Sunday, February 24, 2008

Nancy's SURPRISE birthday party!

Nancy's surprise party went off without a hitch tonight and what she thought was a "thank you" dinner for watching Will and Xan so much, was instead a birthday dinner party of 25. Click on the link here to see the photo slide show of the event!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Pinch me PLEASE!

Is it really true ...? Did Heidi Swapp really call me today and tell me that I was chosen as the winner of Creative Escape's Treasure Hunt for a teacher!? The Yahoo! message boards seem to reflect that, so I must not be dreaming!

Can I just say that I am in a total state of shock and awe ... I guess there will be a CE seat up for the next person on the waiting list!

Yeah, I got the call this afternoon .. the phone line cut out when the person said who she was, so I had to ask her to say it again ... I think I was polite about it ...?

'Cuz, gee, it was the one and only Heidi Swapp calling ME to tell me that I had WON! Instead of being speechless, I think I rambled, but I can't tell you for sure because it was all a blur...

I am so honored and incredibly excited. I knew I must have been in good company as far as applicants went, so it is amazing to be chosen. I hope to create a fabulous project that everyone will enjoy and learn something from!

But, um, seriously, is someone gonna pinch me soon? I mean, really, do I get to teach along side Heidi, Jenni Bowlin, Tim Holtz, Kolette Hall? Simply amazing ... Visit for more details!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Cuddle bugs ... for the moment ...

... and the moment can be fleeting. I snapped this picture fast before they were up and tearing around the house again. It's been awhile since I have blogged, but there hasn't been much going on on the home front, aside from crazy Kits2Remember stuff: check it out on that blog: To catch you up on the boys, both of them have sinus infections, so yet another round of antibiotics! Xan has it a little worse, so he had to stay home from daycare today. He had a fever yesterday, and was sent home so he could not go back today. He's down to one afternoon nap a day and isn't as much of a sleeper as his brother was. Will had Monday off from school, so we all went to the Spectrum, of course. We got more Dave and Busters game tickets than we could spend on cheap toys, but Will got a set of disco lights that he has spinning in his room and Xan got a ball. I think he has gotten a ball each time we've gone to D & B.
We are officially house hunting for a bigger, yet not too much more expensive home. There has beena number up for lease that we have liked, but we seem to miss getting the home by a matter of hours. The right one will come along sooner or later...

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Wee Willie Winkie makes his debut ...

Will's kindergarten class put on a cute program called "Mother Goose in Winter Wonderland." Will got the part of Wee Willie Winkie, oddly enough. Althought he kids had more than two weeks to learn their part, Will's super duper memory made it so he had his whole four-line paragraph memorized in three days. He was very cute in his PJs, sleeping cap and pillow, not to mention the rosy cheeks ... if only he didn't take his part so SERIOUSLY! He didn't once crack a smile until his part was read, but he did very well and was one of the few children you could completely understand from start to finish. Watching from the audience were Mom, Grandma Nancy and Xan. Xan was intrigued by Will's hat and "reading" the performance program ... upside down!

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Friday, February 01, 2008

What happens in Vegas ...

... is on my scrappy blog! Check it out to see what Rodney and I have been up to this weekend: