Sunday, September 30, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
1st day of Co-op
School Daze Mini Album
but my heart skips a beat everytime I hear her rhyme duck. She has rhymed it about 7 or 8 times today.
So when do you say ok...let's not say this specific word?
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Check out this delicious Chicago style deep dish pizza. Looks good and it is good!
And guess what? I made it.
Thanks to Jewelsintexas I got this wonderful pizza crust recipe. Now hers is for Mock Pizza Hutt Pan pizzas. I didn't have 3 9" cake pans, so I used 2 10" pans. That is why mine is so much thicker.
Yum! Yum! Yum!
And a bonus...my kids like it too! That is a miracle!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
This is a story about a little girl who takes after her Daddy:
Ashley LOVES the story about Jairus's daughter. She has Daddy read it over and over again to her. I think she mainly likes it because in the little Bible book that she has, the picture shows Jairus's daughter having long hair. And Ashley goes around everywhere and tells people she wants to have long hair like Jairus's daughter.
Yesterday, in the most sincere voice from the back of the car, Ashley says to me: Mom, since we don't actually know Jairus's daughter's name, I've decided to call her Alazooma.
Would I have thought to do this when I was her age? I came up with names for my dolls, but I don't think I ever came up with a name for someone in the Bible who was refer to as someones daughter, son, Dad, Mom, woman, etc.
It made me laugh! And it makes me see that she has a little bit of Greg's thought process in her.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I tested the kids one on one today and the boys did great. I was really frustrasted with Ashley because she was circling things before I even told her what to circle. I don't know if she just wasn't paying attention today or if she really is way behind and I didn't know it. And she would say, "I don't know" to several of the questions that I thought she had down. I have a headache and I just feel like putting them in public school today. I know, I know that I'm actually a good teacher, if I just look at some of my blog entries I could be proud of myself. But today I feel like a failure.
Thank you for the wonderful package I got yesterday. The postcard is beautiful and peaceful- it does give me a nice peaceful feeling looking at it.
The cross is beautiful! I have it hanging in my Kitchen window.
And I love the "I've prayed for you today" card. My Grandma used to send these to me all the time when I was in college. It reminds me so much of her and she was a wonderful woman! Also, earlier in the day I found some scrapbooking paper that reminded me of her. I had thought that I need to do a tribute page about her. And this prayer will be perfect to add to my page.
Thank you again!!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
The journaling reads: Dear Mom & Dad, Thank you for raising me to know and love God. A strong foundation is the most important thing in ones life!
The journaling reads: We had so much fun at Page's house. We BEG our Mom to take us again. We wonder if we will ever get invited back.
And here are the heros who came and visited me at the scrapbook store today:
Mason really cracks me up. I love how he came up to me and whipped off his glasses only to be another pair underneath. He is my silly one and loves to joke around. I love that about him.
How exciting is that? (no comments Dana or MO) (those are my 2 very good liberal friends)
President Bush went to Bulgaria and John actually got to talk to him for a good long time. President Bush actually came out of there saying that we had some very good intelligent people in the Peace Corp. there.
I'm so proud of my brother and his wife!!_______________________
Well I meant to get on SIStv tonight and look up some good layouts I could scraplift, but instead I ended up clearing out my email inbox. I had over 2000 emails just in the inbox and now there is under 200. So I'm glad I did it. It needed to be done, but I wish I would have had time to look on SIStv too.
So today was co-op day. It was a great day at school and then we went on our field trip to Cheekwood. This is a picture of the Kindergarten - 2nd graders group.
AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!! What do you do when one child is crying and the other two "seem" to be enjoying themselves? Do you punish them all by leaving? I know my child was being disruptive to the entire group. I so didn't want to pick her up and carry her, but I felt that was the only way for the other two to stay in the tour and for the other people to hear. But it was also giving into her demanding ways.
Anyway, we went on a very short tour of "part" of Cheekwood. I was disappointed that she didn't take us to the Japanese garden or down by the big pond. But also on the other hand, my children wanted to go home. We got in the car and Austin said that that was SO BORING! It's days like this when I just want to be the Mom they run to from the school bus and give me big hugs and tell me they missed me.
Tonight I scrapbooked 2 1/2 layouts. Tomorrow I will finish up the 1/2 layout. You know that's not too bad for 4 hours. Those of you who don't scrapbook won't understand why it takes that long, especially after you see what I did. But actually a lot of thought goes into each page. It is not as easy as you might think. But also it is a time to be with friends. Last weekend I got 5 layouts done, but I sat by myself. This week I had my friend Dana with me. Which one would I rather have? Definitely the time I spend with my friends. It wouldn't matter if I didn't get anything done. It's being with friends that is so important.
Well it's after 1AM so I guess I better get to bed so I can get up early and go back to the scrapbook store. My husband is SO AWESOME for letting me get out like this on the weekends! It helps my psyche (is that the right use of that word?) and it gives him time to really be with the kids. I love him!!!! He is a great man!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
And as you can see I have no pictures of Mason doing this. He did it real fast with 2 colors and then he was off to play.
He was so proud of himself and I was too!
Now I know it wasn't too long ago that I said she was dressing herself and matching her clothes really well. I don't know what happened, but the last SEVERAL times she has come up with some very interesting combos. I've only told her to change one time, but most of the time I let her express her individuality.
It is REALLY hard to get a picture of 6 kids! But I tried! They had a great time even though we hardly saw any animals. We saw the Macaws, Monkeys, Meerkats, The Crane eating a sunflower, and we went into see the "unseen world".
I learned something though. I don't really care to look at snakes, but I saw an Eyelash Vipor. I wouldn't normally get so close, even when they are behind glass, but when you look at it it has scales over its eyes that make them look like they have eyelashes. I thought that was pretty cool. You can click on this to see it if you wish.
I told them in order to make this field trip count as a school day that they had to learn something. So I had them draw pictures of their favorite animal that we saw that day. Mason drew a monkey, Ashley drew an anaconda (she spelled it amacomda), and Aussie quickly drew a python and then turned it over and drew an entire scene of the playground.
Tomorrow we have co-op and actually go on another field trip. That's 3 field trips in 1 week. Sometimes my kids think school isn't very fun. Wouldn't have been nice to go to a school like mine?