Hard to believe we’re already to the last Tuesday of February – I’ve mentioned (often) that I need to learn the art of not blinking so time won’t fly by so fast. Apparently I haven’t gotten the technique quite right as of yet. What can I say – I’m always a work in progress.
Remember how I mentioned that Princess Nagger won an award for a drawing she did that was going to be featured in the Art Show last week? The Art Show was nothing like I pictured in my head – I imagined the student artwork to be displayed in a room or gym easily accessible for all the proud parents to peruse and admire. You know, like a real Art Show. Unfortunately my head picture was way off base. Instead this is how the art was set up:
They had them set up on a stage in an auditorium – and we didn’t know that not only would art be acknowledged by way of awards being handed out, but they were featuring short story winners, too. And that’s what they led off with – the winners of the short stories each getting up front and reading their award winning short stories. Of course the students were very shy, so they read their stories very quietly and even the mic didn’t help. At all.
So we had to sit through short stories we couldn’t hear, let alone understand for every grade level (yes, we’re talking Kindergarten through 12th Grade). There were 9 winners overall from each grouping of grade levels. Luckily not all 9 winners showed up, so we only had to sit through 4 or 5 stories – the hubby looked like he was going to fall asleep. They finally got around to calling the Art winners – Princess Nagger won 2nd place for her drawing and received a certificate and a 5-dollar bill. She was ecstatic.
Needless to say we bailed after she received her award up front and got her picture taken – after all, it was past Little Dude’s bedtime (which was probably why only 2 of the 6 elementary winners showed up – it was, after all, on a school night). We’re not sure when her artwork will be coming home – I’d really like to see her award winning work.
Speaking of art… Remember I mentioned Princess Nagger traded in her clarinet to get an easel and art supplies? She happily now has an easel set up in the living room to randomly draw whenever inspiration strikes – of course so far she’s only made signs like this one:
And left the hubby and I notes when she’s gone off to bed early:
The left facing arrow pointed to the couch. I’ll share more of her signs – and her actual Sculpey creations tomorrow – she even gave the hubby and I ‘Sculpey Lessons’. Never a dull moment with Princess Nagger around.
Speaking of non-dull moments… This video was floating around on Facebook this weekend – apparently three baby bears got themselves stuck in a dumpster. Some good Samaritans helped them out (literally and figuratively speaking):
Speaking of videos floating around on Facebook… I shared a video of the Evolution of Dance in yesterday’s post – this video is hysterical too, especially since Michele Obama is dancing in it. In honor of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign, and to encourage parents everywhere to get up and get moving with their kids, Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama present the “Evolution of Mom Dancing”:
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