First of all my husband starts training for his new job. Go Dad! It will be an adjustment for sure. The boys will be at kid's club after school this week and next. Then they'll have before care and after care after that. Dad's work was a
Secondly we went to the University of Nebraska to see Mica accept his award for the Metropolitan Reading Council Writing Contest. Go Mica! The story was posted here.
Mica with his award medal and certificate. He got a book of all the stories that won - his included.
Mica and I and Mica with Dad
It was pretty nice because the principle came from the school. His teacher must have forgotten, but the principle texted her, and she came in time to see Mica go up to accept his award.
The author and illustrator Bruce Arant who wrote Simpson's Sheep Won't Go to Sleep! came to talk. He talked about the process it took to get a book published, read the story, showed his comps, and did a drawing with the audience involved. He drew an animal body, and asked different kids to raise their hands to add different animal body parts to that. The boys enjoyed it. I got his book at the end. I gave it to Isaak because it's more his reading level. The author signed the book.