Friday, November 30, 2007


Today the sponsoring school gave Neinas their Christmas party. Instead of having kaos in the hallways, they sit up different areas in the school where the kids would go. Right as soon as the other schools arrived, I got called to the Principal's office. I ended up being the schools photographer. I ran around the school all day trying to get some good pictures.

In the cafeteria they had it sit up to give each child a t-shirt and bag of candy.

From there they went to the hallway and sang some songs.

Each child got to see Santa Clause. They also got to go into the gym and hear the choir sing. By noon his class was able to sit down and eat. They brought pizza and juice.

Round # ?

I was awaken about 1:30 this morning with sirens from the fire trucks. The sirens just stopped and I knew the house next door was on fire again. I jumped out of bed and ran outside to see what was happening because I couldn't see no fire from the bedroom windows. Sure enough there was a fire but it was on the other side of the house this time. I'll have to look back and see how many times so far this house has been on fire, I'm thinking 4 maybe 5.

I went back and looked the magic number is 4.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Chelsea Skydiving

Chelsea finally sent some pictures of her skydiving adventure. Below is the plane she jumped out of.
She's getting all strapped up to get ready for her jump. She looks happy now, just wait.
This is Reggie and Justin a couple of friends that also jumped.

This is where she got pushed out of the plane. Check out the face she aint smiling anymore, she's terrified.
Now she's ok again, no scared look anymore. She's absolutely crazy. A view of the city from above.

Safely on the ground

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving Day

This is our Thanksgiving day, I stayed home and went to mom & dads, while John took Alex to his parents house. Before we had dinner the kids were playing Guitar hero, and then they showed Danny how to play.
The cooks are in the kitchen ( ha, ha). They had Kurt carving the turkey, and the rest of them were getting the other stuff set out, while I set back and took pictures. Then I was first in line so I could get more pictures of the rest of them getting their food.

Time to eat, why do they stop when the camera comes out?

Now after dinner and the clean up crew gets done we get out a puzzle. The doctor told mom to exercise her brain and puzzles was one of the ways to do that. We've been trying to get her to work the puzzles with us, she does some but would rather watch. It looks as though all she is exercising is her mouth, chewing up that gum.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Wednesday we had a 1/2 day of school, and they had scheduled the Bat man to come in and talk about bats. He had 2 sessions I was going to try to make it to the second one but by the time I got done coloring, the session had started so I didn't go it.
The teachers came to me for my camera to take pictures, by the looks of it he brought 2 different types of bats. One teacher even got to pet it. I wonder if she is really enjoying it, or just posing for the picture.

They had the kids sitting on the floor, and if you look close enough you can find Alex (only blond haired kid there).

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Blue Pigs

Tuesday the Blue Pigs came to our school and sang a few songs for the kids. They're real police officers that work the streets, and they go around to the Detroit Public Schools singing and teaching kids how to be safe. They've been doing this for 37 years. I remember seeing them when I went to school.
They had a few teachers get up and dance for everyone, and these were the only brave teachers to do that. They were dancing to My Girl.
They called a couple kids up and asked them a few questions, and if they got it all correct they won a book.

They had the whole gym get up and dance, I got these 1st graders dancing. I tried to get Alex but he wouldn't dance.

I tried getting these 5th graders pictures while they were dancing. Manuel kept dancing but she stopped.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Field Trip

The third grade classes went on a field trip today to the jiffy factory and treehouse. Our first stop was to the treehouse to eat and play, 1/2 of the group went to the treehouse first while the other 1/2 went to the factory. We spent about an hour and half at each place. At the factory each child got to pick out a box of jiffy mix, the adults got 2 boxes and everyone got a jiffy cookbook.

Look how hard he was playing, his hair is soaked and his face is red.

After we had lunch at the treehouse, we went on a tour to the jiffy factory. I got this picture of the outside because when inside you're not allowed to take pictures in the factory.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Best Friends

Last week the school had taken best friends pictures. The package was only 6 - 4 x 6 pictures. Randy the boy in the middle, his mother bought a package and gave me a couple. I guess It turned out ok.
The boys are Brian, Randy, and Alex. Randy and Alex have been together since kindergarten, Brian joined up with them last year in 2nd grade.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Dena's Babies

I received these pictures from Dena today. Rachal and Andrew in their halloween costumes.

Courtney's Twins

Courtney sent me some pictures of the babies last night.

Carsyn and Cooper in their halloween costumes.