Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My Gratitude List

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I thought I would update my list of things I am thankful for. Here they are:

*Realizing my dream of becoming a mother, and having two beautiful daughters.
*Having a rewarding job that allows me to teach and praise my students daily.
*Family and friends
*Good health
*The Starbucks that is located halfway between the two buildings I work at
*Netflix, a single mother's best friend
*God who continues to bless me every day

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Family Dinner Week and Fall Festivities

Last night, we had family dinner night at my daughters' Montessori. It was catered by a local Italian restaurant. We had a nice time enjoying the good food and company. I was able to meet some of my daughters friends as well as their parents. On Friday, Big Sister's kindergarten class will be hosting a Thanksgiving family feast with another meal, and a concert performed by the children. I love this time of year with all of the special festivities. We have many eating events in my school as well, including a weekly Wednesday breakfast. Two teachers sign up each week to present their special breakfast to the rest of the team. It's something we all look forward to, and helps us get through the week.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Blankie, Blankie, I love you!

When my two-year-old was asked what she is thankful for, she told her teacher this:

1) Blankie
2) Momma
3) Sissy

Once again, Blankie comes in first. Like Linus, the original Blankie Boy, Little Sister simply loves her fabric companion.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Celebrating Six!

We've been celebrating Big Sister's sixth birthday over the past few week and a half with a family party, kid party, and a mommy and daughter outing to see Madagascar II. Here are some photos from our fun time together. I think adoptive families have more celebrations because we missed out on so much before we got them. At least, that is the case with me. I love to celebrate every little occasion with my two beauties.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Under the weather

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but last weekend, I got hit with a virus. My throat was on fire, my glands felt like the size of basketballs, and I have a cough. To make matters worse, I have had laryngitis now for four days. My voice is coming back, but still not there. It sounds like I have a little frog living inside. Today, is Big Sister's 6th birthday party. I will hopefully have some speaking voice by 2:30 p.m., and will write a more eloquent update later with photos of my big girl.