Monday, May 31, 2010

Mother's Day

Josh's parents were able to spend Mother's Day afternoon with us this year. We went out to a very nice dinner in down town Claremont.

I made an almond, raspberry, cheese coffeecake for dessert. Karen loves anything almond and I had been wanting to try this recipe for a long time so this was the perfect opportunity. It was delicious and I am excited to make it again sometime. For dessert we even pulled out the china. It was a very nice day! Josh and I are very blessed with two wonderful mom's that we love so very much!!!! xoxo Happy Mother's Day!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day Mom

Happy Mother's Day Mom!!!! I wish we could be together today but we will be in 1 week!!!! I love you so much and truly don't know what I would do with out you! Thank you for always being there for me and for helping me become the person I am today! xoxoxo

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


In the Month of April we learned about insects and spiders in the 2 1/2 year old class. Teaching my little class about insects and spiders pretty much means reading them The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. They love these books and for the past few weeks during circle time they say "I want the Caterpillar book". They now pretty much know the story by heart so will I read most of a sentence and they fill in the blanks. For example "On Monday the very hungry Caterpillar ate through one red apple but he was still..." and all the kids say "hungry!!!" Another line in the story is this "the caterpillar built a little home around himself called a..." I knew this was a hard one but I wanted to see if they would get it and Elijah says very confidently... "a raccoon!!!"

Today we celebrated Cinco de Mayo preschool style with some delicious Mexican sweet bread which comes in bright pink and yellow and a pinata or a "pinyaba" as the kids called it. It was a Sponge Bob pinata (I didn't choose it) and each kid got a chance to brake it. They all got 3 hits and of course it was a very strong pinyaba and so the teachers later had to finish it off. After all the candy was picked up all that was left on the ground was the yellow tissue paper that was used to make the box look like Sponge Bob. Most of it got cleaned up but at the end of the day my little friend Joyce (a 4 year old) picked up a little piece of yellow tissue paper and when I asked her what she had in her hand she said "it's Sponge Bob skin!"

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Buddy and Boo (especially Boo, she loves the sun!) enjoyed some wonderful sunshine outside with me today as I pulled weeds and watered my flowers. The weather was so nice today probably in the mid 80's. I am so ready for Summer, it's not even funny but I know I need to enjoy this weather as long as it lasts. It's just hot enough, and before we know it it will be really hot!!!