Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sporty Sora

Our January flew by. Between ski trips to White Pass, for fun and school, a swim meet, lots of snow days and delayed starts, the book sale, and being sick, there hasn't been a lot of downtime lately.

Some highlights lately (in reverse order):

Skiing as a family at White Pass. The first time EVER that the three of us have gone and skied (or snowboarded) all day. Sora rode every lift (except the bunny hill)!

 Such a beautiful view and such a gorgeous day!

Sora's first swim meet. She didn't do very well (compared to the others in her division), but she hasn't been swimming long and it was a great learning experience. (I should note that she wanted to do this meet, which is the only reason we went. I would have been happy to never have driven to Moses Lake to watch my 7 year old swim for less than 5 minutes). She is so uber competitive that she was very upset later when she realized she didn't win any ribbons. She swam 25 yards of breast stroke, freestyle, and back stroke.
We were totally unprepared for the day long adventure. Sora had fun, but if we do another meet we will know about the blankets and chairs and other entertainment that are apparently prerequisites. She did say she had fun, and that's what really matters to us.

 Cooking with dad. Sora is an aficionado at scents and seasonings.
 Women's March. Sora was nervous when people wanted to take her picture, so here is Kyle reassuring her. I made his awesome sign, of course.

 We met up with a friend of Sora's and she was much more confident after they joined us.
 Making the sign for the march (her idea).
 Testing out a science experiment I was doing with my kindergarten students (lighting a lightbulb).
 On one of the snow days Sora actually played with toys. Since all she ever does is read (unless one of us is actively engaged with her), this was kind of a miracle.

 Sora was the children's librarian at the book sale. Look at the shelf behind her. Everything had a specific place and she was upset when the other volunteers "ruined" her section by trying to also place books in it. Kyle sold over $6,000 in books that were priced at $.75-$1.50. Amazing!

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