Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Congratulations Xander!

Today was the Geography Bee! Xander came home last week excited (and a little sad) that he was a runner-up for the Geography Bee. (That phrase "Always the Bridesmaid, never the Bride" sticks out in my mind, because just a month ago he was the runner up for the Spelling Bee, too!)
Well, I got a call as soon as I got home from bringing the boys to school this morning. It was Xander saying "Mom, Aiden is sick today and I'm the runner-up for the Geography Bee, so can I skip my doctor's appointment today, so I can be in it?" So, I said okay...
So, I went to watch, not knowing what to expect, and I got there and was told it was for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders, and they all go up against EACH OTHER! That made me a little nervous since Xander should actually be a 3rd grader, and he was only the runner-up. Anyways, he ended up getting 3rd place! He did so great! Answering questions I had no idea what the answer was! Good Job Xander!!! He won a pin! (Shown above.)

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

RIP Pepper...

Unfortunately after returning home from Washington last week, we found our sweet little wild kitten, Pepper, frozen solid in the barn... Poor thing! He was so cute! (For those that care, Salt and the mom are nowhere to be found.... which means hopefully they found a warm safe place to stay. That, or we'll find them in the Spring when it thaws....)