Monday, July 25, 2011

Birthday at the zoo

Gillian celebrated her 7th birthday at the zoo. We had a great time and so did all the kids.Check out the girl to the left. I'm not sure why she's not happy but she's ruining my birthday photo, I'm kidding~well, kind of.Everyone got four rides on the carousel. Probably more since the lady checking them wasn't collecting them. All the kids loved this part. Then everyone got a free pass to the zoo to go check out on their own.
Plenty of cute photos. This was the easiest party by far. I don't know what I'll be in store for next year.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gillian's 7th birthday interview

What is your favorite thing to do?
I like to draw
What do you not like to do?
I don't like to do homework.
What did you learn this year in school?
How to read.
What's your favorite...
Cats and Dogs verses Kitty Galore
This Land is Your Land
Rainbow Fairy books
What do you like to do with your mom?
Play games
Your dad?
Play video games
Your sister?
Play squinkies
What will you be when you grow up?
Will you get married some day?
Yes but there will be no kissing.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Old friends are the best kind of friends

There's something about an old friend. Someone that knows all your secrets and really knows where you came from. No matter how much time passes you never feel awkward and you just start up right where you left off. They make you laugh till you cry thinking about memories and things that happened, mostly good but even the bad doesn't seem so bad anymore. So say what you will about facebook and even though I don't love everything about it. I do love that reconnected me to a good friend that I have really missed. I'm loving that our girls are getting along so well and developing their own little friendship through days at the zoo, playdates at the house and next up the children's museum. It makes me happy! Sorry the picture is a little washed out but aren't they cute.

Also I know it's only July but I feel my summer slipping away. Being a teacher I am so lucky to have my summers off but I work for it during the school year. I really think teachers need the summer to recooperate and be ready for another class. I've been enjoying summer by trying to make a dent in my book list~I've read The Help, Room and now I'm starting Firefly Road. Any other suggestions.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My first garden

I have been enjoying every minute of summer with my girls. They get along well and when they don't I'm finding the key is to keep them busy. So today we are off to go swimming but first I have to share some garden pictures. I am so excited that things are starting to appear in my garden.

Hopefully those flowers will be turning into squash soon.

A little longer and I'll have enough romaine lettuce for a salad.

Do you see there are actual green beans growing there. I have to say that I am pretty impressed. I've never grown a garden before.