Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Here are the kids' reports on the first few days of school in their own words:
I am in Theresa's Kindergarten. I like all the work and I sit very quietly and my friend's Drew and I like him. I like you, you're my best friend.
I like to play Polly Pockets and screw stuff with tools. I like turtles. I like Flipper but I can't remember the other name. I like cupcakes and fruit snacks, goldfish crackers for snack.
I like going on adventures, cause I went on adventure today (I think those our outings from the classroom - after this sentence she showed me her bag filled with acorns leaves and other treasures collected outside). I like acorns, peas and seeds and nuts.
I like Kindergarten.
Sixth Grade, so far, has been easy. Although it's only opening week. We haven't really done any school work, we've done a park day, a movie, an open house, and brain cruncher day.
I hope to get into the Creative Computing, Spanish, and Digital Photography electives. I look forward to schoolwork, it'll give me something to do!
Hooray for new beginnings and the start of a new year!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I can't believe my little baby WanYing is big enough for preschool! WanYing started school this week (a full week ahead of the rest of the kids) and here are her thoughts on her first few days of school:
I like school. I like to play there.
I like school. I like to play there.
Monday, August 20, 2012
While I was over in Ireland on my blessed, blessed "work" trip, I managed to snap a few pictures of things you don't see every day, at least not in Orem, Utah. Hope these make you smile as much as me!
|Beef Jerky - truly the traditional American style steak snack. I asked the clerk if only Americans buy this and she assured me that it is also enjoyed by other cultures.|
|The vacuums at the hotel. I think I'd enjoy housework a lot more if my vacuum smiled at me!|
|I love this mix of the ancient and the new all intertwined|
|A tea station in every corridor of the VMware Cork office - I was born on the wrong continent!|
|The signs for Limerick never failed to make me smile|
|You *know* this would never fly in the U.S. - a garden all full of poison plants! It was great - every sign told you the symptoms induced by the plant and, for the record, it did recommend that you keep your kids from touching or eating the foliage.|
|Here's my vehicle and my favorite scene from my commute to work. The bike wasn't as nice as my ride at home, but the scenery was sure amazing!|
|I'm grateful that I didn't try driving - biking on the left-hand side of the road was hard enough!|
|Cork from the top of my hotel|
|The canal in front of the hotel|
|A pint, a good book, and a band coming on stage. This is an a-ok way to spend the evening!|
|Admittedly, there were many rainy nights, but even those were pretty|
|The bike ride out to Blarney Castle was plenty hard, but the views were worth it. How do they make stone fences anyway?!?|
|Blarney Castle - built in 1480|
|Clearly I've grown unaccustomed to the sunlight - it made me all squinty!|
|The Blarney Stone is right there at the tippy top above the windows|
|Inside the castle|
|Kissing the Blarney Stone. Are you impressed by my newfound eloquence?|
|The Fern Gardens at Blarney Castle were so cool|
|On Saturday I rode my bike out to Cobh, the last port that the Titanic left from|
|A girl, her bike, and a whole lotta wind|
|Just pretend this is the Titanic :)|
|A soggy ride back, but still a nice Saturday afternoon|
|My Sunday ride down the Lee Road - so beautiful!|
|Rain and wheat fields in my view as I shelter under a tree for the shower|
|I rode the train out to Midleton to tour the Jameson Distillery|
|Jamie at Jameson!|
|They don't give these to just anybody - I had to *earn* this certificate!|
|My last evening in Ireland - I took the bus to Kinsale|
|Kinsale was so very beautiful - it was the perfect end to my trip|
|Along the Scilly Walk at Kinsale|
|The end of a wonderful trip - thanks, Ireland!|