Thursday, January 22, 2009

100th Day of School

Today is the officially the 100th day of school. It seems like only yesterday we were beginning the year. Jordan's school encouraged the students to dress as though they were 100 years old to celebrate. He LOVES to dress up and was all to willing to participate. Mimi even went and secured him some fun glasses. 100 down-80 more to go! We added baby powder to his hair to give him that distinquished look.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Jordan is a reader!

We are very happy to announce that Jordan checked out his first AR book from the library at school this week. He was able to read the book ALL BY HIMSELF. He read it to us several times, and then took the AR test over the book at school the next day. We are very excited and proud of him. He has wanted to be a "reader" for quite some time, and it looks like he has finally accomplished the first step in the process. I have always prayed my children would get their love of books from me and not Brian, and I think they're becoming bookworms after all. Yeah nerds!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Jordan's Snowman Project

The latest project from Jordan's school was to create a snowman. An outline was sent home and then they were to create or cover the snowman with whatever they chose. Jordan's Mimi happened to be babysitting the night he needed to work on this, and she did a fabulous job. Much better than I would have done. They cut out a felt hat, scarf, and a carrot nose. They covered his body in cotton balls. He was one cute snowman when they were finished. Jordan was very proud to take his snowman to school. It will be displayed in the hallway outside his classroom.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Lesson Learned in the New Year

Well, our family has learned our first life lesson of the new year. Well, more specifically Anna and Jordan, and they have learned it the old fashioned way, so to speak. Yesterday, Anna and Jordan were out playing at Mimi and Papa's, enjoying their last day of vacation. They were riding in the golf cart having a good time. Anna was driving a little too fast and decided to take a turn. When she did, Jordan flew out the golf cart, onto the asphalt. I am not sure who was more upset- Anna becuase of what she had done, or Jordan, becuase Anna was so upset. He got a big goose egg and some minor scrapes, but other than that he's okay. I don't think we'll have to tell Anna to slow down for quite some time. I think she's learned that fast driving, sharp turns, and a standing brother are not a good mix.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Today was a good start to a new year. We slept in late, had lunch with Brian's family, hung out with my parents, and are now relaxing at home. Well, I should say the majority of us are relaxing. Brian is getting ready to tackle a paint job in the bathroom. Later tonight, I am hoping to get to do some scrapbooking done. So, from our family to yours, may this be the best and most blessed year for you and your family. Happy 2009!

Jordan serving dessert after lunch

Brent and Megan ready for lunch