Tuesday, April 25, 2017
There is nothing better than an old Mt. Mountain Feist dog though. See what Cora has her eye on and he coiled up to strike her.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Clayton and Greta came today. Sigrid made cupcakes. They are coconut with chocolate icing. They were really good.
Greta brought the game that she got in her Easter basket. Pop, Sig and she played. You have to pull out the sticks without making marbles fall. The winner has the least marbles.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Sigrid made the volleyball team. We all thought she would, but I know she was thrilled to see her name on that list. Pop said he would pay for some volleyball shoes.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Clayton made excellent grades. He has always been really capable but was not interested in doing his best. Sometimes, I think kids don't see the association between what they do and the grade they receive when they are young. As adults, we assume they know what we know, but they don't. I always think back to my early grade school years. I thought the whole concept of the work the teacher assigned was to get through fast. We put our folded papers on her desk with our name on the outside of the fold. I thought my performance depended on when I could lay my paper on that desk. I did not even consider how well I did on the assignment. Speed was my goal. I was usually first or second in putting that paper in place. I may have gotten a bunch wrong, but I did not know that was what I was supposed to try to do. I finally figured it out but I think I was even in a higher grade than Clayton when I realized I was supposed to produce my best work.
Laura sent Clayton a photo of a garter snake eating a frog. Clayton told her they did not eat frogs as he had "read" all about them. I guess he learned "you can't believe all you read" or "there is often more to the story".
Clayton wants a dog of his own. A deal was struck between him and his parents. His part was better grades! Looks like the Joneses will be looking for a dog. Clayton wants a puppy.
Congrats to Clayton on his good report card!!!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Sigrid gave me a tour of her room. She has been keeping it cleaner than the pig sty it used to be. It was very neat and so cleverly decorated. I sort of doubt it was ever a "sty".
Could the outer covering of the pineapple be like the "armor of God". Wear it Sigrid.
Astrid made this wall picture for Sigrid. Lots of good advice! Below is a close up of Sig's new curtains. Her room it orange, turquoise, and bright pink!
Sunday, April 16, 2017
I told Uncle Roger that Laura was a great cook just like her Momma! Roger replied--"in spite of". So true.