Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tropical Storm Henri/An End to Unbearable Heat/Babies/Spelling Help

Tropical storm Henri formed late today a few hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles. It is forecast to move northwest while weakening...should not be a problem for any US land area. By the way, that is one of the French type names from the set for this part of the world (name for this set are English, Spanish or French in origin). It is pronounced on-REE.

All is quiet in the tropical Pacific.

Chilly on Wednesday across the northern Rockies and plains with highs in the 30s and 40s. Very warm and sultry across the south and southeast with highs in the 80s and 90s and extremely high dewpoints (i.e. humidity). Elsewhere, highs will be in the 50s, 60s and 70s. There will be some thunderstorms from the southwest to the northeast.

A very hot day in the Houston area--official high at Bush Airport 93 (one degree shy of the record) and the high at Hobby Airport 92 (tieing the record of 92 set in 2005). It wouldn't be so bad except the humidity is exceptionally high (dewpoints of 79...yikes!!!). So it is very stressful heat. But hang on...cold front arrives 2nd half of Friday and brings in cooler weather for the weekend. In the meantime, be prepared to sweat and look for thunderstorms especially Wed. even more so on Friday as the front approaches.

Let's do arrival or llegada, pronounced yay-GAH-dah. We are celebrating the llegada of our 2nd volume of the award winning series Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco.

Yep!!! And Yippee!!! Volume 2 is now available through our web site www.frankandpaco.com/. Order your copy today...it makes a great birthday or holiday gift. Volume 2 has three chapters (and about 50 words/phrases) My Day, My Body, My Feelings.

That's my baby sister Barb's new baby boy. Sorry the picture is so dark. This was sent to me via phone messaging. I tried to lighten it up, but could only do so much because it was low resolution. Anyway, Tyler Richard joined us on Monday, October 5th, 9.5 lbs and 21.5 in. long. This is my sister Barb and husband Jeff's 3rd child. The first is Jared, age 4 and the second is Riley (a girl), age 21 months. They are all red heads. Congratulations Barb and Jeff. By the way, the middle name Richard is in honor of my father whose name was John Richard and I have a brother named Richard. Too cool Barb!

We saw Ned and Danielle's twins recently. Michael and Alexander (as you can see) are getting big! And big brother Teddy is having a ball with them. Too cute!!!

Here's a tip for all of you struggling with teaching your kids spelling words or anything else. Use some of those tub crayons (I get them at Target) and write the words on the tub as soon as you get them. By the end of the week, they will have looked at them so much, they'll know them. Sarah is struggling with her addition facts and I just got the lightbulb...ding...to put up her math equations as well. I think this is going to work!!!

May you solve all your problems as brilliantly as me! Ha!

Happy Wednesday!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Cecy,
Tonight we went to the South Houston 7th Annual Guns and Nozzles Softball Game for National Night Out. It was a great game, ending with the So. Ho. Police winning the game against the So. Ho. Fire Dept. at 14 to 13. There were free hot dogs, chips and sodas for everyone. The occasional breeze was much appreciated what with the humidity and heat. The mosquitoes were out and after us even though we had put repellent on. Courtney loves seeing her fire fighter friends and even got to see the fire truck.

Congrats on the new baby in the family. And a redhead at that!

Thanks for the bath tub teaching tips. I'll be starting those with Kendall this week.

Hugs to all!
Have a good week. Linda Rosas