Sunday, April 22, 2007

Altered boxes

I made these for our school secretaries for "Secretaries Week". I filled them with Hershey kisses, and I also made a set of note cards for them as well. I hope they enjoy the gifties! I had fun making them.

Wish us luck

Lenae is supposed to go for allergy testing on Wednesday. This will be our second attempt. Last time on the final day without her Zyrtec, she started getting hives all across her back. We were doing cold packs to help with the itching while crossing our fingers that they'd leave. Then they started errupting on her face, I decided to give her what she needed to get rid of them, Zyrtec. So I called to cancel her apt. Now, with all this wind, I'm worried that we'll have another repeat. So, cross your fingers for us! This will be the 3rd time she's had testing done. Hopefully we'll see some of the outdoor triggers that she the testing didn't show a couple years ago. I also just want to get it over with!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Only 4 more weekends!

Or if you prefer days....25! I can't believe that it is getting so close to the end of the school year. Yesterday all I did was prepare for the Medieval Festival that we will begin preparing on Wednesday (or maybe Tuesday if I can be real convincing to another teacher). I thought for sure the kids would get a full 4 weeks to work on it, but it looks like they'll have just a little over 3. I think it will all work out just fine. They always seem to impress me with big projects.

Today was "catch up on laundry" day. I still have a load drying and one waiting to be dried. It's been a pretty good day though. I tried out the trampoline in the back yard. That was fun! LOL! Once I got the hang of it, I don't think I did too bad. Lenae and Ryan sure enjoyed my "tricks". HA HA HA! Lenae had half the neighborhood (or I should say all the neighborhood) for playmates most of the afternoon. I think we had a total of 7 other kids over today. At least it was nice enough for them to be outside, and stay outside!

Oh...the pictures....Friday it was only 39 (or so) degrees, and we were supposed to get about 7 inches of snow. I took this picture at the start of the snow storm. However we really didn't get much. Maybe a couple of inches. Then Saturday it warmed up to over 60, so everything melted. Today we were in the 60s again. Typical weather for this place. If you don't like it, wait 5 minutes and it'll change!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Alleluia! He is Risen!

Happy Easter everyone! We had a great day. We started out by going to Mass in Lindsborg. When we got home I began cooking up a storm. My parents, my brother, and Kerry's parents joined us for dinner. It was pretty good too! After we ate, the kids opened up their Easter baskets, and of course we had our annual egg hunt in the back yard. They kiddos had a great time finding the eggs! And this year, Ryan knew what to do with them. Last year he would pick them up and throw them back down. LOL!

Around Town Challenge

Here it is...a little late, you know what they say! Anyway, this is a picture of a statue that is near our courthouse. It is of General McPherson. He was a Civil War general that was killed in Atlanta, GA on July 22, 1864. He is the namesake of our town. I also have a photo of the back side of our courthouse (because I couldn't get a decent shot of the front from where I was at...) that shows the clock tower.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Happy Birthday Lenae!

She's 7! Wow, I can't believe how fast those years have gone by. I think she enjoyed her "family party" today. She picked out her cake, and also decided she wanted cupcakes. So when we came home, I made those. Kerry put together her new trampoline! She was quite shocked to see it. Of course, with the snow on the ground, and our wintry temperatures it made jumping just a bit cold, but she braved it anyway. Ryan joined her as well. She ended the night by falling asleep in Uncle Rick's arms. What a day!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

It's time for PRETTY TOES!

I just LOVE spring! I love watching everything turn green outside, and seeing the flowers bloom. I love the balmy weather, and being able to open up the windows. I love being able to wear just about any kind of shirt - long sleeves or short, and feeling comfortable in either. I also love breaking out my sandals! So...this weekend I put on a fresh coat of toe-nail polish. Of course Ryan was intently watching and he wanted some to. I started with just his big toes hoping that would satisfy the need, but alas, he wanted them all done, just like mine. LOL! So here's the result. Kerry wasn't too thrilled, but he'll live.