Wednesday, November 18, 2009
David is now in 5th grade. He likes school, but mostly for the social aspect of it. He doesn't complain much, goes to school, does his work, but I think tolerates it due to the fact that all his friends are there with him. He is a good student and gets good grades, but frankly doesn't put a lot of effort into it and school comes pretty easy for him. For the longest time, he has said that PE is one of his favorite parts of the day, b/c they get to play basketball, football and other games. Well, I guess 5th grade is the time to get serious about physical education--no more fun and games. One day he came home from school and said that they ran the ENTIRE hour!! Then today he came home and said that PE is child abuse!!! Cracks me up. I would love to be a fly on that wall.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
My cute little clowns
I'm a bit late, but thought I would show off my little clowns! We had gotten these clown outfits awhile ago from Dan's aunt and I thought "perfect!--Halloween costumes for free!" The girls were excited to dress up as clowns. Although at one point, (after the novelty had worn off and she started to talk to friends and see other possibilities) Kaylee (8) said, "why can't we pick what we want to be?" I said, "oh you will love being a clown and will be so cute!"--and was able to avoid answering the question. I didn't want to have to say, "you will be a clown, b/c it was free and that's that!" Anyway, it turned out well and they had a blast, ending up with WAY too much candy.
David, has been reading the Harry Potter series and watching the movies, so he was Harry Potter. There were costumes out there to buy, but I have such a hard time paying 25 bucks for a thin little robe that he will wear ONCE! So I went to goodwill, found a graduation gown, added a hood and a Hogwarts school emblem to it, threw on some glasses, added a scar on his forehead and it worked perfect! His best friend dressed up as Ron Weasley, and they ran around Malcolm together casting spells and gobbling up candy!
While taking Kaylee to her piano lessons yesterday, I was asking how her day went and what she did. She said she learned about veterinarian's day. I giggled and said "you mean veterans day?" and then explained the difference. I think she was a little embarrassed, b/c she had messed it up, but I thought it was cute.