Today was an exciting day for my school girls! Tonight was homecoming and this afternoon they got to leave the classroom and walk to the homecoming parade! Lydia’s class made blue tie dye t-shirts to wear. Each second grade class did a different color. Jessica made orange and black paw prints on her shirt using apple halves and her thumbprints. First grade did this as part of their apple studies. It turned out really cute.
James and I walked up to the corner where the school kids go. It’s just a block from our house and we were nicely surprised when we picked the exact spot where Lydia’s class showed up to watch!!
Lydia is always much, much smaller than any of the other kids in her class. She’s very petite!!
Lydia was walking with Laura, her autistic friend. Mrs. B said that Lydia approached her about being Laura’s helper. It’s so sweet. Lydia is constantly telling me about the things she does to help Laura. Mrs. B said sometimes she has to give Lydia a break because she works so hard helping but Laura doesn’t like it when other kids try to help her. It seems Lydia gets a great deal of enjoyment out of their relationship.
The football players weren’t as generous with the candy as they were last year.
My dear mother-in-law, Janet, has a very close friend, Louise. Louise’s granddaughter, Sadie, was one of the homecoming queen candidates!!!
Janet called me this evening with exciting news. They had just left the football game and she couldn’t wait to tell someone that Sadie was crowned Homecoming Queen!!! Mom D and Louise were both Homecoming Queens , too!!!! Sadie and her grandmother are very close and she’s a sweet, christian girl!! They are very proud that she’s followed in their footsteps!! Janet is Sadie’s Sunday school teacher, too! She said everyone was in tears and that all the girls were very beautiful. Congratulations Sadie!!!
Everyone had a great time today. There were LOTS of candies thrown, so all the girls were very happy!!!! Unfortunately, while Anjelia was trying to pick up some candy, a bee stung her. I couldn’t believe of all places she could’ve been stung, her right thumb is what took a hit!!!! That’s the thumb she sucks to comfort herself when she’s tired or upset. It immediately turned red and swelled up real big. Poor thing tried to suck her left thumb but just couldn’t figure it out!!!! It was a long day after that. I am really glad she is sleeping soundly, now!!
As a child, the only clear thought I had was, “Get candyâ€. Jerry Seinfeld