Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Open house and Book Fair

Last week was Ady's first open house, and her first book fair.

There was one hour to talk to her teachers, see her class rooms, and decide if we wanted any books. This was probably the most nerve-racking thing I have done in a while. I was not sure if an hour would be enough time to get Erin through the book fair, much less include the open house activities.

We started with open house and went to her room. Despite the lack of conversation about what she's been doing, there was plenty of evidence around the school of different art activities she had done, and those were not art class projects. Ady was very excited showing us around and pointing out everything she had done and where other people sit.

By the time we made it to the book fair I was even more nervous. We only had 20 minutes left, and the line for buying things was waiting to get into the book fair at all. I was a bit thankful that we were a little group. Erin stood in line and I looked at some books with the kids, then we caught up with Erin in line with some books in hand and continued to peruse the rest of the books that were there. Jaden picked out "Firebears: The Rescue Team".

Ady picked out a Hannah Montana Activity book. I myself, could not pass up the chance to buy my very first Calvin and Hobbes book. With a lifetime of loving Calvin and Hobbes, I have finally joined the masses of people who now own the books and can have the entertainment whenever it is desired. I picked out "Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons". The title made it impossible to pass up.