Summertime Swimming

Yesterday we went swimming at our neighborhood pool for the first time. It
was so fun. My brother and I played a game who can find the goggles. Next
I jumped in the pool doing a cannonball. We had a blast down at the pool.
We came home surprised that our mom made us some turkey burgers. And they
were delicious.

Willow

meet_willow.jpg

For Mother’s Day I got a new little kitten I named Willow.  It wasn’t much of a surprise since I picked it out and actually flew to Pittsburgh Friday night to get it.  

She is a Korat which comes from Thailand and is hypoallergenic, which will be good for Mitchell.  

The kids bought me some kitten play toys for her and we’ve had a lot of fun introducing her to TX and our family.

Brian put up a few pictures from our first day with Willow.

More soon.

-Cheryl

Trip to Mexico

Madeline and I recently went to Mexico with NCYTE.  We had a great time and I kept up a google map which shows where we visited.  Check it out.   Simply click on the blue POIs below to see what we did at each spot.  I still have a couple spots to add from the last day so check back and see what’s been added.  If you want to see a larger map, there is a small link under the map. 

-Brian


View Larger Map

New Movie Section

youtube.png

Well,  I finally bit the bullet and revamped the movies section.  With the move of Doerrstop a few months back to a new host, we’ve had a few issues with the movie links.  So while I decide what to do with the movies section, I’ve uploaded them all to YouTube and linked to it from the MOVIES menu above.  

I would have put it into a window within doerrstop.com com for those of you who just don’t want to leave, but YouTube’s site is just too wide for that, so I open a new window for you to browse all our movies on YouTube.  Once you are done you can close it and you’ll be right back to our lovely little site.

I may move them back into the site once I have some time to work on it some more but I have a few other things I need to do on the site (upgrade and add comments back in) and some of my other sites right now. so this should tide me over until I can get back to it.

Jump over to YouTube and vote for your favorites while you are there.

-Brian 

Student Teacher

Today my student teacher was leaving.  She was going to become a real teacher.  I was so happy for her, but a little sad that she had to leave.  I’m going to miss her a lot!  She is still in my heart!  I gave her tips on how to be a good teacher.  She might follow my advice.  You never know! -Mason

Basketball Party

gattitown.jpg

When I got done with basketball, my dad took me and my whole team to GattiTown.  We went there because it was the end of the season and we had a party.  I got a medal and a certificate that said I was the best offensive player.  I play a lot with my friends and with my dad.  Of course we had so much fun together.  Then everyone went home.  I had a great year at basketball with my friends and family.  Bye for now.
-Mason

Writing TAKS Test

texas.gif

My writing TAKS test is coming up in 5 days.  But I’m not nervous.  I’ve done well on all the practice tests so far.  One time I got an 86 and another time I got an 89.  I was s glad.  I always do good on my stories.  And I’m good at editing too.  I’ll keep you posted once I get my score back.  Later!
-Mason