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Time to sit back and have a cup of coffee

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Weekend Fun

Friday night was Meet the Teacher Night. It went very well and afterwards Jeff and I rushed over to the new Cowboys Stadium for the first game there. We met our friends and had a great time.
We actually found decent parking where we didn't have to walk for but it isn't known for being cheap, even though we found a cheaper spot. Check it out, Jeff thinks it looks like a space ship!
The view from our seats. Very nice. We were about 3 out of 7 levels.
Saturday Jeff and Caitlyn headed to the deer lease. Jeff said Caitlyn was a fantastic help, handing him tools and such. She enjoyed laying on the corn and playing in her boots!! Brent was sad not to go but maybe next year.
Before they took off Jeff was able to get in a golf lesson with Brent.
Check out that swing!

He would run after the ball dragging his club back. So precious! More pictures coming of our late minute trip to the lake too.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A New Year

We started a new school year yesterday. Our district always has a convocation and our guest speaker this year was Mrs. Laura Bush. She was a terrific speaker and I really enjoyed it. We were not allowed to take photographs of her unfortunately. It was very intriguing to see the secret service around the building.

Mrs. Bush spoke about the importance of educators and literacy. She told about being a teacher in Dallas and Houston but then quit for 6 months because there were no dating prospects in teaching!! Obviously she worked that out. She went back quickly because teaching wasn't a boring job and I guess the brokerage job she worked out didn't quite hold her interest. She knew she always wanted to be a teacher since 2nd grade and her mother knew too. Her mother overheard her getting on to her stuffed animals for not paying attention when she was teaching them. I can remember doing this myself!!

She started off telling about her family. They had just come back from a vacation in Maine with the extended Bush family. I wish I could remember the funny advice that Barbara Bush gave her! She told us that since they have moved back to Dallas it has been like living like newlyweds because all their furniture is in Crawford. So they are in the process of furnishing their new home. In stand up comedic form she told us that George (as she called him of course but I think we are supposed to refer to him differently - don't tell) rides up and down the street in their neighborhood and introduces himself to the neighbors. She's so funny!

Here is a picture of my first grade team at the convocation. Kimberly, Julie, me, Kristina and Susan

Saturday, August 15, 2009


I got the kids rain boots. Especially news worthy because we have had so much rain and now that they have them we will most likely not have rain for months! Caitlyn loves to wear hers. She will wear hers with every outfit imaginable! Adorable!
Dress up and baby dolls are all the rage right now!
Brent is more of a natural guy!
I got his a size bigger. Ya know so he can grow into them and I can get my monies worth. So his slip off all the time. I love how he is stuck in this "monkey" pose! Priceless! Isn't that a kissable face!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Rocking Good Mornings!

This is what I found when I went into the living room after breakfast. Last night Jeff and his friends went to a Ducks Unlimited banquet and one of our dear friends bought the kids this beautiful children's rocking chair. I've been so impressed because the kids have shared the rocking chair and haven't fought over it all day. Right before I came into the living room I heard Caitlyn say, "Hey buddy you want to sit in the rocking chair?"
I found her looking at the pictures of Brent. She loves looking at pictures and inquires about every detail!!
They can also fit in the rocking chair together. They loved the rocking chair and the puzzles we pulled out of the closet again. It was a great way to spend our last official summer morning together.

Thank you John!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sweet Things

Here are some things I have had the pleasure to see as I have stayed at home with the kids this summer.

  • Caitlyn and Brent were sitting together watching a movie and Caitlyn reached over and put her arm around Brent and kissed him on the head.
  • Today at Chick-Fil-A I told Caitlyn to keep an eye on her brother while playing and she was with him every step of the way, until he took off ahead of her! It was so fun to see them come down the slide together.
  • Then they shared ice cream and she even tried to feed him but ended up gagging him. LOL!
  • Caitlyn will tell Brent, "say das, say das." And he will. I have to correct her to tell him the correct word YES so he is hearing the correct language.
  • Caitlyn has gone in to the bathroom and fixed his toothbrush up for him.
  • Brent will do everything Caitlyn does. If she leans against a tree, he will too. Today Caitlyn was leaning against a wall doing a special drawing game, so Brent got a game and leaned against the wall and read his book.
  • Tonight the kids got their blankets, sleeping bags, pillows and books and had a camp out.
I especially love to see them hug each other and see their special bond grow stronger each day.