Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Moody Blues Flash Back

Noley: "mom I am so excited that we got a great deal on this flute"
Me: "yep thank goodness for craigslist"
Noley: "yeah the used flutes at Kline were over 500 dollars!"
Me: "yep"
Noley "I am so happy that we were able to find a deal on the flute, becuase if we didn't....well, I mean if we did not find this 55 dollar flute, the only other instrument I can think of that would have been cheaper to play in the band would be the cow bell"
Me: (flash back in my head of saturday night live skit on Moody Blues song don't fear the reaper and Noley on the cow bell) * one of my all time favorite skits
(to hear the video, scroll to the bottom of the blog and turn off the music and then hit play on the youtube video)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Do you know what makes a maglev work?

Uh, well if you don't you are in good company...but last week, Tobbers decided to take this question head on for the third grade science competition and WON FIRST PLACE. Yes our guy won with his dissertation on magnetic levitation and electro magnetic charges along with is real life exhibit (hot glue gunned by mom till 1am the night before the show). He came up with his topic and supporting ideas all by himself. He did his presentation before the third graders and then all night long to anyone that would listen at the school open house. If nothing else in life, he will make a great docent. His teacher said that after winning Tobbers was the first in his 35 years of teaching that insisted on having a "standing ovation by the crowd" and to "please make sure you get it on film".
That's my boy!

Wow has it really been a month since I posted anything?

I received this in the mail from my good friend. Today it seems fitting to remind myself...

Saint Theresa's Prayer

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be confident knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your
soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.