Monday, November 20, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday surrounded by family and friends. I love Thanksgiving. It may be cliché but I do try to take time to reflect on what I'm truly thankful for.... like my three healthy, beautiful, smart, happy, talented, great kids, a wonderful husband who works hard so that I am able to stay home with my kids and do all the things I'm able to do with them, that my parents are still with me and that we have a great relationship, that I get to see my mom nearly everyday, and that my kids have grandparents who adore them. I'm thankful for all my sisters, my mother-in-law, my sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, all my nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and dear friends, near and far away. I'm thankful for my tiny but cozy house, and that although we don't have much, my kids want for nothing. I'm thankful for my health and mobility- after suffering through more than a year of questionable mobility and pain, I realized it's amazing what you take for granted! I'm thankful for this community that we live in, for library story hour and nursery school, for dance class and for my kids' teachers who truly care for them. I’m thankful for the friendly farmer who stops to talk to Ethan, for Dick & Dewitta for being great neighbors, for a church I feel at home in. I'm thankful for the changing of the seasons, for the first snow fall and the crunch of leaves underfoot. I’m thankful for coffee and wine and good conversations and laughter! I’m thankful for it all… that even when something bad happens, I am reminded of all the good I have in this life! - Sarah

Monday, November 13, 2006

Happy Birthday... Finally

Alex got to "finally" celebrate her 9th birthday on Friday afternoon. She had a few girlfriends (and cousins) over for cake and ice cream and pizza. We did celebrate her birthday earlier with a combined family party with Hudson, but she wanted to celebrate with her "girls". She's growing up so quickly!!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Funny things the Boys said....

Now I feel old... Yesterday Hudson asked me if I was born in the 1890's!!

Today Ethan was playing with Hudson's money bank. He asked me where Hudson got some of the dollars. I told him from the tooth fairy. Then he asked, "How much more money does he have in his mouth?"

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Alex- Madame Secretary

Good afternoon fellow 4th graders! We are here today to vote for our class officers. I find this exciting! In case you don’t know me, I want to take this opportunity to give you a snapshot of who I am and what I will bring to our class of 2015 when you vote me, Alexandra Williams for secretary!

You may know from posters, stickers and gossip that I will make a great secretary, but for those that haven’t heard let me explain why. First of all I love our class and I also love to help people! That’s the main reason I am running for this office, it’s the best of both worlds for me. With a little elbow grease I can bring this class all the success they could want!

One way of achieving success is being organized, which I am very good at. I bet you don’t want a very important piece of paper lost. If I were secretary this would never happen!
Another reason I’d make a great secretary is I’m very responsible. I hate to waste sticky notes, paper and time. I also always bring in my homework complete and on time. It feels great to know you’ve got a responsible secretary, so, vote for me!

One more reason you should make me your secretary is I’m a Iroquois Confederacy girl! I’m like a chief sitting at a council meeting or for us a school meeting. We would talk about problems and solutions like the Hodenosaunee chiefs did, and like a chief I will not write any thing down in permanent maker or make any decisions with out a clan mother ( or for us) a teacher okay!

Once my grandpa said to me, “Alex, you know you would make a great president someday.” Well, this is my first step, and this would mean a lot to me, my family and especially my grandpa if I were elected for office! Vote for me, and no sticky notes will be wasted! Vote for me, a kind, willing, helpful and smiley 4th grader, like you, just running for secretary!!!


Saturday, November 04, 2006

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Halloween: Day Two

Well, here they are!! Don't they look great? And although he doesn't look it, Ethan was very excited about Trick-or-Treating. Maybe he's annoyed because Alex appears to be eating his "curly ear".

Alex strikes a pose at school.

Blogger is being a stinker and won't let me post more pictures...I'll try again later... so check back!