Sunday, August 10, 2014

Galveston Vacation

Our second and last vacation was to Galveston Island. My parents were generous enough to pay for our motel the 2 nights we were there. My sister and her family stayed at the other end of the island at a private beach condo with private beach clubs. We were able to go there and play with them for 2 days. The middle day, we all went to Moody Gardens. We hadn't been there for awhile, so it was nice to see all of the exhibits and animals. It was so sad to see the huge animals in the tiny little pens, though. We took Grace to the Rainforest cafe and rode the ride, which she loved. She loved playing with her cousins too and I think my parents enjoyed seeing all of their grandkids together and playing. Grace was so embarrassing at Moody Gardens though. We rented a stroller for Millie, which of course, she wouldn't sit in. Grace ended up riding in it and having my mother push her. No amount of shame or force would get her out of that stroller, and my mother was just happy as a clam to push her. So obnoxious. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Teacher rules

An idea I saw recently was to use memes to introduce your rules on the first day of school. I run a power point throughout the entire class and I love using memes and fun pictures there. They love to get the jokes and see the pics. These would be fun to throw in there as reminders too.

They just ring sooo true!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Quilt

I have too many scraps!!! So I'm starting a new quilt. It's a big granny square block quilt. I'm using color-coordinating scraps - all reds, all oranges, etc. I'm soooo not great at putting like colors together, but I'm hoping the white pulls them all together. It's a process, as you can see, because of all the help I get. But I feel like I'm making progress and being somewhat creative. I have no idea about the backing, etc. Maybe I'll make 2 tops, like I did for the t-shirt quilts. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Harry Potter Party event

On the night of, we made slime in Potions class, planted bean plants in Herbology, ate cake and butter beer during tea, didn't look at the stars during Astronomy because of clouds, then we cast charms with firework sparklers then watched Prisoner of Azkaban . They had a good time.
Butter Beer - ice cream, cream soda with butterscotch extract and whipped cream

Quidditch cake - pretty sketch, but Grace really liked it.