Tuesday, May 29, 2012

School's Out

What is it about May?  How does it always go by so fast?  School is out now and dance recital is just a couple weeks away.  Athena really had a great year this year.  She was the last 5th grader in the spelling bee, she was a finalist in the Patriotic Speech contest, won 1st place out of 5th grade in the Science Fair and ended the year with straight A's!  There were a lot of fun end of the year activities.  Cake decorating, are you smarter than a 5th grader, sidewalk art walk, and Athena was in 3 numbers for Mock Rock this year.  She did one with her friends, her class and elite choir.  It was fun to see her having so much fun.  Enjoy!

We spent the past weekend at Phoenix Comicon.  It was so much fun!  We really had no idea what to expect but we all really enjoyed ourselves.  And I got my picture with the TARDIS!!  That makes for the whole weekend right there :)  We also got to meet R2D2, he hasn't aged a bit, and was such a polite robot.  Athena is determined to make her own comic book now.

I have also been doing some sewing, but I will save that update for another post.  Hopefully I will get to it before another month has passed.

Hope you all are well and have big plans for a fantastic summer!  I really am going to try and post more often.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Love That Girl

I can't stop thinking about a conversation I had with Athena a few days ago.  We were talking about how she is planning to cut her hair after the dance recital in June and donate it to Locks of Love.

Athena: I like donating and helping people.  My goal is to go to Haiti someday.
Me: Oh yeah?  What will you do in Haiti?
Athena: Oh probably build playgrounds and schools or give medical attention.
Me: So does that mean you want to be a doctor?
Athena: Yeah maybe.
Me: Why Haiti?
Athena: I don't know, it just seems like a place that needs help, because of that earthquake.  Maybe I will go somewhere else.  But don't worry Mom I won't stay there forever.
Me: That's good because I would miss you.

How did she get this way?  We aren't not charitable people, but we are no where near the kind of people that would travel to another country to build playgrounds.  We give to Goodwill, throw our change in the donation jar, I even donated my hair a few years ago but mostly just because I wanted it cut off.  I hope she stays this way because when an 11 year old makes you want to be a better person it is truly a remarkable thing.