Monday, February 22, 2010

BIG Week

Miss Maren has quite a week at school coming up.

As first place finishers of the Jazz Read-a-thon, Meridian School has a Utah Jazz player coming to visit with the lower school on Tuesday. The lower school as a whole read over 2,800 minutes per student, but Maren's third grade class read over 4,000 minutes per student. Way to bring up the average, 3rd Grade! Here's how we found Maren on most nights of the read-a-thon.

On Wednesday, the 3rd grade is putting on their Patriotic Program. Mom woke up on Saturday morning to Maren singing the second verse of America the Beautiful. Grandma Jan's heart will swell with pride when she hears her granddaughter sing about "pilgrim feet." (The program is at 10:00 for anyone who might want to attend.)

Finally, on Friday is the Science Fair. The experiment is done, and now comes the hard part... putting together the presentation board. We'll update on that when it's done.

All in all, for a tiny little school like Meridian, they sure pack a lot in. What lucky kids.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Milestone of Monumental Proportions

After almost five solid years (long, tedious, stinky years) the Smith family is now diaper-free!

Norah has enthusiastically embraced the world of "pantie-pants." Goodbye diapers! We won't miss you at all. (Well, maybe on long road trips, but other than that, not at all.)

And so, we close the book on the "baby" chapter! Driving... here we come!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Harry's Favorite Things

These are Harry's favorite things:
1. Dad taking me to Target for a treat
2. Watching Spy Kids on Mom's bed
3. His favorite toy (the propeller catcher from Aunt Anna.)

Mom's favorite things about Harry's favorite things:
1. That Dad & Harry apparently go to Target in a space ship.
2. The flowers on Mom's pillows
3. The attention that Harry got as his told his teachers about his favorite things. He's got the best Pre-K teachers in the world.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

There's nothing like the magic of a purple balloon to turn a grey winter's day into a celebration.