Thursday, August 14, 2008

Everything Is Golden

Our little girl has mastered the Martial Arts. OK, so Mastery might be a little bit of an exageration. But she has mastered all of the skills necessary to be promoted from a white belt to a gold belt. The promotion was a surprise for her and I will say, she was beaming with pride.

I am so grateful that she wanted to take Karate. It teaches and reinforces so much more than just the physical action of the sport. But, the physical activity is a plus for sure.

Once again, we are so proud of Kaylea. Wow, twice in one week. You might start thinking that we are gushing a little bit.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kaylea at the KMA

Kaylea's Mini Monet

Kaylea's Still Life on canvas

Kaylea's Wire Sculpture ~ Girl Dancing

We are SO proud of our girl!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Check Her Out...... you all know, Kaylea is our little budding artist. I have mentioned before that she takes art classes after school during the school year. Then over the summer she attended two art camps that her instructor offered. Well, here is the really cool part. Some of Kaylea's art work (and other kids from the class and camp) is being exhibited at the Knoxville Museum of Art. You really need to go and check it out. The kids have done some phenomenal pieces.

The art work will be on display the entire month of August and the museum's hours are as follows:

Tuesday-Thursday: 10am- 5pm
Friday: 10am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 1pm- 5pm
Monday: CLOSED

Also, if you live in the South Knoxville, Sevierville, Kodak or surrounding areas and you are interested in signing your child up for Art Classes, contact Jackie Wright @ . I can speak from experience that Jackie is wonderful with the kids and she introduced Kaylea to talents she didn't know she had. Thank you Jackie, your the best!!!!!

P.S. I will be adding photos to Kaylea's online Art Gallery in the next few days, so keep an eye on it. Very pretty stuff to come.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Why Oh Why... it that the one child in the entire 4th grade that I didn't want in Kaylea's class is listed on the class roster?

We will say a little prayer and keep our fingers crossed! --Think positive! Think positive!

The New Class List Is Here, The New Class List Is Here!

Kaylea is all sorts of excited. As of today, the new class lists have been hung outside the school. She jumped out of bed this morning and that was the first thing out of her mouth. We already know who her teacher is, which was the important thing for me to find out. But, now she gets to find out if any of her friends will be in her class, which is the important thing for her to find out. Since I know most of the kids through subbing and volunteering, I will have a pretty good idea of how the year will go as soon as I see the list. Hopefully, we will win the sweet children lottery for classmates this year. Last year was pretty good, but we did have a few problems here and there - and of course Kaylea was right in the middle of them, as usual.

Kaylea tends to want to be friends with everyone and have everyone be friends with her and each other. Unfortunately though, some kids just don't get along (personalities don't jive, which is ok; more than one "queen bee" in class; etc.) Kaylea tries to play the role of NATO but ends up just being stuck in the middle being pulled both ways. I guess you could say that Kaylea is the Canada of the 4th grade. (Why can't we all just get along?) Oh, don't think that I am under the misperception that my daughter is not playing some role in all of the drama. After all, she is a girl and she is 9. To use a Dr. Phil(ism) I am trying to figure out what her "payoff" is for being in the middle. She definitely has one, otherwise she wouldn't continually put herself there. Maybe this will be the year that all of this changes - I sure hope so. I don't think I can take another year of girl drama. There are so many sweet little girls at Kaylea's school that I know would be a true "best friend" for her. She just needs to find that little girl and stick by her, no matter what!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Now Back To Your Regularly Scheduled Blogging

It would appear that Curiously Kaylea is back from its summer reprieve. Honestly, I have been a total slacker with all of the Blogs. I don't know why, but I just can't seem to get the story-telling juices flowing. I think I am cracking under the pressure - ha ha.

Kaylea and I were out of town last week and it was pretty much an uneventful week. Well, with the exception of Kaylea getting her first ever UTI. Boy, that was fun. I took her to a walk-in clinic on Monday afternoon and they gave her a prescription for antibiotics. I figured the symptoms would be easing off by Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday, at the latest. Afterall, that is how fast the antibiotics work when she has strep throat. But, oh no, we were still contending with the symptoms on Thursday when we were returning home. Yes, having a child with a UTI on a 5 hour car ride is more fun than humans should be allowed to have. All I can say is, thank goodness for AZO. It was a life saver. Had we not used the AZO, we would probably still be stuck in a bathroom somewhere in Georgia, right now.

This week we both are being a little lazy. Seeing as we only have two weeks until school starts, we better get the lazies out of our systems. We won't have time for nonsense such as this much longer.