Monday, August 10, 2009

Topher's Piano Recital

Topher is a good pianist and did a great job at his recital. He wanted this crazy mohawk, so I let him get it-it is going to be hard to say no to hairstyles in the future when he reminds me of the insanity I let him have as a nine year old, but oh well, how bad can it get? Get back to me in 10 years! Topher is soo funny when he introduces himself because he says his name is "Christopher Topher Bisgaard Calder." It is a little silly, but whatever, he makes me laugh. It was a nice recital and nicer to have it done!

Kindergarten Graduation

Jacob had such a great year at kindergarten. I was really worried about him when school started. He was the youngest one in his class and since he is such a hot head, I thought he was going to be in the principal's office quite regularly. He surprised me, and did so well. His teacher said there is no way he can repeat, and is ready for 1st grade. I still think he is really little, but he does great and has friends and is right in the thick of things, so I think he will do fine. I still never got the digital copy of his singing for the school assembly, but the kind of proves to me that he is pretty confident and happy!
His graduation was so cute, they sang songs and Jacob knew all the words and actions and he got a huge smile on his face when he got his "diploma." I think the whole concept of kindgarten graduation is stupid, but it was cute to see him in his hat. I wish they called it a kindergarten program, but I am not in charge, obviously! Anyway, we all went to IHOP after, and waited forever for food, but Jacob loved it and it was his special day. I am really proud of how well he did and I am excited for first grade-although I can't believe he will be gone all day-how sad!

Baseball Seaon Wrap up-Very Belated

OK-it has been a long while, but with summer and having to wait in line for the computer, I have gotten way behind! So, quick wrap up of the baseball season. Topher's team was really bad, but he was the best one on it and had a great time. He was the catcher and caught every inning. It was a tough job because they had horrible pitchers that threw the ball 5 feet inside one pitch and 5 feet outside the next. He was always soo tired after a game. His coach told the boys if they hit it in the outfield they would get a candy bar, so he usually got a couple of candy bars after the game to pep him up. He improved a lot and had a lot of fun. He didn't like it when his dad called strikes on him, or didn't call a strike for his pitcher. He was on top of the pitch count and the outs and kept his team in line. He had a really nice coach and had a great year.

Anna had a great team and we had a great time. I was the assistant and it was really fun to be involved. It is pretty much the same group of girls we've had for the past four years, so it is really fun to see their progress. Anna's team won the district championship and that was really exciting. The couple of weeks of playoff games was really fun and exciting. Anna did great and really contributed to her team. Anna always knows what she should do with the ball and is a great bunter which helps a lot. I loved coaching her and her team! Go Royal Thunder!