Sunday, September 16, 2012

1 Down, 2 To Go

Book Fair that is.  One down, two to go.

Our Fall 2012 Book Fair is over---it's been packed up, financials finished & margaritas consumed at the post Book Fair celebration.  I'm not sure how it came to me but I came up with a great idea for the formerly known as "One for Books" but now called "All for Books" campaign.  Last year, our principal agreed to dress up like a student for a day.  He wore a t-shirt with yes, "student for a day" on it, sweats & sneakers.  He went to all the grade levels & spent a 40 minute time block with them.  I had him go to gym class with 4th graders & he ate lunch with 3rd graders.  If you've ever spent any time in an elementary school cafeteria as an adult you know just how painful that can be.  This year I asked if he'd be willing to wear a rainbow afro wig & dance on our morning announcements to the Afro Circus song from Madagascar 3 if we raised enough money for AfB.   Being super awesome, he said yes.  I decided to ask some of the teachers if they'd be willing to do the same if the kids raised a certain amount of money.  A good deal of them said they'd be happy to.

Which is pretty amazing if you think about it.  Are you willing to put on a rainbow afro wig & dance to this ridiculous song on camera?  Our school has some pretty incredible people working under its roof.  Teachers  I was sure would say no actually said yes.  And they brought props.  As the dollar amounts increased, the dances got better & more creative.  Our teachers are nothing if not competitive!

Monday, our principal records his dance.  Super good sport, that man!

Despite being absolutely bone tired on Friday night, I managed to get the online financials finished.  It's not too time consuming so I figured I'd get it out of the way before crawling into bed at 10pm.

Now that Book Fair is over, I need to get things together for the PTA's Treasurer's Audit for last year.  Had I been smart I would have started gathering everything back in July.  You know, like I said I would.  I'm hoping  to have everything to our auditor by Thursday.

Then I can truly relax a bit.

And hopefully get the Afro Circus song out of my head.  Or at least stop laughing out loud whenever I hear it.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I love this man.   I'm not even going to list all the reasons why, or the things he does for our family.  Honestly, they're too numerous to list.  I'm thankful that he is my husband.  I'm thankful that he's such a great daddy to our sweet girl & that they have a wonderful relationship.  

I love you, Hunter!   xox