Monday, March 30, 2009

Dear Mother Nature,

I do not naturally complain, but I really don't like waking up and having to scrape this. Perhaps there can be no more snow in April?

It would be deeply appreciated,
Allison

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Week...

Among other things, this is one thing they did to show that I was appreciated.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Random tid-bits

So many of you were probably wondering... or not... why Del Taco was included on our diet.  It's not.  That diet was too extreme so we are doing it in moderation.  Now we only eat two meals a day on the diet (meaning fruits and veggies) and the other meal gets to be a normal meal.  Hence the Del Taco.

Also...  I do know how to spell.  Granted I do teach first grade but...  I realize that it's DEL taco with one L and not two.  I mean give me a break.  I was thinking about the farmer and the dell not espanol type.  So please forgive the mess up.

Next... does anyone here in Utah have the 4th Twilight book - Breaking Dawn that they would be willing to lend me.  I don't want to pay 25 dollars for it.

Lastly... Here's what we did last night...

I love that little man.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Dell Taco - Private Party - Sorry Guys...

So I have friends tell me when I ask them why they don't blog more often is because they don't have anything to blog about.  Well guys you must blog about the finer things in life... such as this next post.

My fellow teacher friends who read my blog are probably going to think I have no life, which I basically don't, but that's ok.  Enjoy.

They are opening up a new Dell Taco at Thanksgiving Point which is about 15 miles from where we live.  Dell Taco is my dear sweet husbands absolute all time favorite eating establishment.  If he could buy stock in the business, he would.  Well when they posted a sign in the teacher's lounge last week that Dell Taco would be serving free dinner to teachers and their families tonight as a trial run for their new opening before they opened... I knew I would make it on his 'good' list when I broke the news.  I did.

I'll bet you have never been invited to a Private Party at Dell Taco before.  Well guys, I had the honor.  Listen to this... now we walk in the door and the manager of the place says, "Hi, feel free to order anything off the menu you want.  You can even get extras to take home if you want."  Now... if you know me or my family... that is a golden ticket.  We were in heaven.  I wish I didn't love food so much.

They had also got some clowns to come entertain the kids that were there.  Mason had him make me a balloon flower with a bear.  I love it.

Who would have thought that Dell Taco could be so much fun?!?

Now this is what a quality post is made of guys.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pinch, pinch, pinch...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays at school.  This year a leprechaun came and visited our classroom.

Here is what happened... Monday before school got out we set leprechaun traps in hope of catching one.  Well when the kids got to school this morning, this is what they found:


He had run all over their desks in green paint.  Then they saw this written on the board...

Kinda silly I know, but he had left a green drink there for me to drink.  I always take a vote at this point in the morning.  We vote to see if I should drink it and risk the chance of dying.  This morning, only 3 of my 27 kids thought that I shouldn't drink the drink.  Clearly my health is not of their concern.

So I drink it and about 15 minutes later my foot started to feel really weird so I took off my shoe and sock and....  wah-la!


The potion turned my foot green!!  Now this is the point where the students actually do begin to get concerned.  So this year they came up with the idea to write our leprechaun letters.  These were too priceless to not post.  Sorry there are a lot of them.  I will translate after each in case you can't understand first grade penmanship.

These crack me up because their personalities show through so much.  I am going to 'label' the personality traits these kids will have as they get older.  This is all for fun... just so you know, this isn't how I really think of these kids so please no one think I am a horrible person who labels children.  Here we go... enjoy!

Student #1:  Normal Student

*We are really sorry.  Please turn Mrs. Lefler's foot back to normal.*

Student #2: The Brown-noser
*I think you can read this one.*

Student #3: The Typical Jock
*You are so stupid.  I am going to play football against you.  You are going to die.*

Student #4: Just a Little "OFF"

*Please don't turn us into witches.*

Student #5: The Bully
*We are sorry.  Do not turn Mrs. Lefler green or you will get it!*

Student #6: The Pass the Blame Student
*I am sorry I made you mad.  It was not my fault.  It was my teacher's idea to do it.*
(This one was my personal favorite)

Student #7: Little White Lie
*We are sorry.  We wanted to catch a different leprechaun.*

Student #8: The Paranoid Student

*Please forgive us for making those traps.  Please don't send us to jail.*

Which one was your favorite?  I love these!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

No I didn't forget!!

Happy Birthday Daddy!I was blessed to have this man as my father. Here is a CHEESEY picture of us standing in front of the Loch Ness in Scotland. Yes... that is a beany baby of the loch ness monster. (no we didn't see it)

I love you daddy and I hope you had a wonderful day! I am so grateful that I had you as my father.

Another age issue...


This is a survey I was filling out for Southwest airlines when I flew home back in February. When I got to the back of the survey I had to check the box with my age. I know this picture is hard to read, but I hated that I was now in the 26-34 age bracket. I felt like the survey was rubbing in my recent and unwanted birthday.

Oh how I miss that 22-25 box.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The 4 Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan


Mason and I have decided to do a little spring cleaning of our bodies. We have started this plan that is really strict. It's a diet but basically you can eat all the fruits and vegetables that you want. There are also recipes in the book that you can cook made out of completely natural ingredients. It's been interesting so far. We started it yesterday... I know... not that long... but I am feeling optimistic about this.

Every morning I wake up and drink a glass of fresh lemon water then follow that 20 minutes later with pure cranberry juice with psyllium husk. That's the hardest part. That pure cranberry juice and husk is kinda rough. After that I can eat all the fruit I want until lunch. It's not that bad actually. I'm excited to see how I feel after this. Of course there is much more to it, but it isn't as hard as some of the other detoxes Mason has wanted us to do.

It says that it not only cleans out your body of all the toxins, but it also helps you have more energy. That is what sold me the most. I get so tired at school and run out of energy fast. I am really excited to try this out. I will keep you posted.

Part of the reason I am blogging about this is so that hopefully I will feel more obligated to follow it being everyone knows.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

And the answer is...

The knights name was Each.  

Each the knight ate one peach and so there were 10 left.

Thank you Skyler for entertaining us.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mrs. Lefler... I have a riddle for you!!!

One of my kids from last year came up to me in the hall this morning saying he had a riddle for me.  He told me that he wouldn't tell me the answer until tomorrow morning so I could think about it all day.  I thought I'd share:  (maybe you can help me out)

There are 11 hungry knights.  There is a peach tree with 11 peaches.  That night each knight eats a peach.  There are 10 peaches left.  How is this possible?

Hopefully the answer to this is actually something that makes sense - due to the fact that many times their jokes don't.

I'll keep ya posted.
Needless to say I have been thinking about this all day...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Butch-elor...

I don't know if any of you watched this last night...

...but our charming bachelor lost his charm in my eyes.