Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sending Love

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Monarchs all the way!

Ed and I are reminded constantly why we chose to send our kids to private school and we are so happy that St. Edward's is the community that we belong to. Ed is wrapping up his coaching stint with his middle school team this week and we will all be a little sad not to see "his boys" so often in the coming months. They really are such a sweet group of kids and it's been a good, if hectic, experience for our family. Max is their token little man and is well on his way to being the coolest first grader around!! The big boys always make a point to say hi when they see him on campus and he walks a little taller after his secret handshake with a sixth grader.

Sophia dropped in today for some Kindergarten screening. I prayed about it a lot, because on any given day she can decide that she simply is not interested in what is happening. My greatest fear was that she would decide not to answer any of the counselor's questions and refuse to participate. I am thrilled that she proved me wrong. She was an angel!! She left energized and excited about her "new school" and I was one relieved Mama. We have a meeting with the school at the end of the month to review the results of her appointment and confirm (please, oh please) that she has a spot in Kindergarten in September. She is a gift in that she reminds us not to take for granted that things will just happen!

I was looking for a form this morning that is due to the office tomorrow and came across the website for computer lab. Max talks a lot about the computer lab and the work he brings home blows me away sometimes. He brought home a family tree recently that he made in Power Point. He is 6! The link below will take you to the site and you can see Max giving you his version of a tornado. Once the link opens there is a video screen midway down the page on the left side with a golden cyclone graphic. Click the play arrow and Max is the first student talking.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sweet Memories

The current business climate makes work a lot less fun for me than it used to be. I know that I am not alone in this sentiment and often have to remember that I am fortunate to have a job and for all of our bills to be paid. It doesn't mean, though, that I don't need to give myself a little pick me up every now and then. My mom shares my malaise sometimes and a good photo of
the kids always works to give us both a little lift.

My online album from Christmas of 2005 made both of us smile today. Pia was 18 months old and got her first baby doll. Look at that angelic little face.

The photo of Max is less adorable, but equally charming. The best part about this one is the story that my Mom reminded me of when I brought the memory of that holiday back to her. Max was just about to turn 3 and she gave him a tent that fit on his bed and was shaped like a space shuttle. Here's her note back to me when I sent her a picture today.

I remember when Max and I had the flashlight and I was in his tent bed with him.

"What do you see out there in space Captain???"

"We aren't in space Nana, we are still in my bedroom."

If you feel like you've got no reason to smile this week, first of all, I sympathize. But maybe, just maybe, you have a photo somewhere that will bring back a great memory.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Max's Biggest Fan

We'll overlook the fact that Sophia's entire reason for going to Max's basketball games every weekend is to load up on blush, lipstick and gum from her Grandma and her Aunt Linda :)

She's twice been willingto get all decked out in Max's team colors and practices cheering for him at home. If our family's support and enthusiasm could help them win a game, we'd be champions!!! The Rockets biggest fan is Max's little sis, Sophia Grace.


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