Friday, October 31, 2008

I LOVE Halloween!

Kindergarten theme is always "When I Grow Up" I don't like the theme but my hands are tied :( Once I changed it to "Fairytale" which I think is more creative and fun and I got in "trouble". The bad thing about my school is the principal/owner is all about tradition. I had a train engineer, business man, teacher (doesn't she look like Sarah Palin), author/ballerina (cute!), bat (I think her mom forgot...oh well) and a taxi cab driver. I was the tooth fairy. Heather do you recognize the dress? We had a lot of fun.

This is my costume for preschool dress up. The theme was Time Machine so I used a leftover Fiona costume sans ears and was a Medieval (or as the preschoolers said a mean and evil) princess!

This girl HATES costumes so she'll never get a new one. Oh how I wish she did!

My kindergartners sewed these owls. I think they are SO adorable! I think we'll be doing a lot more sewing projects. We all had a lot of fun making these!

These kids are the sweetest!

I hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Monday, October 20, 2008

So I really wanted to go to the Obama rally today which was held like 7 minutes from my work. I don't want to talk politics or debate with anyone, but he's my boy and I wanted to see him. Sadly, work doesn't get done until 4 and shuttle service started at 1 and by the time I got off it was way TOO crowded. This is Florida and even if we are having beautiful "fall" weather my idea of fun is not standing smooshed with a bunch of sweating people who have been standing in the hot sun since 1 and didn't wear deorderant. So I did what I do every Monday and Wednesday I went to Zumba! And I got all sweaty, but I burned calories too :)

Zumba is high cardio Latin dance workout and it is SO much fun! I've done the DVDs off and on for years, but the instructor, Sharon at the Y is SO awesome! The hour goes by so quick!

Since we are learning about careers we had to make cookies in Kindergarten. job EVER! I found this great sugar cookie recipe. I'm not even a huge fan of sugar cookies and these were really good! Hence, another reason why I had to go to Zumba instead of Obama is I ate 3 cookies (YIKES!)

Mixing is always their favorite part :) That and
I let them taste the batter :)

And a nice end to my day was 2 great parents doing career presentations. I wish I had offspring just to put in Monica's drama class. She is so kid-friendly and high energy. And a dad who brings Universal swag isn't so bad either :)

Now I'm going to end my day with one of the funniest shows on tv....The Big Bang Theory. Seriously, this show is so great and keeps getting better. It's these nerdy scientists who live across the hall from a cute waitress wannabe actress. The interaction between the two worlds is REALLY funny! The actor who plays Sheldon is SO great that if I saw him in real life I'd have a hard time believing he wasn't this quirky guy. Tomorrow is bookclub and I'm giving away our book either tomorrow or Wednesday.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fun! Fun! Fun!

This weekend the weather was GORGEOUS! So I did one of my favorite things...went to Sea World. Clyde and Seamore make me so happy :) The only problem was it was one of the trick or treating weekends so it was a little (well maybe a lot) crowded. But all the kids in their costumes were SO adorable. They also have a new cirque show...still in the Natilus Theater but new show. I liked to the storyline better, but there was too much going on at once.

Then, I spent sometime at IKEA and Super Target. I really wanted to get this lamp but they were out :(

That just means I'll have to go back. Actually, I'm going to do a little room makeover...maybe a $200 IKEA challenge.

Congrats to KatieD she's the winner of the book giveaway. There will be another one this week.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Nights in Rodanthe ****GIVEAWAY****

Everyone who knows me knows how much I love books. Nothing makes me happier than a REALLY good story. A story where you feel for the characters and fall in love with them. Nights in Rodanthe is a REALLY good story. If you are a person with a decent heart you probably cried as much as me in the Notebook. Nights in Rodanthe is written by Nicholas Sparks, the same author of the Notebook.

I'm not going to give too much away, but this is the story of a mother and a daughter, father and a son, father and a daughter, and two lovers. Yeah some of these are the same people. But all of the interesting character dynamics and relationships are AMAZING! Yeah it is some what predictable at times, but it is a story of life, love, loss, and redemption. It's a book that will make you feel warm and happy, sad and tearful all in 200 short pages.

Now for some bad news...the movie is is nothing like the book and I wanted to walk out in the first 10 minutes. But its kinda good news because I just saved you $10.

Now here is AWESOME news...I love this story so much that I want to pass it on so others can share in my love. So if you would love to read this AMAZING story just leave a comment. I'll do a drawing next week. And just for a little side note I'll be doing a book give away like every week or two so keep checking back!