Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Will is full of surprises

Will played baseball this year and really surprised us with his new talent! He went from not knowing a thing about baseball to being a really good player. He won the tough guy award. He took some hard hits by the pitching machine as catcher and didn't even shed a tear.

He came home from school one day and said, mom I need a shoe box. So I got one out for him and a bunch of art supplies and he made this whole diarama himself! The only thing I did was print out the title and photo for him. So creative.
His first grade class put on a play at the end of the year called "stone soup, a rock opera". He had so much fun with it! I was surprised at how outgoing he was, singing, dancing, and acting. Mike and I built the cardboard houses and pot. I took them into the classroom and let the students all paint them. They did a great job and had so much fun painting!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Nate's projects

Nate has been involved with a bunch of projects lately which is just his thing...he loves to create and build. It's just a little stressful when the odyssey of the mind competition, pinewood derby race, and due date for model of a California mission along with written report are all in the same week. For the Odyssey of the Mind competition his group had to make cars powered by mousetraps The cars had to complete certain tasks such as going up and over a seesaw and going a certain distance then stopping. The competition was in Palm Springs and covered a large area of schools. They came in 6th place!

For the expert fair he decided to do his project on Guatemala, where his Dad served a mission.