I have this fascination with tea, primarily how it's a common thread in so many cultures...(I'll save the details for a future book:)) anyway...here's a little container I whipped up as a housewarming gift for my neighbor who recently got her first apartment.
Jonathan just finished Kindergarten. He really flourished this year and came out of his shell. He did both indoor and outdoor track seasons and seems to have found a sport that suits him (at least for now). He also took Spanish after school and spoke his lines in a play completely in Spanish. He may have been bitten by the acting bug...he constantly talks about his "stage appearances".
He's the first of my children to read in Kindergarten...so how's that for public school education. I definitely believe the key to his success and all of my kid's success in school is parental involvement and encouragement by the othr siblings...working together as a team, cheering each other on.
We are real proud of Jonathan and all of his achievements this year. He's an exceptional kid.
Today was the last day of school for the kids. I'll start by celebrating Leah...wow what a year for her. She had gymnastics two nights a week for 3.5 hours, where she has trained for 2 years and yet to compete (now that's drive...a real lesson in delayed gratification though). She became a Math master in Addition. She was in the newspaper a number of times, including the Washington Post. She won 3rd place in a countywide write-a-book program. She joined her brother's track team this past Spring and only intended to do one race, but decided on her own to stick it out through the rest of the outdoor season. She has increased her writing skills, gets ready fairly easy in the morning and is fanatic about putting healthy foods in her body (although she loves some bacon).
Leah is a complete joy to be around, she's an affectionate aunt, competitive athlete and has a silly laugh that makes me smile everytime I hear it.
Leah with her "Dream" flag that she made today...can't wait to scrapbook it. Please show Leah some love by posting a comment.
Fast track, off track, on track...did I mention two of my kids run track? That's just one of the reasons I'm so sporadic in my entries...I'm always feeling like I'm running circles.
I struggle with sports photography but here's what I thought was my best shot from last weekend. It's my cousin who came for a visit and got to sign up on the spot to run in the track meet along with my kids (great stuff). No photoshop, no cropping, just straight out of the camera BABY!
Okay, it's been over a week since my last post...that's because one computer had a major hard drive crash and the other was infected with viruses and spy ware...both too about a week to rectify...needless to say it was frustrating...I was not happy to learn that much of my life revolves around computers.
To fill up my time, I did organize stuff, purge a lot of stuff, read one introduction of a book and went to bed early on three occasions.
I finally got to take the kids to the puppy store and we looked and played with three puppies...none that are a fit for us. two cockers...one to sleepy, one to frisky, both too much shedding. One Shiz-tsu...too small. Dad and I liked the golden doodle...want to see labradoodle next.