So we made it to February vacation! Might I say by the skin of our teeth! Everyone was back to school on Wednesday although N had a bad cough but it was an early release day and he was willing to give it a try. At first I was concerned, but within a half hour of N and n being up they were fooling around and carrying on as usual. I was able to go to school and concentrate on all that I had to do with my preschool students. The week at school was a busy one. A dear collegue lost her mother to a dramatic but brief illness and the services were held on Wednesday. We celebrated Valentine's Day---dare I say the children were as excited as they were for Christmas! Finally, the highlight of the week was when one of the afternoon students decided to climb into the water table that was full of bird seed!!! Talk about a full body experience! I have never seen anything like it and it will definately be one of those stories that will be remembered for a long time. So now we have a week to rest up for the next round of 6 weeks before April vacation. Whomever planned the school calendar really knew what they were doing as the vacations truly come in the nick of time for everyone. I happen to be one of those Mom's who enjoy being on vacation with my children. When I picked N and n up on Friday I saw a Mom aquaintance and asked if she was excited to be on vacation with the kids. You would have thought I was asking her about having a tooth extracted or something! I guess my delight in school vacation is unusual. Oh well.
I hope that I will be busy during part of the week exploring some creative endeavors. I've signed onto a 'Pay it Forward' that I found when reading Ann's blog http://onewildandpreciouslife.typepad.com/one_wild_and_precious_lif/n So how it works is that I will offer a giveaway to the first THREE (3) responders to this post. I have been working on making cards, felting wool and making soy silk beaded book marks of late. So I am thinking that I'll go down one of those roads for the give away. So if you are one of the first 3, you will need to send me your snail-mail address, via email,so that I can send you my giveaway item. You must also "pay it forward" by agreeing to do the same. You will need to post a passage similar to mine on your own blog and then complete a give away! I think it is a fun idea and I just hope that I will get three people to respond. Hope to hear from you!
So if you are looking at the number of comments it looks as if three folks have left comments for the giveaway. This is not the case so if you are interested please leave a comment. I need to know how many items I should be working on :)