Sunday, May 30, 2010

maybe again when she turns 16

6 years ago today, Giselle awoke to a ceiling full of 3 dozen balloons on her 3rd birthday.  Never again have I surprised her like that but maybe I'll do it again when she turns 16.  16 dozen balloons - now THAT will be impressive!

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Giselle got her ears pierced on Thursday as one of her 9 yr-old birthday gifts.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Real Simple Magazine Daily Thought

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
― James Arthur Baldwin

Friday, May 07, 2010

Texas Stars

We went to our first Texas Stars ice hockey game tonight.  The kids had a blast and we'll be sure to go again, a lot!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Alyss of Wonderland

I just finished reading book one of three in the Looking Glass trilogy by Frank Beddor.  And I just finished reserving the next 2 books in the series online with the City library system!
I've been on a string of successes with the books that I've chosen to check out of the library and have just poured through them.  Giselle has been inspired by this and reads her books at every opportunity - first thing in the morning, after school, and before bed.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Star Wars

Great movie!  Go watch it!  The best 3 min you'll spend all week!
May the 4th Be With You

Saturday, May 01, 2010

reading and water

I spent 6 hours today reading the entire book "Wings" by Aprilynne Pike.  Most of that time I was sitting out on the back porch overseeing the kids play with the hose - filling the pool twice and using one of the Slip-n-Slides for the first time this season.  Waylon was not impressed - he prefers his water in creek or river form like it was for 2 hours yesterday at the park.