Here’s a super quick blast about my daughter’s school project and an update on my day.
So, first, my daughter’s big project. She had been working so hard on this project, Eminent Person, for a touch over a month. She chose J.K. Rowling, who was the one and only person she thought of when the teacher presented this project to the class. She loves her, and is obsessed with Harry Potter. Right now she is in the middle of reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix all on her own. We read the first two to her and her sister, then the third book she joined in reading along with a school library book, and then book 4 she wanted to read to us, and now 5 she started on her own. First the treat was if we read a book we would watch a movie, but now that the books are darker she is forgoing the movie. haha Blows my mind that she is only 9 years old!
This project was such a wonderful experience, and she was so excited through it all. There was a lot of researching, speech writing, typing, collage making and even Powerpoint presentation creating! Third grade! I mean, I do not remember ever doing something this intricate in the third grade! We helped real sparingly, this project was all on her. She wanted to show us and I think herself that she was capable. At the end of her research and typing, my husband helped her layout the board, where she learned some valuable Adobe Illustrator skills! The project ended this Tuesday with a full on presentation. The students had to dress up as their eminent person, stand in front of their collage boards and wait for someone to ‘press’ their button (they had stickers on their hands) where once activated they would start on their speech about their person. It was so darn cute, and I was so taken aback with how poised my little girl was, no nerves. I know I sound like a raving parent, but she is just so bright and beautiful inside that when she is in a crowd she shines. (my Lord, I sound like my mother!! lol) But in all seriousness, she did so well, and I was so proud of her not succumbing to shyness, and projecting her personality…and her fake English accent.
Just a quick update: I went to that other gym this afternoon, and had a tour. It was super nice..pool, basketball court, tons of machines, and a big classroom for scheduled classes. The staff was real friendly and the patrons looked normal! I have to sit down with my husband to get the pros and cons down, and sign up for a gym tonight before it gets too late.
I did receive the first two weeks plans from the trainer…YAY! It is so scary to look at, but I am in this to make a change. One of our goals, and I say ours because I am so nervous, is that I am going to run. YES, RUN. ME. I have never run a day after I turned eighteen. I kid you not. So, that is going to be a big mental hurdle to get over. And another goal is to get my core strong enough to sustain a lot of future goals. 🙂
I am so excited, guys! I really am, it’s insane how much I am looking forward to this. It is going to be difficult as hell, and I am going to complain, but I am not going to let it get the best of me. I know this is good for me, and so much for my mind. THERE IS NO GIVING UP!!
Now, I may or may not update you guys tomorrow, depending on my day. The girls have a half day, and I promised them an afternoon at my parents’. But, I will on Saturday! So keep an eye out!