Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day 2011

As Student Leadership Team president, Kade was asked to give two speeches today, Veteran's Day.  One speech was to the elementary school at a program they had and one was for our city celebration on the courthouse lawn.

I was unable to attend the elementary celebration, but the school sent me these pictures.  His speech at the elementary was similar to his city one, but had some fun stuff in it about 11/11/11/11 (November 11, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.) and trying to say things really fast!  Everyone assured me he did a wonderful job!

The rest of the SLT demonstrating how to say "Thanks from the bottom of my heart."

I was able to be at the city celebration, because the high school student body actually attended.  I don't brag on my children very  much (I have this thing about bragging), but today I was one proud Mama!  Kade did such a great job!  Unlike me, who didn't get the movie camera turned on fast enough. 

Here is Kade reading the speech--just audio.

Thanks to all the veterans and service men and women!  God bless you!

Soccer 2011

Kade and Layton both played soccer again this year.  I didn't get a lot of pictures.  They only had 4 games to my defense, though!

Kade was on the Raiders and Layton's team was called Kickin' Aces.  Layton's team t-shirts were pink, which didn't set well with him the first time I showed it to him.  I thought he was going to flat out refuse to wear it, but I eventually got him in it.

Both boys did a great job and scored at least 1 goal out of the four games!

Kade was chosen to be a team captain.  #10

Layton as goalie!

Layton is the one in the lead after the ball!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fire Prevention Winner

EDIT* I added picture of poster.

Fire prevention posters are drawn the month of October each year.  Teachers have the students draw the posters at school, then they submit them to the Volunteer Fire Department.  Kade ended up winning 3rd place out of the fourth graders.  A picture of his poster is below.   He called up Mama Chris and she gave him the idea of Smokey Bear crying in a forest, because of a fire.  He is quite the artist, so he went to town with that idea.  He put a quote by Smokey Bear at the top of the poster, "Only you can prevent forest fires."

Kade is on your far right.