Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New "toy"

So for those of you who didn't hear Chad and I had really had it with Sprint and made the jump to switch cell phone providers, for only a few more dollars a month we were able to COMPLETELY increase our package and going from dumb old phones to shiny new smart phones.  Well, only 2 weeks after getting our lovely new droids Chad decided to take a swim with his at Fairview Pool (nice huh?)  Thank God for insurance so for a deductible (totally not free) we were able to replace it (but still cheaper than buying a new phone.)  Anyway, Chad's new toy takes some GREAT pictures with fun views, exposures, etc.  Here is a cute one of the boys on the playground!

Monday, September 12, 2011

9/11 Memorial

I shared this with my students today in class, it is an audio recording of YoYo Ma playing the Bach Sarabande from the 1st suite.  The visual is of Obama at the memorial now set up at ground zero.  If you close your eyes and listen you can hear the water from the memorial.  I just found this very moving.
911 Memorial

Friday, September 9, 2011

My 1st Grader

Thought I better get this up for you all before he is in 2nd grade!  Here is our big kid, 1st grade.  The year is starting out great for him, he has Mrs. Williams as his teacher.  You can check out their class blog over here at http://www.mrswilliamsfirstgradeclass.blogspot.com/ We feel very lucky that Killian continues to REALLY enjoy school and looks forward to it every day.  So far the highlights have been an increased desire and skill set with reading and two perfect score spelling tests!