Friday, October 31, 2008
Bowling pins for the pumpkin bowling game!
Whew! That took Consuelo & I all dang day yesterday and I've spent all morning cleaning my kitchen up.
Now I'm off to my first party of the day!! I'll post pictures from both tomorrow :)
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I got this in my email today and I thought is was soooo neat.
I've been busy all day making goodies for Lil's halloween party at school tomorrow.
T's famous chocolate cookies in the shapes of men with skeleton bones frosted on and a fun thing from a Paula Deen mag that is stacked marshmallows turned into frankensteins!! I will post pictures tomorrow when everything is done.
Back to the kitchen!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Lilian is a Genius
Today was Parent-Teacher conference day. I always look forward to Lil's because she is so dang smart and the teachers always have great things to say about her.
Today's started out with Mrs. Hennigh saying that she was concerned about Lilian (I'm thinking what the?). She told me that she doesn't have anything to teach her this year and she is worried that by the end of the year, if she isn't challenged enough, that she will get very bored with school. Well, so far so good I say she loves school! She said that she is very thankful that Lilian is so sweet because usually when kids are as smart as she is they get really bored and get into trouble. (can you imagine by now I was beaming)
She then tells me that she will be sending her to the library once a week with the super smart 1st graders to do their advanced work!!! (2nd grade work!!!) I nearly choked on myself. She told me that since she has 26 kids this year she just isn't able to give Lilian the one on one time to challenge her like she needs to be challenged. She also told me that she can't believe that she can write the words of the pictures she draws. They aren't spelled correctly of course, but they are phonetically correct and you can easily tell what they say! I am so proud of my amazing little girl.
thanks for letting me brag :)
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I took some pics of Cade this weekend in front of this amazing wall we discovered and, of course, Lil had to jump in in some of them. These have to be some of the most photogenic kids on the planet!! I added all of Cade's pics in the boy section on my site and the pics with Lil in them are in the fun section on my site :)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I haven't been talking about the election much b/c I have really been on the fence about it. The last election I voted for the "christian". We've all seen how that turned out. This election I have been on the fence because I don't want to vote for someone just because they claim to be a "christian" and claim to stand for the Christian values I stand for. Unfortunately that doesn't mean they know how to run this country. Don't get me wrong, Christian values are important to me and this is why I have had such a hard time with this election. My biggest issue with myself has been - do I vote economically or moralistically? Well duh, who would vote their pocket book over their morals? But there was still something that just didn't settle well with me. While one seems to be the moralistic choice, I'm not so sure the other would be a bad moralistic choice. Of course, you read all of those ridiculous emails people have been sending out about terrorists and bad middle names, but what does that really have to do with anything? They are just closed minded overly-opinionated individuals that are grasping at any possible thing they can to change your mind for the wrong reasons. I've decided that economical and moralistic are not the two choices here. While there will always be issues that you don't agree with coming from both sides, you just have to make the best decision you can with what information you are given. After last nights debate I have finally made my decision.