A few videos and pictures

So….The Big One has a loud, horribly annoying Frozen alarm clock that she bought with her birthday $ from Mimi and Pops. Should’ve packed away in storage but I didn’t… Anyway, much to my chagrin The Little One likes it even more The Big One. This isn’t the best video, but we definitely think she’s…

Woohoo!!!

It happened a couple times earlier in the week, but I finally got it on video yesterday!!  Yay!!!!!!  And now, practically like a dog, The Biggest One tells her to stand and she does, and then she takes a few steps. It’s pretty dang cute. Hopefully I can get some good videos over the weekend…

Halfway through!

I made it to lunch time! I have 6 of my 9 students here today, and they’re al boys! One of them even brought me some homemade cinnamon graham crackers! Yum! The kids seem sweet so far and are excited, but good listeners. It’s pretty easy with just 6! 🙂    Everyone gets a cute…

My classroom!

Ok! I’ve been working hard to get my room ready! Here it is 11 pm the night before, and I’m already in bed!! What?!? Tomorrow is either going to go poorly or things are hanging for the better. 😉 Here’s the before:             Not much to start with. But it’s a huge…

Family and Birthday Pictures

So, the big news today was that I got my work computer finally! Woo!! They’re shopping for a new IT guy, which meant it just took extra time, and normally I wouldn’t have minded, but the Macbook’s CD drive bit it sometime last year, and…in very sad news…The Biggest One’s new computer he bought in…

Big random update

Ok, here is a big update of some of the random stuff I’ve documented in the past 10 days. I don’t want to go too long or else I may forget what I was thinking at the time. It’s not great stuff, but maybe gives a better glimpse into the way of life here.     …

Took this picture so The Big One could say ‘hi’ to some of her friends on facebook.  I think she’s absolutely stunning.  And I love how you can see the color of her eyes so well!  She told me I blinded her.  Oh well. It was totally worth it!! 😍😍😍   

Desperate

Just 9 days in and we got desperate.  Thanks to the Homesick Texan, we made a little taste of home for the first time ever.     Refried beans, y’all!  We needed burritos somethin’ fierce! For now, we’re using some Lebanon bread that I think is like naan(?), but next time, we’ll have homemade tortillas too! Unfortunately,…

The Market

The Biggest One looked at my apples from the grocery store and told me: “You’re paying too much. You need to shop at a market instead!” Well, I haven’t had a chance to go to a food market, but two of my coworkers (also new, and from Jamaica) asked for someone to take them clothes…

A year ago and today…

this picture popped up from The Biggest One’s page today     Wow. I’m always amazed at how much babies change in just one short year!  Here’s here now shot. Yes, it’s a picture of a picture. Can’t access the disc until I get my school computer some time next week. But she’s still beautiful!!    

The Little One’s 1st Birthday!

   The Big One convinced me to get a happy birthday banner and some candles. And I’m glad she did.  We’re having a strawberry cake with strawberry glaze. I hope it’s good. I’m certainly not used to baking with a gas oven. There’s definitely a hotter side, as demonstrated by the hill on the cake….