Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pay it Forward

A friend of mine, Jess, posted this on her blog and I thought it was such a neat idea so I thought I'd do it too. Here is how this works:

The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive a gift from me. What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise. The catch is that you must participate as well. Before you leave your comment, write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going. Then come back, let me know you're going to play and sit back and anticipate the arrival of your gift! Everyone loves surprise packages!

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Book Fair

Today was the first day of the book fair at Roebuck Elementary School. I have a love/hate relationship with this day. I love it because they allow the kids to dress like one of their favorite book characters. Ashlyn went as Little Red Riding Hood. I hate it because I feel like it's a big money trap. My personal opinion is that they should send the information home in a sealed envelope stating when the book fair begins and ends and the day that your child's class will attend just in case you'd like to send in some money. :-) isn't done this way! Instead, they talk it up real big, tell your child to come back on the opening night and buy books, hot dogs, pizza, cokes, cookies, etc. and THEN bring MORE money on the day that your class goes during their library time. Good grief! Seems like every time I turn around they are asking me to send more money for something. I also think they tell your child to cry real loud if their parent says they can't go tonight because there is no money until mommy gets paid on Thursday. We will not be going to the book fair tonight because mommy really has no money until Thursday. I guess that tells you how the rest of my day will go......waa, waa, waa.......

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Artist's in the Family

Madyson and Ashlyn LOVE to draw! I know I'm their mother BUT I have to say they are very artistic! Yesterday, they decided to draw together. There aren't many things they can do together and actually get along but yesterday, they sat for hours and drew pictures and DIDN'T fight! They sat at the computer, searched for a picture to draw, and then copied it. There was NO tracing involved....just looking and copying. I was so impressed that I had to take pictures. Some of them didn't turn out great because I couldn't use the flash but they'll do for now.

Ashlyn's Masterpieces...

Madyson's Masterpieces...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy ♥ Day!

♥ Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

The girls wanted new Rainbows so I decided

it would be fun to do pink ones for Valentine's!

The sweet card Ashlyn made me and Chad at school.

Her teacher said she did it all on her help from anyone.

Inside the card...."I think YOU special" :-)