Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another Shining Star

Today we celebrated Eli being Student of the month. YAY Eli.. Of course, I forgot my camera in my car and my phone memory was full. I was rapidly trying to delete some pictures before the principal got done.

I can honestly say I'm glad November is gone. Just about the whole month has been one stomach bug after another. Hoping December is better.

Monday, November 29, 2010


As Christmas is getting closer I've been asking the kids what they want. And the answers are "everything". They don't get out and shop, so they have no clue what kind of toys are out there, they are typical kids and want everything they see on tv. Seems like every Christmas Macie has been getting one of the American Girl Dolls. I asked her this year if she'd like Santa to bring her one and she says "yes, she wants Samantha". Well after searching for Samantha I learn she was one of the four first American Girls and is now retired. Automatically Ebay pops into my head. And as expected those dolls are double the original amount because she's retired (and no they don't come out for retirement like the Disney movies). I did in fact find one that was gently "used" to say the least. I rescued a "Samantha" after she was attacked by a dog and lost her fingers. After Christmas, she will spend some time at the hospital especially for the dolls and get her fingers fixed. Macie doesn't think I can find one, but little does she know Samantha and a wheelchair will be waiting for her under the tree come Christmas morning. I love this story, it's so much better than the "Santa brought me another AG doll"..Once at the hospital, she'll get a new arm, a good cleaning, her hair will be all brushed and she will arrive in a hospital gown and arm band. Other than the fingers issue she's in good shape. Her hair was quite a mess, but I did manage to get it brushed out. I have a new outfit waiting for her and I know the other girls will love her :0) No more dog attacks! I'll keep you updated on this developing story.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Here's my beautiful girl! She wrote the best essay paper on what she's thankful for. She's such an awesome person. She always tries to do the right thing and is always thinking of others.

Macie's class put on a reading theatre for us parents. Each child read a line from the story. Everyone did such a good job!

Here's my Indians at their feast. They made homemade butter the other day and got to eat it today on their rolls.

One Turkey Places

Eli's turkey placed 3rd. YAY!! Austin's snowman didn't place and naturally he was pissed :0) His was pretty good, I have to admit.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Turkeys in Disguise

A few weeks ago when Eli was in the hospital, Austin brought home a homework assignment that was to disguise your turkey so he wouldn't be eaten for Thanksgiving. We decided to wait until Eli got to feeling better before attempting to work on the assignment. Weeelllll, the weekend before the assignment was due we start working on it and Austin gets sick with the stomach bug. He got to start it, but Macie and Eli had to finish it. He wasn't feeling good in this picture. Eli was dead set on making his turkey look like his "big bear", which turned out pretty good considering it didn't start off very well. Austin originally wanted his as a horse but with Jason gone I had no idea how to do that, so luckily he changed his to a snowman, which turned out awesome as well. Supposedly these will be judged by their principal, so I'm hoping they win. They're are some good ones, though..

O and I have to mention the making of Austin's snowflakes were a b!t*h....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Before Eli left the hospital he got to mark his spot.

Pretty neat, but I hope we never, ever go back. It was sad to see so many tiny footprints (for the babies) along the wall.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


After spending the night in the hospital, Eli is very glad to be home along with his brother and sister. Eli has had the stomach bug for 6 days and finally got hydrated. He's feeling much better, but still has a ways to go before normalcy. Today Austin brought home some get well letters from their classmates, which were adorable and amazingly sweet. Most said "I love you, Eli", "Get Well Soon, Eli", "I like you, Eli", but my favorite was "I like you, Eli. I love your mom"...lol....I've never even spoken to the boy, but I'm a fan. HOW FREAKIN SWEET IS THAT!