Sara’s 6th Grade Band Concert

This year Sara played flute in the middle school band. She's done a great job, and made big improvements throughout the year. She uses my old flute, which is probably at least 22 years old. After the show: We enjoyed dinner, and ice cream at the mall afterwards to celebrate. Great job on a great performance…

Sophie’s 50’s Concert

  Sophie and a few of her friends found a spot at the front of the school auditorium stage, and  twisted and turned to the tune The Peppermint Twist, in their cute poodle skirts and Keds last Thursday night. The 3rd grade 50's concert was more than any parent could handle.   After the show, these cute kids…

Middle School & Third Grade

The girls went back to school about 3 weeks ago. Sara started middle school, and Sophie 3rd grade. Of course Sara was all nerves the first day, and rightfully so,  with a new environment, new classmates, lots of teachers, 4 minutes to get from class to class, and figuring out when to run to her…

Sara’s 11th Birthday

Sara's 11! Wow. To celebrate this transition from child to tween, kids menu to adult menu (as she's completely offended now when a waitress hands her crayons and a coloring page), elementary school to middle school, we invited family and a few close friends for lunch and partying at our house. The party began at…

First Day Back

Today Sara started 4th grade and Sophie started 1st grade. I start the 3rd semester of nursing school tomorrow. It's hard moving back into a strict schedule after a relaxing and lazy summer, but we will become accustomed to it after a week or so, I hope.The weekend was divine. It was a weekend of…

Sing Noel, Sing Noel….Noel, Noel

Tonight Sara performed in the First Grade Christmas program at school. She has been practicing for weeks and was so excited for tonight to finally get here. After school we picked up a new pair of ballet flats at the mall to go with her outfit. If you live near Countryside Mall you have to…

Indulge Me For a Moment Please.

This morning I met with Sara’s teacher for a teacher/parent conference to discuss Sara’s progress in class so far. Sara’s teacher, Mrs. Baby, started by saying, “Wow, Sara is something else!”. At first I wasn’t quite sure how to take that, but then as the conference continued I knew the direction she was taking was…

Rainy Day In The Sunshine State

  It’s been a nice rainy day. The girls and I slept in because they don’t have school today (teacher’s in service day or something) and because it seemed like 7 am when it was actually 8:30 because of the overcast rainy weather. After breakfast they watched Swan Lake and ate popcorn quietly while I…

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Nutcracker and Algebra Finals Week

  I don’t know about you, but I’m loving this cold Florida weather. It was 39 degrees when we walked out this morning. That’s cold for Fl! I love wearing scarves, boots, and my big red warm trench. It’s really getting me into the Christmas spirit. Also, we have been listening to the Nutcracker CD…

KinderKindergarden Orientation and Lunch w/ Papa

We went to Sara’s kindergarden orientation Monday morning to see her new classroom, meet her teacher and ask any last minute questions. Sara was a little hesitant at first then she got very excited when she discovered the real refrigerator and real oven tucked back behind shelves and desks in the corner of the room.…

Sara’s Preschool Graduation

Dear Sara, Today you graduated preschool. You've been looking forward to your graduation ceremony for a few weeks now. Last night when you had "boy talk" with Daddy (because he's a boy) before bed, you made sure he was well informed of the details of the event before attending the ceremony.You told him where he…