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    Tuesday, November 25, 2008

    Yesterday morning, we had Turner's first-ever parent/teacher conference.  I can't believe they do it for preschool, but it was nice to hear how he's doing, especially since he didn't do preschool last year.  
    Ms. Tina said he's doing great.  He was the first in his class to count to 100 with no help.  He knows all of his colors and all of his shapes.  (Octagon wasn't on the list, and he knows that, too.  Thanks to Uncle Mike!!) He didn't know the days of the week in September, but now he knows all of them.  He knows all the sounds of the letters, and is working on writing lower-case.  He can write all his letters in uppercase.  The only problems Ms. Tina has with him is the occasional authority conflict (we could have told her that!).  He also plays rough and tumble with the other boys in the class, but she said they all do it, so no ONE is to blame, there.  

    We are so proud of our big boy.  He'll join the reading group starting in January.  Ms. Tina knows he already knows how to read, but this will encourage him even more!!  
    We also received some pocket charts with flashcards to make words.  Turner loves to play with these.  What a nerd!! But, boy are we proud of him - did I mention that already???  

    Friday, November 21, 2008

    100 Days to Christmas

    I've been following a fun blog this month.  I wanted to share it with you... have fun reading the challenges!!  Just click on the picture to take you to the site.

    Thursday, November 20, 2008

    Visitor's Day

    Turner had Visitor's Day at school, yesterday.  They were each given two invitations for grandparents (or older neighbors).  Turner invited Grandpa and GGpa (Great-Grandpa!).  Here are some of the pictures Grandpa took of Turner singing his Thanksgiving songs and beating his drum!

    Monday, November 17, 2008

    Simple Woman's Daybook

    FOR TODAY (Monday, November 17)...
    Outside my window...I see leaves all over the ground.  The only green is the pine needles in the trees in the field across the lane.
    I am thinking...I had such a great time in Branson with my girlfriends this weekend.  How blessed am I to have such wonderful friends.
    I am thankful amazing husband.  Keeping all three kids (even the nursing girl) for the weekend, so I could get away for a little break.
    From the kitchen...just came a heaping plate of pancakes (which aren't so heaping now).
    I am wearing...some cozy pajama pants and a teeshirt.
    I am creating...a new blog routine.  We'll see how it works out!
    I am take Turner to preschool today.  And then pick up some stuff for Andy's birthday dinner.
    I am reading...The Shack, and Captivating.  I've been working on Captivating for awhile now.  I know, I know!
    I am hoping...I can figure out what I'm supposed to do next - homeschool or volunteer more at church?  Why is it so hard to just sit aside and listen to God's plan for me?
    I am hearing...the sounds of OLD superman cartoons from the TV.  My boys are in love with the classic cartoons.  Casper is also a favorite.  
    Around the looking good.  My husband also cleaned while I was gone.  There a some piles to pick up, but he did a great job!!
    One of my favorite that my 1yo already asks to color.  She just loves to scribble on paper!! 
    A few plans for the rest of the week: Tiny Tots, MWF.  Andy's birthday on Tuesday - he has band practice, and I have a meeting I'd like to go to.  Wed night we have coffee house at Youth - Open Mic for crazy teens!!  Looking forward to Saturday (Angel Food, 4yo birthday party, Lights of the Ozarks).  
    Here is picture thought I am sharing...Andy and Allison at Easter this last year.  I love this picture!

    Wednesday, November 5, 2008

    The Pilgrims and the Indians

    On our way home from church tonight, I asked Turner what he learned in preschool today.  He said they listened to a story about the Pilgrims and the Indians.  The pilgrims "set sailed in a cauliflower ship."  They came to a new land, where the Indians live.  The Indian boys have pony tails.  Turner wanted to verify that they were, in fact, boys, even with ponytails.  Thought I'd share this quick note before I forgot about the cauliflower ship.  

    Tuesday, November 4, 2008

    Boys will be boys...

    Here are some pictures of the boys playing outside at Nanny and Jonjon's. The big door is the well house. As you can see, boys will use anything as a weapon. Even old pipes or other hardware items that are on the ground. Enjoy the pics.

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    Election Day

    I'm not one to talk about politics, but I'm hoping everyone who reads this has either voted or is heading to the polls.  I actually voted on Saturday (without the kids).  It is our right and our responsibility as Americans.  I know the lines are long this year - but that's a good sign.  That should give you more incentive to do it... everyone else is!  Sometimes peer pressure is a good thing!

    Anyway - go vote!!!