Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The craziness before the calm

Blonde rascal's last day of school is this Friday. As we all know, the last week of school is jam packed with stuff.

Last week his class presented their "Living Museum" project. Very fun idea, research someone who has contributed to society and then present yourself as that person. SO cute.

Here we have adorable Emily who chose the smart Sacagewa.
Landon chose the stately Teddy Roosevelt.
And then, then there is my boy....Yep. Johnny Depp. Trust me it was a stretch finding what Johnny has contributed to society, other than entertainment. I could hardly tell blonde rascal to say that Johnny drives a Prius and supports the legalization of marijuana, now could I?!? Anyway it all worked, I just made up some stuff about Johnny Depp....kidding!

It did make me giggle that he chose him. I was like do your thing boy....don't be like everyone else and pick someone dull. Enjoy your research!

In college, I was a communications major. I had to give LOTS of speeches. The O-N-L-Y speech I remember in those 4 years was one where we had to pick someone notorious to research. I chose Charles Manson. It was faaasssinating. Everyone was scared of me after that, but I got an A. The research was enthralling, how he could brainwash those young people. Watching "Helter Skelter" did in fact scare the crap out of me. That was just an added bonus, as I do love a good scare.

So who am I to fault my little progeny for choosing someone interesting to research? Keep it real, always keep it real son.

(By the way, he got a 100%.)


Last Friday was Buddy Field Day. Lots of sweaty kids.

This game made me laugh...what is it called...bats in the belfry???Dizzy and weaving running children are funny! They were like little miniature drunks.

B.R.'s teacher is priceless. We love, LOVE, love her. She was totally worthy of me making her a quilt as an end of the year gift. However, insert us starting a new career and life 90 miles away while still living here...and the time somehow slipped away from me. Instead, I have had this blog bookmarked for months. I copied her and made this cute gift....
Finally, yesterday was award day. I won't bore you with how fabulous and brilliant my son is, he is you know, by rattling off all of his awards. I'll just show you how cute he was...

....getting congratulated by his fantastic principal.....


...and exiting stage left. Done with 3rd grade! It is bittersweet because we are so ready for summer but at the same time we will miss this school. We have had a wonderful experience at his school. However as he starts in the fall at a new school in a new town we will love it too. A lot of my love for his school came from me being involved and volunteering. Getting to know and build bonds with the teachers and staff. Which I plan on continuing at his new school! Besides all that, even if we had not been moving to another town, the district changed the boundaries so he would of had to go to a different school next year anyway. Change was in the cards any way you look at it.

Saturday we are having a garage sale at MIL's house. Not fun, never fun. It does make moving easier because as I tire of packing... I just say forget it I'm selling it! Plus whatever paltry profit I make gets turned into a decorating fund for the "new" house. Wheee!

6 comments:

Lori E. said...

B.R. in 4th grade...what the what?? He is precious!! I have to tell you that 4th grade is a year of changes in your boy. Milestone year for all three of mine. So fun, but take it all in. (tear drop) The teachers gift is awesome, so very cute. YOU ARE creative. You are inspired by all these blog sites, that I should be looking at, but it is YOU who creates them. They don't do it for you...........:-)

Lori E. said...

Yes, I AM annoying, I had to comment on the Johnny Depp, you told me about that, but seeing it cracked me up!!!!!!!! Way to go Zach, you hoe your own row. And.....communications major??? Did I know that??? That explains why I get on your nerves when I try to tell you something. hehe

Mary said...

How can it already be the end of school?? Seems like we just started. sniff, sniff, that means you aren't going to be here much anymore....

Angie said...

Hey! That cute framed crayon idea was MY idea and you STOLE IT!! Or, possibly it was YOUR idea and I was planning on stealing it from YOU. I forget. Sort of. It turned out seriously adorable though I have to say!

And I am rolling over BR choosing Johnny Depp!! I SO hope my kids grow up like that. Be who you are and be proud. Go BR!!

Stacey said...

Love love love the teacher gift! So adorable! Might steal that idea someday. Too cute.

Meredith said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Johnny Depp report!! How precious!! (WEll, he's certainly given me a service of unadulterated lust and joy over the years...yum!)