Monday, February 19, 2007

Mardi Gras

Well, I forgot to take any pictures once my Mardi Gras Bunco night started. But I did get a picture of the plates and sign on my door before everyone got there. Oops! We were having too much fun to remember to take pics.

Somehow I just deleted the rest of the pictures that were on my camera. I was trying to figure out a way to make them smaller and guess I hit the wrong button. Usually it will ask before doing something major like deleting everything, but not this time. I was going to show you some pics from the Stars and Sharks game yesterday. Oh well.

I did manage to download some pics on Saturday though. I went to Hobby Lobby last weekend and bought a few things for my walls. Here is a picture of the scrolly thing I bought to go above my bed. I was afraid it was too big, but once it was on the wall, it worked perfectly.

And here's the picture I got to go above my dresser. My favorite color is red, but I decided to go with blue and khaki for my bedroom when I moved last summer.
The rest of the apartment is red so I thought I would try something new. Now I should be done buying for a while! But who can resist a 1/2 off sale!!! :)

So tomorrow is the big day...TAKS test time! It's going to be such a looooong, boring day. They've changed it a little this year. We have to
actively monitor ALL day sitting! Probably the hardest part for me will not to have my computer on. :) I told my kids that I knew it was going to be boring for them, but to think about me...all I can do is watch them! :) Please say a prayer for a few of my little angels. The whole not talking thing is going to be reeeeeally hard for them! The only thing I can tell them is "I can't help you with that, just try the best you can." They're so used to asking for help, which is a good thing, but tomorrow will be hard for them. We've been practicing though so it won't be a shock to them.

My school has decided not to let them read a book when they're done so they won't rush through the test. They're allowed to rest as much as they want. Well, the other day we were taking a practice test and one of my boys BaQuavious (his twin BaZavious) is across the hall) decided to take a nap and drooled all over his book. So I told them if they think they need to rest and might possibly be a drooler, for goodness sakes, close the book first and move it out of the way! :)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Jilly Bean

I am so sorry that I forgot to mention my fabulous lunch with Jill last Saturday. (see her comment from my last post) Jill, I was afraid that people would be jealous that I got to spend time with you so I didn't want to brag. :) We met at Gloria's in Colleyville and had some yummy bean dip and quesadillas. And as Jill said, our waiter was muy guapo! He must have forgotten that we were supposed to go out that night. :)

I doubt any of you have time to watch General Hospital, or care to, but in case you do...check out the commercial that comes on before the show each day this week. They had a contest called
FANtastic February where someone from the show would come and do your job for a day and then they would fly you out to LA and let you be on their show. Well, my friend Jamye from my old school WON! So Bob the Bachelor and Jason Thompson who plays Patrick Blake went to Hanes and hung out in the 1st grade all day. Isn't that cool? Several of my friends emailed me that day and said how cute Jason was and how sweet Bob was. I only watched a couple of seasons of The Bachelor and Bachorette, but Bob was one of the ones I watched. Of course I'm sad that I wasn't there to peek in, but such is life. You can click on the link and watch a video with Jamye in it.

Only 2 more school days until TAKS!!! Ok, Jilly Bean, are you happy now? :)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Time flies...

I know, I know, I haven't blogged in a month! But I haven't done anything exciting enough to tell you about. :) And you know how I like to put pictures on here, and since I have no new pictures, I technically have nothing to blog about. :)

All I know about lately is TAKS!!! Feb. 20th is the day we take the Reading TAKS test. This is the one that my kids have to pass in order to pass 3rd grade. They get a 2nd chance in April, and if they fail again, they have to go to summer school then take it a 3rd time. And in April is our Math test but it doesn't necessarily count as much. There's just a lot of pressure put on the teachers. When the scores come back, it's YOUR name next to the number of YOUR kids that failed. It's no fun. But anyway...that's all I've been thinking about lately.

This Friday Bunco is at my house. It should be fun fitting 12 people and 3 extra tables into my 2 bedroom apartment. I've decided to go with the Mardi Gras theme. One girl is going to bring a King Cake from Central Market. I need to go buy some beads and stuff to decorate with. Being from Louisiana, I should have some stuff already but I don't. It will be good times. If only we could have beignets and coffee from Cafe Du Monde. Yum! I know I could try to make my own, but it just wouldn't be the same.

Well, I hope you're having a good weekend. Just wanted you to know that I am still alive and kicking. :)