Not sure what's going on with my blog, but half the time the posts don't load...hmmm.
On to happy news! We participated in our first Spelling Bee today. It was divided into grade levels 1-3rd, 4-6th and 7th and up...we entered the 1-3rd level, both dd6 and dgd7, even though dd is only in K. There were other kids who were also what was referred to a K/1, so that was fine. They bent the rules a bit.
If you know my dd, you know she can be quite shy in unfamiliar situations, and I was certain she would back out of the bee once she realized what it entailed...she did. She stayed to watch and about half way through said maybe she would try in a little while...of course I had to explain that she would now have to wait until next year! lol oh well...she did study and studied hard...so it was overall a good experience for her.
On the other hand, dgd, who isn't shy at all, did participate and went on to win 3rd place! Wow! She was so thrilled, and so are we! She received a certificate of participation and a ribbon, as well as a small 3rd place trophy! Look at this happy face: