Tuesday, July 26, 2016

2016 Classroom….Start to Almost Finished!

So  8 years ago this was the room I moved in, it was a bit surreal being back.
  It was my first year teaching at Tucker.  Mia was 1, and crawled on the nasty floor and ate a dead bug.  I'll never forget looking at her huge blue eyes and seeing a bug leg sticking out of her sweet mouth.  I am certain I googled, "toxin remains in dead bugs" and was worried she was poisoned.  She survived and so did the rest of us.   Yesterday, I began my room set up.  I discovered some of my teaching stuff is in storage (sad face here).  I am sure I will figure something out.  

Reading table and word wall…minus student chairs.  

Coping area (not finished)  and calendar.

Math and letter sounds

My desk area waiting for my file cabinet to finish the corner. 

Computer station

Door and window cover.  I had two amazing little girls help me the past two days.  These girls could set up a classroom all by themselves.  They have helped me every year of their little lives.  With all of the moving we have done, they are pros! The room is mostly done.  I will need another table, a few chairs, etc.
 I can't wait to meet the little lives that will walk in this door.  I am always so excited for a new year of learning.  I am blessed to have an amazing job!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Mia Scott's 9th Birthday!

What an amazing day we had celebrating this girl.  It started with lots of streamers, balloons and banners.   After a fun run with balloon dancing, she opened her presents, and then wanted to spend the day at the water park.  We then came home to get ready for her birthday dinner and finally birthday pie to end a great day!

Mia as you read this in your later years, I want you to know what a joy you are to us.  Your heart is so big!  You love unconditionally and truly have a gift of making others around you smile.   I am so excited to watch you grow.  God has big plans for you sweet girl.  May your 9th year be the best yet!  You are such a blessing to us.  You are loved and we are blessed!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Rogers Aquatic Center

Last week we met up with some friends to sped the day at the water park.  It was fun!

Monday, July 18, 2016

We've Arrived in AR

We pulled out of Hendersonville at 6:30 a.m. last Thursday, (6-16-16).  We arrived in Arkansas early evening after dodging two huge storms and tons of traffic.   I'm thankful for God's direction and protection during our trip.  We had one last night in a hotel, and then transitioned into our apartment on Friday afternoon.   We are settling in but very motivated to find our home.   The girls are living an adventure of apartment living and it is fun to watch!  We are at the stage of this process of being very homesick for all we left in TN, and it being very surreal living back in AR, and wondering if we fit here.   I am so thankful for dear friends that brought us dinner, and another who spent the afternoon catching up.  God continues to provide, and for that I am so grateful.   Looking forward to this to feel like home again…..until then the adventure continues! 

Just a little Ice Cream…...

After a full day of house hunting these girls deserved a treat!   What fun it was to enjoy a little treat!  Seriously, I don't know how anyone can eat this much ice-cream, but it was sure fun seeing their faces!   Love these precious girls!

Mia's 9 Year Old Well-Check!

Today we walked in the same door to the doctor she had her first check up in.   We returned to Dr. Cadle and she and I cried.  It was so great to see her again.  Mia had a fantastic check up, has grown like a weed.  She is 4 ft. 6 inches, (75%) and 66 lbs. (50%).  She is right on track for all developmental milestones and continues to bless us daily!  We are so thankful for this little firecracker.  God has big plans for her it's fun watching it unfold!