First, starting this week until the end of February, for a few times each week, Kate's friend, Brahm, will be hanging out with Kate & me in the mornings. Brahm's mom took a long-term substitute teaching job until the end of February. At one point in time several years ago, Brahm's older brother, Oliver stayed here some. For quite a few years, Brahm's older sister, Lily, also stayed here some! Lily & Luke got to be very good friends over those years! Now, it's Brahm's turn.
And, if yesterday at lunchtime was any indication of what is to become, Brahm & Kate may become good little friends! There was quite a bit of toddler entertainment & laughter happening in our kitchen.
Prior to lunch, though, Brahm, Kate, and I went to the library to play & participate in storytime!
Brahm is quite photogenic, in my opinion!
During the storytime, both kiddos got to make an ornament for the library's Christmas tree....
Kate needs to learn the art of smiling for a "selfie" -- Ha!
Second, last night, there was the "Elementary Art Show" at Luke's school! Neither Marc nor I are artists! TRUST us on this one! So, the chances of Luke (or Kate), at least genetically speaking, becoming a good artist are pretty slim.
But, realizing that his class has awesome guidance in art, I figured I might see something awesome that our son created. I can honestly say I was not let down, AND I was very impressed! Equally as awesome last night at the show was to see the older kids' art. It was fun to see where Luke will be headed in the art department in the next several years!
Usually, I put Kate in a stroller at most events (she's a busy little girl)! We didn't last night at the art show. She did *relatively* well. It helped that there were cookies at the show -- Ha! The cookie entertained her a bit!
This semester, in Luke's school, in art, they've been learning about famous artists! One of the artists the kindergartners learned about was Wayne Thiebaud.
And, Luke's cupcake....(the top one)
The kids also learned about pop art....
The kindergartners made "Pop Art" leaves...
Third, tonight, I had a date with Luke, my favorite 6 year-old kindergartner....His daddy came home from work a wee bit early to take him to our local flower shop. Luke used his own money to buy me a pretty red rose!
Luke wanted to go to "Pizza Hut" (no surprise here). BUT, we went to one in Wichita!
It's awesome to see Luke now actually be able to do some of the provided restaurant activities rather than just simply color on the sheet. I had a good time working on some of the activities with him!
After supper, he & I did a bit of Christmas shopping before heading home. We didn't stay out too late since he was in school today (Luke tends to get tired rather quickly on a school days)!
We had some pretty awesome conversations....a good date, of course!!!
And, at home, our pretty 2 year-old went on a mini date with her daddy (ate local)...and, her daddy bought her a rose as well!
A good night had by all...