Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Made My Day!!!

I have had a really crappy day! A good day at work, but for whatever reason, maybe even multiple reasons and stress, i am foul-mood-Fred today! I am grumpy and not a happy camper. Well. . . wash my worries away! I just picked the bigs up from school and Griffin was eager for me to read his "reflections entry." FYI - Reflections is a national literary competition sponsored by PTA. Every school is encouraged to have students participate with literature entries, composition, art, music, etc, etc. Well, Griffin's class had a substitute teacher yesterday and one of their assignments was to write something for the Reflections 2009 theme. This year's theme is: BEAUTY IS . . .
Here is what Griffin wrote (and because i love him despite his lack of spelling ability, i am going to include HIS spelling of words, not mine):
"BUDDEY (Beauty) IS. . . .
If you are looking for something buddiful, look at my mom. She is buddey at any time. She is buddey when she talks and when she sleeps. She is so cute. If you see her you will fall in love with her. That's how my dad fell in love with her. If you wanted to get her, two bad so sad. She has one. She prble (probably) is to hot for you. Get your oney (own)!"
HOW LOVELY IS THIS??? I can't quit smiling now! I know you all wish you were as BEAUTIFUL as ME!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Thankfully, the rain is gone for now. If you haven't been watching the news, you wouldn't know, but Atlanta has been under water for several days now! Gwinnett County (and several surrounding counties) schools were cancelled Monday and Tuesday. The bus yards were flooded and buses were overturned. Roads were impassable due to flooding. The southern part of our county was much harder hit. Here, in "Hog Mountain" we were just really soaked for several days!
If you haven't caught us on the news, here are a few pictures to put it in perspective. . .

A house around Atlanta somewhere. . .

This is one of the Six Flags roller coasters. . . Six Flags made a statement today saying they hope to re-open on this weekend. Anybody interested in riding this? No thanks!

If you're interested in more photos of the area, go to www.11alive.com or www.wsbtv.com. They both have unbelievable photos of the areas surrounding us! It is so sad to watch on the news. Families have lost everything. These homes were no where near sources of water, most of them, so few people had a need for flood insurance. Total loss.

Thanks to Kroger for offering the "rounding up" for victims campaing. They are allowing shoppers to "round up" their grocery bill and donating the proceeds to the families that have been affected.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Exciting Things are Happening!

8:30am update - School is CANCELLED, not delayed.
So many exciting things in the McCreary house. . .
*Griffin has the flu!
*Camden climbed out of bed last night and then was scared to death so he started screaming!
*School is delayed for 90 minutes today due to all the RAIN that has fallen in the last 24 hours! Streets are flooded, I-85 is shut down, schools are closed. How does this drought-ridden state now have flood watches? Funny, i guess. Just heard that one county south of us received 10 inches of rain overnight. That makes the 4 inches that Gwinnett received seem so pitiful!
Have a great day! I think it's going to be a wet one if you're nearby!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cookies!!!!

Yum yum. Even though my house is messy and i have dirty dishes galore and a to-do list for work very long, i decided that making some homemade cookies to greet my kids when they got off the bus, was more important! Wish you could smell the kitchen right now! Better yet, wish you were here to share one!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Camden with the Days!

Camden is loved by my friend Gina and her girls on the days that i work at the preschool! Gina graciously agreed to pick him up on his school days and take him home for a couple hours, and also watches him on Tuesdays when i'm at work. The one thing i fear when he is there, is that he might become a big UGA fan!! Yikes!
Clara and Gracie (Gina's girls) are the sweetest little girls around and Camden LOVES to spend his days with them. (Any mention of their 3 names and Camden starts blowing kisses any which-a-way!) Here is a picture of all of them, sitting on a bench, sharing a drink together! If they could talk, i wonder what the two littlest would say?
PS - Don't tell Jeff, but notice the BRACELET on Camden's arm!!! HA - do you think he'll be any worse for the wear by spending his days with two girls? I love it! This would make Molly proud!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Whatcha Think?

Okay - Messed around for an hour now, just to "customize" my blog. Let me know what you think with some comment love!