Archive for July, 2018

Battle of the Books

Posted in Molly, School on July 1st, 2018 by c-had – Be the first to comment

As a 5th grader, Molly was able to participate in Battle of the Books. Her team, The Little Librarians, read 13 books over 5 months. During the “battle” teams were asked detailed questions about the books, including quotes, plot details, and illustrations.

The Little Librarians

Molly the Librarian

The competition was held at a county high school, where teams from lots of elementary schools answered incredibly detailed questions on the books they'd read. They began by parading into the gym.

Parading into the gym

Here are all the teams. They each had an adult coach, and each coach served as a monitor for a team (not their own team, in the interest of fairness).

All the students

Seated on the mat, ready to go!

Half-time. This competition was many hours long in a hot gym. Molly was exhausted.

Half-time smiles

Our principal was even a guest runner (carrying answers to the judges table).

Guest runner

Times up, hold up your answer sheet. Molly was the official scribe for the team.

Official scribe

Working together

Yes, correct answer!

Nice job to all the teams!

Krispy Kreme

Posted in Food, Leah, Molly on July 1st, 2018 by c-had – Be the first to comment

We have a Krispy Kreme near us! Krispy Kreme doughnuts are not found much around us (unlike Dunkin’ Donuts, which are everywhere). But we’ve got one now. It opened in Catonsville (a neighboring town) the same day that G’Mom and Grampa were flying home. So, Jen dropped them off at the airport super early (like 6), then got in line to get some opening day doughnuts for us. The girls approved.

Krispy Kreme

For their first doughnuts from our new Krispy Kreme, Molly went for a chocolate iced cream filled, while Leah chose the strawberry iced with sprinkles.

First doughnuts