I am still buried beneath my National Board Portfolio and Master's program. Therefore, most times my children are left to their own devices for entertainment. While taking a break from typing, I walked in the kitchen to find a smorgasboard on the kitchen floor. Upon further inspection, you will notice that this program is also impacting the food choices of my family. Apparently, we aren't too proud for Easy Mac. *blushes*
Gabriela and Daniel's pre-school classes and Cristina's kindergarten class have been learning about winter weather patterns. With all of the talk of snow, mittens and sleds, the kids were a little confused. Living in Southern California, they aren't afforded a lot of opportunities to experience those things. However, thanks to the recent rains, the mountains received snow! So, the school rushed a field trip together and voila, instant realia. Rene took the day off to go with them (and took Cristina, too) and it seems as though they had a blast!
For days now, Gabriela can't get enough of her snow gear. Here is a sweet little picture of her curled up for a nap donning pajamas, snow boots, and her big winter jacket. Sweet dreams, snow kitten.
Our family life and commitments can get a bit chaotic. I have always counted on our family calendar on the refrigerator to keep our lives organized. It is a just a perpetual write on/wipe off style of calendar, but it has been fantastic at keeping us on track. However, recently, my calendar is not my own. The last week or so, when I come downstairs in the morning (remember my kids wake up at 4:45am) something funky has been happening to my calendar. Events have disappeared, for no apparent reason. In their place, some hieroglyphics that can only be attributed to one person. I mean to say, this has one person's name written all over it. No, literally. It has Daniel's name written all over it. Not in the conventional left to right orientation that one might expect. In the "I'm gonna make it fit in this square, even if I have to write it in a circle" fashion. To be fair, I see Cristina's signature prominently placed, as well. Although I am totally in love with coming down to these surprises every morning, I am going to have to come up with a new system of keeping our commitments organized. *sigh* Until then, beware the low-tech hacker that is 4 years old and about 3 feet short and his sidekick Curly Macgoo.