It has been quite a long time since the last time I posted or even read anyone's blog. Starting school was a little crazy. We have decided it is really important to condition weeks before so you aren't so tired. Andrew and I had a great weekend! We went to see Second City at Walton Art Center on Friday night. We ate at Hugo's with Emily and Matt before the show. The four of us spent a lot of time talking about why we love Hugo's so much. It is such a great Fayetteville staple, it is underground, it is always packed and loud, yet you can hear everything at your table very well. Plus, their food is always good. Saturday we met my family's new foreign exchange student, David. He is very nice. Andrew and I took the Peterson girls for a walk so Brooke could take a much deserved nap. Here are some pictures from our adventure.
Lyla was in a trance the entire walk. She fell asleep.
Today, Ruby, Brooke and I had a girls' tennis outing. We had a great time. Although this was only Ruby's first time to play, she very quickly became the teacher. She kept telling Brooke and I how to play and when we needed to take breaks. Hysterical!
"Ali! Ali! We are going to have a talk right here. You need to listen and you are not allowed to go outside of the court. You are a kid and only the teacher can do that!"
Bear playing with her new owl dog toy from Ruby
Jake and Matt had an end of the summer party: Hot Summer Days, Hot Summer Night. We had a great time. I would have had lots more pictures but my phone died. Jake and Matt throw great parties.
I promise not to talk about my students too much, but those who know me well, know I love to brag about my kids. This is going to be a great year at Springdale High School. I am teaching three sections of AP Gov't, two sections of World History and my new class, Service Learning. It has gone great so far. My Service kids have some great ideas, and will begin traveling to Head Start and Jones Elementary in the next couple weeks. They spent Saturday afternoon playing Bingo at Walnut Grove Retirement Center. They sent me texts saying how much fun they had. The picture below is from the first day of school. Each student wrote their expectations of my class on post-its for three minutes. The result was really cool.