Thursday, June 4, 2015
Isak chose to poga stick for the ward talent show and he did a great job. He is pretty brave for getting up there in front of so many people. He really wanted to participate and this is something he really enjoys that he's been practicing getting better at. Isak is remembered for our last church talent show three years ago in which he took up the invitation for any last minute acts and proceeded to imitate the previous teenage break dancer. I was so shy at this age, I'm not sure how I have two kids that are so unabashed about this stuff. I love that he and Lucy have a safe place to practice getting up in front of people and building confidence that way. That's still hard for me to do! I sure hope as they both get older they will keep up their willingness to try new things.
Posted by Lena Gilbert at 9:07 AM
This was Lucy's talent for our ward talent show last night. At first I really wanted her to do one of her practiced dance numbers from her recital and it made me nervous that she just wanted to make up her own moves. She didn't decide on the song or costume till the day of and I'm not sure when she came up with her moves. Lucy is a born performer, I seriously would have been petrified at this age to get up in front of people. She hammed it and did really well, it looked like she practiced! She was definitely in her element. Prior to the show I asked if she wanted her hair in a ponytail. She looked at me and said, "Oh, so I can see the people clapping?" Haha. No lack of confidence there! Then as I was explaining to her how she would need to go up the stairs to the stage she said, "Oh mom, do they have my backdrop ready?" Oh Lucy.
Posted by Lena Gilbert at 8:32 AM
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Posted by Lena Gilbert at 4:41 PM
Sunday, May 31, 2015
My little Isak turned 8 last Saturday. I swear, I feel like I just had the kid. He had a pretty great birthday. The day before was no school so we let him take a couple friends to the trampoline park about an hour away. They had a blast and talked nonstop and Isak managed to lost his glasses in the ball pit. We got them pizza on the way home and they were golden.
We also sang Isak happy birthday while surrounded by Diet Coke bottles. Kevin and I dropped Mentos in them and Isak got a good spray! Then we let his friends rinse him off. I think the picture is on my phone so I'll have to add it later.
He got a great Lego table from Kevin and I complete with a bunch of Legos I scored at a yard sale a few weeks ago. He got a few Lego sets, water guns, volcano set, MineCraft figures, new books and more fun stuff for summer. And he got crepes to eat, his favorite food ever. He's getting baptized June 6th and met with our bishop today. I can't believe how he's growing up. Isak has the best sense of humor and is a great help with baby Quinn. He is a terrific reader and has over 460 AR points, a record at the school for 2nd graders. Another kid once had 600 points in 5th grade. The next girl below him has 190 points. For every book you read you take a test and its worth so many points. The bigger the book the more points. Picture books are work like a point, Harry Potter is worth 20-30 points. I'm so proud of him and glad that he enjoys such a valuable skill so much. He is friendly and makes new friends easily and I love that he has all types of friends. I can always count on him to do the right thing and I'm so glad that he's our oldest to set the example for his siblings. I love this kid so much and am so excited for him to be baptized next Saturday. Happy Birthday Isak man!
Posted by Lena Gilbert at 8:56 PM