Wednesday, July 24, 2013

school begins

malia was so excited for school to start, micah not so much. so now i have a 5th grader and a 1st grader. and my little 1st grader is in dual immersion. hopefully, he will enjoy learning spanish and become fluent in it. this will also help me remember the spanish i took long long ago and use none of.

uniforms are strict this year, no jeans and no leggings. and malia lives in leggings! so skirts for her for now until we can find pants that fit her tiny waist and hips, and stick legs. husky pants with elastic waistbands for the boy. and he can no longer wear his athletic pants with stripes down the sides, they have to be all navy blue. it's hard to find pants (for reasonable prices and meet all of their needs) for these two.

love the first day of school pic. don't let it fool you, they probably fought after this. at least they have their sweet moments.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

music lessons

found a deal online for music lessons and jumped on the opportunity when micah said he was interested in learning guitar. it's rare that the boy is interested in taking classes. malia chose to learn more about the ukulele. so, first lesson down. they enjoyed it. and their instructor said they were good at getting the chords down. hopefully next week i'll have a better picture. i took piano lessons when i was younger. i don't think i was motivated to continue because i had a horrible teacher, the kind that hits with a ruler. so i'm so glad these kids are excited about their lessons.