Saturday, June 28, 2008

Meg's Party at home

Here is a picture of Meg's cake. She requested chocolate cake with strawberry icing. I bought candles that were like sparklers and relit themselves when she blew them out. I made a Key Lime Cake as well. Yum!
Hot dogs and chips rounded out the menu - except for the birthday girl. She ate a chicken patty. (Big surprise!) : )

Happy Birthday to you, dear Meagan, Happy Birthday to You!

Meagan and four of her friends celebrated her 10th (yes, I said tenth) birthday at Justice in Corpus Christi, Texas. The girls received a make over (hair and make-up) and decorated t-shirts that said Best Party Ever on them.

After Justice, we went to Cici's and ate pizza and brownies.

We had a family party on Sunday (which was Meg's actual birthday) and also celebrated Father's Day. Meagan was spoiled by her family and friends. She received almost $200 which she spent on a shopping spree. With her birthday money she purchased new clothes (at Justice, of course) arts and crafts materials, books, cd, etc. Thanks Nana Mary for going with us to Corpus!

For Father's Day Jimmy received ER season 9 and a bag of Boston Baked Beans (which are peanuts really). Jimmy, thank you for being the best father ever. The kids and I love you very much!

I also want to give a shout out to my father, Kenny, and Jimmy's father, Jim. Thank you for being great dads as well!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Awards Days

Both kids had awards ceremonies at the end of the school year. It was sad for me at BOTH ceremonies. Garrett finished Pre-K and will be in kindergarten next year. That's okay really because that means he will now be at Salazar with me. However, Meagan finished the fourth grade and will be attending . . . sniff . . . sniff . . . middle school. Where does the time go????

As I mentioned in my previous post, Meagan did really well in school this year. Her TAKS scores were fantastic. She got a perfect score on the math, a perfect score on the grammar test, a 3 (out of 4) on her compostition, and only missed two on the reading test. This means she was Commended in all three testing areas! We are very proud of her and know she will do well in middle school.

Garrett also did well on all of his end of the year tests. His teacher said he was the best helper in the class this year and is a model student. (I asked her to check her files to make sure she was telling me about the right student! LOL) We are also very proud of Garrett. He continues to amaze us with his vocabulary. The other day he told Jimmy to be careful with his medicine because his pill would dissolve if the liquid touched it!

High School Musical on Ice

As a reward for how well she has done this year, I took Meagan to see High School Musical on Ice in Corpus. Meagan has been on the All A Honor Roll all year, has been a member of the 5A Club all year, and earned a total of 367.5 points in A.R. this year. Jimmy and I are so proud of her and thought she deserved a night of fun as a reward.

We ate dinner at the Olive Garden and then went to the American Bank Center for the show. It was a really good show. The skaters were good and the show kept your attention.

A good time was had by all!

Alice I.S.D. Awards Night

This is Jimmy and I at the district awards night. I received a plaque for being "Teacher of the Year Nominee" It says nominee because they (and I have NO IDEA who they is) select a Teacher of the Year for the district. I was not selected but I think the teacher they selected is a FANTASTIC teacher so I am happy about that.

I did get a nice surprise - a local car dealership has donated the use of a car for one year to AISD teacher of the year nomineess. There were 12 of us in all so each one of us will have the use of a vehicle for one month!

I'll post a picture when I get my new wheels!

The Alice Echo also published my picture in the paper along with an essay I wrote about teaching. (Thanks Elice for the helping with editing and revising!)

Where do I start???

Boy May was crazy! Everytime I turned around it seemed like I had something else to do! To start May off, Jimmy and I were chaperons with Garrett's class. We went to the Texas State Aquarium. The kids had a good time but boy four and five year olds are cranky when you don't feed them at their regular lunch time! (Ours was the crankiest!)

All in all the trip went really well and I think the kids learned a lot. It was neat to see them participate in the hands on portions of the aquarium. Garrett had been before but it was three years ago so he didn't remember it.