Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring Concert

Harley had her spring concert tonight and as usual she was in the back row so it was nigh on impossible to get a good picture of her with my piece of crap camera...no anger in my heart.

Here are some pictures and video...enjoy!










Song Number 1...this song has fiddling in it, it was really hard for her to memorize and she did a great job!

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Song Number 2...Harley said this song was really hard because she had to go from the D string to the G string back to the G A E blah blah blah really hard, sounds like Russian, I don't understand the words she is saying...no laughing at the G string :)

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Harley is doing so great with the violin and we are so proud of her. Her teacher, Mrs. "Rio", is a great teacher and Harley really likes her. It was a great concert!

2nd Grade Tribute to the Flag

Hayden got to be the lead role in a tribute to the flag. He was Francis Scott Key (the man that wrote the Star Spangled Banner). He was so excited and could hardly contain himself. He did an amazing job and I am so proud of him!




























Here are some video's of him talking and singing.



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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Other Family

I am happy to report that the Munk Family has gone on vacation indefinitely. The Other Munk Family has moved into their house and will be taking their place. If any of you would like to join the Other Munk Family I know where you can find some buttons! If you have no idea what I am talking about then you need to check out the book Coraline by Neil Gaiman and read it to your kiddies...but be careful you may end up going on vacation and having the Other Family take your place...


The Other Mother and the Other Father

The Other Harley and the Other Hunter


And the Other Hayden



























Sunday, March 15, 2009

Family Pictures

Thanks to Angie we now have new family pictures! I think they turned out great and am so happy that we got them done with smiles on our faces.













Tuesday, March 10, 2009

FINALLY!!


Today is the day,
Hip Hip Horray!
Today is the day,
And it came before May!
It came with metal, bands, and glue,
It came with the beautiful color of blue.
It came and I'm happy as happy can be,
So I'll say it again with a smile of glee!
Today is the day,
Hip Hip Horray!

School Projects...AHHHHHH

This year seems to be the year of projects for Harley and Hunter. First Harley had to do a project on the book Inkheart. She decided to make a book box like the little girl Meggie had in the book. Thanks to Uncle Matt who had the wood supplies we had a fantastic box that she got to decorate. So Harley and I went to work making this box something she would be able to keep in her room forever. I think if turned out really great and the kids all wanted one after they saw Harley's. Hunter's project was equally as hard. He had to make a castle with a tower, moat, keep, and towers. Dave and Hunter worked on it for weeks and we were pleased with the end result. He won the "Tiniest Castle" award!


"I Knight Thee Sir Spiky Hair"


Hunter has been studying the Middle Ages in school and for the end of unit activity, his history teacher held a Knighting Ceremony. Each student was given the opportunity to dress up as a person from the Middle Ages. Hunter chose to be a Nobleman which meant no uniform for him, he paraded around school all day in his garb. I have to admit he looked very authentic, too bad he had to leave his trusty sword and bow at home...safe school issues and all. When we got to the gym it felt as if we were truly in the Kings Court. Candles were lit on the stairs, the lights were dimmed, and all the kids were in costume.














The Principal sat on the throne and announced each students name, then the History teacher Knighted them. Hunter was Knighted "Sir Spiky Hair".














It was a brilliant event and I am amazed at what the students had learned. Hunter can tell you everything you need to know about the Middle Ages and much much more. Here are some pictures of Hunter and his friends at the Knighting Ceremony.








After the Ceremony the students went back to their homeroom classes where they engaged in games of battle. There was jousting, where the students had to stand in a circle and using a padded stick try to knock each other out of the circle. Then each student got to make a catapult and with marshmellow's they got to attack and "bomb" their opponents. But the favorite activity of the day was the authentic Middle Ages feast: chicken, bread, cheese, and drinks. Much to Hunter's delight they got to use their hands to eat, in fact they HAD to use their hands-no utensil's allowed. Hunter had a blast and talked and talked about it all weekend, now Hayden can't wait to be a 4th grader!
The students also had to make a castle for display, Hunter's got the award for: The Tiniest Castle. He was proud of it, Dave and Hunter have been working on it for weeks. He had to have a draw bridge, a keep, moat and towers. Hunter used candy Lego's and glued them together...not a small feat!














End of the Season

March marks the end of the Basketball Season for Hunter. He did a great job and his team was undefeated! Hunter has been getting up at 5am to go to the Rec Center to practice, all his dedication and practice has been evident by his great defense and awesome lay-ups (reverse being his signature move). He will miss playing with a team but intends to continue the 5am practices to prepare for next year. A big thanks to all the coaches and team players that supported Hunter on this ride. And thanks to Grandma and Grandpa B for coming to a game.