Monday, January 11, 2010

There's something so very terribly wrong about this picture

We came upon this rest area somewhere on our recent trip to Iowa. I'm not exactly sure where we were...Oklahoma? Kansas? Missouri? It really doesn't matter, the point is these were the only available toilets to use at this rest stop! Are they serious?! Do you see the snow?! Who in their right mind would want to do their business while outside in the freezing weather?! Oh my word! Needless to say, I skipped this stop. But my husband? He didn't care. A little old thing like a port a potty didn't stop him from doing what he needed to do. :)

Take care and Happy Monday!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Math student of the day

On Tuesday I spent the day observing in each of my kids classes. This is something the school requires each semester but even if they didn't I would sit in their room anyway. Observing your kid in class gives you such an insiders view into how they spend the majority of their day. I've learned a lot when I've sat in their classes.

I got to Ellie's class in time for Math. Since I was there, Ellie was chosen to be the Math student of the day. (this means they get to lead the class in various math related activities like the calendar, weather, time, counting, etc.) I immediately got my camera out to start snapping pictures of her shining in Math. After I took this picture of her she gave me "the look" and mouthed "No!" to me! :) I had to laugh since it's classic Ellie, not wanting any attention drawn to her no matter what.

Have a happy weekend!

Take care,

Thursday, January 7, 2010

You know that cold I was talking about?

When we left Iowa Saturday morning this was the temperature outside...-22! By the time we got home to Texas on Sunday it was 58 out and it felt like a heatwave!

What's the weather like where you live?

Happy 2010! (Better late than never)

Hey there! Happy New Year!
Last week we were in Iowa with John's family bringing in the New Year. Can you believe all the snow? And don't get me started on the cold! The kids, however, could care less. They had a blast playing with grandma and grandpa and their cousin who's closest to their age.

Hope that 2010 is all you would want it to be. May you find peace, love and joy in all you do throughout the year.

Take care,