Monthly Archives: November 2010

school mulch project

Today the Shimpi and Buckmire families mulched the front of Perry Harrison school. The kids helped just a little bit, but had loads of fun hanging out at the school on a Sunday. Here are some pics of our project.

Kristan



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time to decorate

This year we decided to get an artificial tree. I love putting the tree up the day after Thanksgiving, but even with good watering, it is hard to get a real tree to not end up being a fire hazard a month after being cut.

So, here is the debut of the first Shimpi family fake tree. Looks pretty good, I think. And, it would not be a Shimpi tree without a frog ornament for Samantha and a train under the tree for Aidan.

It is official…happy holidays!

Kristan



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Thanksgiving 2010

What a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving. We started our day with a bike ride at Southern Community Park. Later, Nana joined us for our Fresh Market T-day feast. The food was so great, we will probably never cook again!
Here are some pics from our special day.

Kristan



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Christmas cactus

The holiday season must be coming soon…the Christmas cactus is in bloom!

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Stone Soup

Today, Aidan’s first grade class performed Stone Soup (an old folk story in which hungry soldiers trick the people of a town into giving them some food. It is usually told as a lesson in cooperation).

The performance and scenery (all done by the students) were fabulous.

Here is a picture of all 3 hungry soldiers and the scenery for Stone Soup.

My favorite line from Stone Soup (of course solider #1’s line :-)….”as long as I have friendship in my heart and a stone in my pocket, I have all I need.”

Kristan


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I am my mother

So, today was a super busy day. I was going in 10 different directions and had lots of places to be. I started the day by putting a stickie note on the door as a reminder. Here is the conversation with Samantha about the note:
Samantha: Why is there a note on the door?
Me: Because I need to make sure I remember something.
Samantha: Why can’t you just remember?
Me: Because moms have a lot to remember and sometimes need help to remember everything.
Samantha: Oh.

I have officially become my mother! She had stickie notes everywhere when I was a kid, and like Samantha, I did not get it. She will also have stickie notes one day. I hope she remembers today and chuckles about becoming me 🙂

Kristan

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fall flowers

Some of my fall favorites –

Turtlehead flower with a frequent pollinator, sedum, and one of our camelias after an afternoon rain.



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