Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

the return of Dexter the Elf

I’ve been a very absent blogger lately. I don’t even think I posted pictures from Halloween. Not to worry…you didn’t miss much. Delaney was a black cat and Nate was sick so he didn’t dress up.

The fall has flown by. We had a fairly low-key Thanksgiving. But Turkey Day did mark the arrival of our beloved Elf on the Shelf, Dexter.


Delaney was thrilled to find him on Thanksgiving morn! And we are looking forward to a month of his antics!

Day 2 (and 3…oops):


Day 4:


Day 5:


Day 6:


Dexter’s arrival on Star Street wasn’t the only excitement on Thanksgiving morning. It was also the day that Delaney followed in the footsteps of many a preschooler and cut her own hair!


“Mom, guess what? I got a haircut,” are so not the words I wanted to hear while making green bean casserole. Fortunately, her curls camouflage most of the damage. And also fortunately, my cousin was able to see us Saturday morning for a quick fix.

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I’m not sure a scalp massage was the best deterrent for future hair catastrophes. But hopefully my stern lecture will be a reminder whenever she is wielding scissors in the future.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

new wheels

Today Nate was the recipient of a new wheelchair. His old one lasted about 7 years.


He looks awfully handsome in his new chair! I think all the girls will surely be fighting over him at school tomorrow. :)


Sunday, November 4, 2012

best part of my weekend…

I found a book that one of my students wrote 3 years ago. I was cleaning out a bookcase, and let me tell you, I found all sorts of goodies!! An old iPod, pictures and this book:








I was actually Homecoming Queen that year. As part of the Homecoming festivities, every school nominates a king and queen candidate. People donate money around town for their vote and that year, our school’s candidates won.

I had completely forgotten about this little gem. And it just makes me smile every time I read it. I hope you enjoy it, too!