Hollace recently got elected to be the Class Representative for her class. She had to make posters and write a little speech. It was pretty cute listening to her reasons why they should vote for her. The focus of her "campaign" seemed to be ending bullying at the school. I wish I would have taken a picture of her with her posters, but.....I didn't.
I am really proud of Rhett and how he has done at school so far this year. I knew he was pretty smart, but I just wasn't sure how much he would enjoy school and be motivated to do homework, etc. He is actually really excited about school most days and usually does his homework or reads his book without any complaining and many days without even being reminded. A couple weeks ago he had to disguise "Tom the Turkey" so the hunters didn't get him for Thanksgiving dinner. We decided to disguise Tom as a beach bum.
Earlier this month I was surprised to find a note in Rhett's folder announcing that he had qualified for the school Spelling Bee. Honestly, I had forgotten to have them study the practice words that were sent home. So he scored in the top 10% of Kindergarteners without studying at all. He gets to participate in the school bee which takes place next week.
The other day I had a several errands to run and had to take Thad along. I bribed him to "be good" by buying him a huge chocolate chip cookie and a chocolate milk from the little snack bar at Target as we were leaving. Later in the car it was quiet for a bit while Thad was eating. They he suddenly said "This is the BEST life ever!" I giggled and asked "Why, because you have a chocolate chip cookie and chocolate milk?" and he answered "Yep!" Ha! Maybe there's a lesson to be learned there. Something about it being the little things in life that matter or stopping to appreciate the small things- or something like that.
(Just a random fun picture of Thad)
Anyway, point of the story is that I am the Mom of a Class Representative, a Spelling Bee Contestant and a kid with "the best life EVER!" and for that and so much more, I could not be any more proud.
Oh and while I'm bragging I'll just mention that I happen to have (ok, had. It's now bare.) the prettiest tree on the block.
I love this tree. It is beautiful in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.