Back to Work

Last night was my first night back at work after 7 months!  It was good to be back in the classroom. I have a big, loud, enthusiastic class, and my throat is still a little sore after trying to speak over them for 2 1/2 hours.  It’s going to be a fun quarter as soon as I figure out how to log in to my computer and learn how to say my students’ names.  One of my students has 5 consonants at the beginning of his name and, unfortunately, no nickname.  Some teachers assign English nicknames to these kinds of students.  I could name him “Joe” and all of his future teachers would be grateful for the change, but I can’t bring myself to do it.

While I’m at school, Dave & Sam are home alone.  Sam’s first Daddy night was a success, though his head was bumped on things more than I would have liked.  🙂 I came home to a baby boy with a big red mark on his forehead and a giant smile on his face.  Sam likes playing with his dad!  As you can see, he doesn’t have any bruises, thankfully.


It’s way too early for Halloween, but Sam was given this adorable costume and I couldn’t resist trying it on.  It’s still a little big, but we’ve got a few weeks before the big event!