The girls sang in the spring concert and their songs were Dust in the Wind, Yellow Submarine and One (not the U2 song). They did a great job as did all the kids in band and chorus. But for me, the most momentous event was Rylie asking me to french braid her hair before the concert! I had to take sneak pictures of her because, well, she's 13 and a brat about pictures now!
I decided to continue getting up at 5:30 am and get my walk in before bringing the girls to school. It's been gorgeous so far every morning and my neighborhood is a beautiful place to walk. I have decided to try to take a picture every morning of something new or something neat I notice. Even though I have been walking this neighborhood for over 6 years I always notice something new or just relish how peaceful it is.
Rylie and her friend worked on a voluntary project to study the history of LGBTQ+ prejudice and they presented it at the Genius Hour at their school this past Thursday. The Genius Hour was for student directed learning. kids could work in groups or on their own to delve into a subject they were interested in and learn more about. The project presented were all really good and creative. I was so proud of Rylie (as was her teacher) for delving into such a deep subject and treating it with respect and grace. She did an excellent job in her presentation as well.
Yesterday was overcast and clouds threatened rain but it was still a great day at the Children and the Arts festival. It is a festival that takes over the buildings and green spaces downtown and showcases arts of all kinds, singing, dancing, acting, artwork etc. all involving children or for the benefit of children. There is also a wonderful themed parade that starts at the elementary school and goes through downtown. Area schools, clubs and organizations march with floats, signs or other amazing creativity. There are food and craft vendors and it is always a great time. This year was the first time I was not participating in the parade with one of the kids so I got to watch the whole thing. Rylie walked in it with her favorite teacher from 3rd. grade and Caitie was off running around downtown with her friends.
Humoring their mother since I had just given them money for the day! LOL
The crowd waiting for the parade
The parade theme was Pirates
So, I guess I did have a lot to say! LOL
Anyway, enjoy your day, tomorrow is never promised!