Sunday, May 18, 2014

School Spirit

My morning routine has been thrown to the wind because of the various and sundry school programs of the last week. Even though my house hasn't really recovered it was worth it for some of these special moments:

 1. Adrie's 3rd Grade Talent Show: Adrie bravely played "Country Gardens" on her violin. There were quite a number of pianists and some singing and dancing. Most unique of all was the little cowboy who showed off his roping skills.
 2. "Snips and snails and puppy dog tails, that's what little boys are made of..." Sure enough. Cannon proudly sang Mother Goose rhymes in his Kindergarten program.
3. I went to the post office to deliver a package and guess who I saw?  Cannon with his kindergarten class on a fieldtrip. Pretty great timing, I say. Each of the kids got to mail a letter. We received ours the next day and it said, "Dear Mom and Dad. I like when you play games with me. Love, Cannon.
 4. At Brynn's Award Ceremony she earned a gold medal for NWEA test scores and the "Great American" award along with all the other kids who memorized the Gettysburg Address, the Preamble, and their States and Capitals. She got a citizenship award and some others that neither she or I can remember for now. They sang heartwarming patriotic songs. Her teacher who was also Kate's and who has been just wonderful is retiring after 30 years.
You know the saying, "when one door closes another one opens."  Brynn's grade was supposed to have a party at the swimming pool however, that same morning they found out that a pipe was broken and they had to cancel. Instead, the local firemen graciously agreed to bring their trucks and hoses and give them a full- blast squirt party! That was a pretty awesome consolation prize and one that all the kids thoroughly enjoyed!!
5. My new haircut

6. Kate had a field trip to Thanksgiving Point. To her it is already summer. She has been swimming in the canal. Later in the week she got a little stomach sick. It could be something is going around, but we are kind of blaming it on her following up on a dare from one of her friends to drink the canal water... 

7. I had the opportunity to perform with Miss Sevier and the Pageant. With 5 guys, one of them a beatboxer, and myself on cello, she sang "Say Something."  Kate and Dad came to watch. We enjoyed all the pretty dresses and the talents of the contestants. Those girls have a lot of courage!

Plenty for one week, the kids are looking forward to the last week of school which basically means more parties...

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