Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Meet the Competition

 I must admit that I am a very lucky lady. I landed a handsome husband, but it seems as though I have some competition on my hands....

Meet Erin-Oh


 This girl has a HUGE personality. She wears her crown to school almost everyday. She has every Disney princess dress on the market and she LOVES to sing and dance. Most days she makes up her own songs or she just sings any and all the words that come to her mind.

For example, we were working on identifying colors last week. In a voice closer to a scream than a sing, Erin chimes in with her own scene stealing song.
"I love piiiiiiiiiiiiink! It is the best color in the wooooooorld! Peeeeeeeeink! It is SO much better than puuuuuurple. I loooooooouuuuuve PINK!!!"

 I thought we were PBFF, Princess Best Friends Forever. Until today. Look at her, proud as punch with her drawing.

She was in class with Joe and they were all finished up with their work so Joe gave them each a piece of paper to draw on. She decided to draw a house. It's a little difficult to tell but on the top story of the house there are rooms where her mommy and daddy are in bed. Then on the middle section there are some brothers and sisters and another "daddy" at the top of the stairs. (obviously he has used her long Rapunzel like hair to go from the bed to the...table?)


Anyway, the real show stopper here is near what I think is the first floor, I've zoomed in so you can take a closer look....

Yep, you guessed it. That is my (former) PBFF getting married to MY husband, Mr. Joe (obviously in this scenario he is a prince.)! What a husband stealer! She even drew them during the ring ceremony. Prince Mr. Joe is giving Princess Erin a big diamond ring (I claim zero responsibility for the encouragement of princess-ness or big ol' diamond rings.....)

I guess in class the discussion was this...

Erin- "Look at my house Mr. Joe"
Joe-"Oh, so beautiful"
Erin-"I know, look it's Princess Erin" (pointing to her in the ring ceremony)
Joe-"Who is that next to her?"
Erin- "The Prince."
Joe- "Oh, who's the Prince?"
Erin- "YOU, Mr. Joe!"
Joe- "ohhh, What are we doing?"
Erin- "Getting married"
Joe- "But I'm married to Ms. Stephanie"
Erin- "No, you will marry me!"

You know what they say; Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Let's just say I'll be keeping an eye on this little princess.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Instagram Love

I love Instagram! It is my favorite social media site. Here are a few of my favorite insta pics. And you can follow me @stephanierandall

A few observations: I might take too many pictures of my cute little dog. I miss Paris. And Hawaii. I work with some pretty cute little people. My husband is the cutest sleeper/puppy snuggler.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Joe and I usually get to teach art and PE together on Fridays. Unfortunately in January and in July the class schedule changes for intensives (the kids all take an extra class because in the Korean elementary schools they are in winter or summer vacation) and we do not get to teach together on Fridays. Sad.

Last Friday, Joe has a short break and was able to help me out for most of art class. Where we made sensory balloons.
We filled large balloons with flour and/or rice. The kids got to squish them and kneed them. It was a fun quick project.

But then he had a first grade class to teach and I was on my own for PE.

We only had about 30 minutes. We played a modified dodge-ball game, then when we had about 5 minutes left we decided to do a little "yoga".

Now, I use the term "yoga" very loosely. Basically we just do some light stretching and some modified yoga positions that the kids can all do. I name them silly things that the kids like or think are funny.

The kids are really into it and stay completely silent for "yoga". They understand that it is a relaxing, quiet activity to get us focused and calmed down.

 I call this pose, "tall mountain".

Look at that balance.
"Angry Kitty Cat" 

 Stretching out our "angry kitty cat" into the "flat cat".

 My flexibility or lack there of is demonstrated in this pose, the "seal".

 Look at the little boy in the bottom left corner...hahaha. Stretch it out Tony!

 Look at how flexible these little people are.

 Big, strong "t" pose
 And finishing up our yoga session, finding our calm and centering our energy.


I need to look up some new "yoga" positions, but until then these ones are keeping us busy.