Back To School 2019

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Yay! The house will be back to normal again. Katelynn had Summer band practice, every Tuesday. And for the last two weeks, she was in Band Camp. So, for her the Summer Break flew by quickly. Since we’ve got two new pets, Sara was so busy, she didn’t realize how fast the break came to an end. It’s hard to believe, we have a Sophomore and a 4th-Grader this school year. I hope, they have a wonderful and safe year in school. To another great school year!

Happy First Day of School!

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Last Day of School 2019

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School Year 2018/2019

When School Is Closing Soon

When school is closing soon,
my heart gets excited!
But, I’ll miss my friends and teacher
so my feelings are divided.
I think of all I’ve learned,
like math, writing, and reading.
I’m proud of my accomplishments
and how I’ve been succeeding!
So, here’s to Summer months of fun
and to the next year, too!
I’ll always remember this school year
and how much I grew!

Author: Janiel Wagstaff

St. Patrick’s Day 2019πŸ€πŸŒˆπŸ€

Three years ago, when Sara was in Kindergarten, she had a little school project on Spring Break. We’ve helped her to make a Leprechaun trap and write a little story about, how she’s gonna trap it. The Irish gnome is approving, that this is a great trap for catching these little gold chasing boogers. Don’t forget to wear your lucky green, today. πŸ€πŸŒˆπŸ€

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Sara’s Leprechaun Trap, she made for a Kindergarten project in 2015.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

“Super Heroes” Curriculum

Sara’s school had their 7th Curriculum Night. This year’s theme: “Superheroes”. As we all know, Superheroes use and fight lots of science to protect humankind and the world. Superman explains, how a tornado forms; Spiderman invites us to learn more about his buggy friends (No, I’m still not a fan of spiders!); the Incredibles teach us about electric circuits. … Just to name a few examples. But before I forget to mention it: There are also our daily human Superheroes, which keep us safe and sound in our community, every day: TCPD & TCFD came for a visit to say “Hello” as well.

It turned out to be another great Curriculum Night. Sara had a lot of fun, learning something new. Even Katelynn had fun with some of the projects. She was amazed, when she touched the water bubble, which sat on top of the sand (Remind me, not to use this kid of sand for the kitty litterbox!).

Back To Normality

After a Two-week-break, Katelynn and Sara are back in school. Katelynn started her second semester as a Freshman. When she came home, she said, her interests are mixed and well balanced. There are two subjects she really loves, and two she is not so font with them. She usually loves Mathematics. But she doesn’t like Algebra. I remember, first I wasn’t a fan of Algebra either. But once I figured it out, it wasn’t so hard anymore. But it took a bit to click in my head. Katelynn is going through the same struggles. She’s excited for Science. She can’t wait to talk about her collection of dinosaurs. Then there is another semester of Band in this school year. And English Language Arts is the other subject, she’s raising her eyebrows. She was never a fan of ELA. πŸ˜€ But Katelynn has a lot of fun in High School. And that’s also very important. Sara said, she had an amazing day in school, too.

Kevin celebrates his 44th Birthday, today. We were considering going out for his big day. But I could talk him into, me cooking a nice meal for him. Since the weather is in the 70s, I decided to cook some German Hamburger Patties, which are nicely seasoned. And as the side dish I made Potato-Cucumber Salad. Kevin agreed, my food tastes so much better. And it is much cheaper and healthier to eat at home. Our New Years Resolution is to reduce the days eating out and rather spend the time on cooking a decent meal at home. We are planning a trip to Seattle/Vancouver trip for this Summer. And in Spring 2020, we would like to go back to Walt Disney World. These trips cost a lot of money, and therefore I always need to find a way to save more $$$.

Winter Solstice/Yuletide 2018

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Today is the shortest day and the longest night of the year, in the Northern Hemisphere. The Sun will be ‘reborn” and “climb its way to the top of the hill”, until Summer Solstice in June, before the days will become shorter again. We call it the Winter Solstice, when the days are short and the nights are long. And the days start to become longer.

Katelynn and Sara had their last day of school for 2018. It is also the end of the first semester in school. When the girls go back, Katelynn will have a new schedule in January. And Sara will begin to prepare for the STAAR tests, in Spring. But first, we will enjoy the last days of this year. Hopefully, we have a good start into the new year, 2019. We will visit the family in North Carolina for a few days. The girls want to see their grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousins. They always enjoy traveling and seeing something new on the road. It never gets old for them. πŸ˜‰

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Snow in Bill Allen Memorial park in The Colony, Texas (March 2015)

β˜ƒοΈBlessed Yuletide! Happy First Day of Winter!

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The Homecoming Parade 2018

Since Katelynn had to participate with her High School Band in the Homecoming Parade tonight, it was a given that Sara was a part of it, too. Sara’s Elementary School Coach gathered the kids from his clubs, so they could walk in the parade as well. Kevin parked at the High School and walked to the starting point. When he arrived, I decided I’m gonna walk in the parade. It has been over four months, since I walked a mile. And this was the perfect first walk after my surgery. In the stadium, the girls were still participating in a dance with the football players, cheerleaders, band, other clubs and the Homecoming King & Queen. The sisters had so much fun, they actually got along with each other, which is very seldom these days. As parents we have to savor these moments. πŸ˜‰