Friday, December 11, 2009


In the car on the way home today, we were quizzing Dylan on the days of the week.  He was doing really well, except, no matter how many times we told him, he couldn't remember what day came after Monday.  After about five minutes, Shianne started correcting him in this funny voice that had Dylan and I cracking up (Shianne doesn't see what's so funny about it).  So I got her to do it again at home and took a video.  You'll have to turn the sound up to really hear her.  (You'll have to scroll all the way to the bottom to turn of the music so you can hear the video)

Friday, December 4, 2009

open house

Last night, the kids had open house at school.  Before it's always just been going to their classrooms and looking at all of their work.  But this year they changed the format to performances.  Both are kids time slots overlapped but they weren't in the same place, so things were a little crazy.  Thankfully, Shianne's performance was one she repeated multiple times for thirty minutes so we were able to see both.

The fifth graders did a "Night At The Museum" theme.  Each child had to pick a famous person several weeks ago, research them, and write a script describing themselves.  Then, last night, they dressed as their character.  They were all scattered throughout the school around ten feet apart.  By each child was a desk where they had a picture and namecard of their famous person and a money jar.  Every time someone put money in the jar, they came to life and repeated their script from memory.  All the money went to a charity.  Shianne chose to be Anna Pavlova, a famous Russian ballerina.  She did an awesome job.  It's a little hard to hear her in the video with all the other people around.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

please vote for my advent calendar

Michaels is having a contest for handmade crafts.  I entered my advent calendar and would love it if you would go vote for me.  Actually, you rate it rather than vote.  The rating symbols (they're not stars, I can't remember what they are) are under the picture.  Here's the link: