Monday, December 22, 2008

December photo 22

You may not know it, but this is Old Armadillo-----Armadillo Viejo. B and her classmates had a "reader's theater" and their group was doing the story they had translated into Spanish. She had the title role---and snored for most of the play. I will post a video of the end of the play on the other blog.

December photo 21

I have wanted my own advent calendar for many years. We've put together Legos out of their advent calendar for many years in a row, but not this year. We've done a countdown calendar before. And this year, with all my busyness, I didn't do anything like that at home. :-( But I had my eye on some Advent Calendars at Target since Thanksgiving, and since they went on sale, I got one I liked. Next year, I can be ready and add my own treats.

December photo 20

These are the gingerbread houses I made for B's class to decorate at her Christmas party. It takes a village!

December photo 19

I remember my sister at her cello recitals, and every year having to pick out a nice, big skirt for her to wear so she could get the instrument between her knees. B got lucky and got to wear black pants, but something of the elegance is gone. She had a recital with the junior high orchestra students and the String Academy students (4th and 5th grades) on Tuesday night. The boy to her left is a 5th grader, but the other cellist in her class didn't get to come! :-( I will post some video on the other blog.

December photo 18

We decorated little houses at our party. The kids had fun!

December photo 17

We made salt dough ornaments at school and painted them to give as gifts to the parents.

December photo 16

We had a kit to make a gingerbread house at school. They used it for a decoration at our Christmas program. Delicious, no?

December photo 15

I like the genuine laugh that I captured on this shot.

December photo 14

Here's our tree with just lights and the garlands. I love it already!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

December photo 13

J is wearing a favorite outfit (including his self-modified gloves) while he recovers from the fever.

December photo 12

I was trying to get a good photo of my backyard from my window. It seemed so cozy and wintery! And I was home with J, who was sick. It was a nice day. The snow was gone when the sunlight hit the yard.

December photo 11

We got snow on the 10th December! The ground was still so warm it didn't stick to the roads---so off to the mall for me! ;-)
I have more pictures on my other blog.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

December photo 10

This was out my front door. B and I marveled at it for a while before getting ready for school.

December photo 9

J is back there in the blue bathrobe. He's a "Wise Man" in this scene.

December photo 8

J amd Larry were in a show this weekend, THe Best Christmas Pagent Ever. J was one of the hooligans, and Larry played the husband of the lady directing the play. This girl was the main hooligan kid.

December photo 7

December photo 6

B and Larry

December photo 5

I got the kids all dressed up and took their pictures. I'm glad it was kinda warm, for B's sake, in her short-sleeved shirt.

December photo 4

the back of a building in Bryan

December photo 3

We had a pinata party at school this week!

Friday, December 5, 2008

December photo 2

You can't see J, but he's there on the second row. He's a french horn player, and this is the final bow after their Winter Concert.

December photo 1

I got to bring home Thanksgiving leftovers from our travels around the state. I thought Mom would be proud I had so many veggies on my plate, to go with the very heavy foods of Thanksgiving that we love to eat.

November photo 30

My parents' dog would like ot be a lap dog. Her head fits in B's lap, but that's about it.

November photo 29

This is the Thanksgiving spread at my Mom's and Dad's. We ate Thanksgiving on Thursday and then again on Friday. Heavy weekend!

November photo 28

This is Lar's niece and her son. They really look a lot alike! We saw them at Thanksgiving.

November photo 27

This is B's project about the sun. I liked how she got facts about the sun and putthem on the top with red wire. It was interesting!

November photo 26

B makes coathanger trees in her room before she gives me the hangers back.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

November 1-25

Here's my second catching up post. November stuff I took pictures of:

B was interested in heritage photos

My car is making patterns with the numbers on the odometer. I can't help but notice them.
I made a rainbow for letter R with each child making a segment of the rainbow.

The train. At the library, you're literally a few feet from all that power. It's kinda scary!
B at the Scout House with her new American Girl mini doll

J taking a picture of the mirror

J was in Flashback Fever. My other blog has more photos!
I was waiting for the train to pass one night. If you're an Aggie, do you know where I was sitting??

Turkey cookies for snack.

We put our thankful thoughts into a box this month. here are all our ideas on the table.

Another shot at school---writing on the white board is a rare treat for them!

B and the pecan pie she helped me make (before it got baked!). We sent it up to J's school for the teacher drawing right before Thanksgiving. Throughout the day, they drew teachers' names, and they then got to go to the library and pick a pie that someone from the PTO had brought up. I don't know who got ours, but sure would like to.

My necklace I bought for myself. I just totally love it. There are earrings to match that I didn't get, but if I ever get invited to a Premiere jewelry party, I will get them!
B got 1st place at the district meet for Art Memory!! Go girl!!

That's it--until I post this week's photos!

October Photos

I am catching up!! I am so far behind that I am just starting with a photo a day on Thanksgiving. However, I have some October pictures to share----
Before crazy hair day (braids in hair overnight to create waves that next day)

mini-Pumpkin carving

I can't share many school photos, but this one is safe.

J and B went to the TROUPE lock-in---J in his straight jacket, B, his nurse, with a giant shot.

J and Larry were in "Dirty Dealings in Dixie," a Gone with the Wind spoof melodrama.

Rhett and Scarlett

J and Lar in the same scene. Lar was the villain, J was Ashley.

Lar about to be shot----or was he?
I caught this guy driving on the road with his 4-wheeler. I am annoyed by him, and now I can send this to the cops??? I was inside my house, looking through the door to get this sneaky shot!

Another school shot. I made a number line. Red dots for even numbers, next will be blue for multiples of 3.
This school shot shows our calendar. We add a weather report on each day we come, and at the end of the month, we do a graph. What did we have the most of? Sunny or cloudy?

Dusk shot---of the neighborhood bar. Never been there, of course, but I liked the neon sign as contrast to the light in the sky.

This is our new police station in Bryan. I love the way the lights look at night.

Next post? November 1-26.