Saturday, April 28, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Well in February, I noticed that the poor boy was squinting. He was also having more headaches. The poor boy is just about blind. So he has a great pair of bifocals now, he wanted to put them in the same frames. The doctor said he had no idea how Luke could even see the ball while playing soccer, so over $500 dollars later the boy had a nifty pair of sports googles. They are so impressive that something could hit him going 1oo mph and his glasses wouldn't shatter and break. Of course at that speed, I would think that he should get out of the way.
I felt so bad that the poor boy was blind and wasn't even really complaining. Every other boy in the house would have made a big deal about it. Not my Lukey.
BTW- My friend Stacie has one the award for guessing that I had indeed colorized the outline of the United States on Cody's shirt.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
1. I love all things green and if they have a polka dot it is even better.
2. I was once a Madonna impersonator.
3. I have a weakness for Vampire romances.
4. My favorite trips with my family have been trips where we have just picked up and left on the spur of a moment.
5. I'm kind of an Anglophile. I like the old books and movies. I even like their stupid sitcoms.
6. My favorite video games are the old Sega "Earth Worm Jim" and "Yoshi."
7. I love cartoons. Don't tell anyone. "The Tick," "The Animaniacs," "Pinky and the Brain,""Freakazoid," and "Earth Worm Jim," are some my all time favorites. I can even recite dialogue. I know it is a really scary thing.
Well, that is my list. Hope you enjoyed it. BTW Diana, I don't like coconut! LOL!
Sunday, April 15, 2007
This was the entertainment for Sam's first Sleepover. The result was one ugly cake. Ther result was a very ugly cake. Credits- Paper-SV designs coral reef cirlces, Fonts-Rebekah's Birthday-Sandals
This is a LO of Clay and I on my B'day. Credits: Stacy Carlson's Rustic Love
I've really been enjoying digital scrapping because it doesn't make my house any messier than it already is. I just have to get some of them printed out.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
These are a few of the things that popped up.
Brook needs to encourage development (I would like to encourage people to develop their talents and creativity.)
Brook needs $150000 (I could use a lot more, but I will settle for that.)
Brook needs to pick up the intensity (I'm hoping that some new medication will help with that because I have surely been dragging lately.)
Brook needs to be by herself for a little while and stop throwing herself at every man (This was a new one for me. I do need some time by myself. That doesn't happen with all the men in my house.)
(brook) needs attention (I really don't know if I need that. I think it might be nice to be unnoticed for a while.)
Brook needs it (Hmmm....If I was defining the IT, I would say IT would be a vacation. 28 days and counting!)
Brook - Needs You! (I need all of my friend that is for sure!)
Brook Needs A Bigger Stage. (I would really like to be on stage again sometime. I miss acting a lot. It is fun directing all of the plays for the kids but there is really nothing like being on stage.)
Brook needs five anesthetists (For what I can only guess. I do have to say that if I have to have one of those esophagial motility studies again, I might need them to put me out.)
I have to say though that I truly believe that I have all that I need. My family is healthy, safe and happy. I have the best friends. Best of all..........summer is on the way! God is good!
My dear friend's son thankfully wasn't injured too terribly nor was his girlfriend. Her nephew's girlfriend was in the car and she is in bad shape in the hospital.
My son wonders why I don't want him running around with his friends late at night. I don't know what I would do if something happened to him. He is too precious.
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
+ is a symbol that means to add.
- is a symbol that means to subtract.
= is a sybol that means what is on one side is the same as the other side
The kids get that. Then we move on to
> is a symbol that means greater than. It points to the right.
< is a symbol that means less than. It points to the left.
When you hold out your hands in front of you, you can see the built in <> signs in your hands. All the kids start out well.....Then they go home....their parents confuse them with talk of alligators and birds and eating the big piece. It drives me crazy!!!!
All the have to remember is less than points to the left and read from left to right.
That is my take on it.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
I came to school this morning. I was left word that one little boy was allowed to leave the computer lab and come back to the classroom unsupervised and he had fun messing with the computers in the classroom and messing up other students things. So I handled this situation no big deal.
Then I get a note in a folder from a parent asking me to talk to a little boy who is telling other little boys about having sex with little girls. "WHAT!" I sure wasn't expecting that. So I decide I will ask the little boy if he was doing that. Sure enough he was. But he wasn't talking to anyone in my class. So I called the little whose mom wrote the note. I asked him what was going on....Well, he starts playing with something in his pocket. Turns out it is a knife.
OMG----- To make this even more bizarre, 7 kids in my class saw the knife and never told me. I was quite disturbed. So I had the big talk about what is tattling and what is reporting.
When I taught fourth grade, I really thought that kids that were having these issues where growing up way to fast. Now first graders are dealing with this. I really feel like I need to write a note to parents so that they can talk to their kids... I'm not sure what I'm going to say. I am really praying for some kind of divine inspiration. Wish me luck.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
- Do one thing I don't want to do
- Find something to look forward to
- Spend a little individual time with each child
- Spend a little one-on-one time with DH
- Do something that's fun with the kids
I am really going to try to do these things on a daily basis. The thing that I don't want to do would probably be cleaning something. Finding something to look forward to is easy. It is easy to find some time for Sam, we read everyday. Luke is easy because I listen to him play his tuba every day. Cody is a little harder. Seventeen year olds don't really want to spend quality time with mom on a daily basis. I'm really going to work on that. Clay and I have really made sure that through the years we spend one on one time together. The hardest thing will be to do something fun with the kids. By the time we do homework, soccer practice, pick up and eat, the night is gone. I'm thinking I might have to have a little joke time every night since my guys like jokes so much. That is quick but fun. So if any of you have some clean jokes appropriate for my 7-17 year old let me know.
Shari thank you so much for your thoughts and the challenge it has presented to me.
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Now I like tricks as much as the next one, but I want my tricks to be harmless, cute and funny. No the the way that the old tricks used to be. Thank goodness that we are not in those days any more. Hooray for progress.
When I was little my mother woke me up every April Fools' Day early by telling me there was snow outside. I would jump u in my grooginess and run over to the window. I don't know why I fell for it. It just doesn't snow in Texas during April.
Well ---Happy April Fools' Day.