Sunday, December 10, 2017

Chats, cards, and celebrating

The morning began with a Facetime chat with my world travelling family. Kezia's flight to London had been cancelled and she was trying to get it all worked out. She had called Conrad and Kiandra had called me to try to help her figure things out. She was able to rebook her flight for tomorrow and now had a day in Salzburg. Seeing all these faces together made me wish they were all home already. 

After I got ready for church, I grabbed this stack of cards that I finished writing out yesterday to deliver to church friends today:

The day ended with a goal and an assist by Kaden and a win for his team:

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Movie Date

It was a busy Saturday for my son.. Kaden worked from 8:30-almost 3:30. Then he was invited to the AA hockey practice after that. However, he still had time to sneak in a movie date with his mom this evening. I used scene points to score two free seats to see "Wonder". 

It was a great movie with a great date and I had a great time. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Festive Friday

Last year I saw some ugly Christmas dresses on instagram and I thought it would be fun to get for school. So I sent out an email in October asking anyone who wants to play along to order one off of Amazon. Here's my festive owl one:

and so many people dressed up for "Festive Friday":

Even my student teacher joined in and got one:

My friend Jill's dress was hilarious: pugs and kittens in Santa Hats, lol!

The kids loved it and the parents thought it was pretty fun too!

We are going to try to sneak in wearing them a few more times this month.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thursday 13

13 things I did today:

1. Arrived at school a little later than usual...the big empty bed is making it hard to go to sleep at night...which means it's harder to get up in the morning.

2. Worked at typing out the Grade 1 recipes for our Grade 1 cookbook.

3. Savoured the benefits of having a student teacher because she is truly awesome.

4. My grade 1 friends completed their Nativity art:

5. Kept my kids during French class because the French teacher was ill...and so are two of my Grde 1 friends--hope they don't pass it to me!

6. We added two more pieces to our Truth in the Tinsel Advent ribbons.

7. Wished my new recess schedule included more afternoon duties so that on staff meeting days (like today) they would be cancelled.

8. Attended the monthly staff meeting--and totally didn't know yesterday that today was our meeting! It's so early this month.

9. Took the minutes of the meeting (usually the job of the French teacher) and got a stylis as a gift from the principal. 

10. Finished the meeting at 4:27...that rarely happens.

11. Apologized for a mistake that I made and it was a good result.

12.  Stayed until 6:00 because Kaden was working and wouldn't be home anyway.

13. Enjoyed a quiet evening at home alone before Kaden got home from work. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

They've arrived in Cairns

Just a wee bit jealous of the weather these two are having today....

Monday, December 4, 2017

STEM day

Today's STEM challenge in Grade 1 was to build the longest paper chain using 1 half piece of green paper, 1 half piece of red paper, and 30 cm of tape:

They had to work together:

and they all built a chain:

and then we measured them:

I've really been enjoying the STEM challenges and my Grade 1 friends have too!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Under the tree...

This year our church decided not to do its annual shoe box campaign but opted to do Christmas stocking instead to give to children in our own community. We were asked to fill a stocking, much like we had previously filled a shoe box, with gifts, toys, and hygiene items for a girl or boy. Since I had already planned to fill shoe boxes I only took 1 stocking this year. I filled it for a teen girl:

a scarf
polar bear socks
doodle book
buggy eyed pen
gel pens
hand sanitizer
book mark
and not shown colouring book and pencil crayon set

I hope the recipient enjoys these things.

and my new to me tree skirt looks good under the newly decorated tree:

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

Kaden and I went to pick out a real tree today:

He picked this one:

Cut it down to size:

and then we were off to hockey. Kaden scored the only goal of the game for his team and unfortunately they lost 6-1

and then we came home for supper and then watched Back to the Future on Netflix:

The tree is now open and ready for decorations tomorrow!

Friday, December 1, 2017


What an awesome update when I got this photo! He made it and they are ready to adventure together for the next 2 weeks!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Cards for Sale

Each year I make Christmas Cards with my Grade 1 friends to sell to raise money for our Christmas giving projects. This year we actually had our cards ready in time for Parent/Teacher interview night. Here is the growing stack of finished cards during the gluing process:

and some close ups of the cards we have for sale:

Interviews from 4-8 today and 8:30 tomorrow....I hope we can sell a few cards during that time!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

And he's off!

First we went for breakfast:

Then I helped check him in:

Then we snapped one last pic:

and then Conrad left for his very first trip out of North America:

First landing in Minneapolis:

Then LA:

and then finally Sydney. (Since I'm back dating this post I am putting everything on the same day even though he arrived Thursday afternoon our time and Friday morning Australia time)

A nice treat for my first supper alone while Kaden was at Boy's Club was this meal brought to me by a friend from church. It was such a treat to not have to make supper tonight. I even had enough left over for supper tomorrow after a busy evening of Parent/Teacher interviews. 

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