Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Crazy hair days, beautiful smiles, and moving past only headbands... our little girl is getting big.

On another note:
For Valentine's day we kept it low key. I made dinner of chicken rolls, (Micah LOVES these and does not like when I try a new recipe on a holiday :)) mashed potatoes, salad, and homemade chocolate pudding. It was really good. We were of course each other's Valentine, but Lila was also ours. I got a laminator... lame to many, but that is EXACTLY what I wanted. It's the dorky teacher in me. I also was REALLY spoiled by my students! Micah got a shotgun and Lila got this beautiful little quiet book. I'm already making her a few myself, but Micah and I saw this beautiful little one when I was just newly pregnant and I have been wanting it ever since! I'm so glad she got it and I like playing with it myself. It's only for Sunday's though. I love Valentine's Day and love expressing my love to my family.

Monday, February 6, 2012

8 months

Yesterday our little girl turned 8 months old. She is the light of our lives. She loves, in no particular order,...

... t.v., crawling, screaming, food, food, FOOD, books, MUSIC, dancing, pulling herself up, mommy, daddy, baths, Matilda, Jesus, going on walks, sitting in a cart without her car seat, her hands, hair, and the list could go on and on.

She is such a happy baby and has such a good nature. She will eat any baby food and I love that she isn't picky. She sleeps through the night usually from 8:30 until 6:30, but sometimes 7:00 until 6:30. It's been great getting sleep, but sometimes I still wake up worried that she may not be okay. I love the beautiful babe!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

To anyone who likes education or thinks they know about education...

Ok, I'm really not political and I REALLY don't like arguing about it, but every once in while I find things that I love. I'm not trying to tell you how to think or try and start up a debate, I'm just posting something that I agree with to my blog. I recognize that the education system is not perfect, but really, what job does everything perfectly well? Please don't be offended and feel free to disagree.

"Teachers' hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or10 months a year! It's time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do - babysit! We can get that for less than minimum wage.That's right. Let's give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (.....................7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan-- that equals 6 1/2 hours). Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day...maybe 30? So that's $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day. However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!!I am not going to pay them for any vacations. LET'S SEE.... That's $585 X 180= $105,300 per year. (Hold on! My calculator needs new batteries).What about those special education teachers and the ones with Master's degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an hour. That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year. Wait a minute -- there's something wrong here! There sure is! The average teacher's salary (nation wide) is $50,000. $50,000/180 days = $277.77/per day/30 students=$9.25/6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student--a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids! WHAT A DEAL!!!! Make a teacher smile; repost this to show appreciation for all educators! thanx to all of y'all!!!"