A Sibling’s Compassion

I told Micah that there was only three and a half more weeks of school left.  He became overwhelmed with grief and started to cry.  “I want more school!”  “I’m going to miss my friends.”

Rebekah heard her brother sobbing and walked over to him.  “Hug,” she said.  “Kiss.”

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Though Bekah is often annoyed when Micah gets in her face or frustrated when he takes things away from her, this little sis has a big heart for her Goh Goh (big brother in Chinese).  She will quickly toddle over to Goh Goh, comforting him with gentle pats or giving him her blankie.

A sibling’s compassion.  Glimpses of God’s heart and love in moments like these.

Kindergarten Fashion Show

On Friday, the Kindergarten classes put on a Mother’s Day Fashion Show for their families.  IMG_9196IMG_9195There were four fashion categories and each Kindergartener chose which one they wanted to model – Sportwear, Beachwear, Bedtime or Party Wear.  The kids also sang songs and recited nursery rhymes during the show.IMG_9197

Micah chose to model Bedtime Wear.  He wore his Batman pajamas.IMG_9200Walking down the catwalk with his teddy bear “Teddy.”IMG_9205Spinning around for the audience.IMG_9206Back down the catwalk.IMG_9207Little Sis came to support Big BroIMG_9218After the show, families were invited back to the classrooms for treats and Mother’s Day surprises.  Micah gave me a Mother’s Day Cookbook, a handmade & thumbprint decorated card, and a pretty yellow rose.IMG_9229Here’s Micah’s recipe.  What a cute idea for the cookbook!  IMG_5569

Now that I think about it, he really does like to eat my chicken noodle soup.  I try to make the soup from scratch (w/ carrots & celery), use the leftover meat from Costco’s rotisserie chicken and add pasta from Trader Joe’s.

The fashion show was a fun event and the kids did a great job modeling their clothes.  I am so proud of Micah.  I love my special Mother’s Day gifts from my favorite Kindergartener too.

Micah: A String Telephone

Micah: Telephone

Did you ever make a string telephone as a kid?

Today, I helped Micah make a “telephone” with two cups, yarn and toothpicks. It really works! I can’t wait until Bekah is old enough to play telephone with her big bro.  I wonder what they’ll talk about.  😉

Micah: Color Me Mine Date

You’ve probably heard of Color Me Mine but if you haven’t, it’s a paint your own pottery studio.  I took Micah there for the first time for a mommy and son date.  They have so many things you can choose from to paint…plates, mugs, vases, banks, frames, etc.  Micah chose a whale bank.  He must have known that his mommy loves whales.  =)

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We left the whale at the studio for a week so it could be fired.  This is how it turned out.  IMG_5464

I think it turned out great!  Such a cute little whale.  Now, what should Micah and I do for our next date?

Easter: Kindergarten Easter Egg Hunt

The Kindergarten classes are having an egg hunt next week and the parents were asked to bring in a basket for their child, with six plastic eggs filled with candy or a small toy.  The parents are going to hide the eggs around the Kindergarten playground for the egg hunt.

I went to the 99cent Only Store and picked up a bag of jumbo-sized plastic eggs and a bag of green shredded paper to add to the basket.

I filled the eggs with a snack pack of gummy bears and some Mrs. Grossman’s Easter Egg stickers.  The roll of stickers were given to me from a friend who didn’t want them anymore.  I got the larger plastic eggs so I could fit the snack pack inside of it.IMG_5364

This basket was given to Micah last Easter from his Godmother and her family.  I love that we can use it all year around.  The shredded paper grass can be reused or recycled too.

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Week of Insanity

This past weekend, Micah performed in Creekside Kids Theater production of “Schoolhouse Rock – Live!”  The week of rehearsals leading up to opening night is called the “Week of Insanity.”  Normally, we have one 1-hour rehearsals per week but during the week of insanity, the kids have four 2-hour rehearsals.  The many hours of rehearsing paid off!  The 176 kids in the show did an amazing job!  They performed 3 times – Friday evening, and Saturday afternoon & evening.  I’m still singing the songs in my head…sometimes out loud too.  😛

Here are a couple of pictures from one of the rehearsals.  My thespian is wearing the R2D2 shirt.  =)IMG_5332IMG_5333

The Director handed out Paper Plate Awards to each cast member.  Micah received “The Energizer Bunny” award.  The Director knows him so well.  =P

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Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream

The Disney on Ice “Dare to Dream” show was at the Oracle Arena recently.  After winning four tickets from Bay Area Parent, Micah and I went to see the show with two of our friends.  It was our first time going to a Disney on Ice show and I was excited.  I told Micah that we were going to see it the day of the show and asked if he was excited.  He replied, “Not so excited…because I’ve seen it before.”  He was referring to the Dare to Dream commercials that he’s seen on TV.  xP

The show featured three movies: The Princess and the Frog, Cinderella and Tangled. Each act was introduced by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald Duck.  It was a great show and we had a lot of fun watching it with our friends.  Micah asked when we would be able to see Disney on Ice again.  I said, “Next year.”  We probably wouldn’t have gone this year if I hadn’t won the tickets, so I’m very thankful that we were able to go.

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Micah and his friend from his preschool days.  She was very excited about the show too. =)
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Introducing the first act…IMG_5301

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