Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2016 Blue Jeans Week 17

Last track meet of the season this week, a sweet 16 birthday, and some author visits.  It was a good week!  Take a look. . .
Last track meet of the season for Miss E--it was very cold, very windy, and raining by her last race.  She was ready to be done, but she did great!  First in 4x100 and 2nd in 4x200.  Go girl go!

Once a year we have a special author's event in our area.  Two children's authors/illustrators usually come, visit the different schools and do workshops with the kids.  This year Obert Skye was one of the authors.  Miss O has loved his stuff for years and was excited to meet him.

Deborah Hopkinson was the second author here.  She does more non-fiction stories.  She does great stuff.  Miss E was excited to meet her.

As part of the celebration, the school kids write their own books and get to share.  Ben and I were volunteers for this part of the program.  This is one of Ben's groups as they share their stories they wrote.  Some super talented kids!

And to cap off this awesome week, Miss O turned 16!!!!  We spent a lot of time filling her car--or trying to fill her car with balloons :)  It was wet and windy, and the balloons were not very cooperative, but we got it mostly filled :)  She was excited and surprised to come out and find it stuffed in the morning.

Our sweet 16 girl!  What joy she brings to our family!  She requested a Dairy Queen oreo blizzard cake for her birthday.  Yum!  Sweet 16!  Sure love this girl and excited to see what this year brings for her.

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  1. Happy 16 to her! How fun to fill her car with balloons. I love those author events.

  2. So fun! Happy Sweet 16! Wow. Where is the time going? Slow down! Slow down!