Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cowboys and Hair Cuts

My little cowboy usually cheeses for the camera, but declined today! He was insistent on watching our Christmas train.

Little guy's hair grows very quickly. Here is the 4th haircut he's had. Ms. L had to give him his first lollipop to get him to sit semi-still.

Hanging of the Greens

We decided (at the last minute) to go to the Hanging of the Greens. It was was and COLD. Santa even flew into the event in a helicopter.

Little guy didn't really like the Grinch, but he loved Frosty.

We went to Elf Training School and earned our ears and certificate!

We had a good time!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


He seems to really enjoy this keyboard. He stands up and plays with his feet. If you look closely, you can see the tip of his tongue...utter concentration!

Monday, November 23, 2009

School Christmas Tree

I have been diligently working on ornaments for our school Christmas tree. The school's in our county decorate one every year and are on display at the Welcome Center. This year we came up with the theme "A Differentiated Christmas." Differentiating is our buzzword and really something good. Under the tree, student work is the "gift" of differentiation.

Each of the 25 ornaments holds two pictures of differentiated instruction. Then the fabric is attached with a brief explanation of the pictures. It was WORK!

Crayon garland = hard work!

I had to wrap it around something...a diet coke bottle worked wonders. Here is 36 feet of twine, crayons, and hot glue!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

All by myself...

This weekend little guy and I are solo! It's probably the first time it's ever happened. We're going to shop and hit the sushi bar to visit our favorite chef! We'll probably go running, if the weather is nice and just play outside. I hope he's ready!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I could almost hear the crowd...

I sent Erik on a wild goose chase to find a book that I wanted to use in my school evaluation. He not only brought the book I wanted but a few more for me to read. One was "Do the Right Thing." He also casually talked about the author having a book signing. I have been watching Huckabee on Saturday evenings and really register with his views. So, I was extremely excited to go to the book signing!

It was much like a herd of cattle being prodded to be branded, but I enjoyed shaking his hand and still want to help with his "upcoming" 2012 race to the White House.

Family visit

We have been hounded by Ali and Aaron to visit Gme and Gpa for 2 months. So, we planned a short, weekend excursion to PCB during the ironman. The weather was perfect and we scooted home before Ida arrived!

We went to St. Andrew's Park and let little guy play at the beach while the big kids saw a movie with Gma.
A little boy after Gpa's heart!

No bathing suit, but the water was splendid! We let him splash and have a great time!

Thanks for the future hint grammie Karen----I already enjoy the ocean!

Little guy found his first shell and mommy is keeping it forever.

We had to watch out for these evil creatures!

A bath after a long day!

Enjoying time with my Gme, oops, mi abuela.

Wider than the sky...

Thoughts about our daily lives.