story fam

story fam

Monday, February 21, 2011

Featured Friend

Ollie begins to wonder what is going on here??
Getting ready to meet the first graders....

Emmy has waited ALL week for her special guest!!

Aunt Christine answers: "What would you do if you only had one hour to live?" which followed questions such as "What is your favorite color?" and "What is your second favorite color?"
Gotta love first graders!!

Ollie shows off his sitting up skills
After months of waiting and then being sick for 14 days, Emmy finally was featured friend in first grade. Each day for one week, Emmy was in the spotlight and was able to have visitors come in to meet her class. On Tuesday, Derek went in and read a book; but the REAL deal happened on Thursday when Ollie came to visit. Last year as a kindergartener (seriously) Emmy asked if Aunt Christine and "the baby" (who wasn't born yet) would come see her on her featured friend week. It was a great morning!! While Ollie wasn't sure at the beginning of the visit, he cheered right up and was the most popular 5 1/2 month old around!! The first graders adored him!!! I got to go in for my visit on Friday to read a book and when questions were asked they went something like this:
"When can you bring Ollie back for a visit Mrs. Story?"
Maybe at the end of the year my little first grade friends!!!

Snowtorious B.I.G.

This drift was up against the garage door and around our van!
Yes that is a snow drift behind the kids-they actually could sled down into the front yard-it was crazy!!

Eventually the kids made a snow fort behind the drift.
Well I wasn't a beliver when it came to the forecast in early February about the "big" snow. Obviously it did come true-even Metcalf closed down for 3 days!! Derek was home 2 of those days because the University shut down as well. It was actually a nice break from the craziness of the school year-we spent time outside and then warmed up with lots of hot cocoa, marshmallows, and a toasty fire.

Ollie comes to play

I'm a bit behind, but we enjoyed having Ollie over for an evening while his Mommy and Daddy had a date night!!
We hope they go out again really soon!!!!