Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Early Halloween Decoration


A's Birthday

A turned 15 last week. He wanted an ice cream cake. An *OU* ice cream cake! I cried.
He got the requisite skateboard along with a video game and money from the grandparents. He's saving all his money for the next time he needs a deck or shoes. They don't last long in this house!

And the he had a nose bleed!
Don't you like his hair cut!?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

It's Official

I live in Crazyville. If everything else I've ever told you on this subject wasn't enough....

When I left work for lunch today at 12:00, there was a field blocked off for parking. It included lights and porta-potties. Hubby said when he left, there were people buying permits to set up their canopies for tailgating across from the stadium. The game isn't even until tomorrow! After dinner we drove through campus so I could see. All the restaurants were packed, as I'm sure the hotels were. Nola, are you up here!? Someone had even spray painted their front lawn (nice house) with a big OU, spotlight and all. I wish I had had my camera, but didn't and there's no way I'm leaving the house tomorrow! I'll have to get a picture of it next week. I'm sure it's not going anywhere.

On another, sadder note, hubby got word today. He will be out of the Navy soon. He will be looking for a job. It is ironic that we hear this news on 9-11, eight years after the events that prompted us to re-enlist in the Navy in the first place. We knew it was coming, but it's still sad, though not nearly as sad as this day eight years ago. I mentioned it at school today and we were struck by the fact that the children were babies at the time. They have never known a world without terrorism. Hopefully they will someday. Hubby is one of the heroes that helped in the plight. Thanks.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Good Idea!

I was in one of my Kindergarten room yesterday and the teacher was giving the procedure for the stamping center. She has large washable stamp pads, paper with words printed on it, and alphabet stamps. She was explaining that you need to find the correct letter to match each word, dab it in the stamp pad, and stamp it onto the paper to spell each word. This little kid yells "Yeah! And don't lick it!"

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

It's been a great long weekend. We had some new friends over for dinner on Friday night, some of Hubby's friends from high school Saturday and Sunday, and slept in today! I've been working on a quilt for my classroom doorway. There is a doorway but no door, and people put curtains up. Well my dumb self decides to make a quilt instead of just buying some curtains, so I still have nothing up there. Between all the food and brownies and cake I think I gained back the two pounds I lost during the week.
I've also been working diligently on homework, and have more to do this evening.
I'm glad my sister has joined us in the computer age because I get to see pictures of my nephews more frequently!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Half a Vitamin

OK, so what do you do when you get to the bottom of the bottle of vitamins and there's one that's just a piece? Do you take it? Do you take it by itself, and only get half the daily recommended allowance, or do you take it with a whole one and get one and a half times the recommended daily allowance? I feel like an LD child that won't take a broken cookie!