Sunday, March 14, 2010

More Scrapbooking, an Art-filled School, Great Books, and Basketball!

I've not blogged for over a week.  We've been in Michigan, visiting our daughter and son-in-law and our two grandsons, Malcolm (8) and Dawson (6 this week!)  Dawson and I continued working on his scrapbook.  We completed it through his 5th birthday, and both of us were proud and happy! 

We also visited the boys in their brand new, beautiful, state-of-the-art elementary school.  I was thrilled by the facilities and excited to see all the children's art displayed everywhere!   We met their teachers, the principal, and the art teacher.  The latter's room is light-filled and spacious.  I told her how much I loved seeing all the art displayed everywhere.  Both boys love going to art for an hour a week, and in addition to that, they do art projects within their classrooms.  Below is the dragon Malcolm painted in art.  Susan knew that he had positioned his dragon himself, so that it looks as if the dragon is turning on the light switch!  The shamrock "stained glass" was a classroom project Malcolm came home excited about, fascinated by the "see through" paper that looked like glass.  For the leprechauns, the children planted grass seeds that will soon sprout and become "hair"!

Malcolm so loved the book THE CITY OF EMBER that his teacher just finished reading to the class that we bought him his own copy and ordered the sequel for him.  Now he is reading it to his little brother!
Malcolm is not only a good artist and great reader, but he's good at basketball, too!  Before boarding the plane to come home, we got to see his last basketball game, where he made four baskets!  Malcolm is #4, going up for the shot!  So great to have such well-rounded grandchildren!  PS  That's Malcolm with their beloved Labradoodle, Ace.


  1. Great post, Alice! Love seeing such a variety of life in MI: reading, sports, art and family. My favorite things!

  2. Families just get better when they get bigger. Love the dragon!

  3. Yes, he is beautiful - beautiful hair. Wade did have long wavy hair in the 70's. In the 80's Sharif braided his hair. One little braid in back. (Many boys I noticed had a number of braids. Finally, when we were preparing to drive to Garden City in the summer
    I went to Sharif and said,"In the 70's W ade had long hair, and Papa (my father) tolerated it, but now Papa is in his 80's (born in 1900) and he just won't be able to tolerate that braid." So Sharif cut it. I saved it in his baby book for many years. Don't know if it's still there.