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Monday, February 28, 2011

So sorry

I went to high school with a girl who just this weekend had her worst nightmare happen.
I am praying for you Bylers. Your loss is felt by so many. I would trade my right arm to give you back your little girl.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

date night

Payton won a movie so he took his mom to see gnomio and Juliet. Memories have been made.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

parkers pick for dinner tonight

I made these a few years back. He asked for it out of the blue today.
I knew it was meant to be.

http://www.rachaelraymag.com/Recipes/rachael-ray-magazine-recipe-index/dinner-recipes/Fish-Stick-Po--Boys picture by yunhee Kim

what is your favorite book from childhood?

The study on reading to children continues.

Here is a question for you:
What is your favorite childhood book? Please attach why it's your favorite? When you recall these stories how does it make you feel?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

most fabulous

My fabulous husband has been earning the super dad reward all day today. I have come down with a bug of some kind and am restricted to bed. It has turned into a movie marathon and occasional nap kind of day.
Besides doing dishes, laundry, running to the store , and taking P to the movies, he broke out the grill to make the most delicious beer can chicken I have ever tasted!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Baby Baby Baby Whoa

Celebrated v-day by skipping school. I had every intention of going but I just wanted to be with my family. Payton opened his Justin Beiber cd and has been bopping to it. He gets a big smile when I start dancing and singing Beiber's songs. Parker loves his Beatles cd. He's singing along right now. Izzy Bell wasn't left out she got a new bone.
John John totally surprised me with a new cell phone. (I can't believe it).
He is the most thoughtful gift giver. Now we are going to fall asleep to his docking station/sleep machine. I hope it has cricket sounds. I can't wait to hear the real thing when we go camping together.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My hair smells like grease!

And I love it! Had some super people over for fondue. We dipped and dripped and burned our lips. ;o) It was quite fun.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Reading at school

Being a parent, I have noticed that
there has been a huge push on reading to children. I say it like it is something new or something. Maybe the incouragment to read to kids happened a long time ago and I didn't notice cause I wasn't looking for that sort of thing but now it is in all the parenting books. Products like "my baby can read" are coming out. (no they can't by the way) (They might memorize the words but they aren't understanding the sounds and able to tie them to new words). I decided to do my research paper on it cause I want to know more about the perks. Some are obvious but I wanted to explore some I hadn't thought of. I will post my findings here later. There is a company that my friend is associated with that donates a box of new books to a classroom as long as they get volunteers to come and read them to the class. It is so cool. It is a nice way to get parents involved and to volunteer. It isn't a financial burden to the teachers or parents. I am heading off to Pete's class now to earn them a book.
I will keep curious minds posted about my findings on the reading research.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

day off tomorrow

Two hour delay for the kids (sleeping in) and school is cancelled for the preschool. It looks like I can get some cleaning and baking done. Not to mention another class of homework down. Another one bites the dust. I am really liking tCheck Spellinghis teaching thing.
Here is the to do list for today:

gather library books for return
call on preschool observation
call for sitter for John and I to have a date
make triple batches of pizza dough to freeze
chocolate chip cookies (shhh for my love)
rice krispie treats (for chess)
pull up a journal article and critique
walk the dog ( I promised her)
finish test for physical science
all the while doing laundry.
I think I can ....... I think I can........I think I can

Oh yeah, then watch my show at 8:00. Not missing the v-day special. I love my diaries!

Ok so update on the list
Made all the food
worked on journal entry
and took dog for a walk
Oh yeah, got a ton of laundry done.
forfeited the rest for lunch with my little men at their school.

I will have to finish tomorrow.
Time for a my diaries!