Friday, February 26, 2010

We've Got Spirit and Sock Creatures...

First of all, I have to extend my heartfelt gratitude over your kindness and support at my grandmother's passing. It means a great deal. Thank you!

We survived our busy afternoon and even made it to swim class a little early! Whooo hooo!

The Spirit Assembly was a lot of fun. I ended up announcing the teachers for a lot longer than I anticipated, but it was fun. We had the teachers come down one at a time and they pulled two students' names from the container. Then they had the choice to shoot baskets for a minute or jumprope for a minute and see how many baskets or jumps they made. Or the could choose to have a scooter race. It was close for a while, but in the end the teachers got more points. My Amy was called up by her teacher. Yay! They chose to jumprope. Amy jumped 59 times in a minute, but her teacher jumped 80!

Amy said she was a little nervous, but she had fun. Her face is red because it got darn hot in the gym. LOL Oh and don't mind her clothes. She dresses herself and is currently in love with those brown boots. I don't really care what they wear, as long as it is appropriate for the weather and follows school rules. We don't hassle over getting dressed for school at all. *Ü*

Right after school, we headed to the art room for the sock creature making class (I called it a puppet, I called it the wrong thing.

They had a blast and actually did most of the work. I had to help them with just a little bit of sewing, but other than that, it's all their work. So fun. *Ü*

They didn't have school today (nor do they have school NEXT Friday) and after I got them to do a decent amount of purging (clothes and a huge number of books they are too old for now) in their room, we dropped off the items at Goodwill, then headed over to the Butterfly Pavilion for a couple of hours. Amy was anxious to hold Rosie (the tarantula) again, Jess, not so much. LOL We enjoyed the visit, especially the new exhibits they had out. The area that used to house the over-sized insect exhibit is currently a maze with different activities for the kids to do to learn about butterflies and insects. The most popular portion of the maze was the zip line. Yep, they got to hang on and fly a bit like a butterfly. I didn't take my camera and the battery was out on my phone I found out (oops), so I didn't get any pictures. Oh well. On the way home we stopped at McD's. So, they've had a pretty good day.

I'm loving all the guesses on the project I'm creating. You are pretty darn smart! I think my next picture will reveal just what it is (and you can pat yourself on the back). It won't be done at that point, but getting closer!

Thanks again for your encouragement and support. You all are the best! Hope you have a great start to your weekend!


Barbara said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother passing. I must have been, oh who knows where. I'll be thinking of you.

Your activities with your little girls looks like a lot of fun was had by all.

I look forward to finding out what you're making. LOL

Sarah said...

Wonderful pictures Jeanne!!! The girls look so happy. I love the sock Creatures hee hee.

Kim Burmeister said...

Looks like a lot of fun and look at those creative girls....Just like MOM!

Angela2932 said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your Grandmother, Jeanne. She sounds like a woman who's going to be very much missed. Your girls look like they were certainly enjoying those sock creatures, and are just such total cuties, always! I hope being their mom provided you with much comfort these last few days!

Sharli said...

Jeanne, You are such a good Mom!!! I love that you're not stressing about what they choose to wear. I'm a firm believer, too, that we need to pick our battles! LOL
Can't wait for the reveal.


Kathi C. said...

What a fun day! The photos are great - all those smiles. Love the sock "creatures." Love, too, that you let them chose their clothes. I was so fussy and raised boys to be fussy men. Shame on me!

Hope your weekend is wonderful, friend!

Laurel said...

Oh how fun!