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Wednesday, November 28, 2007
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Anna had fallen asleep with her belove horse from her birthday and was half using it as her blanket for her top half. Here is the close-up:
After I covered her correctly with a blanket, I of course immediately downloaded the cute pictures. I couldn't resist posting them here for all to see. They were super cute. Hope you all enjoyed them.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Anyhow, as for things done over the past week, (since my last post) I will make a list:
1. Family Thanksgiving
3. Pick up Anna's Christmas pictures (which turned out great by the way)
4. Have a family picture done (at my 6 year olds request)
6. Clean out Anna's room (boxed up all the toys she doesn't need or play with anymore)
7. Wash laundry
8. Start Addressing Christmas Cards (They will go out late this year for us, in about 3 weeks)
10. Shop for Anna's gifts (I had to buy some online, as the stores here didn't carry what she wanted any longer. I didn't want to do that, because that adds on shipping. Oh well, she will be one happy girl Christmas morning.)
Alright, I know I did more, but it is time to get ready for the day. We have gymnastics at 10am and we need to have school pretty much done before we leave. Have a great day all and God bless.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
As an update to her disability cases, we still have nothing through yet. She has a lawyer for her SSI Disability, and that should help move that right along, but it will be after the holidays and such. Her work disability we are also getting ready to appeal for the second time. Thanks for all the prayers and keep praying.
Anyhow, I better go, because my "this house is soooo boooring" daughter is not impressed with me typing away on the computer. Have a great day all and welcome to town Tiffany and Steven and crew. Can't wait to get over and see you all.
School: We are out for the week. Anna will have homework for each day, which is one sheet from each subject, but no actual schooling. There is a lot of family in town and we need to have time to visit with them. The public school kids are in though. LOL!! I told her it was her lucky week. We are taking it easy for a few more minutes, then it is time to get up and start back to my mom's to finish. I think we can do it, or at least I hope we can.
Alright, time to get busy. I need to strip her bed and take it to wash today and want to get as much done this morning as I can at mom's. Take care all.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Two women meet at a playground, where their children are swinging and playing ball. The women are sitting on a bench watching. Eventually, they begin to talk.
HOMESCHOOL MOM: Hi. My name is Maggie. My kids are the three in red shirts — helps me keep track of them.
OTHER MOTHER: (Smiles) I’m Terri. Mine are in the pink and yellow shirts. Do you come here a lot?
HOMESCHOOL MOM: Usually two or three times a week, after we go to the library.
OTHER MOTHER: Wow! Where do you find the time?
HOMESCHOOL MOM: We home school, so we do it during the day most of the time.
OTHER MOTHER: Some of my neighbors home school, but I send my kids to public school.
HOMESCHOOL MOM: How do you do it?
OTHER MOTHER: It’s not easy. I go to all the PTA meetings and work with the kids every day after school and stay real involved.
HOMESCHOOL MOM: But what about socialization? Aren’t you worried about them being cooped up all day with kids their own ages, never getting the opportunity for natural relationships?
OTHER MOTHER: Well, yes. But I work hard to balance that. They have some friends who’re home schooled, and we visit their grandparents almost every month.
HOMESCHOOL MOM: Sounds like you’re a very dedicated mom. But don’t you worry about all the opportunities they’re missing? I mean they’re so isolated from real life — how will they know what the world is like — what people do to make a living — how to get along with all different kinds of people?
OTHER MOTHER: Oh, we discussed that at PTA, and we started a fund to bring real people into the classrooms. Last month, we had a policeman and a doctor come in to talk to every class. And next month, we’re having a woman from Japan and a man from Kenya come to speak.
HOMESCHOOL MOM: Oh, we met a man from Japan in the grocery store the other week, and he got to talking about his childhood in Tokyo. My kids were absolutely fascinated. We invited him to dinner and got to meet his wife and their three children.
OTHER MOTHER: That’s nice. Hmm. Maybe we should plan some Japanese food for the lunchroom on Multicultural Day.
HOMESCHOOL MOM: Maybe your Japanese guest could eat with the children.
OTHER MOTHER: Oh, no. She’s on a very tight schedule. She has two other schools to visit that day. It’s a system-wide thing we’re doing.
HOMESCHOOL MOM: Oh, I’m sorry. Well, maybe you’ll meet someone interesting in the grocery store sometime and you’ll end up having them over for dinner.
OTHER MOTHER: I don’t think so. I never talk to people in the store — certainly not people who might not even speak my language. What if that Japanese man hadn’t spoken English?
HOMESCHOOL MOM: To tell you the truth, I never had time to think about it. Before I even saw him, my six-year-old had asked him what he was going to do with all the oranges he was buying.
OTHER MOTHER: Your child talks to strangers?
HOMESCHOOL MOM: I was right there with him. He knows that as long as he’s with me, he can talk to anyone he wishes.
OTHER MOTHER: But you’re developing dangerous habits in him. My children never talk to strangers.
HOMESCHOOL MOM: Not even when they’re with you?
OTHER MOTHER: They’re never with me, except at home after school. So you see why it’s so important for them to understand that talking to strangers is a big no-no.
HOMESCHOOL MOM: Yes, I do. But if they were with you, they could get to meet interesting people and still be safe. They’d get a taste of the real world, in real settings. They’d also get a real feel for how to tell when a situation is dangerous or suspicious.
OTHER MOTHER: They’ll get that in the third and fifth grades in their health courses.
HOMESCHOOL MOM: Well, I can tell you’re a very caring mom. Let me give you my number—if you ever want to talk, give me call. It was good to meet you.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
As for pictures, my mom bought Anna a beautiful Christmas dress yesterday and we HAVE to get her picture taken today. LOL! I can't wait to see what we can get this time. She takes pictures so well and I love having Anna's beautiful pictures over the entire house. We usually take them about 2-3 times a year, even if only for the base package. Anyways, I called Penneys yesterday to see what was open this week and they said today at 11:30, so today it is. I can't wait!! We will do family pictures in a week or so, so we can get our Christmas cards in the mail. (That could be a whole day in decision as well. I have 4 full sets to choose from. LOL!)
Anyhow, time for breakfast and school. Have a good day all and I will try to upload the pictures to here later. I am using the part of my card that gives me free web access for her pictures, so hopefully they are good so that we can use that and share. Take care and thanks for reading.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Slide Show: Jeremy has a few new slideshows on his website that we would like you all to view if you can. They are of Anna's birthday party this past Sunday and there is another one, but for the life of me, I can't remember right now. Anyhow, click on the Dad's Highway link on the right hand side and it will take you there.
Update: We saw the lawyer and she is filing the appeal today. She is very nice and even told my mother how she could get some extra outside help and where to go. She will be a good lawyer and I am glad we have her. Thanks for the prayers on our meeting and please keep praying for a swift outcome. Thanks all.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Here is the picture of her sleeping this morning:
How does she sleep like that? I know she must be comfortable, because the pictures I took didn't faze her in the least. She loves those pajamas by the way. Not sure why, but she begs me to wear them. It has got to be cold at night for me to let her wear them though.
Today she got a bigger gift from us and we let her have the gift from her Grammy. She was so excited. Actually I think she was more excited about Grammy's gift than ours. Here she is:
I have a strong feeling she is NOT letting that horse go for a while. If you don't know my daughter well, she looooves horses. We have all different types and sizes of horses (real looking ones.) Anyhow, she was thrilled to death with this horse as it is almost as big as she is.
We got her a camera. It losts its luster really quick and is not near as good as everyone claimed it to be. We may take it back and get something else that works a bit better, but this thing is NOT, I repeat not very good at all. This is even after reading the best online reviews to the darn thing. I will have Wyld look at it when he gets home and see what he says, but it would be better for us to get her a cheaper 35 mm and lots of film for the price. It just is not turning out the way I want, but I am not the camera expert, so we will see. (Added later: It does better with a memory card and Mommy forgot that it Is for a 6 year old. She loves it. LOL. It will stay after all.)
In any case, it is my girls birthday. She is now 6 years old. I can't believe how fast she is growing up. She is so smart and so beautiful. She is growing up to be such a sweet caring girl. Horses, of course are her favorite thing, followed closely by Mulan and her horse Khan. (You think its the horse? LOL!) Anyways, Happy birthday baby girl. Mommy and Daddy love you very much!
Monday, November 5, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
The Two cousins together last night (it was cold):
I know some people don't understand why I took the girls out trick or treating, but to them it is just the fun of getting dressed up in a costume and going to get candy. At this age, they really don't understand all the "bad" stuff and when Anna is old enough to start understanding that and starts realizing that, we will probably find a church carnival to attend that night so it is Christian related. In any case the girls both had a great time.