Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Photos of the last year!

Awana Closing Ceremony and Grand Prix. He won 4th in race, 2nd in Design.

First time playing soccer.
On the Homecoming Float

Mr. Boo loved the Statue of Liberty so he wanted his
6th Birthday Party to have that theme.
We settled for a New York City theme.

Mr. Boo on Digi our mobile office rv
Mr. Boo loved the globe and learning about the world and landmarks.

Kite Day. The kids made their own kites and flew them at the same time.

In Class after kite flying

Showing how smart he is!

What a great year and a great school!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Where did the (almost) year go?

It's been forever since I've posted. Mr. Boo graduated from Kindergarten last week. It was such a wonderful program and experience. He has had a great year at his school. Some of the highlights of his year were: taking a train ride in Fort Worth; going on several field trips to museums, and local businesses; playing soccer for the first time; learning about the Statue of Liberty and other national monuments. I will post some photos soon.

The farm is doing pretty well. We're selling every egg we can get and have to turn away others. It looks like we will actually have a garden this year to sell. There is lettuce, cucumbers, pumpkins, okra, squash, sweet corn, etc. We've lost all of our oldest ducks, either to predators, or just not coming home. Big Daddy (white pekin) lost both of his girls one night. They had taken to walking down the road and spending most of the day there. He came home one night without them, and spent several days walking down the road looking for them. It was so sad seeing him. We have 8 female goslings, 7 female pekin ducks that will turn 3 weeks old tomorrow. They're pretty cute. The goslings are starting to arch their necks the way geese do. We also lost Napoleon, the little general, and our favorite sheep. He passed away in February, shortly before Josephine had twin lambs, Lizzy and Beau. Their daughter, Flo (Florence) had a baby boy (we haven't settled on a name, although Mr. Boo wants to call him Mount Rushmore, maybe Rush?) that is about 5 week old now.

Button (duck, see former posts and book below) fell off the front porch just before Thanksgiving. Mr. Boo wanted to see if she could fly. After surgery and several months, she can walk some. Because she is so special to us, we opted to have surgery to repair the leg that was broken right at the hip joint. Had we known that when the pin was taken out she wouldn't be able to walk right again, we might have made other decisions about her. Her leg fused in the hip joint and works independently of the hip. She is happy, can stand and gets where she wants to go, but she will never have the freedom of walking comfortably again. She had a great doctor in Southlake, and I would recommend him for any avian or other pet related injuries.

I'm still hanging in there with Heritage Makers. They've come up with some new products that are exciting, also a Scan Party (clients come together to scan their photos). Click on the link at the side to see all that we have to offer. You can sign up for a free account without obligation to buy anything. It just gives you a chance to play with the system. Here are some of the projects I've done.

Class Book for Auction

Cute as a Button
Snow Dogs (Click Rotate and Fold to see these functions)
Moving Day
My Girls
Birthday Party

I'm looking into Alternative Certification Programs to start teaching. I've been to two job interviews for traditional year round employment (both library research positions). I was concerned about Mr. Boo and what he would do while I was working, so I thought I would try for School Library Certification. Back when I got my MLS you could get a Learning Resource Endorsement. I didn't do this at the time, because I'd just had Mr. Boo. Now you have to have two years of teaching experience to be a certified School Librarian. So, I'm really considering the program so that I can hopefully teach in the fall.

Well, I guess that's us in a nutshell.