I saw this weight loss ticker on my friends blog, and thought if I posted mine out there for all the world (ok...maybe the 2 people who read this) to see, then it would be some motivation for me to get it done! My goal is to lose 30 pounds by April 1st. You can see I'm off to a good start. Now I just need to kick it into high gear and get it gone! So now that I have you all to report to...I can't slack off!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Posted by Kati Atkinson Vollmer at 11:45 PM
Lainey had her first real hair cut last week. (I took her in last year to have the ends trimmed-minimally, and I'll trim her bangs every so often...but this was her first major hair cut). So now all of her baby hair is officially gone! Kinda sad! Her hair was getting really long and had a pretty curl to it at the ends, but desperately needed a cut! Lately she wants me to just do her hair down, and it was always in her face driving me crazy and always looked like it needed to be "done". These aren't the best pictures of her and the cut, but I took these at the salon when she was done. She looks so much older to me now!
Posted by Kati Atkinson Vollmer at 11:35 PM
In September, we registered Lainey for the HIPPY program through our school district (HIPPY is nationally based, it just may be ran by different programs in different states). HIPPY stands for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters. Now, some of you might wonder why a former teacher (of kindergarten and 1st grade) would need a home based program....why not just use my own stuff???? Well, one reason-I don't have to "reinvent the wheel" so to speak and come up with my own ideas/lessons. Another reason-98% of my teaching stuff is out in a storage room off our carport, and it's a pain to go find things, put things away, etc.....So....we do HIPPY! It's really great. We have a home based educator assigned to us (they are not certified teachers, just an FYI for anyone who is interested in this program) and shes come to our house once a week. She goes over the new lessons with me, brings me whatever book or supplies they are providing, and picks up the old lessons. We get to keep all the books and supplies, too! I thought I would share some things from our lessons 2 weeks ago.....
This assignment worked on problem solving skills. I would give Lainey clues to who one of the children playing were, and she would have to find them and then color a specific thing.
Posted by Kati Atkinson Vollmer at 11:06 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Posted by Kati Atkinson Vollmer at 3:05 PM
Well, I know it's a bit after the fact...but here is Lainey and Corbin ready to go Christmas morning. On Christmas Eve, we get to open new PJ's...so here's Lainey and Corbin sporting their new PJ's and ready to open some presents! It was a fun Christmas. We were unsure what Corbin would think...he's about 2 1/2 months younger than what Lainey was on her first Christmas, and she did not enjoy it! She was extremely overwhelmed and it took all day (and I think the next day) for her to open presents. Corbin was the exact opposite. He loved ripping the wrapping paper off (and chewing it of course) and loved to see what was inside each! What a fun day!
Posted by Kati Atkinson Vollmer at 2:49 PM