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Thursday, March 14, 2013


Declan had to wait at the school for about an hour and a half this afternoon while I was with Mika's class on a field trip. Kindergarten lets out at around 11:30 and we weren't due back until 1. Decky sat in the principal's office for the first while and ate his lunch. She gave him some lego and bristle blocks to play with. When the end-of-lunch bell rang, the principal let Declan know he would be going to room 10 to wait for a little while after lunch and that she had to step out for a minute to greet the students on the way to their classes. While she was gone, Declan spelled out the word "Love!" on her desk. The 'L' and 'v' were made with the long skinny bristle blocks, the 'o' was a lego wheel, and he made an 'E' from a flat 10'r and 3 standard 6'r bricks of lego. The exclamation point was a skinny-bristle/4'r brick combo. He went on his own over to room 10 afterwards - before the principal came back. Considering it was not too long ago that my darling kindergartener was in her office for total defiance of his teacher, I think it made it an extra special little message for her. Declan *is* a very sweet little boy, but he can also play the charm like a champ. Oh boyo.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Another year of parties done!

Mika had her 8th birthday party this past weekend at the community hall. We had about 20 kids present. The afternoon started with a screening of Brave, followed by supper. After the kids ate, we played some archery games. We hung hula hoops from the ceiling beams and the kids tried to shoot arrows through them. A few kids learned the Scottische with Mika. After the games, we sat back down for cake, ice cream, and cookies. 4 hours went by in a flash. A few kids said it was the best party they had ever been to - I think it was probably more like the first party these particular kids attended where the hostess provided personalized weaponry! Nana made quivers for all the kids' bows and arrows that they took home - they also took their reusable popcorn cup, a glow sword, and a wisp-pop (Tootsie Pop covered with blue tissue makes a heckuva will-o-the-wisp!)

Thanks to everyone who came out and made Mika's party memorable!