Monday, April 28, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
How many varieties of clover are there? We have a lot that are flourishing in our yard -- particularly in the border grass.
I used to stress about the clover and worked feverishly to rid the yard of them. Now, they linger about. Sometimes they flower.
It just seems that if I pull all the clover, I might ruin my chances to find a four-leafed one -- and that seems like a bad idea.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
We survived the dress rehearsal. Saturday morning is recital and the girls are ready.
I'm ready, too.
Who knew there was so much to learn about what to do backstage when changing the girl from one outfit to another? I had several mothers show me what I was doing wrong. :) Better that they showed me tonight before I screwed it up on Saturday.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I don't like to toot my own horn... but I was excited this afternoon to receive this book from Yahoo. Back in February, I received an email asking for permission to use one of my images for the 10th anniversary of Flickr. As a thank you, they sent a book with a compilation of all the pictures -- including one of mine -- that were used in the video celebration.
Isn't that kind of marvelous? Plus, it makes a great coffee table book.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
While the girls were still in pajamas, we let them run and splash in the mud puddle at the end of the drive. Julia's flip flops sunk down in the mud and have yet to be recovered. The girls dug around for the shoes for a bit while I laughed at their dilemma. Finally, we agreed to just wait to get them out when the water evaporated.
There is always an adventure with these girls.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The girls and I are on spring break so we went to visit my sister and her students who had spring break last week. We brought them the cupcakes we made yesterday along with some mints to get them ready for the state mandated testing that starts tomorrow. My sister teaches a group of special needs kids and we love to hear her stories about the goings on of her middle schoolers. They were so sweet to the girls.
On the way there and back, we noticed how the rain from the past few days has the river rising way past its usual embankment -- so we stopped to take a picture.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
I love the look on Danielle's face as her mother and sister surprise her at the end of the slide.
And surprise... Yes, that is the mother of the girls visiting with us at the park. There have been a lot of changes the past couple of weeks.
Things have been good and we have a formed a great bond. We all have the same goal in mind -- do what is best for those girls.
I'm so excited that the mom is out of the situation she was in. It has been an absolute privilege to watch the girls reconnect with their mother. There is so much love between them.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The girls walk with me in the morning as I turn on the lights with my key in the various hallways. Danielle stopped to get some water and was not worried about catching up.
Julia: "Come on, Miss Priss."
Danielle: "Dulia (Julia)! Don't call me dat!"
Julia cocked her head to the side and then said: "Well, come on, Honey Badger."
Danielle (smiling): "Dat better!"
I couldn't stop laughing as we finished turning on the lights.
If you haven't seen the Honey Badger video then
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Well, not really. Or maybe kind of just a little.
I did have a crazy parent phone call. In fact, she was so busy ranting and not taking a breath that I put her on speaker phone so that I could enjoy her diatribe whilst doing other work. Truthfully, she cracked me up.
Then I came home to work with Danielle on the same few words we have been working on for a month. She is so far behind and her progress is so slow....
There may or may not have been a point when I wanted to fall upon a sword.
There is always tomorrow. We will keep practicing.
There were no humans or pets harmed for this picture.