Thursday, September 8, 2011


Book week was in August.  The kids dress up as a book character and have a parade at school.

Here's Caleb from Where's Wally? (or Where's Waldo? if you're American.)

Abby as Angelina Ballerina

Sarah had to go as an Australian colonist (or convict) to go along with their curriculum for this term.  

Emily's class theme was fantasy, which was an easy one - she used her Hogwarts robe from the Harry Potter movie premier night.  (Yes, we went at midnight.  But I'm a meanie and made B and E go to school bright and early.)  I borrowed Emily's "Muggle" tshirt for the occasion.  
Emily has been working on a different costume lately.  Last night's Primary Spectacular "Wearable Art" was, well, spectacular.  We will be scrubbing blue makeup off her face for days to come.  (For a school that won't even let the girls wear fingernail polish, better yet, mascara, this is really getting gussied up.)

Congratulations to Sarah who received an art award at a city-wide competition.
Here's a nervous smile for you.
And Congratulations to Caleb for receiving an award in the school assembly for "Staying Calm." 

 Each class had a calm child receive a certificate.  They were a very peaceful bunch.  I did find it amusing, because the day before, Caleb had gotten mad and kicked the window in the car.  It was slightly open, and just that little movement was enough to knock it to the ground, where it smashed into a thousand tiny glass cubes.  Caleb was upset (being the calm, sensitive child that he is) but he was even more upset when I told him he would have to pay part of the cost from his savings.  He has been saving to buy a remote controlled helicopter.  He will have to wait a couple more weeks.

Last week we went ice skating.  It was fun to see the little kids improve over the course of two hours, from hanging to the wall, to independently waddling across the rink.  On the drive home, Caleb said something funny.  He asked if we could go back.  I said we would probably go again some time.  He said "Good, because I forgot to jump up in the air and twirl around."  I love his confidence.

And speaking of funny things said, my children crack me up.  We were talking about taking temperatures.  One of the girls asked what the temperature of a dead person would be.  I said it would probably be the same temperature as the room it was in.  She said "so, if you put a dead body in a room and took its temperature, you could find out what temperature the room was?"  I was like, "um . . .  yes, or you could just use a thermometer and take the temperature of the room," to which she answered "Oh, yeah, that would be easier. . . and you wouldn't have to kill anyone!" (?!?)


Jennifer said...

Your kids are hilarious! And talented.

Liz said...

LOVE it!!