Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A Big Easy weekend

After taking T. Willy to a birthday party on Saturday, we all drove to New Orleans for a few days. We had a really nice visit and too much food. But when you are in New Orleans, it is a requirement to eat!!!! On Monday we went to the city with the Grillmaster, the Mrs. and Miss (the Big Man's brother, wife and daughter.) We had a great day walking around the French Quarter, and, again, eating too much good food! It was T. Willy's first trip to the city and he loved the river and the ships. He did great and walked around like a champ, although he did let the Big Man carry him on his shoulders for awhile. MK was a great sport and very helpful holding his hand and keeping him occupied. She is a great big sister to him. We came home yesterday and pretty much spent today recuperating. So here is a picture of the 4 of us by the river and the "Natchez" as it prepared to take off. MK is not taller than I am yet...but it may not be long.

Friday, June 20, 2008

What's Happening.

Our plans for next year have been up in the air for awhile. This week one thing was solved. We were on a waiting list at our preschool of choice, 96th on the list to be exact, but I was trying to be optimistic. They called this week with an opening. The girl was laughing when I arrived because she said there was an opening and I said, "I'll be right there." And I was right there. It is right in our neighborhood and a good friend has children there, so we knew its reputation. This has solved one big dilemma and makes job hunting less stressful for me. I have expanded my search into a neighboring county, so we'll see if anything happens. Otherwise, I will try to sub in our county and hope the college can offer some more classes.

We have made plane reservations to go to Delaware in July. All 4 of us are going. The kids are really looking forward to seeing their grandparents and cousins. I am looking forward to my annual "crabfest" with my sister in law.

Finally, yesterday we were at Target. I saw a rather large handsome man walk by and realized it was former NFL player, Kevin Greene. We had seen him one other time, rumors are that he has a beach home down here. He graciously agreed to have his picture taken with I am closing with that. Does it look like maybe I was a little more excited to meet him than he was to meet me? But, thank you, Kevin Greene!

Friday, June 13, 2008


Here are a couple of pictures of Ty and me. The first is us when we arrived at the park the other day. The next is us at the mall. There is a carousel in the mall, and we have never taken him on it before. He was so excited, but when we started to put him on one of the animals, he said that he thought he would get off. So I rode with him on one of the seats, and he loved it. Maybe next time he will be more daring. No problem...I enjoyed it with him and he loved watching MK and her friend every time we went around.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A day at the park

MK had a busy few days, but T. Willy is already bored. He wants to be on the go at all times. So today I took him to a nearby park. It has some water features, sprinklers, etc, and I thought he would have a lot of fun with it, because he has gotten really brave in the pool.

However...he wanted nothing to do with the water. He just wanted to play on the slides and monkey bars, and the racecar.

He still had a great time, and was able to get out of the house, which he enjoyed the most. I just liked hanging out with him.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Checking in

MK had her first official babysitting job last night. She has watched T. Willy plenty of times and watched some kids at a party once, but the parents were all in another room. This was the first time she had been at someone else's house watching other people's children alone. The kids are 11 and 8, so didn't need a lot of care, but she was in charge. She had a blast. They were very well behaved and, when the mom called to check in, the daughter said she hoped that they weren't heading home yet. I think that's a good sign. Tonight she is spending the night at a friend's house, so she is aleady having an eventful summer.

Other than that, things are quiet here. I think T. Willy is going to miss school, because he has been drawing and coloring, and wants me to say some of the things his teacher said, "Stay in the lines," etc. He is so funny.

So, that's it for us. Have a great day!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Said by me today

"Why am I yelling at you with 15 minutes left in the school year?" Not my finest moment.

Today was the last day of school. It is so wonderful to have the entire summer ahead of me. I still don't know what the future holds, but right now lots of time with the kids and time in the pool. It was a good day overall. We gathered around the office after the students were dismissed and shared some hugs and a few tears. And that was it. I think it will sink in much later. It was such a fun place to work, and this year was the best out of the seven I spent there.

My mom traveled with some friends from church to New York for the memorial for Baby Jacob. She texted me that they arrived safely. The service is tonight and they will be able to spend some time with the family tomorrow.

That's about it. Have a great night!!

Monday, June 02, 2008


Many of you may have checked the sidebar and followed the sweet, short life of Baby Jacob. Please pray for this amazing family!

We have talked about the Fahmers in our class and prayed for Baby Jacob. We even took a trip to the office once to see pictures of him. I didn't check his site this weekend, so when we came in this morning, one of the kids asked about him. I told them that I would check when they went to P.E. We prayed for him as we always do. I came to the office just now and saw the news. I will tell them after lunch.