The Imaginative One’s Confirmation

Last Sunday, the Imaginative One was confirmed at our church.  He was the only 7th grader.  The other two young men that were confirmed are in the 8th grade.

When I was confirmed back in 1988, I was a 7th grader and the other ones were 8th graders.  I think it’s cool that we both had similar confirmations.

From January until last week, Nick was on hiatus from weekend camp trips so that he did not miss very many classes.  He ended up missing two because of an ear infection and then for his cousin’s confirmation. Continue reading “The Imaginative One’s Confirmation”

Updates – May 2017

Last summer, I was on it with my blog posts.  I had a notebook listing possible recipes I was going to share and a timeline of sorts.

Then life happened.  My sister passed away.  I’ve been in survival mode for the past 9 months.  Today is the 9 month anniversary of her death. Continue reading “Updates – May 2017”

Wilderness Lodge and the Entrance of Epcot

Join me on Saturdays to see photos from our Universal Studios/ Walt Disney Resort vacation during Thanksgiving.

Join me on Saturdays to see photos from our Universal Studios/ Walt Disney Resort vacation during Thanksgiving.

  1. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 1
  2. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 2
  3. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 3
  4. Islands of Adventure – Part 1
  5. Islands of Adventure – Part 2
  6. Universal Studios – Part 1
  7. Universal Studios – Part 2
  8. Characters in Flight
  9. Disney Springs
  10. Port Orleans – French Quarter
  11. Pop Century
  12. Art of Animation
  13. Animal Kingdom Lodge / Entrance area of Animal Kingdom
  14. Boardwalk / Entrance of Hollywood Studios
  15. Yacht and Beach Club
  16. Contemporary / Entrance to Magic Kingdom
  17. Polynesian
  18. Grand Floridian
  19. Wilderness Lodge / Entrance to EPCOT
  20. Wishes

Continue reading “Wilderness Lodge and the Entrance of Epcot”

Sight Word Intervention – Part 1

This school year I had a fifth grade student who had sight word recognition as one of her goals.  Specifically she was to identify fourth grade sight words.

So where did I find a list of sight words that she could use?  I used this website.  The website has the Fry list which is my favorite one to use when I’m teaching students sight words and the Dolch sight word list.

I first had her read the words from the 300-301 Fry sight word list which is approximately the third grade list.  I started with the words she missed on that list and then worked towards the fourth grade list.  By the end of her IEP year, she was on the fourth grade list and typically recalling the words with at least 90% accuracy.

Continue reading “Sight Word Intervention – Part 1”

What Did You Just Say?

2. Something your kids said that made you think.

Let me start off with this disclaimer:  The Imaginative One is a ferocious reader.  He almost always has a book in his hand.  In fact on Tuesday, he was supposed to help with a fire safety merit badge class for Boy Scouts.  Instead he wanted to read.

A while back, he had not done one of his chores so I threatened to take away his book he was reading.  He told me that I was going to mess up his education. Continue reading “What Did You Just Say?”

Wedding Chapel and Grand Floridian (Photos and Videos)

Join me on Saturdays to see photos from our Universal Studios/ Walt Disney Resort vacation during Thanksgiving.

Join me on Saturdays to see photos from our Universal Studios/ Walt Disney Resort vacation during Thanksgiving.

  1. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 1
  2. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 2
  3. Cabana Beach Bay Resort – Part 3
  4. Islands of Adventure – Part 1
  5. Islands of Adventure – Part 2
  6. Universal Studios – Part 1
  7. Universal Studios – Part 2
  8. Characters in Flight
  9. Disney Springs
  10. Port Orleans – French Quarter
  11. Pop Century
  12. Art of Animation
  13. Animal Kingdom Lodge / Entrance area of Animal Kingdom
  14. Boardwalk / Entrance of Hollywood Studios
  15. Yacht and Beach Club
  16. Contemporary / Entrance to Magic Kingdom
  17. Polynesian
  18. Grand Floridian
  19. Wilderness Lodge / Entrance to EPCOT
  20. Wishes

The Imaginative One and I walked over to the Grand Floridian from the Polynesian.  As we were walking over, we passed the Wedding Chapel area.  The Imaginative One asked me if that is where his dad and I got married.  (Not even close)

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Once we got to the Grand Floridian, the Imaginative One and I checked out the gingerbread house while waiting for the Wee One and Hubby.

After we found them, it was time for the Imaginative One and my reservation at 1900 Park Fare.

After our brunch, we checked out the Grand Floridian a little more before getting on the monorail to the Magic Kingdom area so that we could get a ferry to Wilderness Lodge.

Later on in the evening, the Imaginative One and I once again visited the Grand Floridian.  We got to hear a choir singing Christmas carols which was awesome.

A cast member helped us find the Mary Poppins’ penguin fountain in the Disney Vacation Club villa.  That was on my bucket list for the three days we were in the Disney area.

Enjoy the many photos I took while I was at the Grand Floridian.

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Have a magical day,

Traci

My Aunt’s Quick Trip to Home – Throwback Thursday

In April 2014, we received word that my mom’s cousin,Kate, was diagnosed with cancer.  She was not given much time to live.

My aunt, Missy, lives in New York about 12 hours or so from where I live.  Since we did not know how long Kate had before she died, Aunt Missy and my cousin drove in for a day or two to visit Kate.

While Aunt Missy was in town, she made time to visit with the boys and I.  We went out to one our favorite places – Young’s Dairy.  Afterwards we picked up my cousin from where she was exercising while we were at Young’s Dairy.

These are photos from the visit with my aunt and cousin.  As you can tell the Wee One was not cooperating in the first photo.  The second one ended up being hilarious with the Wee One climbing on his brother’s back.

Sadly, Kate ended up dying on September 11th that year.

Oh and a cool thing is that my aunt is only 15 years older than me.  I’m 14 years older than my cousin.  My cousin is 13 years older than my oldest and 15 years older than my younger.

Have a magical day,
Traci

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