Friday, October 31, 2008

Flower Pots

I planted my new winter flowers yesterday evening. I found some neat unusual plants at Lowes. The trailing plant is a sedum(perrenial) and the tall purple flowers are a Mona Lavendar Ivy, both will stand cold to about 30' or so. I'll have to bring the pots in under the porch for the few nights we have that are colder. I love planting flowers and working outside this time of year!!

Thank you Grandpa and Grandma!!

For the Halloween goodies. We love playing with our new cars and have already started coloring our pictures. Hugs and Kisses to you!!

Hard at work coloring.

Our funny cars from the "CARS " movie.

All smiles with our goodies!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fall Festival

Today was the Fall Festival in Pre-K. There were 9 fun carnival type activities, everything from face painting to pumpkin decorating!! The weather was cool and Bryce and I had a wonderful time together. Tomorrow the boys do not have school because I am in teacher in-services. They are going to spend the day with a good friend from school! They are very excited about that!
Face painting...he choose a spider.

Enjoying the yummy cookie he decorated, even if it was only 9:30 in the morning!!!

Bryce, Ms. Dance (his teacher), and Abigail his friend. Ms. Dance always dressed up every year. Last year she was Mary Poppins this year she was "My Fair Lady". She is such a beautiful girl!! Her mother makes all of her costumes! She is a special teacher!

Our cute little firefighter!

Bean bag toss.....he loved this station...and did really well!!!

Pumpkin spoon relay

Corn dig for candy!!

Finger-painted spider!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's a Boy!!

Jay's sister and husband had their third little boy, Aiden Rey, on Monday!! We went up yesterday evening to see the little bundle. It's amazing how quickly you forget how tiny they are when they are born! The boys loved him and said before we even got to the hospital..... we know he is going to be sooo cute!!:) I cringe when I think of all these five boys are going to do in a few short years....oh will be great memories for all of them!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

New Gadget

Okay!! .............So I'm behind the times and probably one of the last to get an iPod. My husband came home with a pink one for me on Monday!! I love listening to his, which I gave him for Father's Day this year. The boys love it too!!:) Such techno guys they already are, amazing what they can operate.
I'm going to need a few lessons on how to upload the songs I want from the internet, but with convention again this weekend...that will have to wait till next week. I love the fact that I can listen to it in the car also!!
Looking forward to two more wonderful days of Effie convention. we will leave this evening!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Catch Up!!

This Monday, the boys moved into their new classrooms at school. They have been exhausted this week, asking to go to bed early and getting into their PJ's before supper! I know the move has made it seem like school started all over again. After talking even to their teachers, they were feeling exhausted, too!! Their rooms are so bright and colorful!!

Bryce's new room.

Lane's new room. When they are the leader, they get to sleep on the comfy pillow with the netting!! So exciting for a kindergartner!

Our convention this year was wonderful! We heard so much that was so encouraging and helpful. Our nephew, Gavin spent the night with us in the trailer. The boys had great fun making forts under the table.

Our two cowboys!!

The cousins: Avery, Bryce, Chloe, Lane, Gannon, and Gavin.
Sunday morning sillies!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Days Ahead!!

Tomorrow we head to Texarkana Convention for the whole time. I am so anxious for the wonderful days of refreshing...... We took the camper up Sunday afternoon, so tomorrow we'll be able to leave quickly with just the remaining necessities. I think the boys are just as excited as we are!!:) I love how Kristen put her feelings of convention nearing "I feel like a little kid at Christmas time", so true...and so much better!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Hilarious Hat Day!!

Friday was Hilarious Hat Day in Bryce's preschool class. I didn't want to ruin one of his hats, so we just used two sided tape and it worked GREAT!! He had a bubble bath with even an old rubber duckie on his head!! His class paraded through my classroom later in the morning and I took a few pictures of several of the others that were unique and funny!

Little man!

The entire football field.

Parrot/tropical hat

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Speaking of Sickness (Updated)

Yes, once again I am home today with a sick child!! Twice in less than a week. I can catch up on blogging while both boys are sleeping late.
Last Thursday night Lane had the stomach bug...threw up in his bed. Jay was out of town and it made for quite an adventure...getting him washed in the tub, then covering my bed in case he got sick while I stripped everything off of his bed, threw them in the washer, and made up his bed all over again! Luckily, he never got sick again but ran a fever and wasn't big on eating much. By Saturday morning, he was well again.
Yesterday, the school secretary brought Lane to my room complaining of an earache and headache.....I gave him some Tylenol and checked on him later and he was fine. He even went to tennis lessons with Bryce after school. But by yesterday evening he was very GROUCHY, out of character for him. I should have been prepared for something this morning. At 6:30, he woke up coughing like a seal, crying, and beside himself. I think maybe we have a sinus infection, ear infection, or strep throat!! Off to the doctor we go!
*** Found out at the doctor that Lane has Bronchitis and maybe Strep throat. The doctor put him on an antibiotic that will cover both. I was shocked about the Bronchitis....he really has not been coughing at all, but has had a lot of sinus drainage from his allergies. Glad I took him, now we can get him well before convention next week!


I love this time of year for several reasons.
1. As one of my students said can just smell "fall" in the air!
2. Apples, my favorite fruit are in season(Mcintosh, to be exact).
3. Conventions are getting near!! I am so in need of them this year.
4. I love decorating my porch and pots with mums, pumpkins, gourds, pansies, kale, etc.
5. The cool mornings and evenings motivate me to walk ALMOST everyday.
Unfortunately......fall also brings sickness, raking leaves(unending when you have a forest of trees around your house), mice in the laundry room(my Laundry room is off the garage outside), and dark mornings making it so hard to wake up!!