Sunday, April 26, 2009


Recently, a couple of us registered for a photography class at the local high school. Sitting in those wooden top desks connected to un-moveable metal seats, taking notes in a bland classroom while talking under your breath (while the teacher talks) takes me right back to high school. Fun times.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sweet Saturday

Sweet Saturday: Iced Coffee, Kits Beach, Sun, Loooong Walk

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Celebrating Earth Day

Today, the kids made Earth Day cards. Many of their illustrations of what they believe the earth looks like were tres cute.

Here is the only drawing that came close to resembling the earth geographically

Inside their cards, they wrote messages to the Creator of it all

And this last one made me proud...written by sweet Lil Boy who has struggled so much with writing and reading. He did this pretty much on his own.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


William Henry Channing

Creative Time

The Husband is at the first playoff hockey game of the season and felt a little bad for leaving me at home. However, there is nothing better than quiet creative time at home.

Over the last couple of weeks, some of us at school have been working on a Circle Scrapbook Project. Each of us picked a theme, created some sort of mini book for it, decorated the cover page and then passed it off for the rest of the ladies to scrap in. The idea is that we pass the book around in a circle, each person getting it for one week, and when all is said and done all our unique crafting styles will be displayed.

I am loving being forced to be creative every week whether I feel like it or not.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Poop Scoop

I'm currently teaching a unit on the body. Today's Science lesson was on the digestive system. I always brace myself for the comments and questions that come with teaching about digestion. After the children had half a minute to get their giggles out about the ensuing waste that comes with digesting food, we moved on to a "serious" discussion...

Mrs. Lai, why is our poop always brown?

Mrs. Lai, if the food we eat is all sorts of colors, why isn't our poop rainbow?

Mrs. Lai, how come when we pee sometimes its yellow and sometimes it's light yellow and other times it's white?

Oh...I love my job. And...I answered every last one of those questions.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Today the sun was shining...imagine that. (If you live in the Pacific Northwest, this is rare...truly rare) So, we took the dog for a walk. We drove downtown and walked English Bay, then we got back into the car, drove to other side of the bay, and walked Spanish Banks. So lovely.

After getting home, I began working on my latest scrapbooking project. (Ange of the North, here is your sneak preview)