Thursday, June 28, 2007
Appetizer: How many pieces of jewelry do you wear most days?
Seven. Four of them being earrings. One toe ring. Two rings.
Soup: What is your favorite instrumental song?
Cannon in D
Salad: Who has a last name that you like?
I really have absolutely no idea. Not the best answer I'm sure.
Main Course: Name a popular movie you’ve never seen.
Chariot's of Fire
Dessert: Fill in the blank: Nothing makes me ___________ like ____________.
Nothing makes me more angry like inconsiderate drivers trying to hurry just to get to the same place I'm going just a few seconds faster.
Or....Nothing makes me laugh like my son.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Here is Sam talking to his groups (The Quarterbacks) leader.
Music is right next door to my class so I peeked around the corner and snapped this picture.
In the morning we have cheerleaders doing our morning cheer and I couldn't resist taking a picture of these three teenage guys doing the cheer along with them.
Here are the 4th and 5th graders making their prayer journals.
It was amazing how much concentration when into the making of the prayer journals today. It was the one craft that I thought everyone would fly through and I would have some time to fill afterwards. Nope. Every class took the full 30 minutes to make their prayer journals.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Combine first 3 ingredients; firmly press onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of a springform pan. Chill. Beat cream cheese at high speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Stir in condensed milk, crushed candy, and red food coloring. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into prepared crust. Cover and freeze until firm.
Soup: If you could instantly know how to play a musical instrument, which one would you pick?
Salad: How long is your hair?
Main Course: When was the last time you forgave someone, and who was it?
Dessert: What is your favorite kitchen appliance?
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday Sam and I went to go see Barnyard at the free movies down on the Louisiana Boardwalk. We ran into one of Sam's good friends, enjoyed the movie together and then set up a play date for later that day. We went over to their house at 2:00 and didn't return home until a little after 5:00. He had a great time playing with his friend and I had a great time talking to his friends mom which has become a pretty good friend. We also found out that they will both have the same teacher again this year.
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Sunday, June 17, 2007
To all of the father's out there and to all of us that have father's this one is for you.
To mute my music please scroll down to the end of the page and just hit pause. Then you will be able to view this here by clicking the play button. Or if you want you can just click in the middle of the picture and you'll go to YouTube. Oh...have a tissue handy.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Ends up that the lump/bump on the top of my head is a bacterial infection. The other lumps are my lymph nodes trying to fight off the infection. I left the doctor's office with a shot in my left hip (ouch!) and a prescription for a combined antibiotic to take for 7 days. Oh and I also have to do a warm compress two to three times a day. If this doesn't work then I will have to go back in to have it drained. Not what I want to do! He said that I caught it in time that I shouldn't have to come back but you never know. I do know that now not only does my head and neck hurt but now my hip hurts too.
Now I'm back home after running to get the drugs that I need, lunch and cat food for the cats (obviously). I'm going to take it easy the rest of the day as my head and neck are throbbing and now the meds are making me feel queasy and just plain ole BLECH!
Good news is that Sam is doing much better! He only ran his fever for 24 hours or so but his cough lasted until Wednesday evening. Last night was the first night his coughing didn't wake him up. Thanks for all the well wishes everyone sent to him.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Main Course: If you were to receive a superlative award today beginning with the words ”Most likely to…”, what would the rest of the phrase say?
Dessert: What two colors do you like to wear together?
Alison, thank you so much!
Monday, June 11, 2007
So...here they are. I took a picture of the whole scarf as it currently is and then a closer shot of the part that I did.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Looks like tomorrow Sam and I will be spending most of the day on the couch. When he is sick he is glued to me. We'll probably watch movies all day and I'll get some crafting in when he'll let me. Oh along with some household chores which desperately need to be done as I put some of them off for a few days. Maybe if he takes a nap tomorrow I'll be able to get to some of them. That is unless he falls asleep on me like he has done in the past when he gets sick. Such the mamas boy he is. But I love him all the same.
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Before the trip I had looked up the directions. Bad thing. Should have called them to get the directions. But no...I had to do it myself. Now the trip there should have only been 30 minutes and they opened up at 9:00 and close at 12:00. Had plenty of time since we left our meeting spot at 8:45. Followed the directions and did not find Chimp Haven or any sign of Chimp Haven. Retraced my steps and still no sign of Chimp Haven. All this time Sam is in the backseat asking when we are going to get there and if I was lost. I told him, "No, I'm not lost. I know exactly where I am. I just can't find where I need to be." So off we went to find someone to ask. Got new directions. Followed those directions and still no Chimp Haven. So I backtracked yet again and found a different place. Everyone there seemed to know exactly where to go so I felt better about their directions. Sam and I were at Chimp Haven probably 10 minutes later at 10:30. Only took us 1 hour and 45 minutes to get there! The directions I had started out with had left off several different streets/highways to get on. Oh well.
We had a great time while we were there and will go back. Here are just a few pictures for you to enjoy. Oh...I would also highly recommend that you watch these videos.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Last night Sam and some of this friends got to go to the National Weather Forecasting Office for a tour of their facility and to watch them put up their weather balloon. Below are some pictures for you. I think that the adults learned just as much as the kids did on this tour. It was just amazing. If you ever get the chance I encourage you to go. Or better yet, call them!
This is where they launch the weather balloon from.
She was calling the airport, which they are located next to, to let them know that they were going to launch the weather balloon.
Did you know that when the weather balloon is launched it is roughly 6 feet tall. As it goes up it expands. Right before it pops it will have expanded so much that it is roughly the size of a two bedroom house! I never knew that!
Here is the balloon on it's way up.
The Doppler radar next to their facilities.
Here they all are looking and listening to our guide (Senior Meteorologists) telling us about one of the three rain gauges that they use. This one actually measures the weight of the rain. Never knew that they weighed the rain!
Just another look at the inside of the rain gauge.
This is the kind of rain gauge that I always knew about. It measures in actual inches.
A quick view of part of their computer room. It sure was nice to come back inside and go directly into this climate controlled room. While we were outside there was a feels like temperature of 101 degrees!
Well due to one of the other parents there I am with the boys. They of course are looking directly into the setting sun so they are all squinting. Me? I've got my sun glasses!
Soup: On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 as highest), about how popular is your last name?
Salad: Who is your all-time favorite sitcom character, and why?
Main Course: Do you shop online? If so, name some sites you like to browse for goodies.
Dessert: Fill in the blank: I think ___________ should be ___________.