Sunday, March 29, 2009


I opened an envelope from a student this morning and found a BLANK check (with the parent's signature) and this note:

Is that trust or what?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Zoo!

On St. Patrick's Day, we decided to head off to the zoo. The kids love the Dallas Zoo, and could probably spend all day there!

Anna and I rode the monorail. It was so fun! It was our first time riding it, even though we've been to the zoo about a million times! There were great views of the zoo and the city, too!
Isn't Eddie just the cutest kid? He's to the point now that he understands about animals and really enjoyed himself!

Tommy loved the reptile building. My kids have a strange fascination with them, especially alligators and crocodiles.

A great view of the monorail, and below, Anna is doing her classic pose. We had a lot of fun, but our zoo membership expires on March 31. We don't think we'll renew it until the aquarium opens up next year (it's free with a zoo membership), and the new elephant exhibit is finished. The kids will be sad, but we'll go a million times next year to make up for it!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Super Busy!

Good grief! It seems as if the last 2 1/2 weeks have just flown by! We have been so busy with re-doing Anna's room, countless soccer practices and games, spring break activities, and doing endless yardwork! I'll try to post pictures of our activities soon!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Anna and Tommy both had their first soccer games on Saturday, back-to-back. It was super windy, so it wasn't an ideal day to play, but at least it wasn't hot! Anna did great in her game and loved playing, even though her team lost REALLY bad. I stole this picture from Chauntel's blog because I'm a lame-o and forgot to bring my camera! Anna is in the pink on the far right. Tommy's team played really well and they didn't lose! They actually tied 5-5! Tommy scored 2 goals! Both kids had a great time and can't wait for their next game!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I let it happen AGAIN.

I put Tommy on the wrong bus this morning. I can't believe I did that. I am so upset with myself! He went ALL THE WAY to PPCD today, and it wasn't until he got there that they discovered he was on the wrong bus. They put him back on and sent him to PALS. He was almost 30 minutes late. Sigh...

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Way to go, Anna!

Anna was the Outstanding Student of the Month for February!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

My Morning

I spent a lot of time outside yesterday, and my allergies are really bad, so I woke up this morning with swollen eyes, and a huge headache. I fell back asleep after Danny left and woke up again at 7:45. Tommy's bus comes at 8:05 so I had plenty of time to get him ready. I picked him out an outfit and ran to the kitchen to put the cinnamon rolls in the oven. We always have cinnamon rolls on Tuesdays because I normally teach, but I'm not today because of TAKS testing. As soon as Tommy got his pants on, I heard the bus pull up. It was only 7:50! The bus was 15 min. early! I grabbed Tommy's shoes, and Anna helped me with his backpack and jacket and we got Tommy out the door. I honestly didn't pay much attention to the bus number or the driver, but I should have because at 8:05 (right on time) Tommy's PALS bus showed up. I had put Tommy on the wrong bus!!! For some wierd reason his PPCD bus came by today, but they weren't supposed to! I told the PALS bus driver, then I ran to the house to make the calls. I first called the bus barn, but I was directed to the voicemail! I then called McGowen Elementary (his PPCD school) to see if he had arrived, but once again, I got the voicemail. By that time I was angry. First at myself for not paying more attention to the bus route number, and then at the stupid school and bus barn for not picking up the phone! I quickly got Anna and Eddie dressed and ready, just in case I had to pick up Tommy and take him to the correct school, then I tried the bus barn one more time. This time they answered and they told me that the PALS bus driver contacted them, and they found Tommy in route to McGowen, but had the PPCD bus driver make a detour to Glen Oaks Elementary where he was supposed to be. I found out that I was talking to the bus supervisor and he was really nice and helpful. He seemed upset that the wrong bus came to my house, but I was impressed that they were able to work things out and get him to school on time.

Tommy came home safely, and on the correct bus. He didn't really know that there was a mix-up. The bus driver was a little upset with me, though, and told me to double check the numbers before I put Tommy on the bus. Believe me, I will.