Friday, January 19, 2007

Pictures from Wednesday

Anna spent most of the day playing her Hello Kitty video game. Tommy erased all of her game data, so she had to start all over from the beginning! She wasn't too happy about that, but at least she didn't have to go to school! She also spent the entire day in her Dora nightgown!

Tommy spent the day being VERY silly and getting in loads of trouble. But, that's just like every day!

My crazy bulbs started coming up shortly after Christmas, and now I'm sure they regret it! They are already turing brown and wilting!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

More Ice!?!

After a long night of kids waking up for various reasons, and Tommy climbing into bed with us at 6am, Danny got up to get ready for school. We were both very tired, and quite suprised when the phone rang a little before 7am. It was an automated phone call from McKinney ISD telling us that school had been cancelled! We had missed the weather report the night before, and during the night we thought we heard rain, but we were suprised when we looked outside and saw a solid layer of sleet! Danny and I are both a little upset about the school closings, even though we're tired. Today is one of my teaching days, and Danny has a concert next week that his students aren't quite prepared for, and they desperately needed today's rehearsal! The only one happy about today is Anna, of course. So, we'll sit out this icey day, and hope for better weather tomorrow!

Monday, January 15, 2007


This morning, we woke up to a land of ice. Everything in sight was covered in about an inch of it!

Everything looked very pretty until I saw our nearly 12 foot shrub reduced to a bent-over mass of branches only 4 feet high, as you can see below!
You can see our formerly tall bush at the very edge of our house. I hope it bounces back when the ice melts!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Now that we have a much faster internet connection, I can post more pictures! It used to take me, I kid you not, almost 3 minutes to post ONE picture! Now I can do three in less than a minute! Here are some pictures from this past December.
Here's Anna at her very first dance recital on December 9. She danced to the Chinese dance from "The Nutcracker." We have about a minute of the dance on video, and I'll try to post that soon.
Anna and Tommy on Christmas Eve.

Anna's fabulous gingerbread house she made at school. Didn't she do a great job?

More pictures of Tommy's room

Monday, January 08, 2007

Bittersweet Sunday

Well, it has happened. I am officially released from Nursery. This was a difficult calling for me, and I'm glad it's over, but I'm also a little sad. Another worker and I worked out a great new schedule for Nursery and it worked really well on Sunday! We actually had fun! I don't think I had fun in Nursery at all since I was called. We didn't really have structure to the Nursery until now and it made a huge difference for the workers as well as the kids! We used to have 1 and 1/2 hours of toy time, which was SO boring, but now we have reading time, and singing time, and actual structured play time! It's great! Time goes by so much more quickly! I'm glad that the changes were made, but a little sad that it took 10 months to make changes! I just sat back and let the Nursery Leader do all the work, and I didn't really voice my opinion until I had another worker back me up and give me support. I have learned so much in this calling in just the last couple of weeks! I'm grateful for this experience, but now I can have a much more relaxing Sunday!