Saturday, September 27, 2008

New Glasses

Naomi's glasses came in this week. We got a call Tuesday that they were in and so we decided to go get them Wednesday. After school wednesday, I picked up the girls from the house and then went and picked David up from work. Then since David knows downtown a little better than I do (he brings patients downtown quite regularly), he drove to the eyeglass place. Naomi loves her new glasses. Our only problem is that now that both Aurora and Naomi wear glasses, Kaylee wants some too. :o)


This is my first tag. Arielle tagged me so I thought I would be a nice sister and do it. The rules are to answer all questions with one word only. Here are my answers:
1. Where is your cell phone? bed
2. Your significant other? David
3. Your hair? wet
4. Your mother? hardworker
5. Your father? laidback
6. Your favorite thing? my girls
7. Your dream last night? Forgot
8 Your favorite drink? water
9. Your dream/goal? all aquatics classes
10. The room you’re in? bedroom
11. Your hobby? scrapbooking
12. Your fear? failure
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? content
14. What you’re not? perfect
15. Muffins? blueberry
16. One of your wish list items? cricut
17. Where you grew up? Maryland
18. The last thing you did? shower
19. What are you wearing? jeans
20. Favorite gadget? straightener
21. Your pets? tons of fish
22. Your computer? old
23.Your mood? stressed
24. Missing someone? my friends
25.Your car? dirty
26. Something you’re not wearing? make-up
27. Favorite store? Archivers or any fish store
28. Like someone? David
29. Your favorite color? Green
30. When is the last time you laughed? Wednesday
31. Last time you cried? yesterday

So I fudged a little. Some questions I needed to answer with more than word. This time I won't tag anyone.
PS Arielle I got your hint about your computer.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Frog Update

Well, the custodian came in first thing this morning to rescue the frog. Unfortunately the frog was gone. So somewhere in the pipes of my school (or a toilet) the frog is happily swimming.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Frog in the Drain

Here is a post that will hopefully put a smile on your face. Well, as most of you know I teach two sections of Aquatic Science at my high school. This year for the first time I was able to scrounge around and get enough tank parts so my students can actually set up and run either a saltwater or freshwater tank. I will have a total of 10 student tanks running plus two of my own personal ones. Some of the goals of this project are for students to be able to determine how many fish can go in their size tank and which fish/other aquatic animals are compatible to have in the same community. Well, my first group brought their fish in after school today. In their tank, they have two albino frogs, two catfish, a suckerfish, and a needlefish. The boys mentioned that the needlefish is aggressive and eats minnows and small goldfish. Hmm, sounds a little dangerous to me. Since I have no experience with needlefish, I did a little research on the internet about them and found out that they are very aggressive. Then I went to Petsmart to pick up some more tank supplies and talked to the fish lady there. When I told her exactly what they put in the tank, she said gave a frightened look and said that I need to get the frogs out of the tank or else they will be eaten by the needlefish. So back to school I went on a rescue mission to save the two albino frogs. When I got back to my classroom, the frogs where still there. Yea!! Okay so now here is the tricky part rescuing the frogs and putting them in a new tank. In my infinite and very tired wisdom, I decided I could just scoop up the frog with a net and put it in a new tank. But one small thing that I forgot was frogs are not like fish and they JUMP!! Okay so I tried to rescue the first frog and it leapt right onto my counter. Oops, so then began the great frog chase. I chased it around my counter for awhile before it jumped into my sink. As I chasing it around the sink, I noticed there was a piece of paper towel where the drain is and thought if that paper moves the frog might go down the drain. Now any sane person would have stopped and plugged the drain. But did I do that. NO. So wouldn't you know it the frog went down the drain. I went and retrieved a flashlight and saw that the frog was sitting in the bend of my pipe. It looks like some of my students dumped some rocks down the drain creating a little pool of water that he is floating in. Now what to do? I tried putting more water down the drain hoping that it would fill up the drain enough for the frog to swim out. No such luck. I looked at seeing if I could take the pipes apart myself but alas no tools. The only other option was to leave the frog in the drain and send an email to have the custodian come in first thing tomorrow and help take apart the drain. Of course knowing my custodian he will laugh and give me a hard time first. He may even grumble a little about having to take apart my sinks. I am crossing my fingers that the frog is still alive or I owe my students a new frog.

PS I wised up for the second frog and he made a successful transition to a new tank.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Naomi's Eye

The day before IKE hit, we brought Naomi to see the second pediatric opthamologist. Well, the good news is that we don't have to have any more diagnostic testing. The bad news is that Naomi is definitely blind in her left eye. The diagnosis is hypoplasia (sp?) of the left optic nerve. Unlike the first specialist who thought the nerve never fully formed. This doctor is 100% sure that her nerve never developed in her left eye. However, she told us that she can do everything that a normal person can do including driving. The only restriction is that she can not play any small ball sports (i.e. baseball, tennis, racquetball, softball, ping-pong, etc). Of course, Naomi is perfectly fine with that. The reason for that restriction is since she is strictly monovision she has no depth perception and catching a small ball would be extremely difficult. Therefore, it leaves her susceptible to getting hit in her good eye. And if that were the case any damage to the right eye would make her blind. Also as a preventive measure, the Dr. wants Naomi to wear safety glasses at all times. She said Naomi might not wear them because she might not see the purpose in them but she wants us to try and protect her right eye as much as possible. The safety glasses look just like regular glasses but they have very heavy duty polycarbonate lenses. We went to a really neat place to order them and let Naomi pick them out. Naomi was very opinionated when it came to her glasses and she wanted light pink. We were supposed to get them last week but due to IKE we are not sure when they will arrive. We will post a picture of her in them when we get them.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Princess Apron

My flirty Apron arrived a couple days ago. Thanks, Marcel. One of my dream vacations was to go to Disneyland with my girls. I think my girls might like the apron more than I do. In fact, Kaylee thinks it's hers. As seen in the picture of her and my apron above.

Flirty Apron Swap

When I was wandering around the internet this summer looking for an apron pattern. I ran across the flirty apron swap blog. I thought it would be fun to join an apron swap so I signed up. The theme for the swap was what you wished you did this summer. One of my partner's dream vacations was to go to Italy and see the history there. Here is the apron I created for her. It is hard to tell but the apron has columns, cathedrals, and statues of gods printed all over it. And the whole fabric has a marble tile look to it. The second picture shows the souvenir I got her and one of the Italian recipes that I found in the magazine I am sending to her too.

Late Night Police Visit

Kaylee has reached the age that it is no longer fun to go to bed at a decent hour. In fact, she prepares herself for her late night parties by taking a nap between 5-7pm at night. Even though we try to prohibit her late naps she seems to fall asleep on the sly. Last night Kaylee got a short nap for about 5 minutes but that was enough to have her bouncing off the walls wanting to have a tea party at 11 o'clock. I finally brought her up the stairs kicking and screaming that she wants to have a tea party. Next thing I know my mom was knocking on my door telling me that about 4 policemen just came to the door because that got a call that a baby was in distress. My mom explained that it was just a 2 year old not wanting to go to bed and wanting to have a tea party. Talk about embarassing.


I have been reading blogs for over a year now. And decided to finally joing the blogging craze. I don't know how often I will update and post pictures but hopefully it will be more frequent than our weekly's that I used to send out sometimes bi-monthly.