Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Brian has been busy converting all of our VHS videos into digital video files. We've been having lots of fun seeing videos of Brian when he was younger. We are having even more fun watching video of Kaylyn when she as younger. Here is a clip where she is just a little bit older than Jack is now. Brian is trying to get her to sing the song that plays on her fancy potty. (We're in the midst of potty-training) All he gets is an echo....a pretty funny echo at that. Stay tuned for more video clips as we continue to discover all those funny clips we have forgotten about. I can't wait to get hold of the VHS tapes at my parents house. Then we can add "young" Charlyn to the collection.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Kaylyn had so much fun doing Valentine's Day crafts. We made construction paper cards, a valentine mailbox for school, and egg carton ladybugs. Kaylyn made a special Valentine card for her daddy. Brian had to work on Valentine's Day so we had a nice family dinner the following night. Brian asked me where I wanted to go and I had a craving for breakfast for dinner. I suggested IHOP and Brian agreed and didn't even try to make an alternate suggestion! I guess there's a first for everything. I say it was a double date- Jack was my date and Kaylyn was Brian's date. The best part for me was when Brian and the kids sent me flowers by surprise to me at work. I was having an especially bad day and it made it so much better!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Kaylyn had a project for school for Black History Month. It was to be a "family activity" in which she chose a person to do a poster presentation on. Kaylyn did her poster on Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, a prominent black surgeon in the Chicago area in the 1890's. He is most well-known for founding the Provident Hospital and Nurse Training School in Chicago. He was also a pioneer in surgery. He once saved a man's life when he performed a brand new technique to repair a stab wound to the heart. As Kaylyn presented it to her class...."This Dr. Williams and he fixed people's broken hearts." I thought it was adorable! And it went well with the Valentine theme this week. Afterwards, her class had a Valentine pizza party with cupcakes and cookies for dessert. Kaylyn came home with an overflowing box of cards from her friends.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I am so proud of all the work that Brian has done with his family tree. He has an amazing assortment of photos, stories, videos and other precious pieces of history collected and saved. He recently created a video clip to showcase pictures of his mother and her family. He chose great music and did a wonderful job of putting it all together. He could do this kind of work professionally I think. It made me teary-eyed when I watched it.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Earlier this week we took Jack on an outing to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The weather has been so nasty and poo Jack has been stuck indoors the past several days. He had lots of fun. He especially liked the Weiss Energy exhibit and the chemistry exhibit....mostly because there were lots of buttons to push and wheels to turn! After we left the museum, I went to my 1 week follow-up appointment at the Mann Eye Center. My vision was 20/15 in both eyes and the doctor said my eyes were healing great. Exciting!! Anyhow, not much else going on right now. Kaylyn is getting geared up for Valentine's Day festivities at school. More to come later....