Saturday, May 06, 2006


The boys were into their magazines.
Lily's class.
Having Happy Birthday sung to her by her class.

S'more s'mores!

Well, it finally feels like summer---even though it's supposed to get down to 39 or 40 tonight! We had our first cookout with the neighbors---something we do a lot in the summer. We always do s'mores and the kids love it. Wyatt ended up sleeping over at his friend Thomas' tonight. That always seems to happen after these get togethers.

I can never get my pictures to be in the order I want them on here--any trick to that??
The 2nd and 3rd pics are of Lily at school today having her little class birthday celebration. She was having Happy Birthday sung to her and was all shy and embarassed---yeah, right!! She went home with her friend Nick after school today. She has been so excited about it all week. He can't come to her party tomorrow because of a baseball game, so he wanted her to come over.

It was a great day--I felt like I accomplished something at school with the girl I'm mostly working with--and that felt really good. I feel like she just needs a positive role model and someone to care about her--and I'm trying to be that person. I'm finding it really hard not to think about these kids outside of school, though. I could NEVER be a counselor or psychologist! It's just too hard to turn it off when the school day is over! I hate to think about the homes some of them are going home to---very sad.

On a happier note, Lily is SO excited about her birthday party tomorrow! She is getting American Girl Doll Jess and I think she will be thrilled! My mom went overboard as usual and got her Jess's PJ's along with matching ones for Lily, another Jess outfit and a badminton set. She will love that!


Amy said...

Looks like fun. Who does the fire pit belong to? We've been thinking of doing one just like that.

Amy said...

As for the pictures, I just rearrange them by dragging them around in my post before I publish it.