Good morning, class!
For today's Show and Tell, I have all sorts of news. In fact, anyone else wanting to share news today might have to wait 'til tomorrow. Yeah, I mean you in the back with the owl habitat diorama—Sit down, sister!
Today, for show and tell,
my 1st item of news
my boy's lego team was on t.v. tonight!
Howabout that? Kind of cool, huh?
The local news came to a fundraising booth the team had set up in a shopping mall. They filmed for ages, and my son wore one of his excellent fedoras for the event. When we watched it tonight, we got to see the team working the robot, the coach and kids getting interviewed, and… my boy's chin, and only his chin! It looked very handsome! (We also saw me and my girl in the background, which was ironic as we were totally trying to stay out of the way).
Anyway, it was great to see everyone on t.v. and have the kids' (and mentors') efforts recognised. The funny thing is, they didn't mention we were homeschoolers. Isn't that strange?
(UPDATE: I've now got youtube footage! Wow, I didn't know that would be possible, so thankyou, Clever Parent Who Did This. I love technology!)
If anyone wants to check out the team's website, here it is:
So…what do you think? Does anyone want to come to our robocamp? If you do—especially those in the US—I'll be very impressed!
(And I've been avoiding saying this out loud because then it'll be real…but we can't go with the team to compete in Europe. For lots of reasons, but ultimately it came down to the dates completely clashing with a major music festival my husband and his work will be hosting in June. We are disappointed… but so happy to be part of the team, to have been part of something as awesome as the tournament, and to now help the others fundraise. It's incredibly exciting, and I'm so proud of everyone.)
My 2nd piece of news is
that we have a new family band.
This is BIG news!
May I introduce you to the members of the band?
Here's Angus. He plays a mean guitar…
(Moo, who's a lion, thinks he's an elephant seal.
…… Best not to burst his bubble)
Growl and Peli work the trumpet and flute like pros
and Tigger does percussion with his mate Waffle.
Lambie. Doing some fine work on trombone and keys.
Without further ado,
The Fuzzy Noodles
and their adoring audience!
(pause for rapturous applause)
The kids set this all up the other day while I was in another room (cleaning, I'll have you know). When I happened to walk in, Splotches the cat had just finished dancing. You can see her on the stage in front of the audience. A wombat (called IssaBiggaFattaWombat) had just been singing in a deep baritone, and when I caught him out, he got the giggles. :)
Yummy, aren't they?
The 3rd piece of news
is that in our holidays, just two days ago,
on a glorious sun-swamped day
we got to drive for thirty minutes to swim and play here
and for that I felt incredibly lucky.
(and I know I've taken up a lot of your time today,
so thank you for your patience),
my 4th and most important piece of news
yesterday I cleaned the top of a dresser and the top of one whole bathroom sink and sink area.
Pretty impressive, even if I say so myself!
will hopefully see me cleaning just a BIT more of my house.
That is, if I'm going to succeed in FiPaWaFroRooRooMo.
Don't you think?
That's it from me for today.
Thank you for listening, class!