Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Baby Got Back...

Karson's back! Yippeeeeeeeee! As many of you know, Karson has been in Santa Barbara working the past month....yes, a whole month...to the day.... I missed him just a little:) We celebrated his first night back with a very formal Valentine's Day dinner:) Can you tell?

While he was gone, I was very fortunate that Karson's company flew me out to Cali to visit him. I have been wanting to post pictures of our little weekend getaway, but I couldn't find the camera cord:) I know you have been anxiously awaiting these photos:)

This is the precious Hotel Oceana that we stayed in. I would highly recommend it. It wasn't anything amazingly fancy, but it was quaint and cute. My favorite thing was that you could walk outside and be on the beach:)

On the first day that I was there, Karson had to work all day, so my dad drove in to see me. I took him out to lunch for his birthday. It was extra special because I can't remember the last time we have been together for his birthday:) We ate lunch on the pier. Yummy:)My mom dropped by for a quick lunch later in the weekend:)
OK...back to Karson. He is, afterall, the reason for the trip:) Karson and I really enjoyed the beach. The weather was beautiful and the beach wasn't too crowded.
We also ate lunch at the pier. A bird joined us:)

Then, Karson decided to memorialize me by making a sand sculpture of me:) j/k:)

Oh, I almost forgot the last minute trip to Sam's that we had to do for his work on Sunday. I mean, who would want to keep their sailing reservations when they could go to Sam's???

And what super romantic thing did we do on our last night together??? You guessed it!!! We spent the night in the E.R with one of Karson's coworkers! We really were happy to do it. We can make pretty much anything fun!

I know that it is cheesy (that's me:)), but this post wouldn't be complete without thanking all of my amazing friends who entertained me while Karson was gone. Thank you Steph, Jay and Carley for the numerous meals and Wii fit sessions. Molly, thanks for taking me to dinner and making me go to the gym:) Hattie, thanks for the date night...Karson's jealous:) Courtney and Jen, thanks for cooking with me:) Amber, Jill, Rae, Andrea, Kenny, and Colby, thanks for the meals! You guys are awesome!

Have a blessed week!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Conversations in Kindergarten

Conversation 1:

Kid: Mrs. We-Wums! (crying hysterically)
Me: What's the matter sweetie? (giving a hug, of course...)
Kid: Bobby* made fun of my girfwend!
Me: Ohhhh.....how did that make you feel?
Kid: I'm not vewy happy.
Me: I'm sorry you're sad. What did he say?
Kid: He said she is not my girfwend!
Me: Well, I am sorry that you are sad, but I bet what he meant was that in kindergarten we don't really have boyfriends and girlfriends. We just have friends that are girl and boys. We are all friends. Isn't that special that we can do that?
Kid: No, but fo' weal..she is MY GIRFWEND!
Me: What is your friend's name? (trying to change the subject)
Kid: Pawina (Paulina...I'm guessing???)
Me: What do you and Paulina do together?
Kid: Go out dwinking togeder. (Who is the DD...I'm wondering?)
Me: Go out drinking together? What do you drink? (I've been teaching kinder long enough to know to never assume and always ask questions)
Kid: You know...like at cool.
Me: It's cool?
Kid: Nooooowwwwaaaahhhhhhh.....like at COOL!
Me: Like at school?
Kid: Yep.
Me: You mean like milk from the cafe'?
Kid: Yeah. Sometimes chocolate, sometimes stwawbeweeeeeeee, and sometimes, you know...the ugly kind.
Me: The white kind?
Kid: Yep.
Me: Where do you drink?
Kid: At the pawk.
Me: At the park? Was anyone with you?
Kid: Nope. Well maybe my mom. I was fouw and she was six.
Me: Oh, so she is 2 years older.
Kid: No, I six now too!
Me: OK. Sounds like she is a pretty neat friend. Go back to your station. Thank you.

Conversation 2:

Another Kid: Mrs. Williams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (crying hysterically...real tears)
Me: What's the matter sweetie?
Kid: MY. PENCIL. IS. NOT. LISTENING. TO. ME!!!!!! (Hmmmmmmm.....)
Me: What are you telling your pencil?
Kid: I'm telling it to do its work and it's not listening!
Me: Oh, I'm so sorry. You must be frustrated. Sweetie, does your pencil have ears?
Kid: (defeated) No....
Me: Could you hear without your ears?
Kid: (defeated yet again) No...
Me: Well, since your pencil doesn't have ears, you might just want to make it do what you want it to do. It probably won't listen very well. And you'll be sad. Be the boss of that pencil. Go sit down.
Kid: Okeeeeeee......Dokeeeee! Mrs. Williams, you're a good teacher.
Me: Thanks. You are a good kid.