Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
On Tuesday Emma's choir has an "informance" for families and friends. This is an open rehearsal in which the choir director explains what they do when they practice and how they practice. Emma invited Molly and Joe to come and watch. Before the informance the kids had a snack-picnic outside (finally it was a warm day) and then we went the MSU Community Music School to watch Emma.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
This week I was invited to Missouri State to give a public lecture and then a lecture in my friend Martha Finch's religion and sexuality class. I didn't get any photos from the big public lecture, but here are two of me talking with Martha's students about research and writing.
This afternoon Joe and I went to his school for the community event, "One World, One Day." Each kid was given a copy of this beautiful book and the we listed to it read in Chinese, Portuguese, Hindi, Malay, Arabic, Italian, German, and Tamil. After the readings, Joe we went to different tables that represented countries for crafts and games.
Friday, March 19, 2010
There is a cute, white puppy visiting Joe's class every morning. Joe's teacher, Mrs. Olance brings her puppy Sophie to school and she has incorporated each child's learning goals with learning about the puppy. To see and read more about it visit Joe's class blog HERE.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
The kids were out of school today. It was also the last day of MSU's spring break. In the morning we did errands. Emma went with me to Home Depot to purchase brighter light bulbs and new switchbacks. I spent the rest of the morning changing bulbs, cleaning lights and replacing switchbacks. Besides that, I have been touching up the paint throughout the house to cover up chips, hand prints, crayon lines, and general grime. This afternoon we went to Celebration Cinema to see Planet 51. I was surprised to find out that kids under 12 were free and adult tickets were only $3.50. This is part of a program called Flick's Family Film Festival. The matinees go through April 22nd. We plan to go again during one of the next 1/2 days and over the ELPS spring break. I took this photo of the kids after the movie. They look so big to me these days.
Yesterday the kids had a half-day of school so we went to the bowling alley in the afternoon. After that, we walked around old town and ate at Pablos, our favorite restaurant. All in all, a fun day together. Emma requested that her favorite song "firefly" accompanies this slideshow (sorry).
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Saturday, March 06, 2010
This afternoon we took a walk along the Red Cedar river on campus and spent a few minutes with the ducks. The sun has been shining for the past three days and even though there is still snow on the ground and it is only 45 degrees, it feels like spring! Joe and Emma wore their spring coats because it feels so warm to them.