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Playing around with a black piece of construction paper that I punched a heart out of, and Instogram.

Owls are perfectly awesome!  The cuteness gushes off of them.

I want to do this again, with all sorts of stuff.  I just need to make time.

I have been CRAZY busy with being President of Booster Club at Ami and Conrad’s school.  With as much time as I’ve been spending at the school, I just have to say, I’m in love.  Today I got to help 1st graders make Gingerbread cookies, and taught them how to sew gingerbread dolls!  I know people think I’m crazy for wanting to become a teacher, but I just can’t help myself.  I’ve decided to get my Bachelors in elementary education.  It feels good to finally’ve made a decision.  I hope I don’t flake out.


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Time Management?

I start school tomorrow.  I am super excited and very hopeful that I will be able to manage my life schedule effectively.  I still want to blog and help out at the boys’ schools and hike.

I helped in Ami’s class yesterday and he told me that he was proud of me for it.  The cuteness kills me in the best possible way and makes me want to be there every day.  I am helping in Conrad’s class tomorrow.  My Monday and Wednesday classes are at night so that leaves the days open for helping in the kids’ classrooms.  My Tues, Thurs. and Fri. classes are before lunchtime and will leave me a few hours of study time before the kids get out of school.

I have a lot of things that I want to be doing, and am trying to be careful not to overextend myself.

I will spend this semester at Pima Community College and start at U of A in the spring.  I graduated from Pima in May ’10, but am taking some credits at Pima that will count towards my Bachelor’s at the U.  Doing it that way will save some serious fundage.

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, hiking is our new favorite pastime. I want to do it every day.  There aren’t enough hours in the day and I require way too much sleep for me to fit everything in, but I am going to do what I can and call it good enough.

Here are some shots from our afternoon hike in Tucson Mountain Park on Sunday.

Being in nature is good for my soul.

These photos don’t do it justice.  The smell and the sound are equally important and impressive.

These dark boulders are jagged and sharp. It’s crazy because they don’t look like it and then you set your hand on it, or say, lean on it for a picture and you are made painfully aware of how jagged they are.

We will be back there this weekend. I hope you aren’t tired of desert photos.

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First Day Of School!

I could hear Moms and Dads sighing in relief all across Tucson this morning, as they dropped their kids off at school. I was probably sighing the loudest.

The boys will be engaged, distracted, entertained, getting edumucated, and having fun without any aid from me, for 6 blissful hours, 5 days a week, for the better part of the next 9 months. Ahhhhhhhhh….that feels delightful. Instant stress relief.

Just a few of the things I have not had to utter today are:

“Quit fighting.”

“Inside voices”

“Ami, keep your feet to yourself.”

“Go outside and play.”

“No electronics outside.”

“Because, I said so.”

“Did you wash your hands?”

“Conrad!  Quit yelling.”

“Not in the house.”

“Who ate all the cookies?”

“Hello?! Is anyone listening?”

“Jeremia quit picking on Conrad.”

You get the idea.  It’s quiet and I have gotten a lot done.  I forgot how much you could accomplish when you only have yourself to look after.  I could definitely get used to this.

That said, I can’t wait for them to get home and tell me all about their days.

They politely obliged a few photos this morning.

Conrad’s first name is Derek.  We always knew we’d call him Conrad. I just like the initials DC better than CD.  Not thinking about how it would cause confusion once he started school. He was very excited to meet new friends.

Ami made himself right at home, investigating all of the play stations. Derek helped Ami’s teacher reach her clock and adjust the time and Ami announced very proudly “My Dad fixes cars!”

I could just eat his face, with his 2 bottom, front teeth missing.

I asked Jeremia if he wanted me to drop him off or walk with him to find out where his class is.  He said I could come with him.  Once he found his class though he was politely trying to usher me away.  I snapped a quick pic and scurried away, leaving him to “hang” with his friends before the bell.

Ami’s teacher told me about Office Max”s sale this week.

5 spiral notebooks, 2 boxes of crayons, and 2 packs of pencils for 65 cents!

The spirals are 1 cent each (limit 5), crayons 20 cents (limit 2) and pencils were 10 cents per box (limit 2).  I bought the max, but may go back a few more times.

Teachers pay for most, if not all of their supplies, so it’s nice if parents help.  And when you can get all of this for less than a buck, it makes helping easy.


Filed under Everything else, On The Cheap, Rodents aka kids