*February 5--Superbowl Sunday--Looks like Tom is getting ready to share some secrets with Lady, the visiting ladybug from Earnest's K class, and Trust's puppy. Obviously, it wasn't the secrets of how to win Super Bowl XLVI.
February 6--Eat Your Heart Out--Trust, Earnest and I went to a Valentine program at the library this afternoon. There were bookmarks and wreaths to adorn with hearts, cookies and cupcakes to frost, and lollipops to lick.
February 7--100 Days of K!--Where are all the engines? Turns out that Earnest brought all the engines, coaches and other assorted railway vehicles, as well as 16 additional automobiles, for his 100 objects. It was quite a heavy bag! In place of the engines, we have the 100 days headband and the Fruit Loop necklace (with a few Loops missing) to represent the big milestone. I can't believe he's more than 1/2 way through kindergarten. Slow down, Earnest!
February 8--To An Author, From An Author--We received answers to the questions we sent to David A. Kelly today. I printed them off at work and brought them to the Y so Trust could read them during the boys' swim lessons. This is the third author we've heard from, with David Ira Rottenberg being the first and Suzy Kline being the second. Mr. Rottenberg appeared here on February 2 and we hope to meet the other two authors in the upcoming days and weeks.
February 9--Water Jellies--Another Thursday with Mr. Malcolm at the library. Today's theme was light and colors. Earnest is showing us a water jelly, which doesn't quite fit the theme, but boy were they fun to pick up and squish in our hands.
February 10--Poise Under Pressure--Today we had the opportunity to meet David A. Kelly, author of the ballpark mysteries. He was giving a talk at my nephew's school and he was willing to be interviewed by Trust prior to the start of his presentation. Trust chatted with him for about 20 minutes, and didn't miss a beat. She did so well for an eight year old who was beside herself at talking with a 'real author' in person for an extended period of time.
February 11--You Color My World--A cute project for Valentine's Day at Lowe's Build and Grow clinic today--a card creator box, complete with stickers, colored pencils and a few Valentine cards.