Thursday, March 27, 2008
things that delight Grace
Is it just me because I'm her mom and I love her so much it hurts my heart, or does this girl's smile send out ten thousand gigawats (or whatever the professor says in "Back to the Future")?? Seriously, can you tell she's excited about this first grade music performance? Her sparkle made the show as far as I'm concerned. Boy oh boy, she was so darn excited about this she could hardly contain herself despite the fact that she wasn't picked for a speaking part and was kind of standing behind a cowboy hat.My girls are suckers for flowers and drool over them when they see other kids getting them after performances (dance, piano recitals, you name it...I'm always the mom who seems to forget the flowers). So Max and I were at the grocery store right before the performance and I let him pick out some flowers for Grace. We gave them to her right before we left for the school. She was delighted, but let us know that she would have actually preferred them to be red, and that it would have been nice to be bequeathed with them after her performance. Hmmm. I guess we'll remember those instructions next time I happen to be on the ball and remember.Grace is the proud new owner of a "Giant African Millipede." Yep, we've doubled the number of pets in our house and we are delighted about it. (Yes, that is sarcasm you sense.) I don't know why I'm such a pushover, but following the first grade unit studying "organisms" some of the kids were allowed to bring home some of the "specimens" that had been studied. And yes, we were the lucky ones who got the millipede (only after being begged for four days straight by our darling daughter). We'll see how quickly this one gets lost to roam the house in peace along with Lilly the hamster who continues to amaze us with her escape techniques. Maybe the millipede will provide a nutritious meal for Lilly next time she's out on one of her night-time adventures.