Thursday, November 12, 2009

Star of the Week

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This week, Leila is "Star of the Week" in her second grade class. I am quite proud of my second grader. On Monday, she had to present a poster about herself in front of her teacher and classmates. Each day this week, she shares something special with her class, like her soccer trophies, Russian matrioshkas, Russian "secret keeper" or American Girl doll. Yesterday, Mia and I joined her for lunch at school, followed by recess. (See Mia's purple bow in the photo above. She was posing for me, too, holding one of Leila's dolls. Poor thing didn't know I had to cut her out of the picture to get the poster in. I don't know why the sight of that bow cracks me up so.) :)

I just had to share a funny story. (Well, maybe not so funny.) Earlier this week, I was trying to squeeze myself onto a chair with my two big girls... a chair that is only intended for two.

Leila: "Mom, you're so BIG."

Me: "Why, thank you, Leila."

Leila: "No, Mom, I didn't mean it like THAT. I just meant you take up a lot of room."

Me: "Why, thank you again, Leila. Please, PLEASE stop now. "

Both: Conversation above followed by lots of giggles.

Oh, how I love my Leila.


Rachel said...

How fun! I love star of the week. My boys don't get too into it, so their posters are not nearly as cute as Leila's.

I think the bow in the bottom is funny too! I could see her asking where she is in the picture!

Jboo said...

What a great poster! Star of the week is so fun! She is a sweetie, isn't she!


Missy said...

Awww, what a little superstar Miss Laila is! I love her gentle smile. I know she is one cool kid. The bow is awfully cute, too :)

If you are big, then sister, I am ROTUNDA! HA

a Tonggu Momma said...

Aw, I loved seeing how an "older" child tackled star of the week. The Tongginator's poster wasn't nearly so cool. (But don't tell her that. Heh.) Love her shy smile.

LaLa said...

Awwwww....sooooo cute! Congrats to your star. Yeah, isn't is so funny how they think..just wish it didn't always come out of their mouths LOL

The bow cracks me up too!

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Amie@WildOlive said...

First off... Bow, HILARIOUS!!!!!!

second, that poster rocks! Way to go L!!!!!

Happy Start of the Week , week!


Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

I love that project!! My boys have done that too and we had such a good time collecting pics and things.

Jodee Leader said...

What a fun project! Your star of the week is sooo cute!

That bow is a hoot! I had to look really hard to find it!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hope Leila had a wonderful "star of the week" week!

Blessings, Ashley

Joe and Jane said...

Great poster! Jia is DYING to be star of the week again this year. She asks me every week if it is her week. Nice that you guys were able to accompany Leila for her special moment!

Sammy said...

She looked happy and pretty!

delucchi family said...

Hi Michelle, just catching up with your blog and I love the photos, the make up party and the modeling, your girls are all so pretty and look so happy.
Love Jules

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

We already knew Leila is a star. Glad she has this chance to shine at school.

Gotta love the honesty of a kid.