The koru is the Māori name given to the new unfurling fern frond and symbolizes
new life, growth, strength and peace.
Photo by Whitney
Sunday, September 25, 2011
A Big Week for Daniel
Daniel began fencing this school year and loves it. He takes from a Russian Coach who is amazing and works them very hard. Daniel has a talent for fencing and won all his matches this week. It will be exciting to see him start to compete.
Daniel also received his First Class Scout rank advancement and 6 merit badges. It took many months of work, especially the swimming part. Steve also earned his Boy Scout Gold Palm.
Daniel was also crowned a King in his Shakespeare class. To be crowned he finished listening and watching 17 Shakespeare plays in the last two weeks. The idea is to be immersed in the Shakespearean language, like learning a foreign language. At first he didn't understand the plays but by the end he was really enjoying them because he knew what they were saying.
Our family loves travel, hiking, camping, birding, reading alound,
biking and playing games together. We currently live in Utah with our 5 children.
Whitney, 17 is a serious student and award winning needle felter. Steve L. is 15 and a Boy Scout. He is a Lego enthusiast, a veracious reader, and a great actor and public speaker. Daniel is 12 and a 1st class Scout and competition fencer. Janey is 10 and loves life. She loves being on the swim team, sewing, cooking and playing the violin. Ellie is 7. She loves dancing, reading and is quite the artist.