Thursday, May 29, 2008

End of school year

Sorry I’ve been so bad about updating this blog.

I have a lot to get caught up with.

First, daddy handled the girls just fine while I was in California. He even had to learn how to make ponytails. I’m sure they were not the prettiest but it worked out.

The conference was pretty good, except for one presentation which totally horrified me. The presenter had pictures of girls in bathing suits and lingerie on every one of his slides, even though they had nothing to do with the topic. I can honestly say, I’ve never seen this blatant sexism in my 11 year career.
Sophie’s last day of school was last Friday. She’s had an excellent year. Straight As so far, but we’re still waiting for the last report, she got over 50 points in AR (advance reader), which means she has read and taken tests for roughly 100 books, she also got an award for spelling, and one for perfect attendance. I think it’s more of an award for me for getting her to school on time every single day. It’s also a reflection of how healthy she’s been all school year.

Last Thursday was Sophie’s first ever recital. She did very well. She did not freeze like I was worried she would and she looked very cute in her recital costumes. I will try to post some pictures soon. I still have all the pictures from my friend cat to post as well.

On Memorial weekend, we mostly hung out around the house, but we did go to the member-only event at the zoo, where the kids could play in the fountain. We met some of our FCC friends and had a great time. 10 years ago on Memorial weekend we were moving into our house.

On Tuesday, it was summer camp time for Sophie, and back to sitter for Margaux. She was not a happy camper (no pun intended). I think she really enjoyed staying home with daddy. She’s cried every day so far, she had never cried before when I left her with the sitter.

Shadow, also known as Sha-Sha, the 8-month old kitten, has been on a rampage. She’s been killing birds and rodents left and right. She has a very strong instinct. She’s even worse than Yoda used to be.

Margaux got some mosquito bites this week and they have been swelling again. I guess we’re not quite over that yet. I may have to try that “Mitigator” that Leaps and Bounds sells and see if that would help.


Beverly said...

We were so glad to see Margaux too! Yea for Sophie getting the arwards. She is so stinkin' smart!! She will go far in life. Tamela said you guys had recital the same night!