Friday, May 6, 2011

Appreciating Some Teachers!

Today has been a busy week around here! I am not sure if I have mentioned it before but we had to switch to a new daycare. Trying to be as nice as I possibly can, I will only say that the first daycare was not a good fit for us. Not a good fit AT ALL. We moved a couple of months ago and we are SO HAPPY. Absolutely IN LOVE with our new daycare and the ladies that take care of Neely Jo.

Neely Jo has three teachers: Ms. Eldred, Ms. Taryn, and Ms. Marcy. We seriously love each of them. So since it was Teacher Appreciation Week we got to take in a few goodies to say thank you to the people that take care of the most precious thing in our lives. One day we took each teacher a flower.

A homemade note. Since we clearly don’t let her use scissors or hot glue, Neely was only allowed to put her toe print on the cards – it didn’t turn out great, but it was our first attempt. We will get better.

And today we made candy baskets.

All the Snickers and Twix (my favorites) are hiding underneath the fluff.

I was totally excited about Teacher Appreciation Week and then the bomb dropped. Ms. Taryn told us that today was her last day. I am so completely heartbroken. I know that Neely loves her. I know this because I don’t believe I ever saw Neely Jo scream in her face, which happens frequently to pretty much everyone else. The child just looks directly at you and open mouth screams. Sometimes it’s funny, but mostly embarrassing. Derrick and I could not be happier having her take care of Neely. I don’t leave Neely Jowith ANYONE and I would totally have trusted Ms. Taryn to watch her any time, any place. She is moving back to Tennessee (God’s Country – can’t blame her for that one) to go back to school to be a teacher (can’t blame her there either because she is going to be an amazing kindergarten teacher). But we can still be depressed. I had to call Derrick and have him meet me at the Mexican restaurant to drown my sorrows in chips and salsa. On a positive note, Neely Jo did sit in a high chair all by herself for the first time.

When I told Derrick the sad news he was happy that she was going to become a teacher. He actually said, “That’s awesome!” while I had to fight back the urge to punch him. Then he made a good point. Maybe Ms. Taryn will come back to the Big BG and be Neely Jo's kindergarten teacher. We can only hope!


  1. I am seriously going to steal these ideas when I have babies. Too cute!!

  2. I hope Aunt Katie is getting some cards with Neely toes on've got 24 hours....