Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hail? Snow? What is it?

We had a so-cal winter storm here yesterday.  The forecast was for snow so the boys were anxiously waiting for  it to come.  Well, something like snow came and left, within about five minutes.  There were little tiny balls of snow, not ice.  We called it "snail" since it was a combination of snow and hail.  It's not much to brag about considering all the winter the rest of the country has had but we sure get worked up over anything white falling from the sky.  We caught a quick picture and video, just to show you.

Valentines Day

We had a really nice Valentine's Day!  Derrik made it very special for the boys and I.  The boys woke up to donuts for breakfast (which I'm sure their teachers appreciated later in the morning!) and when I got out of the shower I found a shaving cream note on the mirror and roses!  Wow!  Cameron made little heart notes and posted them around the house.  The boys exchanged cards and candy with their classmates and I even got a Valentine's song from one of the 4th grade classes that I taught that morning.

Look at my pictures!

Ashton has been creating masterpieces on the computer and usually needs me to take a picture of it.  I thought I'd share.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Awards and Celebrations

Ethan was honored yesterday at school and earned a scholarship award.  We are very proud of him!  All three boys have earned awards now and we are so pleased with how well they are doing.

Ashton and his class celebrated the 100th day of school yesterday with special hats, fruit loop necklaces and a visit from Zero the Hero (who is a superhero).  What a fun day!

Mother-Son Dessert

I spent last Wednesday with Ethan and Cameron at their Mother-Son dessert up at church.  How fun to spend the evening with them!  They both shared what they appreciate about me.  Ethan likes that I don't always make him clean his room and Cameron likes how I cheer him up when he's sad.  Very sweet!