Thursday, August 30, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
I had 15 students show up. It has been an easy couple of days. Three of the students I have had their siblings so I already know them and their families. I hope the other 2 show up this week and I get no more for the rest of the year! I can dream! I have more boys than girls, which could be good or bad. I'll have to see how things progress through the year.
Above is my third grader. He is growing so fast. Notice the messenger bag style of back pack. That was a must for back to school this year. He is really taken a notice in fashion and is very involved with the purchasing and wearing of his clothes. He takes after his mom.
Well, I'm exhausted and have a lot due this week at school so I will be busy, busy. Only 175 more school days til summer!
I hope your week is off to a great start!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Have a great day!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
What is the best way to restore your happy state of mind? Soaking in a tub that smells so gorgeous. A bath bomb is not a cube, it's a huge round circle but sometimes they can be other shapes like a heart or biscuit. When you put the bomb in your tub it will burst and explode with a mass of fizzing and some will fill the tub with confetti or flower petals. After it has fizzed out, you are left to enjoy the calmness as you breath in all the fragrance and beneficial natural scents. Lush has the perfect balance of essential oils to relax you.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
We visited the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. It was a cool place to cool off! The exhibits were fantastic. We got to pet sting rays and a baby shark. The penguins were cute and so were the otters. We wondered all over that place. We also saw an IMAX film. We saw Hurricane on the Bayou. It was a moving story of how the wetlands are disappearing around the coastal areas in Louisana. I cried during the film but I cry at almost everything. Below are a couple of photos from the aquarium.
The last place we visited was the Audubon Zoo. It was very hot and not very enjoyable. However, it felt like we had the whole zoo to ourselves. The zoo is ranked one of the top zoos in the country. We ventured in to the Reptile House, to beat the heat, during feeding. It was pretty gross! The zoo lost very few animals and suffered little damage from the hurricane. The winds from the hurricane bent all the bamboo trees. I have a picture below of them for you to see.
The trip was short and sweet. We had a great time exploring New Orleans. Our budget couldn't take another big trip since we had spent a week at Disney in December 2006 and are going back again. Now I need to scrap all 110 pictures I took on this trip. I am so far behind in scrapbooking.
Friday, August 17, 2007
These pictures are from another favorite area of New Orleans, the Garden District. In this area are beautiful old homes. The pictures are not great because we were in a moving car. There is a street car that use to run down St Charles Street but since Hurricane Katrina it is not operating so we had to drive it ourselves.
Every where we went we always asked about Hurricane Katrina and how they were impacted by this terrible storm. The stories the people shared with us were awful and brought tears to my eyes. We drove through areas devastated by the hurricane but I didn't take pictures. You would be absolutely shocked. The storm happened two years ago and people are still struggling to get their homes and their lives back.
Tomorrow I'll share the fun excursions we did.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
The Brides family taking pictures after the ceremony. The bride asked my mom when she was about five years old to be her grandmother. My mom has enjoyed being an adoptive grandmother. My parents were escorted into the chapel right before the parents were seated. My parents are not in this picture above.
The brides cake. The bride collects Precious Moments. The one sitting on the table was from my parents. It is the couple leaving in the get away car after the wedding. A cute touch.
The delicious grooms cake. Both the bride and groom are part of the Church's music team so the cake had music notes dancing around the sides of the cake. And the chocolate covered strawberries were a hit!This was a hit by all the children there. The candy bar! As you were leaving the reception, you got to fill a small bag with all this wonderful sweets.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
That's all I have until I have to return back to work. I am a teacher and I have enjoyed the time off this summer but I have so much more I want to accomplish before heading back to work. One thing we will be doing next week is taking off for a few days and heading over to New Orleans. DS loves animals and watches Animal Planet quite a bit. He is enthralled with alligators and wants to go on a swamp tour. So being the great parents that we are, we are taking a trip to the Big Easy to do all the touristy things. We will be also hitting the Aquarium, Zoo and Paddle wheel boats along with eating like crazy at fabulous restaurants. We will not be on Bourbon Street! I will be taking pictures and may post some when I get back.
Tonight we are celebrating DH birthday. We will be going to a local restaurant for dinner with friends and family. He turned 40 in July but this was the only time with his work schedule that we could celebrate. Behind the restaurant is a golf driving range so the guys will be having a good time out there. My parents are making the cakes. Yes, two! DH couldn't decide so they are making a banana nut with cream cheese icing and a strawberry with cream cheese icing. For every bodies birthday in my family, my parents make their cake of choice. I have a few last minute running around to pick up some things for tonight. It's going to be fun tonight!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Took Maggie aka Devil Dog to the vet this morning for her monthly checkup. She is weighing in at around 30 pounds and is about 6 months old. I hope she has stopped growing. Got her all set up with heartworm and flea preventive and her needed vaccinations. Also, she needs ear drops. She has a bad yeast infection in her ears due to all the rain and her love to go swimming at the dog park. So the Doc said that she needs to stay out of the water for several months. Poor thing. She also got a much needed nail trim. She is all ready for her stay at LC's while we are out of town next week.
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
I was sadden when K-mart closed because I loved her line there. I will definitely be heading over to Macys to take a look see.
Have a Terrific Tuesday!
Monday, August 06, 2007
Five things in your refrigerator:
Diet Dr Pepper
Yoplait yogurt Whips
Five things in your closet:
46 boxes of shoes
a bunch of cute flip flops along the bottom
many cute handbags
my shirts organized by style(tank, t's, collar, long sleeve in the back)
childhood blanket made by my grandmother.
Five things in your purse or backpack:
lip gloss/makeup bag
Five things in your car:
ladybug rain clogs
2 folding chairs
DS's baseball gear
Five things in the world you want to see before you die:
DS graduate HS
DS graduate college
DS getting married
travel with family to Greece/Mediterranean area
Why don't you give it a try and make a list. If you do please let me know so that I can come over and read yours.
Have a marvelous Monday!!