Tuesday, May 08, 2007

My Li'l Girl is Getting Bigger

I have not been putting anything in here recently because (as most of you know) we have been remodeling our bathroom the last couple of months.

But I just thought I'd say how Alana is reading! It is the coolest thing, I used to read to her every night before she went to bed, but now we take turns reading!

It really made an impression on me a couple of months ago when I gave her "Green Eggs and Ham" to read to me ... and she did it! Now you have to realize that "Green Eggs and Ham" is the book that I read to both of the kids while they were still in they're mommy's tummy, and quite a bit after they were out, too. So I was somewhat emotional when Alana read it to me.

And now Alana's kindergarten teacher seems quite impressed with Alana's reading skills and says she is reading above her grade level. Of course we are quite proud of our little girl.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Winter Strikes Back ... With a Vengeance!

Well, I think that winter is REALLY here now, right now we have about 8 to 10 inches of snow on the ground, and more is coming down!

Lots of places have been closing early today. When I was done at work it was a messy, slippery drive home.

I shoveled some snow when I got home from work, there was about 6 inches of snow on the ground at the time. About an hour later you couldn't even tell I shoveled anything!

The good thing about the snow is that when it snows, the temperature is usually a little warmer than it was. The wind chills today were actually above zero! Woo Hoo! (Yes, there is a hint of sarcasm here)

Snow Days
Alana had a snow day today, but I heard that Oscar had to go to school today. That is a little unusual in that we are about 40 miles south of Oscar ... they usually get the most snow, but the snow is coming from the south in this storm.

Alana usually doesn't want to miss school, but she is OK with it if she knows that she won't miss anything.

Alana is off again tomorrow ... so is Oscar this time!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Cold Weather

What is the warmest temperature that you would feel the need to wear a heavy coat?







0's - yeah right :-)

The weather up here in Ohio has actually been down right cold!, it got a few degrees below zero last night. I feel that anything below the 20's is cold, and below zero ... well that's just too cold! Last nights wind chills were in the -20's (maybe even colder, but I didn't see it) ... yes, that's in the negative twenties!

I guess that is the price we have to pay for the mild temperatures the past several months when we rarely had to turn on the heat or air conditioning.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Florida: Cancellation Worked Out!

A few weeks ago we were planing on going to Florida for a week ... we were supposed to leave tonight, but we couldn't pull everything off for it too happen (now we have to keep in mind our daughter's time off from school, and my work schedule is very tight any more).

But it is not a bad thing, because I am sick as a dog and I don't think I could have made the trip (we drive everywhere on vacations).