May 14, 2006

Mother's Day

Being a mother who lives far away from my own mother turns me rather selfish. Mother's Day becomes all about ME and how my family treats me. But today I got an email from my sister, who is also a mother. A mother whose 2 daughters are grown and moved away for now. My sister is not only a great mother, but a great daughter, so what is she doing today? Taking our mother to a casino (the happy pastime of an newly widowed woman in her eighties nowadays), cooking dinner for her and planting flowers in her flowerbed. My other sister will help with the planting. What do I do? I can only send money for the flowers. Easy for me. But sad that I can't be there helping my sisters honor our mother. I'll call her later and hear how her day went...if she won any money at the casino, how was dinner, do the flowers look pretty? But it's not the same as being there. So Happy Mother's Day Mom... Cha05_mother_2 from 1300 miles away...

May 5, 2006

Goings On

We've been a busy family lately! Let's see...we had Earth Day 1st grade picnic, Earth_day_2_kurt_1 a field trip to the Arboritum Arboritum_field_trip_11_kurt where I let Kurt borrow my camera and it was amazing the angles he got. Here's a photo he took of a lizard in a tree as he looked up at it. Can you see the lizard right in the middle of the photo? Arboritum_field_trip_33_lizard_1 And Grant and Wyatt got confirmed. Isn't this just a great photo? :P DH took it of my friend (I was her sponsor), me, G&W (I was their proxy sponsor). Confirmation_3_sm I honestly didn't know if I should delete it or scrap it! LOL We've had our second, and not last, Wacky Hair Day, Wackyhair0407_1_4_kent and the Celebration of Learning where you view the projects the students have been working on all year long. Wyatts_biome_1_wyatt And Take Your Parent to Music Day (where the photos are ALWAYS bad) Take_your_parent_to_music_day_3_sm and Dash for Cash in PE class, of which I have no photos. And as, baseball, baseball. Img_0694_1

Coming up soon are lots of activities for both Grant, as he graduates from 8th grade, and Wyatt as he moves on from 5th grade, as well as end-of-school activities. Stay tuned!