Saturday, June 28, 2008

Kaishon's First Swim Meet

Grammy came.

And Pop Pop came.

Dad came.

Mommy too!

Everybody gathered at Hatfield Aquatic Center

on Thursday, June 26,

to observe


at his very first swim meet.

He rocked it : ).

He can do freestyle, breast, back and butterfly stroke.


"I don't want to just survive. I want to live!"

Kaish and I had such a fun Friday night! We went to see Wall-E. It was entertaining and thought provoking. Very green. There aren't a lot of words in it, but it kept his attention well. That quote is from the captain of the ship. Isn't that great? LOVED it!
Kaishon also helped me secret shop last night. He loved that. He is very observant!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

teacher salaries

Betsy told me about this site. Very interesting indeed.
You can look up the salary of any teacher in Pennsylvania.
Just type in the last and first name of who you are trying to locate.
If you live in another state, you can find your public school teacher salaries easily as it is public information. Just google it : ). I looked up some of the TERRIBLE teachers and principals I have met and worked with in Philly and I was astounded. And Sickened!
I have a soft spot in my heart for teachers as I am the daughter of a fabulous one
AND so many of my Amazing Aunts and Uncles are educators.
But seriously, sometimes, it does get a little ridiculous. In my opinion only.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day

"My father gave me
 the greatest gift anyone could give another person, 
he believed in me."  
Jim Valvano

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Someone needs a haircut Part 2

Kaishon has cornrows. I had to ask EVERY single black person I have seen for the last two weeks if they knew where we could get it done up here in the suburbs. Finally, our super cool checkout boy at Giant, told me he thought there was a beauty salon in Lansdale that would do it.
Now, I know we could have gone to Philly. But truth be told, I get sick of driving to Philly. It makes me sad sometimes. It seems like nothing ever changes there. I feel so bad for the kids that deal with the oppressive poverty daily...but, that's another post!
When Kaishon's hair was blown out it was SO huge. The girl that was braiding it kept telling me he had good hair. I've always known my little brown boy had GREAT hair. I am sad that the braids will only stay in for 2 weeks. When I told them we would be swimming every day they said it wouldn't even last that long. 

We'll see. I am pretty cheap, so I can't see us going back before 3 weeks, but maybe.

Friday, June 6, 2008

memorial day picnic

Kaishon's play

Kaishon loved participating in Drama Class at the Montgomery Theater in Souderton for the past 8 weeks. His class worked together to make a play. 

Here is what the play was about in Kaishon's own words: There were some really bad bad guys who were trying to steal a gem inside of a pyramid. Meanwhile, the good guys were trying to decide where to go on vacation. They ended up going to the pyramid where they saw the bad bad guys stealing the gem. They got the gem and the bad guys and good guys decided to be friends. It was interesting : ).

Turtle exhibit at Sellersville Museum

Kaish and Ben and I went to the Sellersville Museum for a turtle exhibit. It wasn't very conducive to children. We went out for pizza and spaghetti afterwards. It was conducive for children : ).

A Girl's Phone Number?!?!?!? WHAT?

Kaish came home from school a few weeks ago and pulls a piece of construction paper out of his pocket. He then proceeds to tell me that he has to call Emily because they are having a play date on Saturday.
WHAT? A girl? Get the heck out of here.
Gary keeps saying, "Play on player, play on" to Kaish now. I think that is some black lingo : ).
I love my little player. We did NOT call Emily for a play date.
Maybe we will this summer.

One Week Ago Today-

It was exactly this time. Very, Very Scary.