It's International Day at our school this morning. Samuel is representing the Philippines. He is wearing the colors of the flag and has a wooden bowl that my brother-in-law brought me back from the Philippines along with some rice--safely sealed INSIDE a plastic bag in hopes that it won't spill all over today--and some coins from the country. I also printed off and colored a flag and glued it to a chopstick.
Simon chose Australia and is back from a hunt in the great Outback!!!! lol
Seth is Canada......red shirt and a flag. 7th. graders don't get into all the props I guess.:)
Callie wanted me to take this picture and show it to her aunt Sarah in the Philippines. She made a play-doh cinn. roll and an Easter basket with eggs during one of her art projects.
For Columbus Day this year, Callie made a fun after-school treat for the kiddos.
Putting the sails on....
Adding the 'fish' to the coconut 'water'.
All completed and ready to eat after school is out!!!
A donut-shaped cake. He just requested that it have sprinkles and M&M's. I baked it in a bundt pan and it turned out looking like a 'donut'. Or at least that's what Callie told me.
Simon, our 11 year old. Very excited with a toy gun from his older brother. We purchased a used student trombone for him for our gift. We found it on Craig's List and the guy met us at a restaurant half-way between our homes. Simon didn't have a clue what we were doing and was VERY excited when he found out!!! He just started trombone in band this week.
Seth wanted a cake with candy on it. That was simple enough---thank goodness!! His birthday fell on a Sunday this year.
Officially the parents of a teenager!!!!
The expression on this picture was too good not to post....
A creative gift from Simon. He put some fun snacks for Seth in a plastic tote and decorated the lid with.
For Seth's 13th. birthday gift we purchased a trumpet for him. It is a Bach Stradivari and we found a great deal for it off of Craig's List. We drove to Michigan and back to look at it. Seth was very excited to finally have his own instrument. Thankfully, a relative had loaned us their trumpet for the past 2+ years for him to use.