April 30, 2012

Day 121 - Duck

Another sign of spring today....a pair of ducks have returned to our yard!

April 27, 2012

Day 118 - Quesadillas

While subbing today, I got to cook with the kids. They had a fun time making their own quesadillas!

April 26, 2012

Day 117 - Goslings

We had a nice walk around the pond today. We got to see a mama and daddy goose and their little goslings take a swim!

April 25, 2012

Day 116 - Blake's Photo Book 6

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April 23, 2012

Day 114 - Brown Bear

I'm subbing again today and saw another cute project. These kids did an extension of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? I love how each student chose a different creature and drew it themselves on the computer. So cute!

April 22, 2012

Day 113 - Friends!

These are all school friends, five of us are retired and one is still working. Today we went to see Motherhood, The Musical together. What a fun show! Then of course we had to go out for dinner, too. Thank you to Judy for setting up this fun outing!

April 19, 2012

Day 110 - Fun!

 I spent a fun afternoon at the Stratford Mall with my best little buddy!

First enjoying the play area.

 Then a ride on the train. 

And finally an ice cream cone!

April 17, 2012

Day 108 - So COOL!

I love how the kids in this class experimented with fonts in order to use one word to describe the graphic they were given.

April 16, 2012

Day 107 - Silhouettes

While subbing today, these awesome silhouettes were hanging in the hallway. This was one of my favorite projects when I was teaching, too!

April 14, 2012

Day 105 - Tax Day

We finished filling out our Federal and State tax forms today, beat the filing deadline by a whole 3 days.  This is my least favorite time of year. The tax forms take way too long and are way too complicated. I definitely support simplifying this process. We still need to write our checks and add a stamp to the envelopes and then we are done for another year.

April 12, 2012

Day 103 - Concentration

Another beautiful spring day on MY day with Blake! I captured lots of cute photos today. Here are a few of my favorites. All three of these show his concentration!

Here he is showing me how he can peel his cutie all by himself!

He loves to hit the ball. I love how he is concentrating so hard that his tongue is sticking out!

And he was so cute concentrating on blowing the dandelion seeds!

April 11, 2012

Day 102 - Butterflies

Today we attended my Uncle Clare's funeral at his church in Rockford. We arrived early so that Blake could run around and use up some energy before the service. We were so happy to see the butterflies hanging from the ceiling in the sanctuary. They make them from fan folded magazine pages and pipe clearners. They are so colorful! The church decorates with these butterflies every Easter season. How wonderful that they were still 'flying' for my uncle's service today.

April 8, 2012

Day 99 - Easter

We had the Beil family over for Easter today. It was a gorgeous and glorious day! Her Uncle Jeff is helping Blake find some Easter eggs. We are so thankful that Jeff and his family could be with us today!

April 7, 2012

Day 98 - Birthday celebration!

Happy 40th birthday to my friend, Deb! Her family put on a fun celebration in her honor. Pictured are Deb (far right) and some of our school friends.

April 5, 2012

Day 96 - Baby

Today is my regular day to babysit, so as always on Thursday, Blake is the subject of my photos. This is my favorite shot from today. Blake's baby brother is due in early June, so his mommy has been preparing him for the new arrival. He is so gentle with his baby doll, taking good care of him. I hope he is just as gentle when his real baby brother arrives!

April 4, 2012

Day 95 - Rainbow

I'm hosting our neighborhood book club discussion tonight. I made this cheery rainbow of fruit as one of our snacks. I saw the idea on Pinterest. The book we read was The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister, a book about a cooking school, so trying a new recipe was quite appropriate.

April 2, 2012

Day 93 - Signs of Spring

We have been enjoying such an early spring! Another sign of our early spring.....the robins are back, are plentiful, and busy!