Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Really, I could use that title for many of the upcoming posts seeing how I will be digging back into the archives. However, I hope to intersperse them with some current events as well. My method is simple....go back to the last photos used and proceed from there. Apparently I stopped blogging consistently somewhere around the end of school. That is a REALLY bad time to let the ball drop. The end of school is notorious for great blog posts and epic children programs. This last year was no exception.

But those weren't the first pictures I ran across. Instead, I found a few that I find very amusing. One of the kids got a game (thank you Grandma Dargan) that uses pictures and rubber bands. You loop the bands where they tell you and they sketch out a picture. June decided to beyond the templates and make a few designs of her own. You should be able to tell what this means.

But how about this one? Useful for a hotel that doesn't allow pets (or foxes?).

I was very impressed with her creative genius.

Okay, NOW to the plethora of school events. Ivory won an award one morning. I think she had the highest reading score in her class. Here she is accepting her paper. (Too bad I have no idea where it got to.)

Robyn's class did a talent show. Robyn showed off two of her stellar abilities. The one being piano...

And the other being the classic ability to dance to music.

Don't knock it. This is serious stuff in 3rd grade. She went over to her friends house many times so they could rehearse their number. She did really well and I like to think that she is the lead singer there in the middle with her backup singers, but really I think it was because her mom wasn't going to fork out money for a green shirt.

June was quite busy at the end of the year. Fourth grade is the year they learn about their state, so we were enlightened on many things Utah. The kids put on a whole singing program to honor the state. You would think that children singing songs about beaver trappers and coal miners would get boring, but I was actually awake involved the whole time. I was mostly impressed that they were able to learn and memorize so many songs on possibly less interesting topics.

Here she is really getting into the music.

Her fellow classmates were all good performers.

There were speaking parts too, but I can't remember at all what she spoke about.

It was fun to hear the Utah County song again. They sang it when they did their county projects.

Come to think about it, I kind of miss hearing June sing Utah songs around the house. Maybe I will request one this week and see what she remembers.

To continue with the Utah theme, the class did a pioneer dance for the dance festival. June wore pioneer clothes for almost a week straight, what with the program, festival, and a class trek. (That is another post). June really digs square dancing. I mentioned that the dance she performed for the festival was one of the same ones they taught us at Martin's Cove. She was a pro, naturally.

She knew her curtsies.

And her dosidos.

I like this picture because she stopped to wave in the middle of the song.

June really got into the dancing. In half the pictures her hair is flying about, or her feet are off the ground. She danced with gusto.

They were really fun to watch.

Back to Ivory now. I didn't sign up to volunteer on field day. And I can't remember why I ended up there. I think it was to talk to another mom who was helping out. But for the brief moment I was there, I happened upon Ivory about to compete in an event and even more miraculous, I had my camera with me. (I know, the stars aligned and everything.) Nothing beats a good potato sack race. Look at this girl go.

Here she is coming back and some people haven't even reached the half-way mark.

Needless to say, Ivory led her team to victory. She was so happy.

Lastly, we'll highlight Robyn once more. Her class also did a small play called 'Character Matters' in which fairy tale characters learn to be polite and well mannered. Robyn played the part of Snow White who learned to be more considerate of the dwarves' feelings. Here she is waiting to go on.

For some reason, I didn't get another good picture of her. That is probably because I was sitting too close and taking video instead. Here are a couple of her dwarves.

I really enjoy going to all these programs and events. I like to see my children being confident and having fun. And I feel very satisfied that they are finally blogged. Another check mark in a long row of boxes.

1 comment:

meganmushrat said...

What fun it was to look at those pictures and remember back to when I was a little girl and was in some performances. I have to admit that my favorite picture is the flying potato sack. Your kids may be small, but by gum, they can move!