Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Decorating the Christmas Tree

 Sam wanted to hook everything.  Here he is digging in the  bag of hooks.
 Whoa!  Standing on the ottoman to decorate the tree.
 Admiring his handiwork:)
Kids' tree done!  What a hot mess;)  They are excited to show Daddy when he gets home!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Jack's Trait Tag

Jack, with his Trait Tag for Perseverance.
Proud Mama, proud Brother, proud Daddy (not pictured:(), and Jack.
Jack's school honors one child a week from each grade level for an admirable character trait. Jack was this week's honoree. I received a note home last week telling me that he was going to be recognized, but we had to keep it a secret! Sammy and I got to attend the chapel service conducted by first graders (!)--what a treat! Jack jumped out of his chair and ran up to the stage so fast that I barely got any pics or video. Luckily, the nice lady next to me offered to take some for us. So proud of you, Jack!
After I texted Rick the pictures, he texted back, "Proud. What was the tag?"
Me: Perseverance
Rick: Is that like stubborn-ness?
Me: Yes.
Me: Using his power for good instead of evil. Again, very proud.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ode to a Gecko

Little lizard, out in nature
you are my little friend
I like to see you on my deck
or on a leaf around the bend
my kids think you are very cool
They want to watch you move
quickly darting to and fro
until you find a groove
but when you come inside my house
the pleasantries will end
little lizard, green gecko
INSIDE you are not my friend!