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Sunday, January 10, 2016

This week's happenings

Well, I finished a whole week of work.  Boy was I tired by the end of the week, but I could also tell that I was not as completely worn out Friday night as I had been the rest of the week.  Good sign that my mind and body are adjusting to the new job.

But that is not the big news.  The big news is that Granddaughter #1 won the Art Competition in the kindergarten category for the entire school district.  I was so pleased but she wasn't really sure what all the hugging and kissing was about. Her daddy was so pleased he wanted to take the picture and blue ribbon home with him and frame them.  He will get to eventually, just not today.  Here are some pictures.


The Winner - Rainbow Rooster


The Artist


Granddaughter #2 - She is getting so big. 


Still wearing her pink cowboy boots everyday- 
best money I ever spent. 


Both sisters looking at the art



Proud family - without the teenage boys (of course)



14 comments:

  1. That's so sweet. Congratulations to her. In regards to the playhouse, what was nice about that one was the slanted roof. It allowed a lot of years of play, because it was tall inside. xoxo Su

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    1. I found some long bamboo sticks on garbage day that I saved and used to make the girls a teepee. They love it but would get more play out of a permanent structure - that didn't fall over!! I'll have to see how creative I can be.

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  2. That is great. It is a wonderfully done picture and should be framed to hang in the artist's home.

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    1. I have a feeling it will end up on Dad's office wall!! Let him brag for now. Next time I send home a box of office supplies with her, I think he'll be more appreciative.

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  3. OH BARBARA!
    that truly is no small thing.
    you have a little artist. it's very evident. and it's wonderful!
    her entry is amazing for her age.
    and what a gorgeous family they are! each one!
    i'm so glad you're feeling well again.
    now i have to go back and see ... i must have missed a post on my break.
    i thought i was caught up... but don't know about your new job!
    so happy for you! now off to check what i missed. XO

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    1. This job is interfering with my crafting time.

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  4. Congratulations to the budding artist!
    S
    xo

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    1. Thanks Sue. I find it really amazing since I can't draw anything. I hope it becomes a lifelong hobby she really enjoys.

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  5. What beautiful grandchildren you have, Barbara! And I can certainly see why your older granddaughter's picture won. It's awesome. Congrats on your first week of work! ~Jeanine

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    1. Boy, I just thought Christmas wore me out. This working business is hard. No wonder I chose to retire. Can't wait for my next retirement!

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  6. Congratulations to the little Van Gogh. I love that rooster and think it would fetch a pretty price as a wall hanging. Better than the stuff most adult are doing! Pink cowboy boots...you are pretty amazing grandma.

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    1. I did find some comments that I had either missed publishing or had somehow gone straight to the comments page. I'll be sure to check that more often in the future. Thanks for commenting and letting me know.

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  7. I can see why your granddaughter won, she did an amazing job. I'd be happy to hang that picture in my home. It's nice to know that schools are still encouraging young artists.

    Jane

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    1. My granddaughter is in a different school zone that the one I live in in Houston. The schools in Houston have turned most of the schools with smaller enrollment into magnet schools for different subjects. I know the magnet school for music is near me. I'll have to find the one for art in case they move back to town from the country. Since she is doing so well, it doesn't seem to be anything to worry about at the present time but I like the idea of specialized schools so we'll see. Who knows, maybe she will be a math or science wiz too.

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