Saturday, January 31, 2009

playing school

Steve has our camera so I cannot post any pictures, but here is what happened this morning:
I was e-mailing a picture to the primary when i heard some noises in the family room. Fisher and Tucker both had their snow boots on, backpacks and coats and the bar stools were lined up like a bus bench. "We're going to school!"
Tucker is super excited because he gets to start preschool Monday and Fisher already attends.
They walked down the hall to "class"

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A pocketful of sunshine!

I had a great experience today! One of my students gave me "a pocketful of sunshine". She came up to me and asked (in ASL) how do you sign and fingerspelled favorite color? I showed her. She then came up to me and signed what is your favorite color? I told her and she quickly ran off. All of this was happening while my class was across the hall watching Channel one.
She later returned with a note made on my favorite color that said-
"You are such a great teacher! I have really learned so much ! Thank you for being not only a great teacher, but a great person as well! I am glad I have had the opportunity to learn ASL and have you as a teacher. You really do so much and are so amazing!"
That made my day!
Thank you !!! (you know who you are)
It was terrific validation for a first year teacher!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Fisher turned 5!

Fisher turned 5 on Friday, January 16, 2009 and boy did we celebrate! I didn't have school that day so we got to eat breakfast as a family and get ready at our own pace. Since Steve doesn't work on Fridays we had a whole day as a family! We took Fisher shopping for some presents and then to lunch at McDonalds with a play place. He and his brother Tucker had lots of fun!

That nignt Grandma and Grandpa Hanson brought him (ok the whole family too) dinner...Pizza and of Fisher's favorites! That night he had cupcakes then spoiled him with time and presents..stilts and a hippity hop!

we skipped saturday (celebrating) then had the Georges over on Sunday for more spoiling and cake!

We love you Fisher and cannot believe you are already 5!
Some of Fisher's presents

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I've become small town!

Anyone who knows me well, especially during college will get a kick out of this! I have become a small town girl! Yep, I love good ole Morgan Utah, the city without one traffic light!
All through college I said if I was still single when I graduated I wanted to live in New York and give the publishing world a try. I lived in London for 4 months and absoutely loved it!!
But there is something great about small town life. Yes, there are frustrations here and there, but overall, it is awesome! I love that most everyone here knows each other by name. I love that the bank tellers know me by name and don't even ask for I.D. I LOVE that there is no traffiic or parking trouble! i love the close knit community. I think that thing that set this all off was my several trips to downtown Salt Lake and outlying areas during the holildays. I had the worst time finding parking and just dealing with city stuff!
This is all ironic because I am a Salt Lake city girl and SLC is not even that big compared to New York or London!
Here and there i miss the city and just drive to Salt Lake, but overall I am glad I love living in small, good ole Morgan! This is an aeril view of morgan from a website i found called soarwest. I thougt it was pretty! For all of you who do not know where Morgan is (that was me once) it is east of Ogden up I-84 eastbound. On the other side of Ogden canyon and Pineview. the population of Morgan as of January 2009 is estimated 8,000.

Monday, January 12, 2009

playtime with the blankets

During our sunday rest time, Steve and I came out to find the boys had dragged all our blankets and sleeping bags out to the front room. We didn't know they could pull them all, some are pretty heavy!

the boys love their new rides!

Well, Santa's gifts were a hit! We took them down to the unfinished basement to drive around until Spring. Steve had to give them a lesson in 3 point turns. They love their new rides!

Some of my favs