Saturday, May 13, 2006




Didn't I just put away the beach towels and swim suits?

This has been a month of busy, as most months are lately. We had a Cinco de Mayo party at school, a Mothers' Day tea, a Volunteer's Tea, Family Fun Night (Colin was part of the act!), 1st Grade Play, Boy Scouts and T-Ball games. I've also been busy trying to revive our aquarium, completing my Bible study, working, celebrating birthdays, attending a church tea, working on wallpapering my bedroom, attending plays, completing continuing legal education requirements, and doing a few loads of laundry in between. ..and it is only May 14th!

I have to tell you about the 1st grade play. Colin's class decided to put on two plays. Each was written by a student with input from the actors. Two of the students were not in the plays, but designed the sets (Colin was one of them). The teacher decided to let them do the play for an audience, so she invited the parents and a couple of other classes from the school to come Thursday morning and watch their plays. It was quite an event. Although it was kind of hard to follow what was going on, the students really did quite well considering they did EVERYTHING on their own. I commend the teacher for seeing it through; I think she gave them all a huge confidence boost. At the end of the show, Colin surprised us by standing up and doing a quick little jig, announcing that his class wanted him to do it, so he decided to do it for them. He sang: "A rig-a-jig-jig and away we go, away we go, away we go, a rig-a-jig-jig and away we go, hi-ho, hi-ho, hi-ho!"

Sunday night we attended the family fun night where we all ate together, looked at our new school building and then listened to an inspirational speaker, Tom Randall. Mr. Randall asked for a volunteer from the audience and Colin was chosen. The lesson was about the faith of a child, and Mr. Randall put Colin on his shoulders and proceeded to ride a unicycle! He flipped Colin around up there until he was hanging upside down. It was very funny. During the show, he said, "Is Colin awake or sleeping up there?" He later told me Colin was the calmest child he had ever done the show with! Mr. Randall gave Colin a T-shirt, which is now a most treasured possession. Colin said, "I'm going to take very good care of this shirt because it is very special to me."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Awesome story about the play and the unicycle. What an amazing munchkin you have. :)

1:02 PM, May 13, 2006  

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