Sunday, May 31, 2009

A once a year happening...

I woke up this morning to a beautiful site - the flowers are blooming!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tying up the loose ends of a school year...

You know that summer is near when all the teacher's toes are in order...
Much of the school day was spent placing students into classrooms for the next school year. It is always a fun day spent on the reflection of students and enjoying little stories about their adventures through the third grade. BUT at the same time, we want all involved to have a great school year next year and so it is also a monumental task! I think that we did an outstanding job, which was made a little easier because we had six regular ed. teachers instead of five to place the students with. (What a difference that would have made in our year!) After getting all students in just the right classroom, it was time for lunch and a little sun.
Carol, Heather, Whitney, Marie, Kim, and me up top!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Beartooth Pass Opening 2009

Memorial weekend is the traditional opening of Beartooth Pass. This highway is located outside the small ski town of Red Lodge and goes to Cook City, a small town a little east of Yellowstone Park. It's a beautiful drive when the road is open, no matter what time of year, spring or fall.

This is a view heading up to the top of the pass...

It was a beautiful day, warm and sunny - a great day to share with hubby!

The critters were out sunning themselves!

Do you think the grizzly bears were still hibernating under all that snow?

We're getting close to the summit...

Lots of snow!

The skiers were out...

A breathtaking view!

Time to turn around and go home...


Monday, May 18, 2009

Sadie scores her first goal!

This is Sadie Lou's second year playing soccer - and she's getting quite serious! She has scored goals in each of the last two games!

That's the way Sadie!
Don't let them get the ball...

Grandpa and I are so proud of you, keep up the good work!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Afterschool knitting

For the past three years students have come after school twice a month to learn to knit. The girls now range from third through fifth grade. These girls are turning into a dedicated group of knitters. Besides the hats and slippers students are knitting a pillow, a blanket and even a sweater!
The girls are beginning to feel confident enough to jump in and help each other when there's a problem. I'm so proud of them!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Chloe's first tandem

As I sat home yesterday happily knitting on "The Tiger's" Tomtem Sweater, my eldest grandchild was soaring high above the ground and loving every second of it! Oh, what has happened to my timid little Chloe - the darling little toddler - that I held in my arms as she watched The Jungle Book, having to assure her time and again that everyone would be safe, that no one would come to any harm?

Chloe's taking off,

...soaring over the ocean,

to a happy and safe landing!

Sometimes it's better for Grammas to find out about BIG events after the fact!