!! I have an entire (had to take the shelves out) fridge with just fat. Wow. What to do with that?? I wish my dang camera worked! I'm so sad I can't share that with you guys. You'll have to use you imagination. If your curious again on the pigs I have some pictures of them below. I'm glad I didn't take in the 2 goats. Not sure where I'd of put them.

I'll be dropping like a mad woman and catching up on some blogs I've missed reading all your posts!! I'm going through withdrawals! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! ♥