Thursday, October 30, 2008
Ellie handed me this portrait of us the other day and said, "Here mommy, will you put this on your blog?" I am fascinated with the evolution of her artistic ability. This week, on her own, she has gone from stick figures to people with bodies, fingers and hair. I know there is a natural progression in the way children learn to draw and now I'm interested in studying the reasons behind it.
Andy and Marsha (Steve's parents) invited us to the BYU vs. UNLV football game on Saturday. It can all be described in one word. Perfect. Perfect weather, perfect company, perfect to have my husband to myself all afternoon, and a perfectly suspenseful ending to a fun football game. (BYU won, but it was dicey to the end.) Thanks for the invite. Go Cougars!
Thursday was our club's speech competition. The youth wrote and delivered two minute speeches on Benjamin Franklin. Our contest was judged by the very gracious president of the SL Toastmaster's Group. Steve L. competed and did a stellar job! He has a natural talent for public speaking and really enjoys himself. The judge scored him 96 out of 100 and said he had "perfect vocal variety." His score won him a spot at the statewide Statesman Club speech competition in Dec. (managed this year by yours truly.) Way to go Steve! (I feel a public speaking merit badge coming on.)