Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spelling Bee 2009

Pete had fun again this year at the local spelling bee for grades K-4.  The whole family stayed this time, including Sam, even though it ran from about 9:30 - 6:00.  Pete's friend Niloy also participated this year.

Pete correctly spelled the words funny, traffic, sudden, abide, and ceremony.  He went out on the word rhinoceros.  He finished 13th out of approximately 200 entrants, roughly the same as last year.

Pete and Niloy waiting to take the written test to qualify for the oral round:

The list was finally posted around 1:30, with Pete qualifying for the finals:

Pete still had a little energy after 8+ hours of sitting around on a Saturday:

Sitting in the audience, Sam wrote the words in a notebook as they were called out during the oral rounds.  Looks like he is ready to enter next year:

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter 2009

Pete and Sam had a fun Spring Break week and Easter at home this year.  On Saturday night, they dyed some eggs:

On Sunday, the family went to sanctuary together in the morning.  Pete and Sam then jumped  on the trampoline for a while with 5 friends, and then hunted for eggs with the other kids on the street: