Capturing the context of everyday life...
Ellie's teacher likes to send home a lot of projects. Some days I wonder if homeschooling her would have required less effort on my part. Anyway, one of her recent projects was to disguise a turkey so he wouldn't wind up being Thanksgiving dinner. Sadly, I threw out the Santa Turkey that Madeline and I made last year. Had I known we'd have this project this year I would have saved it, erased Madeline's name and passed it off as Ellie's this year. And if you're sitting here reading this and thinking that the last statement sounds a lot like cheating, you're right. I'm totally willing to cheat on projects like this if it saves me a few hours of my life. I don't like having to prove to the teacher that I'm capable of doing 1st grade work. I passed first grade 27 years ago, I don't need to do it again.
After our trip to the beach to get a Christmas card photo was a total fail this past Sunday, I spotted Uncle Bill's Pancake House on our way off the island. Bryan and I used to eat at Uncle Bills (in North Cape May, not Ocean City) just about every Sunday when we were dating. We decided that we'd have lunch there and I got this nicely plated and super delicious stack of pumpkin pancakes.
Ellie lost another tooth on Sunday. Seems like this kid only looses teeth on Sundays. Anyway, on Monday morning she decided she was going to draw a picture of what the tooth fairy looked like when she saw her come in to leave a couple dollars and take the tooth. Mind you, Bryan is the tooth fairy in our house since I'm too noisy to pull off a tooth heist in the middle of the night. I think her drawing is a good likeness, don't you?
Straight As for Madeline's first marking period at the middle school. She's thrilled and we're very proud of her.