She cracks me up with her pretend play with the dogs. If a laundry basket is available, she will place it at our front door, put the dogs in, and get in herself. On this day, she was giving a play-by-play to the dogs on the events unfolding on our quiet street. (4/29/11)
Creative fun this afternoon while Paw and Dad are putting together my craft/scrap box...a skateboard and a box is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon at home.
After our morning visit to Chuck E Cheeses on our Monday off, we took some sandwiches to Riverfront Park for a picnic and a little more playtime. Tori is learning to pump those legs when she swings...although she would prefer to be pushed.
J.J. had been saving all those ticket slips from Chuck E Cheeses for a long time and was excited to see something that he wanted...a mini skateboard park."Busy, busy, busy" is the only way to describe our last week of April. And May, well, is getting quite booked! I was so glad that we had the Monday off after Easter to catch our breath before things take full swing. We have about four weeks of school left, and the end can't come fast enough. I am so ready to start my summer break with all the good times ahead.
Wednesday was one of those extreme weather days here. We spent a good deal of time at school out in the halls because of the tornado warnings. It was downright scary at times; however, all we received here was lots of wind and rain. There were tornadoes and micro bursts in Knoxville, with places that received hail the size of baseballs. As far as our area, we had minor damage and injuries compared to places in upper East Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. Chris's aunt, who lives near Tuscaloosa , was without power for two days. My heart goes out to all those families who were effected and lost loved ones. If I heard correctly this morning, there are still many unaccounted for. I really fear that we will have several more of these violent weather patterns here in the South. Let's hope for the best!
On a much lighter note, I really enjoyed watching the pomp and circumstance of the Royal Wedding on Friday. It really amazed me how interested my students were in this event. Then I remembered that they had never seen one like I had. The new princess's dress was beautiful...It so reminded me of Princess Grace's wedding gown (and I have been captivated with her her rise from a Hollywood star to a princess ever since I was a teenager). I do wish the royal couple a happy and joyful life together.
Well, as it is time to get the kids in bed for another week of routine and every-minute-filled evenings, I had better end this post. The Whaleys have lots in store for May! I hope to keep you posted as often as possible.