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Thursday, March 31, 2011
I went to Quincy's conference and got nothing but praises. He is reading at above grade level. I hope that continues forever! :) When I started to leave, Q's teacher explained to me that the children are working on a program to be presented in a few weeks. Part of the unit requires the kids to have a cutout of themselves of paper to represent what they want to be when the grow up. Quincy had a really hard time making his decision. Finally, after much deliberation, he made plans to create a police officer. Throughout his entire Spring Break, Quincy begged and pleaded to do his homework.
We rolled out the paper on the floor. He laid perfectly still. I traced his form. He gathered up is paint sets and a jar of fresh water. Patiently, and with much determination, Quincy painted his police man. After the watercolor paints dried, he carefully cut out the shape.
He was so thrilled with his creation. I was proud of him for having the determination to do the assignment and complete it with such care.
Good job, Q!
Vintage Toy Horse
This was the coffee shop where I sat with my sister and my Gramma so many years ago when I decided to decorate my kitchen to look like a coffee shop. E. Steamers was my inspiration.
My sister and my mom and I try to get together every other week for a good cuppa joe and to visit with one another. This time, my hubby got to join us. I really enjoyed just sitting and looking around at all the interesting things to see. I spied this curious little fellow behind the corner. He looked as if he had poked out his head from behind the curtain to see if it was playtime yet.
Slip Slidin' Away
This is probably not the most flattering photo of me, but the smiles are bright and genuine. Quincy and I had a good time sliding down the inflatable slide. He had a wonderful birthday party with lots of friends and family surrounding him.
Happy Birthday, Q-Man!
Monday, March 28, 2011
She got her ring!
I was at the gym when I got a text message from my future son-in-law. He included a picture of the lovely ring that would symbolize their marriage. He wrote: "Hee hee! Amanda thinks I am at work!" My heart leapt! I was so excited for Amanda! I knew she was so eagerly anticipating receiving this beautiful piece of jewelry.
They went for a hike in Castlewood Canyon where he surprised her with her ring. Afterward, they came by to show me and have a grilled dinner with us.
When they pulled up in the street outside my house, I heard the loud bass bumps, I squealed, "The kids are HERE!" I tore outside and ran to the passenger side of their Dodge Durango. Amanda stepped out and exclaimed, "Look at what I got!" I grabbed her and pulled her close for a bear hug and we both started jumping up and down. I pulled back to see the joy on her face and she was crying great big tears. I was crying great big tears. I said, "I know! I KNOW!" I finally got to really look at the ring. I told her it is GORGEOUS! She wiped a tear from her cheek and she started to tell me the story of how he surprised her with her ring and then gasped, IT WAS PERFECT, MOM!"
What a wonderful, happy day!
Congratulations, Amanda and Brad! I love you both to the moon and back!
March 19 Coffee Tag
We found this beautiful hand-thrown pottery mug at the gift shop in the mini mall at Fort Riley. I absolutely love it. The Kansas state flower is the Sunflower. I didn't know that until this last trip to Kansas.