Argh! The dreaded grade schooler fake grin! I do remember this stage from my own childhood. If I claimed otherwise, my mother would take you by the hand and lead you to my second grade school picture. . .horrors! However, since the little boy has been covering his face and ducking every time he sees the camera lately, I will happily take this pose :) Poor kid. Had to wear a sweater he didn't like (that's what he said in the store, out of the store, on the way home, at home, in the morning upon waking, you get the idea), but he didn't seem to mind once he got to the party. Handsome little devil also was miffed at the mom for taking him to a "girl hair-cutting place" yesterday afternoon. He survived the ordeal, just this once, but let everyone within earshot know he usually go to Ralph's, "you know, the barbershop, for boys."
Dress results are in-- Kate decided this green dress was kinda cute, after all. The change of opinion had something to do with the mom sewing jingle bells around the front collar :) If it makes noise when you walk, then how can it be bad??
The hooligans enjoying themselves in the gym after the program. Besides driving his mother crazy by climbing on the scorekeeper's table, he is also playing air guitar! Two of the bigger kids had guitar solos, and all the little kids were in awe of such coooooooooooolness.
Merry Jingle Jingle!