Saturday, January 26, 2008

Ice Cream Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce!!!

Gunnar picked out this recipe from a book called "Mouse Cookies & More" by Laura Numeroff. It's a collection of four books in one, which the kids already had two of the individual ones: "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and "If You Give a Pig a Pancake", which they both have really enjoyed over the years. When I saw that this particular book had recipes, sing along songs with CD, authors comments, plus "If You Give a Moose a Muffin" and "If You Take a Mouse to School" I had to get it. Anyway, the reason why Mom made Gunnar the pancakes made of ice cream with a scoop of ice cream on top with strawberry sauce...because he got a 100% on his last sentence test! He has brought home quite a few hundred percents on his spelling tests, but this is the first for the sentence test. Before this test I told him after school in the car that spelling the words is not the problem, that if he remembers to capitalize the first word of the sentence and put punctuation at the end he would be good to go. And he did it! Good Job Gunnar!

Saturday, January 12, 2008


Josh and I received out Masters Degree in Educational Leadership on December 14th. What this means is that if we take a certification test and pass, we could be principals. I know that when we started this together that I was not interested in being a principal, I was for the masters degree that would move me over on the salary column. As far as Josh is concerned, we will have to see...I think he likes where he is at right now with his teaching and coaching, even though he is the son and grandson of principals. We had the cap and gown just in case we decided to walk, but it sure is hard to find a high school kid to babysit on a Friday night when their is a basketball game in town! That evening the kids and I went grocery shopping in Independence and Josh went to the basketball game. Not a very exciting was to celebrate, but we sure are happy we did it and that it is over with.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

More Pictures From Christmas Vacation

The house where we stayed is located on Tenkiller Lake near Grove, Oklahoma. The day after Christmas we took a walk and ended up exploring the outside of Fin-n-Feather Resort. Here are some pictures that I thought were good.