No, we didn't go on "double-dates" but we did go on dates two nights in a row and these days...that is amazing (really the fact that we go out on a planned date is a big deal).
Friday I picked Aaron up from school and we went to the hospital so I could take my glucose test to see if I had Gestational Diabetes. I couldn't eat a couple hours before and then I had to drink this whole container of basically melted orange Otter Pops....so it didn't taste horrible but was a lot to handle. We had to wait there an hour and then I got my blood taken. (Thankfully the results came back negative!)
We then decided to actually try what everyone talked about while I was in College, the Hospital Cafeteria. After walking through the Hospital and seeing sick people I had about lost my appetite but we found it and actually enjoyed a decent and cheap meal.
The next day we went to the BYU Football game (thanks to one of the 1st Grade Teachers who gave them to us). It was FREEZING! Our seats were a foot deep in snow that Aaron had to scrape off.
Also, thankfully, they let us borrow their stadium seats which kept our bottoms from freezing to the ice!
On Election Day...a month ago, I had so much fun with my students getting them informed. Though they couldn't pronounce Barack Obama's name (It sounded like Obmananana) and one student called him Barack-oli Bama. And Mitt Romney was "Mick" Romney. Here is what we did:
We read "Duck for President"
Each student made and decorated their own "Voter Registration Card" with their picture and information. They had to present this to me when they came to vote and turn in their ballot.
Each student voted and then I read each vote out loud and we put it under either Obama or Romney.
Afterwards we counted and graphed our results. Obama won with 11 votes and Romney only got 9...a little telling of what would happen that night.
They each got an "I voted" badge to wear! They loved it.
The next day we made these cute things where the students wrote about if they were president, what they would do. Here were some cute responses:
So...back at the beginning of November (yes, I haven't blogged in FOREVER) I told my class I was pregnant. I waited until then because well...I wasn't showing and I didn't have to tell them or their parents yet :) I decided to tell them by reading the book "I Heard Said the Bird". It is a cute book about some farm animals talking about the "new one" that is coming. The students were trying to guess who the "new one" was. In the end it is a new baby that the farmer and his wife had. I knew the students wouldn't put two in two together that I was expecting so then we played "telephone" and I whispered in my students ear "I heard said the bird, that Mrs. Butler is having a baby!". There were only about 2 who actually got it but once a few caught on, so did the rest of them. They were so excited!
We sat and talked, I answered all of their many funny questions and then they wrote in their journal about the news they had just heard. There were some adorable journal entries. Here is one of my favorites:
"Mrs. Butler is having a baby. I am so excited. I can't wait. He is a baby boy. I love him. This is her first baby, I can't wait to see you.