Saturday, May 22, 2010
I am so excited about a new project that I am embarking on....co-teaching an honors course called Disability & Society at our state university with my friend JoLynn (who is an awesome professor!). I am told that this is a new trend in the special education field to have parents as co-teachers, so I am so excited to be able to be a part of this next fall.
Right now, I have been given the opportunity to get ready for the course by reviewing the materials, researching, and preparing.
Take a peek at the course marketing materials and see if you recognize someone special to me?
This is too fun....and I get paid which is a bonus too! :)
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Well, sweet Bella, you will never be in want for more. Your mama and papa will always meet your physical and emotional needs. However, one big bowl of Cream of Wheat is plenty for one little five-year-old like yourself! Let's just say learning limits is a good thing too! :)
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Last year, on Mother's Day Kevin took a picture of me and our THREE children holding a picture of Bella (To see last year's post: http://beautifulgiftfromgod.blogspot.com/2009/05/happy-mothers-day.html
This year, well....I am just so thankful for all FOUR blessings that surround me with love each day.
Happy Mother's Day especially to my Mother, my mother-in-law Lucille, and all of you, my dear friends, who have the honor of being called a Mom! God bless you in this highest of callings!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Well, I finally called her doctor who wanted to rule out an infection. So, after taking a sample to the lab on Thursday (which was no easy feat in itself), Dr. C. called today to say that she does have an urinary tract infection and needed a round of antibiotics.
Now I feel bad....she was sick all along. Sorry little Bella...This mom stuff still is hard after so many years!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
So, Kevin and I took the "olders" out to dinner last night to visit while the "youngers" had time with one of their favorite sitters Anne. While we were waiting for our dinner to arrive, we played a game of trivia which was printed on the restaurant advertisement placard. Too fun!
Then, we went to a video store to try and pick out a movie. Let's just say that it is beyond difficult to find a selection we could all agree on. Then, I remembered that some friends had suggested a movie about an inner city chess team. Kevin texted his buddy and found that the movie was called "Knights of South Bronx".
After renting the movie & picking out some treats, we went Kevin's office to watch the DVD. It was a feel-good movie that we all really loved.
All in all, it was a good night with our olders!
And, to brag a bit on the olders....I wanted to share that both Elizabeth and Sam garnered some honors these past weeks:
Elizabeth "starred" in all three music performances at the State competition--a clarinet solo, a woodwinds trio, and a girls vocal ensemble.
Sam placed second in the year-end chess tournament where he has been attending chess club all year. Here he is with his coaches and the first place person:
Woo Hoo, way to go "olders"! So proud of you both....
Love, the Oldest