The Meany orchestra had its final concert of the school year.
The Garfield orchestra also came to the concert and played a couple songs, err, compositions? Arrangements?
After the concert, since it was so hot (80ºF), we walked (actually, Eva and I rode our bikes) to Hello, Robin for ice cream.
Havana had 5 friends over for her birthday slumber party. After school they went to Paint the Town and then home for dinner (spaghetti and meatballs), cake and ice cream and a movie (Titanic). Hudson and Eva got out of the house to their friends’ houses for the night.
I thought they went to bed at a reasonable time but Gay woke up at 2am and found them all still awake and had to tell them to go to sleep.
Today was the 6th and final performance of The Lion King. They had their cast party at Optimism – Mr Finney is a fan of the place and wanted to have it there. Gay organized it, brought in pizzas and cookies and Bubly water for the kids. 100+ people showed up and the cast sang a couple songs from the play. The show’s donations totaled more than $3,000 for the PTA too.
Havana turned 12 today. We had Crab Eggs Benedict for dinner and precisely at 6:55pm, the time she was born, she blew out her candles and we had carrot cake and ice cream.
Havana has her first of six performances of The Lion King tonight. For the last many weeks she has stayed after school 3 days a week until 5:45pm, then 6pm then 6:30pm (!) in rehearsals.
Her math teacher, Mr Finney, is really into theater. He doesn’t allow photos either so there’s no photo to show. 🤨
We didn’t get any snow all winter until yesterday and then 3-4 inches overnight. Schools were closed today after first announcing last night they’d be delayed 2 hours. I did some work, started a 3D print and then took Hudson, Havana and her friend, Hanna, out sledding. I also took the Discovery out for its first snow experience.
We attended Havana’s recital in the gym at Meany. She started playing cello last year and has continued into 6th grade.
Havana complained that math was too easy this year – which is great to hear after her struggles with and then dislike of math the last couple years – so Gay asked the Principal about it. It turns out that a mistake was made and her test results showed she should be in 7th grade math. So starting Monday, she is! Great job, Havana!
The 2018-2019 school year started today. Hudson is in Ms Andrews’ 5th grade class and Eva is in Mr Carroll’s 2nd grade class. Havana had Ms Andrews last year and Hudson had Mr Carroll for 3rd and 4th grades.
Hudson and Bowie are not in the same class for the first time and Hudson was upset and apprehensive about that. But he came out of school today all smiles and really likes Ms Andrews.
Eva and Iris are in the same class this year and almost all her friends from last year are in her class. She’s happy too.
The biggest change is that Havana is now in middle school. 6th graders started today without the 7th and 8th graders so they could get used to the school, multiple class rooms, lockers, etc without the bustle of other kids in the halls. Very cool idea. The school had a parent orientation at the start of school so we attended a presentation by the Principal and others in the morning. Havana was very excited to be going to middle school and she loved it too.
Gay and I also picked them all up after school and took them and friends to Hello Robin for ice cream, which it seemed every other parent also did, including Robin & Clay!
Havana turned 11 today. She had friends over on Friday for her Hamilton-themed party and we celebrated her birthday today.