Saturday, April 30, 2016

Farewell, Friend! April 29, 2016

One of Drew's sweet friends moved to Oklahoma this month.  Drew was so sad!  When his Mama told me that they were moving, we arranged a farewell playdate.  They have big plans of remaining pen pals.  Sweet buddies...  :)

Saturday, April 23, 2016

5th Grade Field Trip - April 21, 2016

On April 21st, Clayton's class went on a field trip to the Fort Worth Stockyards.  It was a fun trip!  The kids visited the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, went on a walking tour of the stockyards, made their way through the maze, watched the cattle drive, ate lunch, and listened to some cowboys talk about the history of the stockyards and give lots of details about cattle and ranching. 

 Silly Pose - Apparently "dabbing" is a thing...?
All 25 5th Graders

 The cowboys gave the school an authentic brand with the design of the Fort Worth Herd.

Friday, April 15, 2016

ACA Spring Musical - April 12, 2016

On April 12th, our little school put on their Spring Musical.  Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Hancock did a fabulous job (as usual!) of preparing our kids to do their very best.  It was so neat!

 A local artist was painting to the right of the stage.  It was so cool to see his masterpiece take form!

Hard to believe that I will have 3 little fellas in the next ACA musical!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

State Bible Drill - April 8, 2016

Clayton's score at Association Bible Drill qualified him to participate in State Bible Drill.  This year, our group was so big, that our drillers were splint into two separate drills.  Clayton was in with the smaller group that drilled later than the others.  Clayton did AWESOME in the drill!  I was so proud of him.  He had a perfect score up until the Key Passage section of the drill.  At the state level, the students are given a brand new Bible and are only given a few minutes to break it in.  This makes the drill even more difficult.  The caller called A Shepherd's Song.  The kids have 10 seconds to remember where the key passage is and to locate it in their Bible.  At the last second, C found the passage and stepped forward.  Whew!  When he looked down, though, he realized that the pages of his Bible had gotten stuck together and he was a page away.  He raised his hand indicating that he had made an error.  Bless his heart, you could see the disappointment all over his face.  :(

My boy pulled it together quickly and completed the drill without a single additional error.  I was so proud of him!  He got 23 out of 24 calls correct, earning a Superior rating.  Even more important than his score, he has learned 25 Bible verses, 10 key passages, and can locate any book of the Bible in 10 seconds.  That is the real prize!

Saturday, April 02, 2016

First Grade Field Trip - March 31, 2016

On March 31st, we went to the zoo for Drew's first grade field trip.  I let Owen play hooky from preschool so that he could tag along.  ;)  We had the best time!

 Owen was obsessed with all of the bronze animal statues.  At one point, he yelled, "Mom, look!  An Owen statue!"  When I turned around, this is what I saw.  Haha!

Love these fun school days!