On Beckett's actual birthday, we let him choose what he wanted to do. He wanted to see a movie and go to Chuckie Cheese. So that's what we did! We saw the Good Dinosaur and then headed for some crazy Chuckie Cheese fun!
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
I wish I knew what he thought was so funny!
This weekend we also had the Poston's Santa Party. They actually have Santa come to their house! This is Jackson and Christopher with Santa. It was funny though, as soon as we walked in, I asked the boys if they wanted to see Santa. They both took their shoes off and ran upstairs to play with the other boys.
This week Jackson had his first big presentation at school. This is a funny story. A couple weeks ago, Jackson and I were reading a book on lions. Jackson still loves lions. He stopped me and said that he had to do a power point presentation on a country. He said he really wanted to do a presentation on a country that still had lions in the wild. We got out the globe and came up with Senegal. Fast forward a few days later, I get the details of the presentation. We are to present the holiday traditions of a country. Uh oh.. What do they celebrate in Senegal? Well, they do celebrate Christmas, despite being 95% Muslim, but their biggest holiday is Tabaski. During Tabaski, they sacrifice their best animal, usually a sheep. How are we going to explain sacrificing to a bunch of first graders! Well, the good news is that after they sacrifice the sheep, they make an elaborate meal. 1/3 of the meal the family eats, 1/3 goes to friends and family, and 1/3 they give to the poor. We focused on that part of Tabaski. :) Jackson got up to do his power point and did great! I was so impressed with how confident he was in front of his peers.He didn't seem nervous. Afterwards, he fielded questions and was comfortable saying he didn't know they answer.
We ended the presentation with a traditional Senegalese dessert, which was luckily delicious and easy! Caramel bananas ofer