Monday, November 29, 2010

thirteen and a half days of school left! Ta rah!

Okay, Thanksgiving week was really great - days spent cleaning the house, time to cook, lots of play time and craft time in the Hello Kitty room. Ladybug has discovered the joys of stamping. Big fun.
The husband took Ladybug on another date last week- they went to see "Disney on Ice" , and she made it all the way to intermission. The last act she saw was Beauty and the Beast [ which she has never seen before] and she said "let's go to the car. I want to see my mommy. " What a sweet little thing!
The monkey is still hunting, and we are praying every night and day that he does not actually shoot anything. Hopefully, he will discover the joys of photography or more reading, or something a little more productive than the murder of sweet woodland animals.
The countdown for Christmas vacation has begun- and I cannot wait! Advent started yesterday, we need to get our letters to Santa written, and we have more shopping to do.
I hope this month is filled with fun for everyone of you - it really is the most wonderful time of the year , you know!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday week- good times for everyone

Okay, I just got in from my date-Monkey and I went to see "Harry Potter" , while Clark and Ladybug had sushi and shoe-shopped. I cried several times during the movie, which made my son really happy, don't you know. I could not help it. After hearing so many mixed reviews of the movie, I honestly thought it was awesome. Monkey thought it was pretty great, too.
Tomorrow is our cooking day - we are taking squash casserole , key lime pie, and chocolate chess tartlets. I am really looking forward to our preparations , and the rest of our holiday. Most people who know me are aware that I am not a fan of Thanksgiving , and I try to find things for our little family to do that are non-traditional. While we were tutoring last week, one of the girls [at the girl's home in town] told me that she was the only one staying over the holiday- she could not go and be with any family. I took that as a sign from God that we were to take her in this week, and we are picking her up tomorrow. She is sweet, and I think she will have a good time going to the farm .
I wish more of our family would be together this year, but I will be happy with what we get. Just think - three weeks of school, and then we are out for Christmas! After that, the countdown for our Italian Spring Break trip begins! Ciao!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Four more days of school - ta rah!!

Okay- I do love what I do , I honestly love being an art teacher. However- I think the days right before a holiday are very stressful for us all. I am always amazed at how students think they are the only ones ready for a mini-break.
In just four little days, we will have a nice, nine day break. I know the folks at this house are more than ready for it. I don't mind if we stay home in our pajamas, even.
I know it is time for some new photos on here- and I will be putting some up next week, I promise!