Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Canadian soccer team?

Life with Kerri quacks me up.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

4th art lesson.

This is Kerri's first watercolor lesson, and the piece is unfinished.  Kerri will be adding all the finishing touches next week at her 5th lesson.  If you look closely, you can see where the bear's stitching has come apart in the tummy.

I am really impressed.

Life with Kerri loves to paint!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Strep throat.

Kerri's teacher was sick on Thursday and absent on Friday.  By Saturday, Kerri's throat hurt.  On Sunday, she was having trouble breathing and had white spots in her throat.  She is convinced she caught it from her teacher.

The doctor says it's strep and she will have to miss school today and tomorrow.  Kerri is not happy about that.

Life with Kerri is on antibiotics.

Friday, September 26, 2014


No matter where we live, it always seems that some kind of critter tries to move in with us - and brings along a whole community to join them.  In our previous home, we had the squirrel family in the attic.  And in this one, we have unwanted pests too.

For the past few months, Jade has been catching wasps in my bathroom.  I am really allergic to wasp stings.  She has caught 7 wasps so far.  That kitty can live with me forever, she has earned her keep.

But the wasps?  No way.  So the "nature guy" got called in, and he said we have a very large nest in our bathroom exhaust fan vent.  After he did his thing, we temporarily taped a plastic bag over the vent.  And by tonight, the old vent and it's occupants will be removed and a new vent installed - this one without a welcome sign.

Life with Kerri gave the pests an eviction notice.  I hope they get the message.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Good news.

Kerri finally got to see the eye specialist, and we were expecting bad news.  I almost cried when the doctor told me Kerri no longer needs the bifocals, and that her eyes have improved - so the current glasses are too strong.  She is getting new prescription reading glasses in a few weeks.

Life with Kerri is extremely grateful.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kerri's art lessons.

This is a pencil drawing of a chipmunk, drawn by Kerri yesterday in her third art class:
And in her second art class, she started an abstract painting which she finished yesterday as well:
Kerri is very critical of herself and doesn't think she is very good.  Her art professor and I both disagree with her!

Life with Kerri is talented - she just needs to believe it for herself.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Conversations with Kerri.

Kerri: "What's that?"
Mom: "That is a car that is advertising a drink, like a can of soda, but this is an energy drink called Red Bull."
Kerri: "That's a lot of Bull!  Can we pop the top and try some?"

Life with Kerri always finds time to "shoot the bull".  See what I did there?