Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
HOWEVER -- I feel that I want to embrace this, not fight it. With age, comes wisdom, right? I am adopting a new policy for this year - a resolution, if you will. (BTW-Teachers have their own calendar - August starts our year, not January...) My very good friend, Carrie, is my inspiration for many things - blogging, being positive, not slapping people, etc. At the end of the school year in May, she said that she wanted to start this year dressing more professionally because she thought it would make her feel more positive about her job. I think she is right, so I am doing this too. At the end of my year, I had all but given up on myself. I went to school in baggy clothes, t-shirts, gauchos, and flip flops (not the nice, sandal-y ones - hubbed out ones). I let my weight gain during pregnancy get the best of me - literally. I hid behind whatever I could. Even though I can't wear my pre-pregnancy clothes yet, I do not want to go back to school looking or feeling this way about myself, because the kids pick up on that very quickly. Now, I am not going to be wearing suits or anything - that's just not my personality - but I do want to focus on looking like a teacher, not a college student. So I will be taking my birthday money clothes shopping, and I am sort of excited. Another exciting thing is all of the new jewelry that I will be wearing. Thanks to Carrie, again, I will be sporting new [FREE] Premier jewelry, and I am freaking out excited. Without meaning to sound superficial, I know this will make me sparklier, and with the more professional clothes, will help me to feel better about myself.
SO, here's to the last year of my twenties...they've been fun and I will be VERY sad to see them go, but I am really looking forward to what my future holds...
Robyn and Dixie
Dixie tasting Michael
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Abbie hardly ever left Olivia if she was on the floor. Sophie in a calmer moment...
Saturday, July 11, 2009
One of O's new favorite things to do to kill time is to bounce in her bouncey seat. It hangs from a door frame, and you just bounce. To be honest, I sort of wish I had an adult-sized one! This video is from when she first got the hang of it. Now, she can just bounce and bounce on her own. When she knows you are looking, she gets overly-excited and just bounces harder! (Sorry for the sidewaysness of the video, there's just no way to flip it up!)