Friday, March 27, 2009

A Bonus Friday Post!

well, it's not all books and reading and writing and weather around here. I actually have a family, too, with very busy and important lives of their own, which I am sometimes invited to join in on. Especially if it involves school.

My son has been working on a science fair project for almost four months now. My part was relegated to growing and keeping the plants alive until the project began (no small feat, let me tell you), making sure the computer didn't implode with all his data on it (and to retrieve lost data when said computer suddenly decided to randomly shut down), and to make sure he wasn't gluing information onto the display board until all of it was laid out.

So this week it was due, and yesterday the judges came through all Meet-The-Robinsons-like and when we were finally allowed in, there it was:

The big blue ribbon.

We are so proud of him. And awfully glad it over!!

On another note, while the science fair was going on, we got to go visit the rest of the kids' classrooms, where my youngest showed us what she is doing in kindergarten. This week they made a list of what their parents do for a job.

It may be hard to see the list, but there are the typical jobs here: doctor, soldier, helicopter pilot, construction worker, airport worker, teacher, hair cutter, nurse....

What did my youngest say her dad does? He's a paper signer!

Oh my! We laughed so hard we almost peed our pants!

Reminds me of the story about me when I was two and telling everyone my dad worked with animals for a living. Apparently he came home from work everyday saying the office was a zoo.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Sooo cute!

    And she's so pretty I could fall over on top of it all. Dad looks quite proud, that ol paper-signer that he is...!

  2. Paper signer? ROFL! I love kids. A big congrats on the blue ribbon. Science fairs are hard. Proud mommy moment. Oh, have I ever mentioned how incredibly adorable your children are?

  3. Oh, I love it! Congrats on the big blue ribbon!

    Paper signer, Bwah . . .too cute!

  4. I don't think I would have been able to keep the plants alive. Congrats on the blue ribbon.

  5. is that the same thing as a Check signer? ;)

  6. The thing is... Todd's job is kinda complicated to explain - not easy to put in a single word description even for me, let alone a five year old! But still - I don't think I've ever seen him with paper. Computers, blackberries, phones, YES!! But paper? Not so much!

    Thanks for the congrats on the blue ribbon. I'll pass those on to my son - not that his head needs any inflation! :)

    This month, on to Regionals! And now it doesn't matter that the plants are all dead! Yay!