Thursday, May 27, 2010

Kindergarten Awards

So proud of my girl! She has developed into quite the little reader and writer. She asked me if I will help her write a book this summer!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lovely Night

The dark storm clouds rolled in off the gulf with the promise of rain. Madeleine & Katie immediately became filled with dread. After 3 years of living on the gulf, the girls still did not like thunderstorms.

Being born and spending their early years in the dry climate of west Texas sealed their fear of long-lasting, rain-filled thunderstorms.

Giving in to their cries of fear, we let the girls climb into bed with us to watch our favorite laugh inducing family TV program, America's Funniest Videos. With a backdrop of thunder and lightening, we laughed until we cried.

What a wonderful feeling to hear my daughters filled with honest laughter among the loving hugs and kisses as the 4 of us lay in bed snuggling.

These are the memories I will cherish the rest of my days.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Gotta Brag on the Girl!

My amazing little kindergarten reader has surprised us all.

She brought home an end of the year reading progress report today...

She's reading at an end of 2nd grade beginning of 3rd grade level.

She's going to be a reader just like me. (can you see my head swelling with pride?!)

Mother's Day

Can I just say

Saturday, May 8, 2010


I'm sitting here listening to a quiet house and counting my blessings.

I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband and thoughtful daughters.

I can't put into words how blessed I am.

Happy Mother's Day to all my Mommy friends.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

I saw this idea on the Kargentators and decided to make some for Teacher Appreciation.