Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Round 2

We celebrated a wonderful Christmas in Andalusia, AL. It was a nice, week long visit. Jason was able to play golf, twice. The weather was very warm. Jack is fortunate to have so much family that cares about him. He received lots of great presents and we really enjoyed our visit.

Monday, December 22, 2008

More Presents

A present from Daddy...

Jack is probably a bit young for a train table. But, I can't ignore a good deal. A good friend of mine (one of my student's mothers), sold me her son's train table with tons of track and trains. She has been so kind to us. Her son is in third grade and she has been handing me down his stuff. She has already given me a lot of DVDs and toys.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Round 1

We celebrated Christmas with Kiki and Grandad on Thursday. Jack received a lot of cool toys and some clothes.

On Saturday, we helped throw "Uncle" Paul a surprise 30th b'day party. Jason took Paul to a bar, while Fionnuala, Jack, and I got everything ready. Here are some pictures of Jack performing karaoke. Actually, he thought he was the DJ for the evening.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Life is Too Short

Today, one of my students passed away from a car wreck. He was only 7 years old. He was in a car that swerved across it's lane and hit a coal truck. I find this terribly saddening.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

So Many Birthdays

This weekend was supposed to be a big birthday celebration, but it turned into a small one. Within about 5 weeks, LeeLee and Big J turned 60 and Grandad turned 65. We needed a babysitter for a Christmas party and a wedding (that my parents were attending), so I was supposed have all the grandparents and Aunt Jennifer at my house. We were going to celebrate birthdays, today. Well, Aunt Jennifer could not come. Then, my dad partially fell through the ceiling last week and couldn't travel because he has not fully recovered. So, my meal for 7.5 turned into a meal for 4.5. Nevertheless, we had a great weekend. The Christmas party was fun and the wedding was a blast.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It never gets old

Mackenzie is Fionnuala's dog (even though I did help with the puppy years). I love to take pictures of Mackenzie in her Santa hat. These pictures are from a few years ago. They make me laugh. I usually email these to Fionnuala, but this year I thought I'd share them with everyone.

Friday, December 5, 2008

It's Friday!

We survived our week back at work and daycare.

Apparently, he learned how to smile for the camera.

This picture is for Uncle David and Aunt Jennifer.

Good morning, Sunshine.