Friday, November 30, 2007
They are working directly with the Autism Society of America. I'm so proud to be a part of this. Every time something gets written, shared, and talked about, we are one step closer to even better help for our special kids.
So this year, I'm following Ali's lead and preparing ahead! I have already completely designed an eight page board book, plus covers. All that it needs is photos and journaling. I'll add them as I go and print it out right after Christmas! Check it out!
Notice that last red page, number 7? "Pass the Rosy Wine"? I'm headed to a holiday party tonight, I may just get that page done before December actually gets here!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
The crust has flour in it, so part of the cereal & grains group.
Add in the whipped cream and you have dairy.
Coffee is made from beans and they count as a protein, right?
Man, am I off to a good start this morning, or what?!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
In the meantime, if you would like to laugh really, REALLY hard, click on this link:
I apologize. I couldn't resist.
...for the biggest cat I've ever seen, who mended the biggest heart I've ever known (introducing Armory, our cat we've had for the past month)
...for my little boy, who is exploding with new skills;
...for a job I love, that keeps me sane;
...for a home, full of memories and close to lots of extended family;
...for my wild and crazy family, full of love and laughter, just what I always wanted in my life.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Georgie tucked into a corner, reading, and Emma sitting in the middle of the floor going over a poem she wrote. That's right, a poem she wrote. Love this kiddo of mine.
Did you know that they study negative numbers in first grade? I don't remember learning those until at least 6th grade or so! We are rapidly approaching the point where I will be unable to help her with her homework!!
Maybe she can help me work on the bills today. Might need some of those negative numbers.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Actually, this is our favorite kind of weather. Drizzly, patches of sun, patches of storm, not too hot, but not too cold. Love it! And it's perfect for doing an all day pork roast.
Jason's dad and uncle brought up his old Buick (that he inherited from some wonderful family friends last year), and this morning was spent maneuvering the flat-bed trailer and figuring out how to get the car off of it. No need for details other than the fact that when the car actually rolled off, my mouth was gasping for air and I was peeking through my fingers. We came thiiiiiiiiiiis close to needing a new shed (and possibly new feet for Jason). But it's here, and Jason is happy. I have now lost my husband to car land.
The kids had a blast playing in the rain. George came in voluntarily, once he was soaked all the way through and his boots were sufficiently muddy. Emma didn't spend as much time outside, but heck, any six year old that would rather be doing math workbooks and playing a highly detailed game of dinosaurs vs. Transformers, is all right by me.
Oh, and this last photo is just to prove my oft-repeated point, my kids are crazy. Not that there's anything wrong with wearing your toddler swimming sunglasses while playing with holiday decorations.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Wow. She looks like such a kid. Or a Jack-O-Lantern, as her teacher from last year pointed out!
Edited to add: Correction, the Tooth Fairy will not be visiting tonight. Emma broke into tears at the thought of giving up her first lost tooth. She says she doesn't want to "trade it in" for anything. SOooooo, I guess we'll be holding on to the goodies until the next tooth pops. My kids are so wierd.
Friday, November 02, 2007
Here are a few pictures of my costumed, pre-candy overdosed children (I mentioned the horse costume, right?):
The worst part of Halloween is that it takes all darn day to get to the festivities. By then, kids are exhausted after being high on adrenaline since six in the morning. Thus, the slightly comatose look on Emma's face. She recovered quickly though, with the first drop of candy into the pumpkin buckets.
Her favorite part? Opening the door to "customers" at the end of our trick-or-treating. George's favorite treat? The notebook he was given by one of the neighbors. No joke. She offered candy or a spiral notebook, he threw his pumpkin at Jason, shouted "notebook", and that was it for the night! Emma chose a notebook, too. Gotta love my kids.