Today was our last full day of school. We held a Read-A-Thon for our students. Each class got to travel around the building to other classrooms. Each teacher read a story to the class and did an activity to go along with the book. I cut about 170 "monsters" for one second grade teacher. The children got to color and decorate them however they wanted. I cut them out of white paper with my cricut and "Robots" cartridge.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Today is Gizzy's 12th birthday! I can't tell you how thankful I have been to have this little guy for 12 years! I didn't think he would be here for me to hold on his 12th birthday. He had surgery on February 18 to remove a bladder stone. At the same time, the biopsy came back positive for bladder cancer. He had a sonogram done on May 3 and the tumor in his bladder has shrank at least 50%. Happy Birthday, little guy!
Sunday, May 29, 2011
I got to play with Saige for a while tonight! She is one happy little babygirl! She is going to be 9 months old on June 9. It doesn't seem like she should be that big already. She looks so much like her daddy...If Tyler had been a girl...this is what he would have looked like!
Today is Cindy and Eric's 32nd Wedding Anniversary! Happy Anniversary! I made this card using a new background stamp from Hero Arts and the new butterfly punches that I bought at Archiver's in Fairview Heights. Congratulations on 32 years, my friends!
Friday, May 20, 2011
Tonight, I went to the car wash and washed my car in the self wash bay. I had just finished vacuuming and I saw my friend, Stacey, getting her dog out of the car. Cooper is a Great Pyrenees/Lab mix. He weighs about 110 pounds. He had gotten in the mud today while we were working. She brought him to the "dog wash" to rinse the mud off of him. I helped her get him cleaned up. He had lots of mud on him and it had dried by the time she got home!
We had Playday this afternoon. The children got to play on the bouncers, dance to music and play games on the playground for 2 hours today. Our principal, Mr. Goss, got in the dunk tank. the staff and students got to throw softballs at the target to dunk him. Cindy hit the target, but it didn't go....so she pushed it anyway! I did hit the target and down he went! It was a fun day for all of us!
This fence has been a sore subject for many years. There are new owners and we were so happy to see them replacing this fence right away...until tonight when we got home and they had cut a hole in the fence and assembled the pool filter on our side!
Happy Mother's Day! We went to the Butterfly House this morning. It is an 8,000 square foot glass house where 2,000 butterflies fly around. The plants are all tropical and so are the butterflies. It is 85 degrees in the house at all times. I didn't know that butterflies only live for 2 weeks! That makes me very sad. They are beautiful! We also met Pat, Jill and Pete at Imo's for lunch today!
We went to the Cardinal's game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis today. The tickets were a gift for Jim for our anniversary. They were playing the Milwaukee Brewers. (Cardinals lost...sad face!) You can see the Arch in the background. I enjoy the pre-game activities, but after about the 5th inning...sorry Jim! We did go shopping at St. Louis Mills, today. I got to make a couple of scrapbook pages since today is National Scrapbook Day!
We went to the Art Fair in the park in St. Louis tonight. This park has sculptures all around the park grounds. This eyeball is about 15 feet tall...now that is one hugh eyeball! (Looks like it could use a little visine!) We enjoyed walking through the art displays and looking at all the interesting sculptures!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
We met Stacie and John at El Somberito tonight! Happy Cinco De Mayo! We had strawberry margaritas...yummy! Mine was in a beer mug because they were out of regular glasses...but that didn't slow me down! We saw Tom, Jackie, Sydney, Cindy and Eric tonight, too! Awesome Mexican Food!
The last couple of days, I have been helping one of the second grade teachers, Mrs. Goeken, with her Mother's Day gift from the students. I brought a bunch of stamps to school (flowers & this butterfly). She stamped the images on shrinky dink plastic and the students colored them. I helped her cut them out and bake them. I am amazed at how shrinky dinks work!
Today is Sunday, May 1. This is our 35th Wedding Anniversary! It is hard to believe that we have been married for 35 years. Sometimes it feels like only yesterday when we walked down the aisle to say I do.
So after the nice picture, Stacie said we had to do a funny one...so I picked up the bottle of wine that John and Stacie had given us for our anniversary and pretended to whack Jim over the head with it. (No persons living or dead were injured in the shooting of this photo! lol)