Monday, April 23, 2012

Ode to Charlotte

Sometimes you hit the jackpot!  

Every once in a while, lifes twists and turns introduce you to someone who instantly becomes a forever friend.  I was lucky enough to be moved to Kindergarten at Cottonwood in 2009.  When I moved into my new room, I also "inherited" the worlds greatest parapro: Charlotte Hoffner, aka Mrs. Hoffgren or Mrs. Loffner.  I hit the jackpot!!! During what would become one of the toughest years of my life  things were more bearable because of the friendship of this amazing woman.  She not only held me together, but she made sure our classroom was always ready to go.  She still brings me little pick me ups (SiSi Cilantro Dip) and is always there to listen.  This year, I often receive a text from her with pictures of what Katie is doing in school or something hilarious that my daughter said.  It brightens my day on a regular basis!  If I was asked to describe Charlotte, here are just a few of the words that come to mind...






I miss quite a few things about my old stomping grounds.  One of the things I miss the most is having the time to just talk to my friend and hear her laugh.  She lights up a room just by being in it.  We can laugh just by thinking about some of our former students.  (You know who I'm thinking of! :))  So, Mrs. Hoffgren...this one is for you!  You are unforgettable...that's what you are!  

Sometimes you hit the jackpot!  

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

These are the moments I'll remember all my life...
And I could not ask for more!
Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Giants in the Outfield

The baseball season has officially begun! Baseball is one of the favorites in our house and my boys look forward to the start of every season. We register Bobby for baseball with Rincon Little League. We buy our annual tickets to a Cubs vs. Diamondbacks game. (This year, we also had to order a Cubs foam finger for Bobby to wear to the game.) Then, we sit back and enjoy the F-U-N that comes with a new season!

2012 A-Ball Giants

My little Giant

The best of buds!!!

In the field...

Up to bat...

First hit of the season...Bobby was the lead-off hitter! :)

Getting ready to score the first run of the season!

This photo is one of my favorites! I caught
him pretending to catch fly balls...look at the utter
concentration on his face. There really isn't
a ball in play yet! LOL!!!

Game 2: Bobby's first (inside-the-park) homerun!

Touching home plate to make it official!

Bonding time!

I love watching the excitement on Bobby's face before each game! He wants to get his uniform on hours before the game and double checks with us to make sure he won't be late. He's such a sweetie! I am so thankful that I get to be a participate in each season with him.
Play ball!