Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Prince Charming

Today I felt a little like Snow White. My precious 2 year old, Chandler, stood on his tippy toes on the rail of my bed and awoke me with a kiss on the cheek this morning. He remembers that I sometimes wake him up that very same way. Nothing better than being a mom of boys.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Catchy Conversation

Talking to Parker...
Mommy, why are you starting at Chandler?
Well, he is so sleepy that I didn't know if he was gonna be able to holds his head up anymore.
Oh I thought you thought he was cute or something.
I do think he is cute.
Well how come you don't stare at me when I am trying to go to sleep?
I do stare at you, I think you are cute too. You just don't see me because your eyes are closed. Sometimes I even kiss you and you don't even know it!
Well I do know you kiss me. I can't see you but I can still feel it and I know who it is that's kissing me.

I stare at my boys constantly. They are the cutest things in my whole life. I sneak peeks at what they are doing all the time. Watching when they don't even know that I am watching.
Tonight I let parker catch me watching him fall made him smile the sweetest I have ever seen. After tonight, I think I'll remember to let the boys catch me watching sometimes.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Life as a Princess

They've got me wrapped around their tiny fingers. They find a way to melt my heart daily. They are my precious boys. Sometimes I wear dresses or skirts and sometimes I sleep in nightgowns but to my boys they are simply ballgowns for their princess mommy. It doesn't matter if its late at night or first thing in the morning, make up on or off, if I am wearing a dress both of my sweet boys look at me and say... "mommy! You look like a princess!". How could life get any better than that?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Teacher of the Year

This was posted on Facebook by Owassoisms, just wanted t remember it!
Katie Smith named the 2009-2010 Barnes Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Katie Smith has been given the honor of being named the 2009-2010 Barnes Elementary Teacher of the Year. Smith has held her teaching degree for seven years and has been a teacher at Barnes Elementary for six years where she currently teaches First Grade. In her teaching career, Smith has had the opportunity to serve on the Technology Committee, assist with staff development and manage her grade level website. She is a proud member of the Owasso Education Association and the National Education Association.

Mrs. Smith currently serves as a supervising teacher and mentor. She strives to create a positive induction experience for new teachers and believes that one of the greatest accomplishments one can obtain, as an experienced educator, is to convey a passion for teaching to new educators. Katie graduated from East Central High School in 1998 and went on to receive her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Northeastern State University. She is certified by the State of Oklahoma in both Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

Katie is the daughter of proud and loving parents, David and Barbara Burke and has been married to Shaun Smith for seven years. Shaun and Katie have two boys, Parker and Chandler Smith, who are very excited about when they will attend school in the wonderful community of Owasso, Oklahoma. As for her students, Katie’s desire is to be the best teacher she can be every day. She has a sincere love and passion for her teaching career. Mrs. Smith maintains a standing belief that all children deserve the opportunity to have an excellent education and holds a mission to find as many different avenues as she can to educate students. Smith positively creates a classroom environment reflecting her belief that children learn best when they participate actively in the learning process. Mrs. Smith believes it is essential to create and facilitate a safe and comfortable learning environment that develops confident, successful, lifelong learners. She encourages students to believe in themselves and to do their best as they explore their imaginations. Katie celebrates with students in their accomplishments and proudly watches them grow socially, emotionally, and cognitively under the partnership between herself and their parents. Katie is very understanding and genuinely cares about every child she encounters throughout the day. She loves being a teacher and says there is no other profession in the world that could be as rewarding as making a difference in the life and mind of a small child.
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mama's Baby

I can't believe that my baby will be 2 in May. He is so super cute and chubby and he makes me melt. I love the way he talks and runs fast and his facial expressions are simply adorable. When I ask him what he is, he answers...I a baby. So I ask him, who's baby are you? and he says...I mama's baby.
Oh! i just love it so much!

Parker Broke His Arm

Parker broke his arm on March 4, 2010. He was playing outside at Shelly's house and Shaun was there to pick him. Parker went to chase after a large ball and fell over the top of it. He caught himself with his hands but the left hand buckled causing a "green tree" break. Since he is young the bone didn't snap all the way through. It just buckled the bone a bit so it will heal much faster. Phew! He will hopefully get the hard splint off This Thursday, just in time for his birthday!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I Want To Stay Little

A couple of nights ago Parker curled up in my arms at bedtime in tears. When i asked him what was the matters he cried out that he didn't what to grow up. When I asked him why he said it was because he didn't want his teeth to fall out. I tried to explain to him that it wouldn't happen for a long time and it was ok because when they do fall out you get new ones. We call them big teeth. He cried even more and begged me to let him stay little because he didn't want them to fall out and he didn't want big teeth like Daddy. I finally told him he could be my little baby forever and everything would be okay.
Parker has always freaked out about things coming out of his body. Seriously! We have had to talk him through, throw up, poop, ear wax, boogers and even plaque. Parker just thinks if the good Lord put it in our body it probably needs to just say put.
The whole tooth thing came up because he got to see Chloe Duncan that morning who had just lost a front tooth. Although she was very excited about his it really freaked him out.

Monday, January 25, 2010

I'm the Barnes TOY

Oh my goodness I can't believe it! Today we had Ram Rally like we always do on Mondays...but today something special happened! Mr. Riggs, our principal, took the microphone and said
"We'd like to take this moment to announce that our 2009-2010 Teacher Of the Year is.......
Mrs. Smith!"
What a very happy moment for me! It is such an honor to be chosen by my colleagues.

Annette Sears, the teacher of the year from last year passed on a bouquet of balloons to me!
Later in the day the school PTO sent me a pretty bouquet of flowers!

Then tonight my dad brought dinner and my mom brought me more beautiful flowers!

I certainly feel like there are so many other teachers at my school who deserve this honor. I am so thankful that they are such amazing role models and friends. I am so thankful they share with me and allow me to learn from them. A girl couldn't dream of a better group of people to have around.
My students were the cutest. I got hugs all day long. I love First Grade and I love teaching.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Things I want or want to do...but haven't accomplished

I'm a list maker. It's an obsession really and I think I inherited it from my dad. Maybe that is why I have all this stuff I want done that isn't done...because here i am spending my time making a list.

I want to...

clean out the hallway is sooo stuffed full of pictures and I want to put them all in albums. There pictures of my childhood. But I don't have enough albums.

redecorate my whole is bugging me. There is a million things at Kirklands that I want really bad!

Find all the video files on my computer and organize them and then burn them onto CD's

Find the cd I lost of march 2006. It has the video of Parker at the hospital...I don't have another copy. :( Plus I already lost enough of his pictures when my hard-drive crashed.

find a miracle that can pull all my stuff off my old hard drive that I have been saving since like 2007.

clean the storage place in my classroom

buy 2-3 shelves for my classroom.

Take the boys on Vacation some where awesome

Buy a whole new wardrobe all at once. I have always wanted to do that. Just throw out all my clothes and shop til I drop for a whole new look.

Redo the albums I have of the boys but putting all the pics in page protectors instead of those yucky cling albums. That way they can look at them without the pics always sliding out.

Give shaun time to finish the outside door, wire the blu ray properly

start blogging again and figure out how to print a book of it. I heard that you can do that. I want to write done more things that the boys do so I can remember good and funny things...cause someday they might want to hear about it...or at least maybe their wives will.

I am sure there is a ton more!

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