Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WW: Writing Contest

This is a huge week for us. 

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 little lot more flexible before. This job will be more rewarding than his last job. I'm both nervous and excited.

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.
  
Brothers

Mica and I and Mica with Dad

 His Medal

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.





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28 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Hi Alissa - haven't seen you around for a while! My Linky is on Tuesdays...but of course Tuesday for me is half a day ahead of your Tuesday... (lurch, yikes was that time vertigo?! Blame the onsetting eclipse...) Glad you found the midweek mirth instead!

Congrats to Mica!!! That is super cool. A new job for hubby? No doubt adjustments will be required but it is sounding like a positive thing too.

Blessings to you all, YAM xx

Rachael Abel @ Love Yourself Green said...

Congrats again on your husband landing that new job!! And your family is so presh. You've got lots of bright things ahead. ;)

stevebethere said...

Aww! nice pics and well done to Mica :-)

Have a tanfabulous week & thanks for wafting by :-)

Patrick weseman said...

Well done and Congrats. Very nice.

Oh My Heartsie Girl WW (Linky) said...

Congratulations Mica, that is so awesome!!

Thanks for stopping by today to link and share! Have a great week!!
Karren @Oh My Heartsie Girls WW

Joyce Lansky said...

Congrats on the award.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2015/03/ww-text-message.html

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

All good things. Long overdue, right? !!

Colleen said...

Congrats to Mica, budding writer!

Ai Sakura said...

Well done Mica!! And congrats to your hubby on his new job!!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Congrats Mica! That's a pretty spiffy medal, if I do say so myself!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I am happy to see good things going on in your life. That is wonderful all the good luck coming your way.

pixiedusk said...

Awww well done Mica! Congratulations on this win. He is so awesome.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Yay Rah Mica!

So glad to read that things are on an upswing!

Diana M. said...

That's an amazing accomplishment! Way to go, Mica! A published author at such a young age... Good luck to your husband at his new job.

Masshole Mommy said...

That is awesome. Congrats! Glad things are on an upswing over there :)

OrangeHeroMama said...

Aww. That's awesome!! Congratulations Mica!!!

http://www.homeofohm.com/2015/03/peek-at-my-week-0318-wordlesswednesday.html

Clairejustine oxox said...

Aww this is great, well done :)

Maryann D. said...

Wonderful photos and all super news! Congrats to Mica and also to your husband and best wishes with the new job! Isn't it wonderful when good things start to happen!
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Jessica Fiorillo said...

Congrats, Mica! Way to go! :)

indah nuria Savitri said...

Mica did a great joooob...so proud to see him with his rewards :)..Bravo, kiddooo..

Stephanie said...

You really did have a great week! Congrats!

Michael D'Agostino said...

Ah, I missed the post where your husband got a new job! What is it?
(You can put your answer here, I check back to these blogs :))

alissa apel said...

Michael, He going to be teaching adults with special needs art. He's in training for 2 wks. before he starts. He has to know a lot of medical stuff to. He seems to like it so far. Just a lot of info. It will be a challenge for the kids, as he won't be here to take them to school and pick them up. They have to do before and after care. We'll get used to it though.

Veronica Lee said...

Congrats to Mica! What a great kid!

Rhonda Albom said...

Congrats Mica, and pretty cool that the ceremony was at the University.

Michael D'Agostino said...

That's great to hear and it sounds like a rewarding job!

~ Noelle said...

Again, a big congrats to Mica!!!
Sounds like a fun day and love all the pictures!

Terra Heck said...

Congratulations to Mica!

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