Wednesday, October 20, 2010

beware of little monsters...

it's beginning to look a lot like Halloween
in Room 5...
Spider poems...
and spider art...
"spook"tacular stories...
and hanging jack-o-lanterns...
spider webs...
and crows...
and creepy, crawly spider pillows.
we're in the holiday spirit!
(and we CAN'T wait for the parade...)

Happy October!

Monday, October 18, 2010

there is light... the end of the tunnel!

4 hours to go.
a couple more pages to write.

amid a feeling of panic,
there is also a sense of relief!

thanks for all your support,
fam and friends!

Friday, October 15, 2010

going crazy...

... a little at a time.

this weekend commemorates my
last assignment as a "to-be Master!"
and though that's really exciting and all,
i'm not sure i'm going to come out of it sane.

...but bring it on.
Lindsey J. Cracroft, M.Ed

...wish me luck on the last
20 pages of my 40 page paper!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

lovin' the gospel...

there is nothing i love more than
(okay, maybe chocolate covered cinnamon bears... maybe)

this weekend,
Smash and her family
let me tag along to the Sunday Afternoon Session.
it was a BEAUTIFUL day
and hotter than the dickens.
but the words spoken and the spirit felt
were worth every minute of standing in the heat.

what could be better?
smash and cool j
the following are our "i'm melting" faces...

cute papa and mama thomps
and their children.
smash, you look like a rockstar.
love you, girlfriend!
i think fall is here to stay.

another day as a midget wrangler...

(okay, i know this photo is a little blurry, but it's hilarious...)

last Thursday, i took my 23 surrogates
out to recess a few minutes early
because they were being SO obnoxious
and i could not shut them up.
(oh, side note: i was also on recess duty that day.)

well, after recess, my little abby
(remember abby here)
says to me:
"Miss Cracroft, I made this drawing for you
while we were at recess.
it's YOU!"

i look at the drawing and this conversation follows:

me: "oh abby, i LOVE it. look at the slides! oh and the swings!
oh, and look at my face. what a lovely beard i have!"
abby (with a sudden drop of enthusiasm): "that's not a beard."
me: "oh. of course it's not... umm, what is it?"
abby: "it's your smile!"

my smile really isn't that big, people.
but i think, for just that one moment that day,
it really was...

love my job!!