Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 68

I know, I know. I apologize. A lost USB cord was the reason for the blogging hiatus. Kaelon just couldn't live any more without reading my updates, so he sent me a replacement. Thanks, Kaelon! :)

Today's photo captures the concentration of the second graders working on their PowerPoints. They did such a great job today!

Now that I think about it, I should have taken a photo of me standing through my sunroof trying to change the lightbulb in my garage door opener... That was a sight to see!!

Day 67

Wow! A professional meeting has never been so fun! Thanks to Maureen and Jan for the cake! It was soooo good!

Day 66

We celebrated the premiere of Alice In Wonderland with a reading from Robert Sabuda's book. This is a shot of Alice falling down the pop-up rabbit hole.

Day 65

A mini road trip to Sharon, PA included an intense walk through of Kraynaks (what a store!) as well as some good wings at the original Quaker Steak and Lube. It was a fun way to spend the first almost warm day of 2010!

Day 64

Mt. Lebanon Girls AND Boys WPIAL champs!

It was a great day (Home Show and dinner at Kaya), but it was fun cheering on the gang.

Dori is an awesome coach and deserves the honor! Great work, girls!

Day 63

Ok, so no photo for today, but Mojoe Bistro in Belleview, PA deserves a shout-out. The night was spent celebrating with some of my nearest and dearest friends and had some great food. I had lobster ravioli...mmm. Check it out sometime.

Day 62

This was a feeble attempt for a picture of stripes as per the directions on The Daily Shoot. MiPhone camera is blurry these days and a student or two were tugging on my arm to help them find a book.

Regardless, it's still a photo from our school book fair. I got to hang out and help kids find books and got a few donations for the library, too.

The best part of Book Fair Week was the special delivery. :) Thanks!

Day 61

I think this might have been from Tuesday, but since I'm doing this 10 days later, I can't be sure. It will work, though...

Tonight I had the privilege to watch the Mt. Lebanon Girl's Basketball team in the WPIAL semi-finals. They are ranked 10th nationally and boy are they tough! It was fun to see the big win!

Day 60

Today was Read Across America Day because it was Dr. Seuss's birthday. That also means it was Dress-Up Like Your Favorite Storybook Character Day. The kids were so excited to come to school all dressed up!

Some of my favorite costumes were Skippyjon Jones (girl waving), Amelia Bedelia (girl in front) and in the morning class, an adorable bunny-in-a-box from the story Not a Box. Cute.

Day 58

Well, since my photo didn't turn out, I had to borrow this one.

Today I said good-bye to an old friend, the local watering hole, The Rhythm House in Bridgeville, PA. I spent a lot of time listening to live music there-everyone from Donora (actually I think I also Jake when he was with Eye C Snakes), Dancing Queen, and of course, Velveeta. Velveeta was always a good show, albeit a little cheesy. :)

I will also always remember the times Jason and I decided to go out to dinner on a random nice evening during the week where we could sit out on the deck or the times we would all huddle on the deck and listen to music because it was smokey inside (the smoking ban took care of that in recent years).

Good-bye, old friend! GetGo will never replace you!

Day 57

The Winter Olympics sparked the Pittsburgh Curling Club to host a series of learn-to-curl sessions. After a great lunch at Tessarro's (congrats to mom's win on The Amazing Race), Kevin and I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and headed to the Robert Morris Sports Center for our lesson. We were shocked at the line we stood in just to pay (more than 3o minutes before the start time), but were more impressed with the number of people (about 500) still in line when we were all done.

Our lesson was fun (I had one good throw), but definitely plan on going back when it's not so crowded. We need practice!

Day 56

Another Friday, another major snowstorm. A trip that typically takes me 35 minutes took almost an hour and a half. The snow just plummeted the roads and I made sure there was a car in front of me at all times so I could see where I was going. Where is that groundhog??