Monday, January 29, 2007

And Second Place Goes to ........


Joshua had a blast at his Cub Scout's Pine Wood Derby race.

Delaney wants to enter a car next year in the Outlaws race.

Finally Home!

My dear friend, Elaine brought her daughter home from Vietnam on Saturday.
Kennedy was so content and laid back at the airport. She was smiling at everyone.

It is so cool to see a child come home to his/her forever family. I will say one thing, I can almost guarantee that we will have more adoptions at our church due to that little girl.

Welcome Home!!

Happy Girl

Delaney has been begging to go to Steak and Shake. She loves their fries and shakes.

I decided to take her there on Friday afternoon. She should really be in a commercial for them. The whole time she was saying, "Yummy, these are so good!" "I love Steak and Shake.", "Delicious!!"

Friday, January 26, 2007

Photo For Friday

Here is Joshua and his friend Alex when they were almost three. They held hands a lot at that age. I love that they both have their glasses on upside down.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

70s Girls

You had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked.

You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it.

You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels.

You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!)

You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island .

You had rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days. YEAH! You owned a "Slip-n-Slide", on which you injured yourself on a sprinkler head more than once.

You owned "Klick-Klacks" and smacked yourself in the face more than once (or constantly had bruises on your arms!)

You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie", not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill". People sometimes thought you were a boy.

Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession.

You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.

You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.

You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits, or the sunshine family

You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once.

You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color. (Oh yeah!)

You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (the ones with hard sole & the buckle). You also had a pair of salt-water sandals.

You wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder really bad; you wore that Little House on the Prairie-inspired plaid, ruffle shirt with the high neck in at least one school picture; and you despised Nellie Olson!

You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink!

Your hairstyle was described as having "wings" or "feathers" and you kept it "pretty" with the comb you kept in your back pocket. When you walked, the "wings" flapped up and down, looked like you were gonna "take off"

You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.

You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic. With the thermos inside some were glass inside and broke the first time you dropped them.

You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend.

YOU had Star Wars action figures, too!

It was a big event in your household each year when the "Wizard of Oz" would come on TV. Your mom would break out the popcorn and sleeping bags!

You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry. Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or David Cassidy?"

You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack record album.

You tried to do lots of arts and crafts, like yarn and Popsicle-stick God's eyes, decoupage, or those weird potholders made on a plastic loom.

You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts!

You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker.

You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.

You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books.
(Are you there God, It's me, Margaret.)

You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics. (?? its not??)

You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart or rainbow designs.

You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.

You drowned yourself in Love's Baby Soft - which was the first "real" perfume you ever owned.

You glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip-gloss till it almost dripped off.


The frog dissection was postponed due to the ice storm . We were finally able to do it last Tuesday.

Joshua was a little apprehensive at first. He said the smell bothered him at first. I explained that it was the perservative to keep the frog fresh.

I was in a group with Joshua and two other boys. One of the boys was real gung-ho and dove right in.

We ended up with a boy frog. The teacher had said that she has never had a girl frog yet. One mother commented, "That is because the boy frogs must be slower." Well, one table did end up with a girl!

The boys thought it was cool to get both eyeballs out--- gross! We even were able to dissect a little bit of brain. I guess they have very small brains.

It was quite interesting, most but not all the kids enjoyed it.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Quote of the week

When we put ourselves in the other person's place, we're less likely to want to put him in his place.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

ICE, ICE! Everywhere Ice!

The ice came and coated everything. You can't even make a dent in the ice to get a foot hold. Walking down the street is quite a feat.

I went into work during the weekend. On Friday night, I was told that they would not be taking people home. I was not happy. We finally got things worked out and with the insistence of upper management, transportation was provided to those that needed it.

Paul took me in each day but we didn't want to load the kids in the van at 11:00pm to pick me up.

I was called on Monday to see if I would come in for a call in, no thanks! I will stay cooped up at home. Having no place to be is quite nice.

Alex, Joshua's friend that lives down the street is over today. Joshua and Delaney went over there yesterday.

The kids are definitely enjoying the break from school.

Remember you fine feathered friends in this weather. If we can't break through the ice, I doubt they can :)

Sam, our dog, is staying inside our house in his kennel during this cold weather.

For now, I am enjoying the warmth and feeling fortunate we are still with electric as alot of people are not.

Friday, January 12, 2007


Well, sounds like we are in store for another Ice Storm. Schools are closing early.
I am hoping it doesn't get too bad as I have to go to work this weekend. I may end up stuck there. I sure hope not.

Photo For Friday

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Frog Dissection

Joshua will be dissecting a frog on Tuesday. I have volunteered to help out so I will let you know how it goes. I hope he enjoys it.

Report Card

We received the Second semester Report Card. Joshua did awesome.

He has improved on his Math skills and continues to excel in Art and Reading. The Boy loves to Read!!

We are so proud of him.

Los Cabos

I took the kids out for dinner on Tuesday night. Joshua wanted Mexican food, he said he was craving Salsa.

I decided to treat them to dessert and ordered Sopapillas. You would have thought I had bought them the moon. They loved them!!

I knew that Joshua would love them as he LOVES bread. Delaney doesn't care for it but loved them.

The kids got a kick out of the fact that their Dad calls them "Sofa Pillows".

I think Los Cabos may be a new favorite restaurant.