Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Today was Ty's first day in 4th grade and Jacey's first day in 5th grade.

Jacey got a new alarm clock and got up on her own this morning. She was already dressed and brushing her hair when I went up to wake up Ty. They had requested "breakfast pie" for breakfast so I got up a little early and had that ready for them.
Jacey is at the Middle School this year and will be changing classes so she was a little nervous. I remember those days of hoping I could get my locker open and everything I needed in time to get to class before the tardy bell rang. It was hard just dropping her off this morning and not being able to walk with her to class. This was her walking up by herself as we drove off.

Thankfully we could still walk in with Ty at the elementary. He got a big hug from the principal at the door and got right to work organizing his things when he got in his room. I heard him telling Jacey a few nights ago that his goal this year was no marks and straight A's. We'll see.
I'm ready for them to be home already and hear all about their day. I have the cookies ready and the table cleared off.
This is the first year I have actually missed teaching enough to consider possibly going back one day. Ty says no and Jacey says as long as I'm in her building. I think being at the middle school around the kids a little closer to the age I taught has something to do with it. There is something very special about the middle/junior high age! (and all ages of course)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Another GREAT cruise!!

We just got back from a week in Alaska. Saw some beautiful places. Trying to get pictures organized now.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A surprise guest!

The doorbell rang yesterday and this is what I saw when I opened the door.

The whole gang!

These are the kids that are here a lot to play. Two live on one side and two live on the on the other. All the boys are in 2nd grade. The girls are in 3rd, 5th, and 6th.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

January 20, 2009

The president flew in to Waco for the last time on Inauguration Day. We got to go out and welcome him home!

January 3, 2009

Janay and Janelle got guitar hero for Christmas from Grandpa so we got to play the weekend of his chemo (Chemo and guitar hero....not bad Dad).

January 1, 2009

Counting down to the new year with the confetti ready in their hands.