Friday, February 26, 2010

Maynard & Nap Time

Last week's theme was "Moose Week"...and here's Maynard!
On Thursdays my co-teacher has the day off, so on these days I have two moms helping me. Yesterday we had a great mom that had the kids playing nap-time. Can you find the 6th toddler?

Yes, she fits in the dolly crib! These kids are such a joy, and absolutely hilarious! Thank you so much for your prayers for them & me as we are together each morning.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What Else Have I Been Up To???

Sunday night I went to visit my friends Geoff and Melissa, and their two sons. Check out what happened by the end of the evening!!! Even I was surprised!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Weekend Trip

This past weekend I was able to go to Shreveport to visit my brother! I had Presidents' Day off, so I drove down to see him.I was able to spend some time with people from my home church. This is my mom's best friend, Susan.
We celebrated "Granny's" birthday while I was home. Her birthday was Friday, and I was able to go along to Longhorn's to share her birthday dinner. I live with Granny when I am in Shreveport long-term. Her great-grandson, Logan, is between us.
Here's Tim--who knew the day would come when he would let me help cut his hair!Granny's Longhorn birthday ice cream!
At the church I attend in Missouri, every third Sunday is a potluck dinner. So this morning I made white bean chicken chili--and I got to use the gorgeous apron that my friends in Mexico gave me!

Coming Soon: Maynard the Moose & Goin' Buggy!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

"...Q, R, Yes..."

Sorry it's taken so long to get a new post on here! Life got busy much faster than I expected. Here are a few pictures from childcare:

During my first week here, my co-teacher--Heather--and I organized & decorated our classroom. Our first two weeks were about snowmen and penguins, so I made "Penelope the Penguin" for one of our bulletin boards. You can't tell from the picture, but the beak is 3D & sticks out! My new project for this week is a bulletin board with candy & the kids' pictures on it.

Every morning we have a different activity out for the kids to get started with. At least once a week we have the dress-up baskets out. This day we had a princess, a duck with fairy wings & high heels, and Batman! Other types of activities include cars, small houses, and blocks.

I've been enjoying my mornings in childcare, but that's not all I'm doing here on campus. In the afternoons I have been transcribing the Linguistic department's documents from the American Phonetic Alphabet (APA) to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Easy, right? Well, it's not really difficult just time consuming. First I had to learn IPA, because I learned APA when I was here in the training. Now I'm going through each sheet of data & homework, checking to make sure it's still the same word in the "translated" version.

I've also been able to help out with two of the Outreach programs. The students are required to work on an outreach team in the area, and I'm working alongside them. Yesterday we got to attend training for one as a group--it was really neat for the four of us to get together with the other ladies who volunteer from the area. I'm excited to see what God has planned for this program! One group will go to their outreach on Monday evenings, and the other on Thursday afternoons. They've each met once at my house, and I'm looking forward to hearing what God does through them!

Thanks so much for your prayers while I'm here in Missouri. I could NOT be here without them! Next weekend I'm planning to make a quick weekend trip home to Louisiana to see my brother. I'm excited to see him!