We attended em’s 1st day at the reading program, all the kids were asked how they would get the fat cat off the mat if they were the rat. All the kids said they’d put it in a box, trick it by luring it with food, or push it off the mat. Emma raised her hand and said, “If I was the rat, I’d light a fire under the cat, then pull its tail to get it out of the house.” I had to be a supportive mom and say, “good idea” like all the other moms.
So Emma is finally a Kindergarten graduate. Yay! We’re really proud of her. Her last report card showed that she exceeded expectations on most of the requirements. In my day, that would resemble getting an “E” for excellent rather than the average “S” for satisfactory. Even in reading, she received “ES” despite being in the E reading level. She’s not the strongest reader, but I’m more than proud of her for overcoming the difficulty. She really read every day to practice what doesn’t come naturally to her. I’m proud that she could spend a long time drilling it out until she’s successfully finished a very long book. It teaches her more than just knowing how to read, but also perseverance, concentration, and focus. Being proficient in reading will eventually be second nature to her; those other traits will be harder to master. Don’t get me wrong, level E reader isn’t a bad level…haha. This is like reading books like “Miss Nelson’s Missing.” It’s steps above Dr.Seuss books and Amelia Bedelia books. I think we want her to reach more. But she’s given her best and seeing what she’s accomplished since her first day in Kindergarten to now is more than […]
please pray for safety for my lil’ sister on her missions trip to China. Thanks bunches! Hebrews 12 “1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Daily Vacation Bible School starts TODAY! A whole week focused on teaching our kids the ABCs of salvation, & sharing why faith in God is so important. Let’s maximize their summer & give them something to remember. If you’re in the SJ area, registration is FREE. Come and have fun this week as we learn about God’s love! What you can do in the sidelines: our teachers/helpers are planning diligently for a successful DVBS week. You can help too by praying that the kids will be responsive to the lessons & God’s calling. More info: click on the event banner at the right side module.
switching to the mac was a milestone but the choices for a blog manager/editor for our wordpress based blog has been very limited. Qumana was an easy choice but after upgrading to wordpress 3.1.3, I can’t perform any updates or even creating new posts due to a persistent error in the Qumana software. All I can say is ugh.
spent a good part of the night scaring Zienne with a toy spider. She got me back by putting Emma’s ZhuZhu pet under my blanket, so when I opened it, I screamed. <enter zi> Zi: what happened? me: look who’s in my blanket. <insert laughter> zi: hahah. what the! me: what do you mean? You did that! <insert more laughter> zi: it’s funny mama? that’s funny. *well played, zienne* Here’s the Zhu conspiracy confession below:
We had a party at her school to kick off her birthday, July 1. Since she has a summer birthday, her teacher was kind enough to give us the last day of school to party up, Emma style. So you know me, I sort of went all out with the Strawberry theme. Emma helped me decorate the goodie bags. She had an "ocd" mom who gave her a crash course on spatial decorating. They devoured the brownies. I even put raspberries on a green tipped toothpick to make it look like a strawberry on dirt. I knew all the girls’ names by memory because Emma talks about them all the time. They were surprised I called them by their names and recalled stories about them. In Kindergarten terminology, that’s called a stalker. I’m glad I proved them wrong…….with Cheetos. The boys were the tough table. No one wanted raspberries. They didn’t like all the fancy decorations. But Iwon them through Cheetos and my sparkling personality….ok, just the Cheetos. Lesson learned here is to always have a bag of Cheetos to make any kids’ party successful. You’re just asking for it if you bring a bag of Lays unflavored chips. I […]