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Kit is excited even after she gets off the bus in the afternoon as there is always something interesting that happened in school! So, it was no surprise when she came home yesterday and showed me Robots at Recess signup sheet. Apparently, their school will be having a Robotics class for their grade, once every week for six weeks in the recess and the program will accept only the first 12 entries. Kit was very concerned as her bus reaches late and she was never going to make the first 12! She loves Robotics and was worried about missing the opportunity. She seems to be a step ahead of me always so before I could suggest anything, she asked me if I could scan her signup sheet and email to the teacher. Yeah, well, even I was thinking that, but a tad too late : ) She even thought she should write a personal note to the teacher to convey her eagerness. She then sat at her desk patiently for the next half hour and wrote a note to her teacher which I absolutely fell in love with. I had to share it.
The pages were scanned and the teachers agreed with Kit’s reasons to be given a chance (!) – rules were changed and they decided to include children at random as it was not fair to offer to first 12 only. I think Kit stands a good chance now!!!
Now, Kit is not the kind to relax. She always wants to be doing something (most times with paper). Easter was the perfect opportunity for her to get creative. We don’t celebrate Easter in the true fashion. I hide the eggs for Kit to find in the house (Kat has given up on that!) and this year we even decided to paint some eggs (this reminds me that Kit had asked me to take a picture of the painted eggs before I threw them away but I forgot!! Praying to God that she does not remember…)
Kit decided to give us all a packet for Easter. As you can see in the pictures, each of us got a pack which included an Easter card (like a book with several pages). It was hard work especially if you see the details on the paper flowers (she made the ones with needle designs). She even gave us all a few lines to recite when we got the card…
It’s come at last!
Pass them out!
Don’t ask me what it means but it was great fun when all of us sang it together!
Happy Easter to all those who did celebrate and had fun. We enjoyed our own version of the holiday!
Kat was a great reader when she was younger. She still reads but High School homework, quizzes and tests make it extremely hard. Coming from a family of such avid readers, it was only natural for Kit to be fond of books. She is our Super Reader right now. Not only does she enjoy her books and reading, she can get into an animated discussion about any book demonstrating that she thoroughly understands it. She has already read the Harry Potter, Rick Riordan series and just completed the Odyssey.
Kit’s schedule is such that she always reads in the morning before getting ready for school. Kat takes considerable time (topic for another blog) to get dressed and hence wakes up quite early. Kit gets up at the same time (if not before) to start her reading. Most days, she is able to read 45 minutes or so before school which is great as once the day starts, there are so many more fun things to do. Today was interesting. Kit had a book to complete as it was due back in library today. Most times, she just returns it the next day or renews it but today was special. As it’s the last day of school before Spring break, she wanted to return it so that she can get 8 books for the break (they are normally allowed 4 for a week but this week is special). So, our Super Reader got up at 6 am and finished the book in 1 hour 36 minutes! Thank God for the digital bookmark - makes it so much easier to enter reading time in journals!
A very happy and content (albeit tired) Kit went to school today…wonder what 8 books will grace our house for the break!!
Too late to panic I told myself – this had to be done. The over eager baker in me had suggested we make frosting sandwiched heart shaped cookies – so in all I was baking you know how many cookies…
Happy Valentine’s Day to all the mums out there – I’m sure you did something special to make your child’s day special!!
Phew! Feb 4th and the days leading up to it sure are a celebration at our place. As you know, Kit and Kat have a birthday menu every year – actually its not really a birthDAY menu – it’s a birthWEEK menu so every time I go to the kitchen to prepare a quick meal and hoping for any food ingredients to jump at me and inspire me for a super easy meal, I am reminded that its birthday week and I can’t be forgiven... Having said that, it can be fun though – at least the end usually makes everyone happy as we eat ‘special’ food every day.
This week’s highlight was the birthday cake (as usual). For those of you, who don’t know that I love to bake, please note that I LOVE TO BAKE!
This year’s special was a double layer almond cake (pink sponge so Kit thought it was vanilla and just pink – she doesn’t want Kat to have her favourite flavour baked) with chocolate and raspberry ganache and buttercream pink icing…it was delicious! Enjoy the picture (for some reason, the picture looks more brown than pink!)