Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Lovely things kids say...

So I've been teaching summer school this week for kids that will be entering 1st grade.  I love spending some time with the little ones because they say some pretty stinkin' hilarious things.  Today one of the little boys in my class who is from Africa had a little piece of wood in his mouth (I think it came from the woodchips on the playground).  I asked him to spit it out and he said it tasted like 'nugget chickens.'  That's right, nugget chickens.  All of the other kids thought it was a riot and they all started repeating 'nugget chickens' and rolling on the floor.

And yesterday one of the cutest little Somali girls ever was telling me about her upcoming tennis lessons.  We were talking about what she planned to wear to her lesson.  She said she would get to choose, but no matter what she wore she hoped there would be a changing room because 'no one wants to see my privates.'

I'm sure that there will be many more lovely and hilarious things that these kiddos will say over the next 3 weeks of summer school! 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

A lovely evening for a walk...

Today was an absolutely gorgeous day!  The kind of day that we spend all winter in Minnesota waiting for - sun shining, slight breeze, white puffy clouds floating through the air.  Perfect.  I spent the afternoon at my parent's house sitting on the deck enjoying the beautiful weather.  When I arrived back home this evening I decided to take a walk along the parkway that is right behind my house.  I can overlook the fact that I hardly have a backyard at all (only a 4 foot by 6 foot patch of plants on either side of my driveway) because I have such close access to one of the best features of the Twin Cities, the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.  This combined bike and walking path winds its way 50 miles around Minneapolis.  I am so fortunate that just a few steps from my driveway I can enjoy a lovely tree lined walk whenever I'd like!  I hope to spend time this summer exploring more of this pathway.