Thursday, January 17, 2008

Oh, Those Kids!

I have to start today with some funny stories from my students. I teach 1st grade and they say the funniest things sometimes. My family has always said that I should write a book about it, so this gives me a start.

One of my little girls, usually quite the handful but strangely sweet lately came up to me with a very serious face. She asked, "Why didn't the skeleton cross the road?" I said, "I don't know." In her same serious face, she replied, "Because it had no guts!" And then she walked away!

As we were lining up to go to lunch, one of my boys announced that he and his dad dressed alike today. They wore the same red shirt and they both wore their red underwear! I am sure his dad would love to hear that. I can never look at his dad the same again!

I love making gifts for fellow teachers and one gift I made was a baby book. Traci was having her third baby and I did not want to give her any of the usual baby gifts because I knew she had everything. I asked her to email me her favorite pics and then I made a scrapbook for her. She really liked it! And I had so much fun doing it!

Well, the week is almost done. I am so glad CSI is on tonight. It is my very favorite show. Seriously, I am addicted. And I recorded Project Runway so I better go and watch that! Love that DVR! (Sad, but true!) Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Love Your Family

Hello again! Is it Friday yet? My first grade students are just wearing me out this week. I love having the two weeks at Christmas but it is so hard to get back in the swing of things!

Just wanted to post this Family album I made for a friend back in October. I added pics of her kids and husband and sent it to her for her birthday. I also added some quotes about family. For Christmas, I did a similar one for our hairdresser using Christmas papers. The possibilities are endless. Have a great rest of the week!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mamo!

Happy New Year Everyone! I just got back a few days ago from a trip to Wisconsin to visit my best friend and his family. His daughter really enjoyed the memory game I made - I think she just liked looking at all of the pictures!! I took so many new pics - now I need to scrapbook them!

My mom called me not too long ago and reminded me that today would have been my grandmother's 88th birthday! My family called her Mamo. I loved her very much and still believe that she watches over me everyday. I did this layout last May but I wanted to post it today in her honor.

Mamo is the one on the left hand side. On the top is my great grandmother and the bottom photo is my mom and her best friend on my mom's wedding day. I used a stencil and some paper piercing on this page, along with lots of inking to make everything look distressed. I think Mamo was beautiful and she would have shined at 88!!