March 18--Come Fly Away--My older kids were getting good and high on our swings today--so high that Earnest earned a medal...Nah, he got it at the birthday party he attended earlier, but it does add to the motion of the photo. I have to say that this is one of my most favorite swing photos ever. I think I got the freezing the motion just right.
March 24--On Becoming a Children's Author--Trust's authors project was due today, although the presentation isn't for another three weeks. This tri-fold board represents a lot of work as well as her dream to someday be a children's author. We are so proud of her for all the hard work it took to finish this research project. Obviously, Trust had some help with this. The teacher told me that we could/should really help with anything technical, since the point of this project is for the kids to learn the research project and not struggle with typing or in our case, working with computer applications. They could research a topic of their own choosing, so Trust decided to write a book explaining to kids how to become an author of children's books. Trust did a great job with writing the text (with some editing from me), but she outlined what was going to go on each page, chose all the layouts, colors, photographs. I offered some suggestions about which types of photographs to use on a page, but of course, she had final say as to whether we went with an idea or not, and once the photos were taken, she picked the ones she wanted. The actual book (and not just this tri-fold poster) will be completed after she meets the final author this upcoming Friday. Until now, we just put the completed pages (using Walgreen's software, since they can quickly print the final book for us) on the poster.
March 20--Bringing Home the Bacon--Chretien took Imp to the store to pick up a few items. Imp reported that he had his own cart with his own "fings". If there were any doubt, the sign would clarify this, of course.
March 21--Bubble Blowing--Imp finally finished up his potty chart last night, and this was the prize that he had selected about two months ago. Of course, he had to wait until this morning to try it out, but he enjoyed the big bubbles he could make.
March 22--Any More, Earnest?--This photo is misleading. Trust actually built this, and the boys are admiring her handiwork in this photo.
March 23--Sad, Sad Girl--Trust was quite upset today when she learned that we won't be able to go to my nephew's school to see the final author for her authors' project, since the author is not presenting at the school until 9:45, which makes Trust too late to her own school, and she would be missing center work/spelling test. She wanted to go for a bike ride after school to try to feel better, and we even hit a playground, but it was of no use for a few hours. Fortunately, she was better by the time dinner rolled around.
March 24--Kids are Kids--Trust's Brownie troop had a swimming event at a local pool. Here we see her friend goofing around with her. So funny to me that kids have been doing such things behind their friends' backs for generations, and probably will well into the future.