Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ultrasound Appointment/Controversy

Yesterday I had my 18 week appointment and Steve and I were hoping that by some small miracle we would be able to get in for an ultrasound (it was Steve's birthday). But alas, it was not to be. "Tom" THE ultrasound guy wasn't in, so we had to make an appointment for the 14th of November. You can see in the picture it is at 4:00pm and with the one and only Tom. I can't wait to meet this infamous ultrasoundist. He is the best in the business, you know.
Halloween went off today without too many complications or difficulties. Sort of. I may end up on TV or in court for a controversial situation, but other than that, not bad. I absentmindedly threw together a costume, which I thought would be harmless and maybe a little funny. I had a black skirt, a black shirt and carelessly concluded that a nun would be a great idea. Apparently, I offended a catholic parent at the school and they called the District to complain. Oops. I guess what they say is true. Timing is everything. Now was not the time to be a nun.
Well, I want to say a word to my fans out there who are faithful to reading my blogs. I want to say thank you for always checking on my site, and that I'm sorry for not always giving the people what they want. I now promise to be better at maintaining my blogs. It's my Handy promise. (But don't count on anything really soon)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Crib

We finally put together our crib, isn't it cute? We got it at Shopko, on sale, and we just couldn't be any happier. While Steve was putting it together, he dropped one of the pieces onto his foot, and it didn't look good. I thought it might have been broken, but after following Dr. Low's advice, I concluded that it wasn't. It was just badly bruised.
We also got our new furnace put in this last week. Dad, Cameron, and Laura came down 3 nights last week to get it installed. It works like a champ and we are very warm at night. We would like to send a huge shout out to those who helped us. We couldn't have done it without you.

Monday, October 1, 2007

The Black Death

So I've had quite the challenge this year with my class and I was at my wits end, not knowing what to do. In Social Studies we are learning about the Middle Ages and I decided to incorporate the feudal system into the classroom. Well, over the weekend, a stroke of genius (or inspiration) came to me to take care of this class once and for all. I decided to use the plague to "wipe" out the class. The kids rolled a dice four times and if they rolled a 4, they were dead. Then, anyone who was left alive, if they were caught talking to anyone who was dead, would die instantaneously. Kind of like playing pigs. Well, all I have to say is that today was a dream. I couldn't have asked for a better day. It was almost as if the children weren't there today. Calgon take me away. I just need to figure out how to keep this going until the end of school.