Saturday, October 31, 2009

Can you smell it? Deer season is in the air...

Well, this is not our usual Halloween routine. To be honest, even our usual Halloween routine is not "usual". Today, we went to Hedley to site in John's gun for deer season. Much to Hayden's surprise, there was a Red Ryder BB gun waiting for Pa Bob's grand kids to shoot. He thought it was great going to shoot guns on Halloween. Who needs candy when you've got a Red Ryder BB gun? I even took a turn shooting it. I didn't shoot the 30-06.

On our way back, we saw 7 deer just off the road. We turned around to go get a better look at the 2 bucks we saw.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Well, we added a new member to our family today. John and I had just talked about getting the kids a puppy for Christmas last week. We were talking about what kind and not sure, but we really love Lily. She is a GREAT breed. We hadn't really decided what kind to get, but would love to breed Lily and have puppies.
Today, we were on our way to Home Depot and there they were, a little pen full of puppies. The sign said, "Cavalier King Charles ." We quickly headed to the parking lot they were in to take a look. A cute young couple had 4 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. There were 3 females and 1 male. We quickly scooped up the male and asked how much. Let's just say he was affordable. He was so cute and we knew that he would be a perfect addition to our family. Who knows, maybe we'll have some little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies of our own next year.

We named him Henry. Hayden thinks it's great that we got a boy. He said Henry is just like him. One boy and three sisters. Henry is just about 7 weeks and seems to be right at home here with us and with Lily. We did find out that his mom looks just like Lily. He has even been coming in the doggie door when we let him out. Too cute! You are sure to see many more pictures in the weeks to come.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The things kids say...

Some funny things I've heard this week while substituting:
1. As a little boy skipped across the room during fun centers and said, "I'm a fairy cowboy, I'm a fairy cowboy". (He was wearing a cowboy hat and fairy wings because he was in the 'dress up' center.) I haven't even seen "Broke Back Mountain and that's still all I could think of.
2. A first grade boy ran up to me on the playground and said, "We're getting chased by girls and it is FUN". (my son was one of those getting chased.)
3. I also got called "Mrs. Puge'"
4. Another teacher asked me as I went to the music room instead of PE to get my class, "Am I in the wrong place?" Uh, no, that would be me...At least she's the same person everyday. I am a different teacher and a different grade on any given day.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hoop Chicks

John is coaching Rachel's basketball team and they are the Hoop Chicks. I love Basketball. Even after all these years, I still love it and have been known to play in our driveway. Rachel had a game on Saturday, so I took my camera and got a few pictures. She played against the daughter of a girl that I played with in High School. This is a great age group to work with. They are really learning some basics of the game, but it can be really intense. Rachel actually had two games on Saturday, but I only went to the second one. John said it was a good thing I stayed at home for the first game. It was a nail biter. I'm the mom on the bench yelling. After the first game of the season, Hayden said, "maybe we should have left you at home". Funny!

Soccer Season

Hayden and his friend Catch

Last year, we didn't play soccer or basketball. We had just moved here and didn't really have our house unpacked when that all started. This year, however, our kids were ready to play. Hayden is playing soccer for the first time and he loves it! These are a few pictures from his last game. He is #4 on the yellow team.

In my Spare Time...

You may have been wondering what a woman like me does in her spare time. Well, today is your lucky day. I don't have a lot of spare time, but when I do, this is one thing I do. I love my sewing machine and don't use it near enough. My sister called a few weeks ago to see if I could make some special gifts for a couple of her friends that were having babies. Of course! She went shopping, sent me the stuff and a color scheme and I started creating some cute little baby things to put on the bag, onesies and burp cloths. I love that everything matches. It was fun to find little animals and only use pink and brown. I love that little pink and brown giraffe. I also adore that little pink duck. She reminds me of a print on a 1970's sundress I think I wore as a kid. So, in my spare time, this is what I do to relax. Well, it's one thing I do.