Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Oceans, Love, and Cowgirl boots

As the ocean is never full of water, the heart is never full of love.

This quote is what sparked our family Christmas card last year from Shutterfly Christmas photo cards!  We had gone to the ocean for a family vacation (a first for 2 of our 3 daughters).  The holiday card we made captured that family time of peace, love, and happiness.  We were able to send the card to over 100 of our family and friends because it was so affordable, easy to make, was shipped so quickly to us, and came with envelopes to make things that much easier.  Like all products from Shutterfly from the photo books to calendars to prints, it was quality.

This year we did not have a beach vacation, but will be sending another Shutterfly (card style this year) Howdy, cowgirl style (oh, and cowboy, sorry Bob).  Our family photo shoot had pink boots and all!  So Saddle up and try Shutterfly for your holiday cards.  They have a great selections of patterns, sizes, and it is really EASY to make.  I know I will be making this year's holiday cards very soon!  Here is a sneak peek of what may be on the card!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Campbell Trivia Night

After years of begging, and pleading for a Campbell Montessori Trivia Night, we got it!  I chaired the first ever Trivia Night and it went really well.  The table decorations for the contest were great.  People had a good time, and the school made about $4,000.  I can't wait to do it again next year!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Night

Cecelia as Junko Tabei, Lydia as Tinkerbell (yes, I gave in to Disney), Sylvia as Murphy (my brother's basset hound), I am a hula girl, and Bob a blind referee.  We got bags of candy this year!  Holy Cow!

Halloween Morning

With Bob gone so often working on Schaeffer, we hadn't had a chance to pick pumpkins to carve.  Nothing like last minute... we finally chose pumpkins on the morning of Halloween.  Bob's Aunt Jane and cousin Jacinta were here too so they went with us, as well as Ron and Lucille.  The kids had so much fun at Daniel's Farm and we did too.  The jack-o-lanterns turned out very cute this year.  Warning TONS of pics below.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Junko Tabei

For Campbell's Halloween celebration, the kids can only wear a costume if they can dress as and tell about a historical figure.  Cecelia had an Asian outfit she really wanted to wear so we did a little research.  There were not many Asian women we could find, that were historically significant.  One we did find was the first woman to make it to the top of Mount Everest.  Her name was Junko Tabei.  Cecelia typed a report, found a picture, and was all ready to go.  Unfortunately, dad had no idea about any of it because he hasn't been home in weeks (remember Schaeffer).  He didn't think she needed her costume so Cecelia didn't have it for school.  I found this out at 8:00 as my day began.  I was so upset by it because of all the hard work that was put into it, that I rearranged my schedule, traded plan times and skipped lunch, just so I could make it home to get her costume and take it to her.  I am glad I did, her teacher said she had been upset all morning.  The before school people even helped her rewrite her paper!  Here is her paper and a pic of her presenting.

Junko Tabei

She climes mowtins ol over the wrld and climed the 7 sumits.
She is frum Japan
She was the ferst woman to clime Mownt Everest in 1975, the hiist in the wrld.
She was baeried in a avulanch and had to be dug owt.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Bash

We had a costume party for Halloween that was a hit to say the least.  With kids and adults we hit 60 and then stopped counting.  My house resembled a frat house the next day!  For those non-Montessori people, Bridget in the pink outfit is the pink tower (a Montessori teaching tool), which was a hit with the Montessori crowd at the party :).