Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mega week

An outrageously busy week started out with Mega band in a neighboring community, that comprised 7th and 8th grade students from five schools.
The kids practiced all day and put on a concert that evening.

It was wonderful!

Baked dozens and dozens and dozens of goodies for a bake sale benefit at school.

Remember that optimist speech I helped Chyann on a few weeks ago?
She did so well on it, that she was asked to participate in a contest sponsored by the local Optimist club, at the historical Mable Tainter Center for the Arts.

If she won this level she'd get a 100bucks and then move to the district competition, then onto the state level in Appleton in May with the grand prize being a $2500 scholarship.

Behind the podium she gave her speech at, it all but dwarfed her. The kids all got a chance before the speech to go behind it and get familiar with where they'd be standing - hence the goofy shot.

Checking out the balcony of the theatre. The place was just beautiful. Old, historic and rumored to be haunted. I was going to take some pictures of the outside when we left, but it was too dark.

Alas my girl did not win, but it had to have been a few measly points that she lost.  

The winner is the gal behind Chyann to the left and the boy winner with the boy standing next to her. The gal who won spoke a mite louder than Chyann and that was probably the deciding factor. She wasn't disappointed that she lost and said that it was good experience for the future.

Old time toilet we thought was pretty cool. Pull the handle to flush and it made an extremely loud whooshing sound! It's the small things that amuse us apparently.

Had to work in office on Friday which I enjoyed.

A lot of kid hauling this weekend too.

Got a lot of yard and flower bed debris cleared out and cleaned up. Sure is beautiful outside with all the green. I am worried we'll get a big frost and kill everything since we are not out of the frost woods until early May.

Thinking about starting some seeds next week though, get a jump start on the garden.

Hope you had a great weekend!


tainterturtles said...

Nice pictures Kellie. I'm proud of Chyann for competing in the Optimist speaking contest.

I too spent two days working on yard work....ahead of the game!

Aunt Krissy said...

Good for Chy, I know that it's hard work and takes a lot of guts to get up in front of a group of people and speak. She did great!

And good for you getting all that yard work done. Now you have a jump on it.

Anonymous said...

yes, it is very good experience to do public speaking. I had to take a class in college and hated it, but passed, so that was ok!

those kinds of toilets? I always think of what my dad alwasy said...
Pull the chain and the turdle go down! gross huh?

we still have 3 feet of snow.. no spring anytime soon here!