Thursday, May 22, 2014

Spelling Bee

This week Emma participated in the annual Lansberry Elementary spelling bee.  Contests were done by grade level and three representatives were chosen from each homeroom class.  Each contestant was expected to be familiar with a list of 335+ specific words {some of the most challenging included Wednesday, February, graph, through and subtraction}.  During the weeks leading up to the big day she practiced, practiced and practiced some more!

Our sweet #15 before the bee began

Mrs. Meredith's class was well represented {Savannah, Blaine & Emma}

She performs well under pressure and in front of a crowd!  She was focused, determined and seemed nervously excited.  Her parents, on the other hand, were a ball of nerves!  I'm pretty certain that I stopped breathing each time she stood to spell.

First grade besties Rebecca and Emma

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners {Benjamin, Emma & Malachi}

Proud parents

Overall her first spelling bee was a wonderful experience!  We celebrated by letting her leave school early to enjoy lunch at Olive Garden {her fav!} :)

According to Owen....

Owen constantly keeps us on our toes with the funny things he says and the well thought out questions he presents.  Here is a collection of the most unforgettable things he has said recently.

"Daddy told me to do this!"  (while hugging me)

"I want to marry they.  I want to kiss they!"  (when eating Ramen noodles)

"You don't make the rules of my whole body!"

"I love you just *this* much" (while showing a tiny space between his fingers)

"I'll go potty like a race car" (quick speed)

"No means no!"

"How much did you pay for her?" (asking Jarrod and pointing to me)

"You've got to try this.  It tastes awesome!" (coming from our picky eater when trying something new!)

He calls the Incredible Hulk "Hunk" every.single.time.

together = "to-gela"

stiff arm {football} = "sniff bomb"

Conversation after he finished a snack:
Me: "Please go put your dish in the kitchen sink."
Owen: "No, you can do it."
Me: "You have legs."
Owen: "You have legs, too!"

Some of the deep  questions he asks (and wants real answers for!)

"Why do we have belly buttons?"

"How do babies get out of mommies' tummies?"

"Why do the Little Einsteins never grow (a favorite tv show)?"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mother's Day

Jarrod has a tradition of creating a sweet slide show for me every year for Mother's Day.  I've learned to have a Kleenex box close by.  Here is the one he made this year: