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schools out for summer

06.15.16  |  Personal
so here we go again. another school year wrapped up.

moses finished up his first year of middle school as a 6th grader and jonas his second year of middle school as a 7th grader. both had big years. jonas loved being part of eye-tv, which is a news program that is put on by the students. jonas enjoyed being in front of and behind the camera setting up shots and sound. it was his favorite thing about the school year by far. his classes went really well - he was able to handle his honor classes perfectly although he pretty much hated science fair. that was a huge relief for everyone when that was over! lol. jonas also did some awesome musical things - like perform on live tv on christmas eve performing an original song he wrote. jonas really found a new love in old records and musicians like billy joel, the beatles, and creedence clearwater. he made some great friends this year and can't wait to continue with eye-tv and vocal ensemble in 8th grade. he also worked really hard and got himself a spot in math honors - a goal he has been working on since 5th grade. (his first go around with the test he missed it by one point!?!) i couldn't be prouder of jonas who always sets goals and strives towards them. when you ask jonas what he wants to be when he grows up his answer is a scientist who works with genetics (and doesn't have to do science fair projects) . this summer he has a fun theater camp to go to and is super excited about it.

moses was a little overwhelmed in the start of the year, learning the new ways of middle school rather than elementary but he quickly got the hang of it and was roaming the halls with ease. he joined vocal ensemble with his brother, was added to 7th & 8th grade choir, and half way through the year he joined baking club. in september moses got braces - at first he was so excited to get them and then quickly learned OUCH - these hurt. in february he appeared on the show chopped jr and in may it aired. it was such an amazing experience and i was so proud of him and how well he did. next year he is hoping to start up a cooking club at school and will keep up with choir and vocal ensemble. he played soccer this spring and enjoyed playing goalie. this summer he has two weeks of cooking camp at 29 cooks. when you ask moses what he wants to be when he grows up his answer is a chef. he dreams of opening a restaurant and calling it mojo's after himself and his brother.

couldn't be prouder of these two and i am looking forward to spending the summer with them.

keeping the tradition } last day of school

06.10.15  |  Personal
alice cooper's "schools out for summer" blasting in the house - check

another year completed - check check

the last time one of my kids will be in elementary school - woah - check check check

i am not sure where time goes. i know i say it every year but it's just so true. the boys are growing up so quickly. this year was a big year for both of them. it was moses' last year of elementary school and jonas' first year of middle school. that was a bit of a transition for jonas but once he got the hang of the lockers and changing classes he was able to really shine. he joined vocal ensemble about half way through the year and just recently was accepted into student council and eye-tv. (which is totally his thing right now - he is obsessed with cameras, editing video, and storylines... wonder where he gets it?!) next year will be another big year for him as he takes on all of these extra activities and a handful of honors classes but i can't tell you how proud i am that he is pursuing things that he loves. moses very much enjoyed being a 5th grader and one of the "big kids" in his school. he is excited to be reunited with his brother in middle school in a few months. moses' highlights from the year were his solo in the spring concert and getting a student of the month award. he is looking forward to the variety of after school clubs that he can join next year. this summer, besides finishing up his soccer season, jonas is enrolled for two weeks at musikfest camp. he has really taken a liking to piano and will perform with a band at musikfest on august 7th! moses will be taking more cooking classes at 29 cooks culinary center as well as attending wrestling camp in a few weeks at liberty high school. his baseball team has made the playoffs and they're getting ready for a championship run! i love moses wearing his brother's hand-me-downs in this years photo, it shows how much they've both grown over the year!

in spring } jonas & moses

04.19.15  |  Personal
"in the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."

margaret atwood

jonas & moses on the first day of spring

03.20.15  |  Personal

they know the rules

02.04.15  |  Personal
jonas & moses know the rules. every snow day off from school equals a 5 minute photo shoot.

i think it's a pretty fair trade off.