Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Peggy's boys

Grandma Peggy got her birthday present a few days early. And it looks like she likes them.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Decorations are up...

In true Kasal tradition, the holiday decorations went up this weekend. Rodney and the boys took care of the outside while I took care of the inside (with some help from the boys as they put their own ornaments on the tree) on Saturday. 

So the kids have created somewhat of a Christmas list as they walked through Sam's Club this weekend. Also, we took a trip to Game Stop. Here is what was mentioned:

Movies: The most recent Pirates of the Caribbean (actually, we don't own any of them), the new release of The Lion King, Pixar short films
Wii games: Mario Cart, Pokemon
DS games: Spongebob, Mario Cart
Other items: Lego sets (Ninjago are popular and they haven't collected too many of these), iPad

For Will: Diary of a Whimpy kids books 2,3,4, and 5.
For Xan: MXS race track (see photo)

The boys also tried out the DS 3D, but neither saw the value (thank goodness - it requires a different kind of games!).

What was not mentioned was clothing. Here is info from a post from earlier this fall:

Will is in a size 12 slim jean. Old Navy seems to fit him the best and don't shrink up as bad as other brands. Do not by loose-fitting jeans, they just bag up. Will would love some long pants, jeans and cargos. He is a 10/12 in shirts and could really use some nice long sleeve, button-down and polo shirts. He is drowning in long sleeved tees. His shoe size is 6.5 mens.

Xan is in a size 7 SLIM jean. And I mean slim. Old Navy seems to fit him best, also, for the same reason as Will. This are pretty baggy on him already, since he is a twig, but the length is great. He is fine on pants. Actually, he is fine on everything because we have a bunch of Will's hand-me-downs. The only thing he might need in the pants area is one or two pairs of jeans for school. We have some new ones, but the hand-me-downs from Will have holes in the knees - that was Will's sliding-across-the-floor-on-his-knees stage in life. But shirts (he's a size 6), PJs, etc., he is just fine. He is a size 13 in shoes.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Mom refused to smile because of a puffy face from a bad tooth, but other than that, we're a pretty happy bunch. Thank you to mom for cooking dinner for us and I was happy to use my a few of my new family heirlooms:  From G.G., the Thanksgiving tablecloth and the silver from Mom.

Cheyenne is now on the wall!

She's only 16 months old now, but my niece Cheyenne had finally been added to the wall hanging I created for the dining room. She's featured twice... eating, of course!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pilgrims and Lunches

Aside from being Rodney's and my 11th anniversary, the boys had some exciting activities today. Xan had a morning Thanksgiving pageant, where he played a pilgrim (with a rather large hat!). Later in the day was Will's "Lunch with a Loved One."

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Science Fair

We went to science project viewing night at school today to see Will's science project, which Rodney and Grandma Nancy helped him with. His project was about evaporation. He got third place!

As we walked through the gym and looked at the other projects on display, Xan told us his class did a project, too, about jumping jacks. Sure enough, we found his class' project and he was featured in a number of photos. Their project was about heart rate.

My classes

My students were good sports and let Mom take a photo of me with them. The first photo is my 8:30 a.m. class, followed by my 11 a.m. class. The majority of the students are freshmen.

Xan's lunch with a loved one

Grandma Nancy and I went to Xan's "Lunch with a Loved One" event Wednesday, when family and friends can go to the school and eat lunch with their student. Will's is Friday.

Xan thinks this is a cool pose.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

158 words in 24 hours

After learning all of his site words and getting a 100% on his test yesterday, he was assigned 158 more words to learn. Grandma Nancy went over the words with him last night and he took a test today. And got a 100%!!! Amazing! Now that he has done these short vowel words he has about 50 long vowel words to learn. We are putting the list on his pillow to see if he will learn them by osmosis tonight.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Marine Corps Ball

Mom watched the kids while Rodney and I attended the 236th Marine Corps Birthday Ball last night in Destin at the Sandestin Resort. Here are some photos. The official portrait will be in in a few weeks.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Xan's artwork

Xan's interpretation of what Rodney and I will look like at the ball tonight. First off, I love how he makes triangular people -always has. Second, the detail is great... I am in my multicolored dress and Rodney has on his medals. And Rodney has his big head. :)

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Friday, November 11, 2011

2011 NAS Pensacola Airshow

If you can't read this, it is celebrating 100 years of naval aviation.

Redneck bluetooth. :)

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Marble says it's cold

Once it drops below 60 degrees, Marble says it's winter time.

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Shirts from Aunt Jilly

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Friday, November 04, 2011

Child labor

The boys helping out at work, getting ready for next weekends airshow, putting stickers on packs of earplugs.

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