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Ok, I'm gonna blog

When did I start saying gonna? Not sure, but I don't like it! Anyhoo. . .

So, life has settled down for me. I have a few things I should do in the evenings for school each night, but that is better than the 25 things I used to have! Our house is looking pretty good, we have purchased just about everything we need and we have started to hang some things up on the wall. It's feeling pretty good. I feel very much at home in this new place and I am very proud that it is ours!

Thomas, on the other hand, is not settling down. His busy time has just started. He spent all day on a gorgeous Sunday working on his thesis. (Don't worry Thomas, I won't mention that you started working on it today, the day something was due.)

So, I promised my mom some pictures of my classroom(s) so here they go!

My daily schedule and reading book area.
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I have two rooms. This little room is where we have morning meeting, calendar and where I teach.
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My calendar
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This is the other room. The students do their work in this room. Here is my makeshift desk.
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Not sure what happened to my curtains!
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The word wall, their desks and the door into the smaller room.
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That's all! I have 15 students and it's tight in my little room! I run into chairs, students and desk all.the.time. It's ok though! I love that I have this job in Switzerland! I couldn't ask for anything better! Well, I wish there was a way to carry Addilyn with me all day . . . hmmmmmm. Thoughts? Suggestions?


Cute story. We are learning about growing and staying healthy in Science. My assistant is teaching that class so I can read with the students. She asked if I had any pictures of Addilyn when she was little! I used an iPad and this blog and we saw Addilyn right when she was born. The kids swooned over her (after the bloody picture) and I swooned over them swooning over her. So sweet.

Moving on!
Last weekend we went to the river with Yvonne, Mia and Marcel. We had a relaxing day at our favorite spot.

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We felt left out.
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The giggling is so sweet.


Arwen loves "debarking" anything she can find!

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She still loves her baths! and we like snuggling with her after.

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These little blocks are from IKEA and they can keep her entertained for hours, er minutes.

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After school, Addilyn and I like to play outside with Arwen. She is always so happy when I pick her up!

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I should mention that I was getting rid of her old clothes and making space for the next size of clothes-hence the messy room. BUT, this is what she does now. She will try and try to stand and does well!


She also can go up stairs. We have two sets of stairs in the kitchen which just have two steps. She can successfully climb those!

In the mornings I try to get up early enough so I can be ready when she wakes up. Sometimes she is up very early though. It's usually pretty easy to get ready with her now. She always crawls into the bathroom with me and entertains herself. She is happy when she is near me. Notice her sleepy eyes. This is how happy she is after she wakes up! Always.


AND, no more comments because I keep getting weird comments and sorry if the pictures do not show up! Not sure why that it is!

Haley, September 16, 2012