Friday, October 21, 2011

The Storyteller

I had conference marathon evening last night. I managed four parent/teacher conferences between 6-8pm. AND I managed to make it to all of them on time and didn't get mixed as to where I was supposed to be. Not bad considering they were spread between two schools. One of many highlights of the evening was getting John's journals for August and September. I love, love, love reading stories that my kids write. They are all so different and creative. John especially seems to have a gift for creating and telling a good story. I thought I would share some of them. Each day his teacher has a question that the students answer and then illustrate their answers. One particular day the question was: "What do you think your teacher keeps in her desk?" John's answer:

"I think my teacher keeps a giant bone in her desk. So if the class is really, really, really bad I am sure she will give everyone a good "thwonk" on the head with it. That is why I try to be super good. So I will never get a bump made by the bone. Boy that teacher is scary."

His stories make me smile.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Love these kids!!

My husband bought me a new computer yesterday and then spent the day getting it all set up for me. Yeah! My old one finally bit the dust and decided not to boot up any longer. It had given me plenty of warning so I fortunately had everything backed up. I spent the afternoon with the kids getting each of them an account set up on this computer. The girls are going to start needed it more for school work and they enjoy having their own settings, pictures, etc. And we FINALLY got the pictures from the girls' cameras downloaded onto the computer. They've only had them since Christmas :) . There were a few really good shots that I thought I would share with you. The one above is of Sara and Nathan.

Nathan on the run. Love this one because this is how I normally see him.

Sara and John...I can't tell you how many pictures of tongues I saw. Crazy...and probably a preview of what I will see on facebook once they turn 13.