Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Catching up

KT and some of her friends
I thought I would dedicate this post to catching up on a few mile stones that happened a few months ago or so. Back in February the elementary held its annual sixth grade dance. For weeks the kids practiced and learned dances. All the kids had dance cards and listed were the songs they were assigned to dance to as well as who they were to dance with. Katie, having no pockets and not wanting to carry her dance card around had a great idea of taping it to the bottom of her shoe. It actually work quite well. She had a great time and enjoyed dancing, even though she was taller than all her partners.
Dance card
one of her dance partners
all pretty in her new dress
The next event we celebrated was Ethan's 14th birthday.  Unfortunately he
was quite sick over his birthday and didn't feel like celebrating much. He had a horrible infection that took a couple of weeks for him to heal. He lost over 10 pounds while being sick, since it caused him pain to eat. I wish I had pictures, but while he was sick he begged me not too. As we celebrated his birthday the only picture he allowed me to take was with his eyes peering over the top of a gift.

Next we had Easter, luckily Ethan was feeling better by then. The kids colored eggs and seemed to fun doing so. The next day they woke up to find their Easter baskets hidden. Then the hunting began. First they looked for their baskets. Taylor's was behind the couch chair, Katie's was is the washer pedestal, Ethan's was under the couch and Ben's was in the closet where the vacuum is kept. Next they went on the hunt for plastic eggs filled with candy.
Next came Taylors Spring dance show. This year her class danced to Uptown Girl by Billy Joel. They did a great job.

I believe our next event was DARE graduation. DARE is a program that is offered by the police to teach children the importance of saying no to drugs and alcohol.  At my kids school it is only offered to the children who are in 6th grade.

The next events were really just one after the other. It started with the sixth grade play known as "Dig It". The play follows two explorers that end up learning about Ancient Greece, China and Egypt.

Then came Legacy does Glee, which was a dinner theater that the Junior High put  
on for their year end project. By this time of the year the kids start loosing interest in their classes and are really just counting down the days for school to be out. But even with the year ending looming in the close distance the kids did really well. I enjoyed it more than I like the school musical that they put on earlier in the year. Ethan was getting tired of singing the songs and practicing, but he pulled it together in the end.

Our next event was sixth grade graduation. I could hardly believe that Katie has hit the age of moving on to Junior High. Katie received an

award for reading and her teacher also gave out individual awards for
special talents the teacher had noticed throughout the year. It has been a busy time and I really grateful for the summer break and also for having great kids.

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