Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dave!

We had an enjoyable time together for Dave's birthday. It was during the 3-week period that Erika was home, so it was fun to have her with us as well as Daniel, Julia and Andrea.

His T-shirt is correct: He actually is the World's Greatest Dad.

Andrea played 'Happy Birthday to you' on the flute for him.


Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day of School, 2008

Andrea was excited to begin middle school, 6th grade. She had already met her teachers and figured out how to open her locker the week before.

Daniel is a Senior this year, and Julia is a Junior. They leave at 5:30am to attend Seminary (a religion class) each day at their teacher's house, and then leave for school about 7:00am. They slipped out before I remembered to get their picture on the first day --but I don't think they're too upset about it.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Dr. Silverman reads 'Try and Stick With it"

Dr. Robyn Silverman has developed a program for schools called Powerful Word. For July the Powerful Word was Determination. Click on this post title to see her blog. There's an interesting clip of her reading my book, 'Try and Stick with it' as well as her online interview with me.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

2008 Carol D. Reiser Book Award


Great News!

Reach Out and Give (ISBN 978-1-57542-204-6) by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., has won the Carol D. Reiser Children’s Book Award, presented annually to the children’s book that most effectively inspires community service and volunteerism in children. The Metro Atlanta Corporate Volunteer Council established this national award.

Ms. Meiners will be flown to Atlanta for the September 18 awards luncheon, and her book will be featured in a variety of promotions, press releases, and printed materials associated with the event.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Julia's room makeover

Julia was ready for a makeover for her room. The room had been Erika's before, so Julia was happy to make her own color choices-'cheery', a bright salmon-pink, and a soft yellow to keep the look calm.

Julia handstitched circles on her sheers, and painted her bedside table to help give the room her own unique touch. She used lots of intense color, but still got a peaceful look.

Daniel's 'new' room

Before vacation Daniel and I painted his room.
Three walls are blue and one is green--the inspiration coming from a painting my Dad painted many years ago.
We took 4 days. One day to empty the room, tape and spackle, a day to prime, a day to paint, and a day to move in. The colors he chose are quite dark, but have a warm, welcoming effect.