Saturday, May 30, 2009

Very cool tool

I'm thinking about a change in hairstyle this summer. I found this cool site at iVillage:
You can upload your own photo and play around with it. I've done myself and will now do both the girls - I'd like to see what they look like without bangs. I foresee many wasted hours here. :)
Have fun y'all!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sing it with me now....

Rain, rain, go away.
Come again some other day.

Seriously, there are 3rd graders (and lots of other kids and teachers) who need recess! We were supposed to have a baseball game tonight (our first) but it got rained out. No phone call, just unrelenting rain. Drizzle, sprinkle, downpour, we've seen it all tonight.

And in looking at the forecast, there isn't any change for the rest of the week. *mighty groan*

Hopefully it will clear up before the next field trip on June 4th. That already got rained out once. Pray!

Saturday, May 23, 2009


The first night went ok! Of course, Keith came home not happy about the job, but that is ok too. The second night was fun all around. The girls and I hung out until LATE at a friend's house, playing Wii and eating pizza. We arrived home about 10:45 and Keith came home about 11:35. The girls were ecstatic of course. And Keith was much happier - says the job isn't so bad and he will definitely stay. At least until after we go to the beach :) He works again tonight but has the whole day to spend with the girls.

I'm going to lounge around until lunch time (which is fast approaching) and then drag them all out to practice baseball (if it isn't raining.) I hope you all enjoy the long weekend with your families!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


There is much to celebrate - stolen items recovered, testing over, and Keith got a job!! Yay! He is working his first shift right now, he won't be home until 11:30. We'll see how it goes, it sounds promising - the boss already ok'd the 2 weeks off to go to the beach in July. *whew* But I'll probably take the kids to Atlanta by myself for the 4th of July.

Time to go, the girls and I are going to bed early tonight. I expect some tears, as certain people are missing their Daddy. The first reaction was, "Well who will brush my teeth and tuck me in tonight??" How pitiful is that?

Monday, May 18, 2009

It isn't that time but....

I found this and it is too cute. I'll post it now and use it again when De-Lurking Day comes around again (January 10, 2010?)

Post and tell me what your plans are for the summer. Anything good?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Totally Cool

I found a couple new websites I plan to use this summer. They look
really good! Here are the links:

The first is reading stuff. The second is math and reading. Both
the girls have completed assessments on both websites and they seem
fairly accurate. I think the math was off somewhat for my youngest,
but that is fine. The second website lets parents "Fast Track"
skills that come up as a lesson but that aren't needed.

We ought to have lots of fun with these this summer! Who needs to
buy workbooks?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Summer Plans

We are busy making summer plans. The girls want to go to the waterpark, I'm looking forward to the beach, DH wants the beach as well. We're also planning to visit my parents over 4th of July weekend, as my mom is running in a race.

We're also going to "do school" as the girls say. They have learned so much this year and I don't want them to backslide. We'll read a lot and go to the library once a week. The girls have asked to have "flip-a-cards" at home! How funny is that! Considering they haven't flipped a single card ALL YEAR!

Which reminds me, DH and I would like to get them something special for this accomplishment - any ideas? We can't decide what would be appropriate! We never dreamed they'd do it, even though they have talked about it all year. Ideas needed please!

On that note, I'm off to eat chocolate and vegetate. Catch you later!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sincere Apologies

Dear Readers,
It has come to my attention that certain things posted on this blog were inappropriate. I apologize if you were offended or hurt by them. I have made every effort to remove the offensive items from my blog. Please notify me by leaving a comment if you find other offensive items.

Again, please accept my apologies. It won't happen again.