Yes the kids have almost finished their first year of school half in India, "you know we used to live there Dad", and the other half in Minnesota and they have not stopped being obsessed by the entire experience.
He has been growing (as usual) and experienced being the King in their Rumpelstiltskin 1st grade play. As you can imagine, he has emerged as quite the ham and quite unimpressed with his villagers. He also has jumped a grade in reading. He came home with what Dad thought was a name tag around his neck and when asked what was the name tag doing around his neck he replied " Dad it is not a name tag it is a reading license" so there.
Jimmy was featured as the " Student of the Week" in his class and created a photo and written display for the class. He likes pizza, his favorite color is blue, (no green...) and he loves his dog. Jimmy is looking forward to this summer because it will be fun and I can stay up late because there is no school. He will be taking pitch by coach baseball and going to a summer camp at the nature center and participating in his first ever Korean Culture Camp. Jimmy has created a sign for his room which states " No girls, no food and no Jewelry, no kidding". We will see about the staying up late thing....
The Pook has been really busy lately with trying to create as many pieces of art as possible out of what ever she can get her hands on. He room is a disaster zone and we rarely go in there. If we can not find something we simply ask Kay where is the item we are looking for and she goes and gets it, yea I know scary. She was very excited to be
in the signing concert at school. She could hardly sleep and first thing she did the morning of the show was call he friend Ella and ask her " Ella what are you wearing today" I kid you not see the photo:
There were several different outfits chosen and discarded until Kay finally announced " Dad is it springtime?" To which I replied " Well Kay yes it is " OK then I will wear this dress because it is colorful and that is what Spring is ...colorful, right Daddy?" She is 5 and it will be a long haul can you imagine Prom? The final touch was the shoes which were red because " you know Daddy the shoes can really make the outfit"
The one good thing about being the Pook as that you get to be center stage and Kay loved it. She is looking forward to summer because she "can dig worms in the yard and you can find caterpillars in that pile of wood behind the garage and put holes in Mom's Tupperware dishes and bring the caterpillars into my room" Kay will be also be attending the Korean Culture Camp and starting gymnastics in June. Look for Kay in the next Olympics because as Kay says " Sure why not"
If you come to visit us this summer a word of caution " Enter Kay's room at your own risk" Insurance disclaimer forms are on the center island....
Billy makes several trips to library each week and each time he checks out a book about cars. The last time we were there he checked out a book titled " Engine repair and replacement" you get the picture.
When young William is not chaging the oil on the family truckster or drinking chocolate in chocolate milk he is channelling Charlie Chaplin. He does a great job except for the not talking part. However with training and persistence Billy will prevail.
Billy as you all know is staying at home and being as he states " I am home schooled, right Dad". Bill and I have been working on reading and comprehension. I must say that the other day i think it all came together for Bill when he said to me " Dad I know why they call Spongebob Squarepants, Spongebob Squarepants?!" To which I replied why is that Bill? and his response was "Because he is a sponge!" It was perhaps my proudest moment. He also told Tracy the other day "My brain is thinking all the time. I cant stop it!"
This summer, William will be starting gymnastics with his sister and will also be attending the afore mentioned Korean Camp. Bill is looking forward to summer because it will be warm, he can ride his bike and follow Kay around digging for worms & catepillars. We are thinking the nature summer camp we signed them up for will come in handy.
So, there you have it, the latest update on the LoudAmerican children. Stay tuned for summer updates:)