"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experiences." ~Gordon B. Hinckley

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Children's Museum of Phoenix

Field Trip #2. The kindergartners at the Children's Museum of Phoenix! I had two kiddies in my group, so we got to be best of buds. It was me, Laetner and Caliber ALL DAY LONG!
The boys got along great, and they LOVED the foam noodle forest. I think we made a noodle train at least 5 different trips, but the bulk of the day was spent on the bikes!!!!

Here is the whole group---Miss Hann is at the top of the picture---LURVE HER! And Mrs W is at the bottom left!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Reign of Terror

I have been working alot of hours for Let's Play Music lately. Every June we have a big shindig where all the teachers get together to train, learn, laugh, win prizes, attend workshops, and get uplifted by motivational speakers. This year it has turned into an entire Convention Weekend with a Symposium on Saturday afternoon---AND I AM EVENT COORDINATOR. I do not kid you when I tell you I do not move from this computer all day. I have so many emails coming in and out that I can hardly keep up with them any more. But it is fun, and I am so anal about details that this is a perfect assignment for me. And with Court traveling as much as he does, it works out perfect for me to just work on the computer all day and all night without ever changing out of my jammies!

One problem...

Actually MORE than one problem, as there have been many offences during her reign of not being attended to, but alas the pile of blog posts will keep piling up for the time being.

I just had to post his one, cuz it JUST happened an hour ago....

She had been quiet for FAR too long....
Can you see it? Here is closer look!
It is even on her teeth! Know what it is yet?
I am mad as hell and she just keeps saying "cheese" becuz I have the camera out!
Figured it out yet? Its white-out! Even better is that these pictures are AFTER her shower! Yep it ain't comin' out. While I had the camera out I figured we should document another of her favorite passtimes---black sharpie binging!

My walls,

my LEATHER couch AND my tile floor,

and the ENTIRE length of the cushion in my front window!

I want to HURT her! And I want to hurt her even more when she says "cheese" when I am trying to document her naughtiness!

The white out did NOT come off in the shower. We sat at the sink and scrubbed her with a bristle pad and baby oil---it helped a LITTLE!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Halle Heart Institute

Poor planning on my part, but along with everything else I waited until the end of the year to volunteer for school field trips. First up was Delainee and the 2nd graders as we headed off the the Halle Heart Institute. It was some EXCITING stuff!

Here was Team Fischbeck---they really were a great group of kids.
We learned about nutrition and cpr and the food pyramid, and everything about staying healthy.
Here the kids are jumping up and down to get their heart rates up, and then they touch this button to SEE their heart beat.
Much of the day was spent waiting for buses. Somebody must have put the order in wrong, cuz we were on the buses at 8:45 and couldn't leave until 10:00 while we waited for the third bus to show up--YIKES.

Here is the whole Mrs. Skinner crew!


Sunday, April 4, 2010


As usual, the Easter Bunny brought us some fun summer time spoils!

Waverly immediately donned her new swimming duds and headed off for the beach (with her pez in hand!)

But, Laetner wins the prize for showing the most enthusiasm!

Although this picture wins the prize for my FAVORITE!