Friday, January 30, 2015

Hello There

Oh look, it's already Friday.

Time these days...

I was going to write a long and extremely interesting (boring) post about this article I read on NPR about how scientist have extremely different opinions on things such as climate change, GM foods, vaccines, and evolution.  It was going to be thrilling and I was positive it was going to go viral.  Then I realized I do not have time for that, so... you know, if you are interested go read the article.  The general sum of my long winded thought would have been "Spend time reading about things you believe.  Look for the real research being done, not just the sound bites.  Read both sides of the story.  Be informed about the world around you and do not let politics and propaganda drive what you believe." It is something I am teaching my students right now, and I think it is one of those quality life lessons everyone should hear from time to time.

Aren't you sad I didn't write the entire post??

In other news, life is a little crazy right now.  All in a really good way, but just crazy.  I am continuing to love the teaching part of my job, which is a bonus.  I feel like I am not home enough, which is a minus.  I am trying to pick Henry up from school early (as soon as school gets out, not like, pulling him out of school... obviously) at least one day a week and just be around him while I work from home.  I am amazed at what a cool person he is becoming, and I just want to soak him in.  We are eating out constantly and my house is a disaster.  Is this how normal people live??  I have no idea. We signed Henry up for spring tball (I know it's January, but sign up started in like, NOVEMBER) and he had his 100th day of kindergarten.  We all got hair cuts last night and ate dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. 

All is well. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Very Henry Weekend

This weekend Henry had not one but TWO birthday parties to attend, plus there were snowman requirements since we had our first substantial snowfall of the year. I am going to go ahead and assume you want to see pictures.

First, I give you
Mr.  Sprout.  As you can maybe guess by the lack of snow around Mr. Sprout, we didn't exactly run right outside as soon as the snow fell.  This resulted in my having to pick leaves and dirt out of the snow in order to cobble together a half decent snowman.  Still, he came out pretty good...
As you can see, we opted to use brussel sprouts for decorations, going with the "Use what you got!" method of snowman building.  We also had oreos, but as I pointed out on facebook yesterday, who in the heck wastes oreos when there is a brussel sprout option?  I personally think the green makes him look healthy. 

Nick was working so our snowman adventure was just the two of us.
And someone took snowball making to the next level.

In addition to snowman building Henry had his very first trip to Chuck E Cheese for his best friend from Preschool's birthday party. (happy birthday Grayson!)
I feel pretty confident we will be going back
I mean... they have a horse.
On Sunday he had the second birthday, this time at Kids Place.... where he had also never been. 

Parenting FAIL.  But in our defense, we really like sitting on our couch and NOT going places. 

Apparently I didn't take many (any) pictures of the kids actually PLAYING on the epic playland of Kids Place, but Henry had a blast.  Happy birthday to Juliette and thanks for inviting us!

Friday, January 23, 2015


This has been a crazy week.  My regular job is crazy busy, my class is crazy busy, and we were out of town for four days.  My house is a disaster, I need to do laundry, I need to go to the grocery, I need to sleep.  So, for now, I will just post some pictures Matt took this weekend.  Although we were together in grief, I look at these pictures and I smile.