Thursday, February 24, 2011


Colton had to build a robot out of recycled material for a school project.  Here Rod and Colton are at the beginning of the project.  We have come up with a plan as a family (granted, I have seen these "projects" for the last 5 years as a teacher at BES) and they are starting the leg work in the first picture.

Colton is cutting a plastic bottle!

Here is the Robot!  He is made out of plastic bottles and shredded paper!  With a few extra additions!

Here is the Robot with some of his classmates robots:)

On display at the front of the school!

Hanging out with his robot friends:)

I have seen these robots for years and I did not want a robot covered with aluminum foil.  EVERY other robot that I have seen is covered with foil.  So we had to collectively think "outside of the box"!  The three of us (Rod, Colton and me) were sitting around the table and I had to keep reminding them that this was supposed to be fun!!  We came up with our plan, and then the work began.  It was actually a hard project due to the amount of hot glue we had to use!  But we finished, we were successful, we have persevered another school project, the only concern is that there are lots more to come!  We actually have to do a "Leprecaun Trap" now.  We had two projects this year, the robot and the Leprecaun Trap!  WISH US LUCK, BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO NEED IT:)!!!!!!! 

Side note:  I hope Finley can wear her St. Patrick's day shirt to school and think about her great aunt Billie!  Maybe when her teacher tells her that she HAS to wear green on that day, she will be glad that she has that bright green shirt to wear - just for one day!!!  But NEVER again:) 

Monday, February 14, 2011

PTO Performance

The first grade classes performed at PTO this past Tuesday night and Colton's class dressed up like Groundhogs.  They sang a cute song about groundhogs and Colton did a really good job!  I was SO proud of him!!  In past performances, even though he is just standing in a group of kids, he freezes and hardly does what he is supposed to do, but not this time!!  He sang and did all the motions just like he was supposed to do!  Again, he made his mama proud:)

In class, waiting for the Grand Entrance!

We just had our phones with us, so we didn't get any great pics.  That makes me mad at myself!

Colton with Andrew and Ben!  They are such goof balls!

And of course, he did so well, that he got a treat from DQ when it was over!!

Oh, I forgot about the pics Rod sent me so I am adding them below!  They show him "performing" and I love thie first  one with the adorable smile!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Munchausen by Proxy?

One part of the definition:

"Typically, the perpetrator feels satisfied by gaining the attention and sympathy of doctors, nurses, and others who come into contact with him or her and the child."

Do you think I fit the bill on this?  I am taking pictures of my poor sick son getting a breathing treatment, so I can send the picture to his daddy and put it on my blog!

Attention-seeking???  I would think so!!!  Do you feel sorry for us????  Well, look at the pictures below!

At first, when I asked him if I could take his picture, he said no!  Then he agreed!  He was so pitiful.  The doctor said he had bronchitis and croop!

He had to have RX cough medicine, antibiotics and a steroid:(   Poor Baby!!

I knew he was sick on Thursday afternoon when we got home from school and I told him he could not go outside and he said ok.  I almost fainted!!!  He had several coughing spells throughout the night, so I decided to stay home with him on Friday and take him to the doctor!  After the breathing treatment and the medicine, he hasn't been so agreeable when I tell him he can't go outside though!!  Imagine that:)

Also, ya'll pray for Tammy!  She was 32 weeks pregnant and on bedrest, leaking amniotic fluid.  I don't know all the details, but she had to have an emergency c-section yesterday and the baby had a birth defect and died four hours later!  Sad, sad news!  My heart is breaking for her!