Miss Lucy has worked all week on her book report--a little bit each night. She chose Susan Cooper's "The Dark is Rising" (even though she was worried because none of her friends had heard of it) and planned a special tree with ornaments based off of the signs the hero of the story searches for. She's pretty proud of the final result!
Yesterday I ran into Kohls to look at a rug. I had about 15 minutes I'm between pickups and drop offs. (6:15 Lu at Activity Days, 6:30 Nick at Mutual across town, then pick up Lu again at 7:15 and back to pick up Nick at 7:45--sheesh!) As I picked up the rug, I heard a little voice say "Goodnight!" And there was Calvin, in the display bed. It was that kind of day ...
We had so much fun dressing up as "Little Red Riding Hood" this year! Miss Lu was a big hit as the "Granny" with her missing teeth :) And we even won a prize for the best costume theme—even Calvin Jesse was excited about that one! (Ok, he was mostly excited that people were clapping for him, but still, it was really cute.)
(I totally made this cute little bunting to decorate our car!)
This year, Miss Lucy walks home from school. It gives her a chance to decompress a bit, and get a little extra energy out before she gets home and has to start her routine of homework and practicing. While there's a whole herd of kids that walk home, most of them live a bit closer to the school; luckily, she's found some friends who have to walk almost as far as she does. Every day she comes home and fills me in on their latest adventures: there's been princesses fighting an evil wizard, robot aliens, and some sort of "freeze" game that I have yet to fully understand, among others. I love that she has such good friends, and that they're all so imaginative!