Sunday, November 25, 2007
Yesterday and today I have been feeling pretty darn lousy... but Joe and the kids cheered me up by pulling out all the Christmas decorations. Joe topped it all off by getting a Christmas tree this afternoon!
The house looks amazingly warm, cozy, and festive! Take a look....
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
In Australia, the school year is drawing to a close. The thermometer is rising and the kids will be out for summer break in just a few weeks.
Today, we received Daniel's year 6 final report card. He will be at the "Senior School" next year. We know he is ready. Accompanying his report card was a letter from his teacher. It made me cry. I will share it as I am as proud as a mother can be!
Dear COL and Mrs. Judge,
Daniel has completed a very successful semester. He is a wonderful boy with a complex nature; on one hand he is quiet and gentle and on the other, determined and spirited. He is very compassionate towards his classmates and has a strong sense of fair play. He will often "go to bat" for those he feels have been treated unfairly by others. He does this with a maturity and tact that belie his youth.
Daniel has excellent work habits. He is always prepared for class and he has an outstanding track record with his homework. In fact, more often than not, he turns his homework in early and seeks feedback for assignments he is working on. He is willing to take advice and listen to constructive criticism. This desire to improve and challenge himself is a real asset and will stand him in good stead for the future.
Daniel has excellent behaviour in all situations. He knows how to "read" people and will often take the role of peacemaker on the playground. He also has an uncanny ability to recognize when other boys are finding it difficult to manage themselves and tries to help by distracting them from the negative situation.
During the winter season, Daniel participated in Basketball as his co-curricular activity.
While I am looking forward to working with Daniel for the remainder of the year, I would like to take this opportunity to wish him good luck for the coming years in the Senior School and his future after that.
Monday, November 5, 2007
I recently ordered beautiful matching dresses for Abby and Lilli An for Christmas in China... if we are so blessed to be there over the holidays.
They arrived and Abby agreed to try hers on... in exchange for some homemade biscuits! I can't wait to see the girls wearing them together... even if I have to make biscuits everyday... or to be honest... have Holly or Joey make biscuits everyday!!!