Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fun friend weekend

We had a fun friend filled weekend. Friday night a c ouple of the girls from work came over and we hung otu and talked and just had fun. Thanks for the pinkie pies Randi. We then had a play date saturday night with Amber, my friend from knitting group, and her husband stu. We had a lot of fun and are excited that we have made some new friends!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

When your "bag of tricks" won't work

As we sat in the playhouse yesterday trying to get some play time in before christmas program practice, it started. D started into one of his fits that hasn't happened in 6 months. He started crying and I started in on the list. act like him, ok that didn't work, ignore definitely didn't work, so now he is in full blown fit and wont even walk. We get back to class and time for coats to be off to go to practice, even more of a fit. We head to practice and as the other children start to sing he slows his breathing and you can tell he is listening. Other teachers try to help and fit fires up at full force again. I take the class back upstairs as we are being very disruptive of practice and teh looks form other teachers is unbearable to me. Fit continues for a total of 40 minutes until he finally decides he might want to go play legos. I exhausted my "bag" and was exhausted myself. I leave for the day feeling down on myself as a teacher and trying to think over and analyze what I could have done differently to make it end faster.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lego Show November 2009

We wanted to share a wonderful weekend with you. Rob is a part of the Utah Lego Users Group here in Salt Lake and they go to train shows and put up displays for people to come in and see. This is the third show Rob has done with them and he gets more detailed every show we do. This show was called the Wasatch Rails Train SHow and the guys had a whole room to set up in. It was awesome and really fun to hear people come in and look and the comments they made. Enjoy the pics.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


We had afun Halloween around here. I had a princess and Luke Skywalker. JM got to wear his costume for 3 days in a row. Rachel got 2 but was just as happy both days. They had a lot of fun and we tried to stay warm!!