Monthly Archives: January 2010

Snow!





We got 5 inches of snow and sleet today. As usual, the kids were up super early to check it out. We went to the park for some sledding, then back home for some snow cream.

An explanation about our sled: There were no sleds in the entire Raleigh/Durham area, so Rahul came up with the idea of using our pool floatie with a little cooking spray. Worked like a charm 🙂

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Young Author’s Competition



The Young Author’s tea was on January 15th. I had no idea it was such a big deal! All students who wrote stories got awards in various categories. Aidan got honorable mention for his story in the realistic fiction category. Not knowing what to expect, I did not take our camera. Aidan’s teacher and a mom pal got some pictures of our budding young writer.

Kristan

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Rahul knows the way to my heart :-)


Yesterday was my birthday and our 7 year anniversary. My birthday present was a pair of new running shoes, and we celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Ruth Chris Steakhouse. Rahul really does know the way to my heart 🙂

Kristan

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equation for fun


teacher workday + 200lbs of sand = a fun afternoon 🙂

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future behavior specialist



This morning I overheard Samantha letting Fred out of time out from the guest room. She reminded him why he was in time out, said he needed to say sorry to George for biting him, and told him to be a better listener. Pretty sure time out will not change Fred’s behavior 🙂

Here is a picture of my future behavior specialist with Fred and after getting some lickies from George (he must love her extra today for sticking up for him 🙂

Kristan

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Vincent van Gogh


The kids share 2 things from school each night at dinner. Here were Aidan’s from tonight: 1) Vincent van Gogh drew a pretty painting called Starry Night. 2) He cut off his ear for Ms. Vigus (the art teacher :-).

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chilly Sunday


Too cold to do just about anything today. Being stuck inside made two Shimpi children a little silly. Good thing school resumes tomorrow morning!

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