Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Snow Days!

So we again ask ourselves, "How much snow does it take for the schools to close in Corvallis?" This answer, about 1/2 and inch. Crazy! Last Friday and Last Monday the schools closed here. Charley's class has a calling tree that notifies the students in her class. If her teacher calls me again at 5:30 am one more time, I think I will lose it! Can't we all promise to look at the news to see the school closures before we send our kids out to the bus? Seems pretty simple to me, then maybe I won't get woken up at the crack of dawn anymore!

The kids had a great time playing in the snow however. Their cousins in Utah have about 4 feet of snow outside. They have not yet had a snow day.

Ben's letters

Santa brought Ben the Leap Pad magnet letter set for Christmas. Ben loves them! He will bring us a letter and want us to ask him what it is. He doesn't tell you what the letter is, he tells you the sound it makes and sometimes will tell you a word that starts with that letter. He also loves to sit at the table with Mom or Dad and have us write letters that he wants over and over again. Ronny and I laugh about this most of the time and think to ourselves, Charley didn't do this this early did she? At night if he wakes up crying from a nightmare the way we calm him down is by asking him what each letter sound is. Did I mention he turns two in March? Crazy kid!

New Threads

Its been a while since I posted anything but I am repenting now and have a few things to publish today. We will see how far I get before one of the kids tries to kick me off the computer.

Earlier this month Ron and I testified in front of the Senate Education Committee about the kindergarten issue here in Oregon. Ronny's parents were very generous and bought him a new suit over the holidays to wear to our meeting. Doesn't he look great! The meeting went great and the senators thanked us for bringing the situation to their attention and asked us if we would be willing to testify in front of the entire legislature in February. We will see if that invitation really gets extended in the next couple of weeks.