2. Speaking of dance rehearsals...this little dancer was cast as a battle mouse in Ballet Brazos' 6th annual production of The Nutcracker! Her emotions about the role - as well as a variety of other life events - have ebbed and flowed quite a few times throughout the last week, but I think she has finally landed on both happy about the part and proud of herself, and for that, I am grateful.
3. This little (big?) soccer player joined ball crew at last weekend's Aggie soccer game (they won, 2-0) and earned himself the title of hardest working ball boy around. He may not have taken the field as a player, but watching him hustle and do his absolute best to serve the Aggie players made me proud none-the-less!
4. On Monday I wrote a post about how I send my kids off to school with the words "work hard and be kind" fresh in their minds. Later in the week Hallie's teacher wrote this note in her planner:
My work here is done.
Just kidding. We still have a long way to go, but we're on the right track.
5. Happiness Highlights:
|Hallie learned how to do the baby freeze in hip hop, so now |
they practice the baby freeze together before they go to bed.
|I bought this little step stool for $.50 (?!) at a garage sale. It's|
adorable, and I can't wait to figure out where it will live in our house
and then sand and stain the legs and recover the top with new fabric.
|Will finished his first intermediate school project!|
(I had to walk away when he started gluing those
pictures though...me and my OCD couldn't handle
how little he cared about their positioning.)
|My oven door broke (with a pan of cookies inside),|
but I fixed it "all by my big girl self"...using my flowered
screwdriver gifted to me by my mom and Hallie's tools.
|These two...I can't even.|
Happy Friday, Chasing Roots!
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