If you've seen (or heard about) the new LEGO movie, then you might recognize this catchy little blog entry title tune. In an effort to make sure I'm spending enough one-on-one time with my kids, I decided to take Graham to the LEGO movie on Monday.
He was pretty excited when he found out what we were doing. He took his job of hanging on to the tickets very seriously....
And so we made our way into the theater with our popcorn and had an AWESOME time watching this movie. We both really loved it, of course probably for different reasons :) I don't want to give anything away, but I can tell you that I didn't have any idea about where the movie was going - so well done and such a good message. Graham and I both highly recommend it! (Graham does want to point out that not everything is awesome though, and cites oatmeal as an example...lol...love him)
I really enjoy spending one-on-one time with the kids and I think it's so important to be able to give them my full attention like that. Many thanks to Kenny for hanging out with Miss Eleanor so Graham and I could have some time together. You can be sure that she noticed she was left behind, and has let me know that she would like to go see the movie Frozen again. I will be sure to make that happen in the near future.
While we're talking about awesome things - I got Graham's report card on Tuesday. I'm so proud of what a great job he's doing at school and so happy to read some great comments from his teacher, Miss Laurie. Some highlights from the comments:
"He's kind, caring, and respectful to all."
"He is a student that takes great joy in learning new things..."
"....particularly shines in math. He loves to make predictions, tackle complex problems, and explains why a certain strategy does or does not make sense."
"He recently compared his room to Abraham Lincoln's - a little messy"
Organizing his area and keeping his desk/materials neat is something he continues to work on. I'm not at all surprised by this, as we work on it at home too. Graham is so curious and interested in learning new things - I credit so much of his enthusiasm to his teacher, who models enthusiasm for learning and genuinely cares about her students. This has been such an amazing start to his school career - I hope he never loses this enthusiasm and curiosity for learning.
We'll be celebrating by having a couple of his friends over for a playdate on Friday afternoon. I'm also so excited that he's making great friendships with his classmates.
And on top of all of this, Graham won the "paws"itive drawing at school on Tuesday and chose the prize of being able to sit with a friend in another classroom for lunch. Graham picked his little buddy Roman, and they were both pretty excited about this special treat. So, so proud of Graham and how much he is growing - makes me so incredibly happy.