Thursday, May 17, 2012

Where in the world is Mrs. Overman?!

We left for the hospital at 4:30 in the morning!

In surgery to get Brenna out

Brenna meets Mommy

Nancy helped deliver Brenna

Mrs. Overman, Mr. Overman, and Brenna

Big brother Ian loves her

Look! Brenna has a new buddy, Riley!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

We're painting our posters!

Some of us are using markers.

Some of us are using finger paints.

Some of us are using watercolor paints.



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Drafting Nonfiction Posters.

We are making nonfiction posters (some of us are choosing to make books) about topics we know lots about.

We've collected lots of information over the last few days about our topics.

Everything on our posters teaches something about our topics.

We took lots of time drafting today.

Mya and Beau needed more information for their poster/book, so they kept working on that.

Timmy worked hard on his raccoon diagram and tomorrow will add his research.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Slice of Life: Mrs. Overman

Random thoughts. I'm trying to keep my pencil going for an entire ten minutes. Ambitious, huh? Maybe not for some people. I've asked the kids to try too, so I am doing it with them.

I'm exhausted today. Absolutely exhausted. We still have a sick Golden Retriever (this has happened before, so I'm a little concerned, but not too worried) keeping us up at night. We love our dogs like our own children and would do mostly anything for them...including taking them to the vet when it's inconvenient and sacrificing sleep.

Why must some kids always make noise? I think it's because it's so loud at their houses they're almost uncomfortable with silence. Or they just need to fidgit...? Oh well. I've learned to tune MOST of the crazy noises out after seven years of teaching and then having a toddler. It's not really too bothersome.

It's colder today than it has been lately. Actually, it's really just normal for this time of year; we've just been spoiled with 80-degree temps over the last few weeks.

My mom is here to paint Brenna's room today. I'm glad because at this point, I think I'm so tired that painting is about the last thing on my list of things to do. I hope we can get more stuff done before she gets here...5 weeks and 6's getting close, thank goodness! I must be looking as if I'm about to explode because people keep looking at me saying, "Oh, hi...and how are you doing?" with a little bit of a sympathy nod afterwards. Ha!

We read "City Dog, Country Frog" by Mo Willems today. It's such a great story, although I felt bad for the poor doggie who lost his froggy friend. If only the main character would have been a cat, I wouldn't have been so sad...joking! Well...kinda.

Hmm...more random connected thoughts. I could use a nap right now. Really. I'm excited that next week, Spring Break, will be full of long mommy/toddler naps and relaxing days. Although, we do have a few things planned throughout the week, but it still should be relaxing.

My mom is here now, but she's going home tonight and coming back tomorrow with my dad when he's done working. Maybe we could squeeze in a date night if they're here early enough. That would be fun! We rarely eat out (or carry out, or anything!), so when we get to, it's really a treat.

Baby shower next weekend...I know it's not traditional to have one for baby #2, but my sister-in-law (who is so sweet) wanted to have one because she wasn't around for Ian's shower. I said "Of course!". We've just asked people to bring diapers, cute little girl things, etc. We have the main things we need for having an actual baby of any kind. :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Slice of Life: Mrs. Overman

Last night I was as tired as ever. Being 34 weeks pregnant, I no longer sleep more than about three hours at a time thanks to having to pee nonstop (No, I don't believe the whole "It's your body getting you ready for the baby" scenario. How in the world does losing sleep now making losing more sleep later from the baby easier?). I do what I can to keep my energy up (exercising, eating well, getting to bed at a decent time)...I can't imagine what I'd be like if I didn't.

Anyway, yesterday I came home from a day of walking around school as usual after picking up Ian. Together my little superhero and I made homemade (healthy) granola bars, munched on the uncooked "dough," and got dinner ready together. Then Evan came home and spent some quality "man time" with Ian; together they played hide-and-seek and wrestled while I finished up dinner.

We had a lovely family dinner as usual, sprinkled with two-year-old conversation (always a plus), and put Ian in the tub. Soon we were picking out Buzz Lightyear jammies, brushing teeth, and reading stories with him. Before I knew it, Ian was in bed.

If only I could sit on the couch doing NOTHING for a bit....

Quickly Evan started cleaning up the dinner dishes and loading the dishwasher while I packed our lunches for the next day. I immediately went to the couch to work on the book Ruth and I are writing while Evan fed our two other hairy (Golden Retriever) children.

Finally, after much writing, I unloaded the laundry, folded it, put it away, had a snack, showered, and fell into bed.

Can I just get one more hour in the day? I'm tired from just writing this, and I'm not nearly as busy as half the people I know!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Slices of Life!







Mrs. Overman's Slice of Life: Froot Loops.

We have a Golden Retriever with a stomach virus at our house (not to worry--she has things like this sometimes--she'll be fine), meaning she's up twice to potty in the night right now. Combine that with the fact that I'm already up twice during the night being pregnant and you get one very tired momma. Needless to say, 6:00 (Ian's usual wake-up time) rolls around early. Typically around 6:00 every morning we hear, "Mommy! Mommy! I need you!" coming from his room. This morning we heard a new one:

"Mommy! I need Froot Loops!"

Well, good morning, dear....

A Few Slices of Life