My excuse used to be that I was too busy with school (planning lessons and creating my portfolio) to blog...but I finished my Student Teaching over a month ago and finished my school projects the last week of April--so my new excuse is that I've been (and am) tired. :) A lot has happened over the past 3 months...You can read it all if you'd like...or just look at all the pictures :)
1. 3 Baby Showers (2 of which were surprises)
2. I finished my Student Teaching
3. I GRADUATED!!!!
Now I'm just waiting...waiting...waiting for this baby to make his debut!
Baby Shower #1:
Paul, Jennie, and James came out for a quick visit at the end of February and with their help distracting me in the morning, Diana managed to surprise me with a wonderful Baby Shower.
The funny thing is that I really was super surprised...I'm telling you pregnancy does funny things to your mind. When Paul, Jennie, James, and I pulled up to the Andrews' house I even mentioned to them that it was odd that there were so many cars there. Paul smoothly played it by saying that the Andrews may have family visiting...and I didn't think anything of it! When we walked in the door I should have realized something fishy was going on when Brother Andrews started acting so "surprised" to see us...anyway we started going downstairs to "look at a family photo" when the "SURPRISE" was shouted. The biggest surprise though was seeing my mom's big smile at the base of the stairs. :)
(Jonathan was in San Diego at a convention...we missed him--but still had lots of fun! Thanks everyone!)
Baby Shower #2:
As you know I student taught in the 6th grade and the students in my class wanted to do something special for me before I left. On my last day they gave me a wonderful scrapbook with a personalized page from each of them and they threw me a lovely party full of baby games and presents. While I'm glad to be done, it still is pretty weird not seeing their cute faces everyday...
My favorite part of those two showers was the dirty diaper guessing game--the following pictures will reveal why:
Stephanie was the one going around and taking all the pictures...so I unfortunately don't have any good ones to include of her! (Dad and Steven escaped to an Angels game of course...)
Again...glad to be done! My last week at the Elementary School we had two field trips...great way to end!
I graduated May 8th...pretty exciting day! Mom, Dad, and Baba drove out for the festivities and Diana, Jeff, and Grandma and Grandpa Whatcott took time out of their day to join us as well :). During the ceremony I was announced and asked to stand as ranking second in my class and for receiving the honor of Summa Cum Laude--pretty nifty stuff!
I tried my best not to waddle as I walked across the stage...while concentrating on not falling on my face! I'm happy to say that I did neither. I was tempted to stop in the middle of the stage and pretend my water broke...but decided against it. After the ceremony we made our way to Happy Sumo per mom's request (not that I complained! Yummy Sushi!). We were joined there by Gramma Peggy and Glen.
I'm sure you're tired of reading and if you've even gotten this far reading everything I'll be very impressed...but here's a picture of my cute pregnant lady graduation dress that was hidden by my gown the whole day...
So now we wait...and continue to prepare as much as we can for the baby! He's dropped and the contractions are coming more frequently...but not quite consistent enough to be too excited. It's hard to believe that it could be only a matter of days that he'll be here...