We had the end of year ceremony on Sunday. Another successful (?) summer of Hogwarts at the Ditty house. Five contestants this year: Jillian, Tanner, Paige, Ryan, and Grace (In order of age.) Each contestant had their own section of the poster and competed in the areas of: Daily jobs, Practicing (instruments or sports), Reading, Exercising, Attending Church, Reading Scriptures, and Work (or workbooks.) These points were awarded by each contestant and were based solely on the honor-system.
Then there were the ever coveted HOUSE POINTS which were awarded only by the Headmistress for feats of extra courage, work, kindness etc.
There were two sections for reading because I'm still desperately and futilely trying to get Grace to see the wonder and magic that can only be found in books. She's still ambivalent and skeptical about that. Sigh.
Jillian won an award for most House Points; Tanner for most work and scripture reading points, Paige for most reading points, and Ryan for most daily job points. They only won these areas because I took Grace out of the running for them....
Because SHE won the coveted Goblet of Fire, or in other words First Place. This award comes with a cash gift, as well as the glory and honor of having your name etched on the Goblet. Ryan came in 2nd, and won the House Cup, which is a smaller, but no less glorious piece of "Pottery" (hee) and has 10 years of contestants names etched on it as well.
Congratulations to all five of my kids on a job well done. I love you all, and am super proud to have you in my life! "...it is out choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities..." - Dumbledore
The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so Brain, but burlap chafes me so.
Quote of the Day
"Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain." -Gordon B. Hinckley
Word of the Day
fillip \FIL-uhp\ , noun: 1. A snap of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
flummox \FLUM-uhks\, transitive verb: To confuse; to perplex.