Saturday, August 29, 2009

Back To School

The first week of school is over and I survived! It actually was a pretty good week, much better than I expected. I really like my colleagues, and the kids are mostly sweet...although there are always those few you can tell from the get-go, they're gonna put you to the test! My first week was planned and my classroom was actually put together BEFORE the kids arrived (except for a tiny stack of papers on my desk that needed to be filed). I still stayed late every day last week...there's always so much to do at the beginning of the year. I'm going to miss my colleagues at FCE, but I'm so excited to embark on this new adventure. I've only been there a week, but like they say...You just can't hide C.D. pride!!!

The best thing about school starting, however....ONE WEEK TIL KICKOFF! :) HOOK 'EM!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pool Party!

Scott and I decided to take the girls to my parents house in Dallas last weekend, as a kind of final "mini-vacation" before school starts. (Harrison was in Michigan with his Grandma...) We had a BLAST! My parents had company over for dinner Friday night, and afterwards we ended up in a boys vs. girls basketball game. Playing basketball barefoot in the dark wasn't our smartest idea, but it sure was fun!!! (Especially since the girls won, although it was totally rigged!) Saturday was a day of shopping, swimming, and sun. The girls and I got a new back-to-school wardrobe (THANKS MOM!) and we made Build-a-Bear creations for all three kids, before spending the entire afternoon in the pool. Below are some of the pictures Dad took:

Kaitlin "surfing"

Daddy's Little Mermaid

She said her tan was "fading," but she's WAY darker than I am!

Spinning around, getting really dizzy!

She has become quite a fish this summer!