Good Morning Gentle Readers,
One kid in each class received the Principal's Award For Exceptional Academic Achievement on Friday. Katie was that one.
Jake's grades are good and he has apparently learned to compensate for his dyslexia. He reads like a maniac, something that baffles just a bit. No, it's not baffling that he reads well, I just can’t figure out how the heck he manages it.
He's a prolific and talented Runescape addict, which keeps him (and his cousin Clay) out of the bars, hones his computer skills, and offers better real-world lessons in economics than most Econ 101 classes down at the local hotbed of revolutionary zeal.
His love of handball has recently blossomed into an interest in tennis.
Both the kids are involved in an elaborate (read: expensive) production of Disney’s Aladdin. Jake got a third call-back Thursday to audition for the lead. This is a first try at the theater for him and he is up against several older and/or more experienced kids for the lead part. Despite that, the director had high praise for Jake’s raw talent. If you’re interested in seeing the production on November 9, let us know. Oh yeah, we’ve got plenty of tickets. We'll comp yours.
Even though they received high marks, the kids were a little disappointed at their computer science grades. Katie pointed out that nobody in her class knows MSWord except her and she thought that ought to have bought her an A+. Can’t say she’s wrong.
With family & friends scattered to the four winds it’s nice to be able to share special moments using technology. Other boring family videos, Ron Paul commercials, and a few of my favorite music videos on U Tube here.
Thanks for bearing with me through this sap-fest.