Monday, March 29, 2010
It has been a jam packed week.
Friday night was the kids talent show at our local cultural center. We have a kids art camp at our cultural center every August, and Friday night was the art auction and talent show to raise money for this event. The money goes towards scholarships for local children to attend the art camp who may not otherwise be able to afford the tuition. Local artists run the camp and it has been wildly successful. It is a diamond in the rough to have our beloved one room schoolhouse run as a local venue for culture, classes and fun. So my little show stopper daughter decided to join in the fun and sing the song, 'My Favorite Things', while her dad played guitar. Her kindergarten teacher even came to watch her and a fellow classmate, who is a serious guitar prodigy. I thought it was really touching he came to support them both!
The weekend was a birthday party and a trip to the river on the way home. Spring is buzzing, people are out and about, flowers are blooming. Our river is smack in the middle of everything here, and our world somewhat revolves around it in the summer time. Even though the water was freezing cold, M could not help jumping in about 20 times. She screamed with excitement upon discovering the tadpoles, climbed rocks, followed lizards, brought me a heart-shaped rock she found and throughly examined the dead mouse we saw on the trail. She had a long conversation with her dad about all the reasons why she loves both the city and the country life, noting she was happy she gets a hefty dose of both. "I get to climb on rocks instead of a playground and swim in a river instead of a pool" referring to the country and about the city, "I get to hear all the sounds of the city that are like music".