Friday, January 30, 2009

I love my job!

I think I say this every day I go to work...

Update on Preston...the kid who gashed his face on the playground...if you don't know what I am talking about see the post right below this. He had to get 6 stitches between his eyes and 2 stitches on his eyebrow. He was all smiles today...what a trooper. Here is a picture of him with stitches.

So during outside time today, Alex comes out with those plastic gloves on and asks me if I know why he is wearing them...he is going to clean all of the garbage off the playground hill! And sure enough this little guy spent his whole outside time cleaning garbage off the playground. I guess he did it yesterday too and now has decided that he is going to try and save the world by keeping it clean! That must have really made an impact on little Alex! Here he is with a handful of papers he just found...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Crazy adventures at work...

So work has been rather crazy lately. Usually it is just mellow and the kids are easy to handle. Yeah I get paid to play with kids for 3.5 hours a day! Best job ever...I even got a raise this week!
This week is my turn to be on outside duty during "free choice" time and since it is snowy and cold I have been staying near the school. Well after being outside for a while a bunch of kids came running and yelling my name...saying that Preston slipped and fell on the playground and that he was crying so I ran over to see if he was alright. He had just slipped while climbing and bumped his knee and shin. All was good. I told them to be careful and use the stairs since it was so slippery. About fifteen minutes later I am playing soccer with some of the kids and I hear my name being yelled again so I turn around and here comes all the kids with Preston (again), but this time Preston is bleeding like crazy! His whole face is covered in blood. I run over to see what happened and thats when I see a huge gash right between his eyes...I immediately tell the kids to go back to playing and then shove Preston's hand to his gash to put pressure on it. While walking inside Preston just keeps saying 'I'm gonna die!, I'm gonna die!' while I say 'you're not gonna die buddy, head wounds bleed alot.' I hurry him inside and call for my boss, Melissa, so she can call his grandma. At this point I really wanted to take a picture, but that thought left my mind when I realized I should be helping Preston instead of taking pictures. (I now regret not taking a picture) My coworker Jordan helps me clean him up and access the damage. I found another gash on his eyebrow while I was cleaning all the blood off of his face. By this time we finally have the bleeding stopped and Preston is calmed down, we even got him to laugh...only by telling him one of Jordan's many and amazing stories...Jordan has a scar between his eyes from head butting a kid with braces...Preston laughed at that. Preston's grandma took him to the hospital to get stitches. I later found out that he was running around the playground and slipped on the snow/ice and hit his head on the playground stairs...which are about a foot high...ouch! I guess he did follow my directions and use the stairs...just not in the way I wanted. He wasn't at school yesterday, but we did talk to his grandma and he is doing ok. Hopefully he will be back today.
Also on Tuesday, about 5 minutes after Preston's incident, Alan came running in screaming and crying. We found out that he slammed his nose into the metal pole while he was playing soccer. We kept him inside and made him walk around with ice on his face the rest of the day...these crazy kids are so accident prone.
On Wednesdays I go over to a place called "The Tree House", which is an educational children's museum. My coworker Jody and I take about 15 kids every time. One of the kids, Ammon, didn't want to go and we made him so he told me he wanted to be by himself the whole time. I told him he could be my buddy and he didn't have to interact with the other kids if he didn't want to. On the way over there he told me about his plan to runaway after school tomorrow. His plan was to leave right after school. It would just be him and his friend Joe. Ammon is 9 and Joe is 7. He wouldn't stop talking about it for the rest of the day. Quite the plans for a young kid...I started to think what if he really did runaway So I called my coworker Jake to tell our boss. Jake called his mom to warn her. He wants to runaway because his family is moving to Idaho this Saturday....I hope he doesn't run away and stays safe.
Hopefully the rest of this week goes well...and no more incidents!

Monday, January 19, 2009

This one goes out to the one(s) I love...

This one goes out to the one(s) I left behind...In Oregon! This post is for all the lovely people I get to see in a few short weeks. Yes, I'm finally going back to visit my mission. I'm sorry, but I do not have pictures of everyone that I miss in Oregon. Here are some of the most amazing people in Oregon...

Keirsten Emry and Stephanie Glasscock
The Lyman's and Lowry's
The Silvey's

The Legault's

The Brager's

The Alldredge's

The White's

Sister Pinkerton

Connie Chan

The Resner's

Nicole and Tavin

Meisha Goodrich

The Pigg's

I wish I had another picture of the whole Kuechler family on my computer, but I don't so here is one of Neal at his baptism.

The Ellison's minus Jalon

The Dankenbring's

The one and only Laura Hunsaker!

Lori Hooton now Meadows

JoDean Stehle

Kelly Cuellar

The Martin's

The Boyd's

The Luna's

The Antone's

Christa and Cathlena Spencer
I can't wait to see all of these people and many more when I go to Oregon next month! It will be so great to go back and visit!!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Photo Blog

So I am looking for a name for my photo in ... if I were to start my own little photography company what would I name it. I need suggestions...I'm having a hard time thinking of anything. Also everyone is welcome to look at my photo blog which has recently been updated. Please help with a name!!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ashlea & Ehin - Bridals....(sneak peek)

These are just a few of the pictures...enjoy!