Monday, January 27, 2014

Ballroom Dance Team

Fifth graders in selected Springfield Schools have the opportunity to partipate in a Ballroom Dance program called Over The Top.  The start at the beginning of the year and learn a tango and a cha cha. Then in January there is a "dance off"  to decide who gets to represent the school as a member of the Ballroom Dance Team.  Holden was very nervous, but I am pretty sure I was more nervous.  He looked so handsome in his shirt and tie.  He danced his little heart out and much to my relief he was chosen to be on the team.  He will continue to practice until the city wide competion in May. 

Here is the team.  Good job kids!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Interview with a 13 Year Old

1. What is your favorite color?
2. What is your favorite toy?
3. What is your favorite fruit?
4. What is your favorite TV show?
The Aquabats Super Show
5.  What is your favorite movie?
The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug
6.  What is your least favorite chore?
Cleaning the bathroom
7. What is your favorite animal?
8. What is your favorite song?
Monster by Imagine Dragons
9.  What is your favorite book?
House Of Hades
10.  Who is your best friend?
Tomy Lewis
11.  What is your favorite dinner?
Chicken Parm
12.  What is your favorite breakfast?
Hash Browns and Sausage
13.  What is your favorite game?
14.  What is your favorite thing to play outside?
Ultimate Frisbee
15.  What is your favorite holiday?
16.  What is your favorite subject in school?
17. What is your goal for this year?
Be Kinder
18. Do you think you reached your goal for last year?
My goal was to get better at math and I did get better.
19.  What do you spend your time thinking about?
The future
20.  What do you want to be when you grow up?

Happy Birthday Banner

Another family tradition, the birthday banner.
He is 13.  Can you believe that we have a teenager?  Because I can't.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Dinner with the Lewis Family

Our good friends the Lewis Family came over for dinner.  We have started a tradition to have them over the first part of January for a holiday meal.  It all started with yam balls.  The Woolstenhulme family has a tradition of making yam balls for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It makes the holidays complete for me.  
The first Thanksgiving out here, I took them to share with the New York Metzgers and let's just say they were less than impresseed.  And to add to the tradegy of the situation, my boys don't even like them.  So for many years (to my sadness) my holidays were lacking in Yam balls.   But then magically we had the Lewis Family over and I cooked a tradtional holiday meal (ham, stuffing, potatoes, rolls, and yam balls) and guess what?  The Lewis Clan LIKED them.  I knew they were good people.  :)

After dinner was over we were all entertained by a puppet show performed by Damian, Matthew and Anders

We are blessed to have such good friends!