Monday, July 13, 2009

Upwards Basketball Camp

So this should explain the lack of posting lately . . .


I was teaching the ESL portion of an Upwards Basketball/ESL Camp these past 2 weeks.



I pretty much just stole a 3rd grade unit I taught when I was a Spanish teacher, and changed everything into English. It was fun to step back into that teacher role for a few weeks. But I'm glad it's over . . .



Some of the younger kids reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" for the parents.



Renae's two best buddies are "Leebuy" and "Dabid." Here she is with Dabid.



This was the group of ESL helpers for the second week. All the way from Tennessee!


And during the first week, one volunteer took a ton of pictures of the camp. He's a great photographer and sent us these he caught of Renae.








Cheese face with glasses . . . sort of . . .




Cheese face normal




Last but not least . . . my guapo husband. I love this guy tons.


Jesse was there too, but I don't have any pictures of him leading the music time. We actually got to lead the music time together which was fun. Renae even "helped" by standing up with us and clapping/dancing along. We had fun but we sure are glad the 2 weeks are over so we can get back to a bit of normalcy . . . whatever THAT looks like here.

7 comments:

Jonathan et Kari said...

Looks like Jesse's cheese face in that last one :)

Those pictures of Renae are awesome. I love her little shoes! And you white skirt is so cute.

Jack and Sheryl said...

Those cute little sandals make Renae look so grown up! And she makes the best faces. :)

Tom said...

Did your two weeks as a teacher remind you that you love your mom job SO much!?

Looks like you guys had a good time! Can't wait for more posts!

kpjordan said...

So delighted to see another update. Glad you were able to "taste" the teaching again, Julie. You looked like you were in your element.
Would have loved to have seen all 3 of you leading the music.
Great picture of Jesse. The pics of Renae that your friend took are absolutely adorable. Love the natural look of innocence. We just want to squeeze her.

Mari Bryant- Marks said...

That first picture of Renae is so pretty!

kpjordan said...

Oh my...I just looked at your blog again. When Kevin and I looked the first time, the 1st pic of Renae in that cap that your friend took, is fantastic! Her eyes are beautiful!!! Glad I looked again. Will have to show to Kevin.

kpjordan said...

Uh...correction to last comment. I meant to say that when K and I looked the first time, the pic of Renae in the cap was not in the post. But it was there the 2nd time I pulled up your blog.