Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thought to ponder...

As you may know, I am an optimist and today, a friend of mine sent me a quote that outlined what I aspire to live every day:


I am the decisive element
"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized.If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming."
--Goethe

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Anders plus one...



The little man isn't so little any longer...his two front teeth are going to be out soon and here is a quick comparison of Anders' school composite 1st grade to Kindergarten. There are a few kids who were in his class both years and you can really tell they have grown too.
Kind of fun to see changes and remember how he looked just one year ago--not huge changes, but a bit more mature looking. It would be really fun to actually see how much he has grown in height and weight...that is even more drastic.

room switch

Last night before I headed out for the evening, we started the process of switching Katie and Osten's rooms. Katie has been upstairs and...