Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Awards, Assignments, and Another Word That Starts with An "A"...

Good Morning Friends!

For some reason I was reminded of how we would start the day each morning when I was student teaching in a 1st grade classroom. We would always say good morning to our friends by standing in a circle and tossing a ball to each other. The person throwing the ball would say "good morning" to the person that they were throwing it to and the person catching the ball would say "good morning" back and then choose another friend to throw the ball to. This would continue until every one of the students had been greeted in the morning. I always thought that this was so cool, because my mentor teacher told me that she believed that it was so important for every child to know that they are welcome in the class and that they have friends there with them. All of the kids LOVED it. I think that this can be carried over into the adult world too, dont you think?! I mean who doesnt love it when a friend looks them in the eye with a big smile and says "good morning!" I know it always puts a smile on my face. So, Im bringing out the teacher in me and giving all of you an assignment. Brighten someones day RIGHT NOW and look over, send a text, give a call to a friend and "good morning"! I promise you will make a difference in their day.

My day was brightened this morning because Miss Mica gave me MY FIRST BLOG AWARD! Here is a visual representation of what I looked like when I saw that she had presented me with this lovely award.

Ok, but in all seriousness, thank you Mica, I think that you have one of the most creative and awesome blogs out there too. And I wanna just give it right back to ya. But someone beat me to the punch. So I'll pick five others...if I can!

There are so many creative blogs out there, I tag these lovely blogger girlies:

  • Jenn: because she always has the most creative titles for her posts. :)
  • Katie: because she is just so witty and funny.
  • Leslie: because she never fails to entertain with her pictures and posts.
  • Erica: because she always comes up with the most creative recipes for din din.
  • Megan: because she is a fellow teach, with style and good food...and you cant go wrong with that!

Now for food! Lunch yesterday:


Peanut Butter and Jelly Sammie with a Granny Smith

Time for a close-up/break-down:


  • Wheat Bread
  • Mighty Maple Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Nanner
  • Blackberry Preserves
  • a few randomly placed raisins

Breakfast this morning:


Weird. I NEVER eat cereal for breakfast, but I had the BIGGEST craving for it this morning.



  • 1 cup All-Bran Flakes
  • Other half of the Nanner from my sammie yesterday
  • Handful of Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Soy Milk

Ok, I thought I would share this with you guys as well to see what your opinions are. As i was uploading my pictures I remembered this picture that my manager at work had me take last night of the cake that she ordered from a place we will not mention, to protect the innocent.


Horrible, right?! Keep in mind that this was a TINY cake and she paid about $30 for it. Its supposed to say "Happy Late 25th Birthday, Love Ya Daddy" IN ALL CAPS. hmmm...looks like it says "Happy Tote 25th, Lare Ya Daddy". haha. We got a pretty big kick out of it.

Anyways, time to get my butt of the computer and start my day. Its a pretty one! Dont forget your assignment and dont forget to have a WONDERFUL DAY! Lots of Love, Ems <33


Mica said...

Oh nooo, that is such a cake fail!

Thank you for the nice compliment about my blog! And I'm glad I could brighten your day with your first award!

Bec said...

What a cool way to start the day in the classroom!

lesley said...

HOORAY for your award, you definitely deserve it!!! : )

And I'm SO EXCITED to receive my FIRST BLOG AWARD from such a WONDERFUL blogger such as yourself : ) I've been having a "bleh" morning and you just brightened it a bunch!! Thanks, Em : )

And I love your assignment for the day, such a great idea and such a simple little way to brighten someone's day (kinda like you brigthened mine;). I think we should all do that everyday because it not only brightens someone else's day but it ends up brightening our own : )

Have a FABULOUS day and thanks so much!!!

Jen said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY for the award!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the award.

Emily said...

Hi Em!
Congrats to you, too!
Love your PB and banana sammies.
Looking forward to reading your blog!

Anonymous said...

I tried to comment last post, but blogger wouldn't let me. It was super long...but basically just wanted to say that YOU'RE SO CUTE...that guy who was hitting on you was certainly creeeepy!!!

I am forever impressed with that apple sandwich...ONE DAY, I shall try it!!! :) Thank you for sharing sweetie!!

Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

EM thank you so much for the tag girl - i am glad you think i'm so creative - i try with those post titles!

enjoy the rest of your day precious :) love you!

p.s. i totally wish i went to your school, all we did in the morning was say the pledge of allengiance..

megan said...

I love that assignment- and I geuss it is the teacher in me coming out too because I send "good morning" texts everyday :) They really brighten my day and others!
Oh, and I love the "good morning" game- I may totally steal that :)
I loooooove that sandwich. LOOOVE it.
Have a great day!
AND- eek- thanks for the award!!!!!!!! love you and you are too sweet...and too deserving of the award yourself, missy!

Anonymous said...

Aw, what a nice post! It's already dinner time so I'll just go ahead and wish someone "good night" later.

Congratulations on the award, and thanks for passing it on to me! Just brightened up my evening. You are so lovely.

OH and I'm going to steal some fixins' for that sammie if I remember when I'm in the cafeteria tomorrow... it gets me every time!