Karson received Principals pride this month. His teacher wrote about him being such a good class vice president. He was being honest and fair. I think he really appreciated hearing that his teacher noticed that because a couple weeks ago there was a little drama with his friends over him choosing to be honest and do his job as class vice president.
When the teacher leaves the room the class presidency all have a piece of paper and write down the names of people who are acting up or not doing what they are supposed to. Then the teacher collects the papers when she gets back and depending on how many checks each person got or how many lists they were on she does whatever to handle it. Karson left to go to the bathroom while the teacher was gone and the kids looked at his list and saw that some of his friends names had been written down so then the friends were mad at him. Luckily they all made up the next day but it was a rough day for him and he hated that he felt like a bad friend even though he was doing what he was supposed to and what he felt was right. It's hard watching your kids grow up and deal with harder and harder problems with friends and school. I'm just grateful that these boys of mine are choosing honesty even when it's hard.
She went on to talk about some of his academic achievements as well. It's always nice to hear good qualities that others see in your child.
|Karson and the new Principal|
Karson and Kaiden were both in the Thanksgiving play at school too. I had no clue and I almost missed it! It was such a crazy day. I was at the school for choir and ended up having to stay late because Book Fair got delivered a couple days early. Book Fair goes in the Kiva which is where we practice choir so it had to go in the gym while we finished choir. Well after choir was vision screenings so then we had to move Book Fair into the Kiva so we could do Vision Screenings. Well as we were moving it we were told we couldn't put it in the Kiva because of the 5th grade play. Ummm. What?!? The other choir lady has a 5th grader as well and was totally clueless. So between the two of us and her daughter we figured out a few of the details and then I finally just went and interrupted class to talk to the teacher. I found out parents were welcome to come watch at 1:00 (of course during nap time) that day.
About 10 of the kids from class were in the play and Karson and Kaiden were both Indians. Kaid taught pilgrim Zack to plant corn and Karson was the chief who talked about making peace. It was for their American History Unit. Liam did pretty well watching the play until he hugged his monkey from Kanab that screams and makes noise. Other than that one embarrassing interruption he did pretty well.
|Kaid planting the corn to a rhyme|
|Then Zack giving it a try|
|taking their bows|
|The whole cast|
The same day as the Choir, Book Fair, Vision Screening and 5th grade Play madness I was leaving the school and stopped by the office to say goodbye to the secretary where I was congratulated for Kaiden moving on to the judging portion of Creative Pursuits. Ummm. Again What?! I still don't fully understand Creative Pursuits but from what I've gathered I think that all the 5th and 6th grade classes participate. They are split into groups in class and have to come up with a game. They make the game pieces, rules and everything and aren't supposed to have any outside help. Then they have to market it. To do so they either make a commercial (skit), a poster or some other type of ad. Kaiden and his group did a skit and they took second in class and were able to move on. Then judges came in from different schools or the district or something and judged all the finalist. He ended up taking 4th overall so he doesn't move on again. I think that's not too shabby out of all the 5th and 6th graders though. He and Karson had both been talking about the projects for a few weeks. And Karson told me when he wasn't moving on but I didn't realize it was a judging thing or that other classes and grades were all competing. Thank goodness I'm at the school enough that others can inform me on what my kids leave out! haha!
Logan is still doing hockey and loving it. I'm teaching art for his class this year and was able to go do it this week for the first time. He looked so embarrassed when he first saw me and then I heard him cracking up laughing and he came and said "mom I have to tell you what Leland said! He said that dad is lucky because he has a hot babe!" I'm still not sure if I should be flattered or totally creeped out but Logan thought it was hilarious! He's such a fun loving kid and always does something silly to make me laugh. I'm excited to be in his class more this year.
|Logan's dinosaur carrying a Cheeto|
Liam has been up to quite a few new tricks! I've finally started letting him use a fork. Only with certain meals and only at certain times. It's still so much easier and less messy for me to just do it for him but I'm trying to let him gain a little more independence. He absolutely loves it!
|Messy boy eating fake lasagna by himself|
|So proud of himself|
He also started walking up the stairs instead of crawling up them. It's the craziest thing to watch and scares me to death but it's so cool! He can say a few words and a few signs but still not as many as I'd like (I'm super paranoid about his language because of Logan's delay).
He also figured out how to knock. He does it backwards for some reason but hey it gets the job done. I've been letting him practice knocking and ringing our doorbell to get ready for trick or treating this Halloween. Which btw I'm so excited for because I think he's going to love it this year! This boy loves walking the neighborhood and loves treats so I'm thinking combining the two is going to be amazing for him!
One of my favorite things about Liam right now is that he always waves at all the cars and people we see when we're out and about. It's so fun to see him spreading a little joy in the world or making a stranger smile. I seriously love this boy of mine!
|Ringing the doorbell with one tiny finger :)|
We had the school parade and class parties yesterday both of which I'm relieved to have out of the way! While at the school Liam started crawling while he was in his turtle costume. It made me laugh so hard that he hasn't crawled in I don't know how long, and then there he was dressed like a turtle crawling :)
|All 4 Ninja Turtles|
|Logan and his BFF Leland|
Since I have no trick or treating pictures yet because it's not night time yet I'll finish this post with just a few more cute or fun pics from the last little bit.
|This boy loves both riding and pulling his wagon!|
|Kaid in Aunt Shelly's tree at her new house|
|Mosiah 2:17 in German in case you were curious like us :)|
|Charmaine took this pic of Kar and me|
|Charmaine home with her dog|
|Liam meeting the goat behind the kids school|
|Charmaine sent me this and said she was sad it was rainy and gloomy|
|I sent her this and told her she could come back to our 70 degree weather! :)|
|Liam's card from Grandma and Grandpa Great|
|He loved opening and shutting it|
|I don't know how but he did this himself!|
|Made me laugh so hard|