We woke up to a winter wonderland. It was only a few inches, but it fell in the early morning hours and they don't like to have kids standing at a bus stop in the snow. So, we got a two hour delay! The kids were more than happy to play outside for that two hours!
Then, Emily and Ben were both in the school Spelling Bee. It was the top 2 or 3 kids from each class in third - sixth grades. 48 kids total.
Emily was pretty mad at herself that she got out on round one. But, dojo is a hard word. She still did great, and I'm proud of her for even getting up there. One of the little third graders actually peed their pants on stage, so that should tell you how nervous they are. Poor thing. All of those grades come in to watch. So, they are on stage in front of about 400 peers and lots of adults and teachers. Talk about scary!
When Ben did his first word, cranny, he didn't realize that he was supposed to pick up the microphone. He bent over to talk into it. Hysterical. That's just Ben. Never mind that 15 kids went before him. He didn't even notice that they were picking it up. He made it to round 5 this year and went out on the word modular. His words were cranny, marlin, worrywart, smidge and modular. He was the last kid up there for the their and fourth grade. He was the top 6. Him and five 6th graders. That's pretty impressive.
We are super proud of both of them!
Grammie flies in tomorrow for a two week visit. We have school concerts several nights with a performance at the rest home on Friday. Then, we are out for two weeks. It's going to be a very busy week!