Monday, June 13, 2011

Mavericks Win!

Congratulations to my team, the Dallas Mavericks for winning the NBA championship for the first time in franchise history!

Proof I went to the first game ever with my father and my brother:

Every person at opening night received a commemerative coin made by Corrigan's, a local Dallas jewelry store. The Mavericks beat the San Antonio Spurs by 11 points on the 11th of October, 1980. (Told you I was a number freak!)

Hard to believe it was 30 1/2 years ago. Clearly I was just a toddler then. :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

It's Summer!

Why does this son look soooo happy?

It was the last day of 4th grade, and I pulled him out early to go have lunch with his grandparents! He will enjoy only a week off until his 2-week science camp starts on June 14.

While I usually only craft with yarn, every once in a while, I venture into paper crafting. I wish I could say I was particularly good at it. For a teacher gift, my friends and I (we have children in the same class, and we are the Class Moms) made a pot with paper flowers that held gift cards and notes from the students.

The idea came from Disney's Family Fun website, but we took it a step further. We used a longer pot to allow for more flowers. We also used styrofoam covered with moss instead of including a real plant. One thing I would have done differently is to make the spirals on the stems a little larger and a little 'looser' to allow for the double thickness of card stock.

Ms. A really enjoyed reading all of the notes!