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Tomorrow night is date night. Mapsgirl and I are going out for dinner, and then to the Leaf game.
I had a very generous secret Santa at work. I know what you’re thinking… that’s one-hell-of-a-Kris-Kringle! Well here’s how it goes… the person that had me received the tickets from our boss for saving the day. What he did is not important, but the fact they gave him Leaf tickets, and good ones at that, is the important part. Well… he isn’t much of a hockey fan, and tried to sell them on-line, with no bites. Surprising, being in the GTA and not being able to sell tickets in the largest hockey market in North America. So I organize and run the Secret Santa at our work… and we drew names this past Monday. Low and behold, my name was chosen by the person who just saved the day, and couldn’t sell the tickets. I was unaware of this… until he walked up to me at one of the busiest moments on Tuesday afternoon and said “got plans Saturday night?” To which I replied… “I don’t think so”. So he said “want your Secret Santa gift early… cause I drew your name”… so I said “sure”. Never in a million years did I expect what happened next. He pulled a pair of tickets out from his pocket and said “enjoy… they’re playing Washington, so it should be a great game!” The tickets were the normal mezzanine seats my work gets, and they are fantastic seats. There is a private bar, and a restaurant where you can get a fresh sliced roast beef sandwich, and all of it can be delivered to your seat, so you don’t miss a second of the action.
Mapsgirl and I are planning on making an evening out of it. We are leaving Munchkin and Peanut with their favourite sitter, and taking the GO train into town. First dinner, then the game. This will be our first “date night” since February 16th. We saw the Leafs that night too, and they won. Honestly, it doesn’t even matter to me if they win tomorrow, and I’m not really expecting them to, as they are playing Ovechkin and the Capitals. I’m just going to enjoy spending some quality time with mapsgirl. GO LEAFS!
Over the last little while, Hubby has started wading into the blogosphere and has been reading blogs. He’s a good blog reader (maybe even better than me) because he’s commenting on posts that he reads (sometimes I get lazy…sorry).
I had suggested that he start his own blog where he can post stuff that he wants to share with others but the reaction was something a long the lines of “i don’t have time to do that”. My next idea was that he post on my blog and we make this our blog.
My intentions for this blog was to share my life experiences, especially my kids, with anyone willing to read. My life also includes my Hubby.
So welcome to the new and improved blog with posts written by my awesome husband.
(I’m not sure we can continue to call him “Hubby” tho. Gonna have to think of a new handle for him. Maybe his first post could be an intoduction about himself and an announcement of what he wants to be called *hint, hint*)
Instead of doing Parent-Teacher interviews, the teacher scheduled times for the parents to come in and watch what goes on for an hour.
My first reaction when seeing all the little kids sitting on the carpet was “Wow. That a lot of little kids”. There are 21 SK/JKs.
She starts of with telling the kids what will happen throughout the day (each activity had a magnet on the board so they could see what was happening).
Then they did some songs involving dinosaurs and numbers. Very cute. After that it was time for their “work jobs”. The kids are split in to 3 groups and each group has a different activity (lacing and bingo dabbers, cutting and pasting, paints and plasticine). I guess each day they rotate until each kid has done each activity. Munchkin got to paint and make a dinosaur out of plasticine.
For painting, they had to paint numbers. Munchkin paints on the paper 1 to 12 without blinking. The teacher comes over and randomly points at the numbers and Rachel tells her what she is without hesitation. I was blown away.
Then came our chat with the teacher. The teacher tells us that she has no concerns with Munchkin and that she’s doing really well for her age. I asked about the “Noisy Reader” (duotang of reading pages and small activities for them to do over the week) and the fact that Munchkin has memorized each poem and song. Teacher said that’s good and we should start making Munchkin point out words in each of the poems. She said that she’d include a list of words that they focus on in class when she sends the reader home today. She said that this would be extra because not all the kids are ready for this. Again, I’m blown away.
I’m so proud of her. She’s been in school for 10 weeks now and she’s already learning so much!