Saturday we had a surprise birthday party to go to for Jason. We all met for dinner and had a great visit. He was actually surprised which was really nice for Connie. Those surprise parties are never easy to pull off and she did an awesome job. The food was amazing. I’m still tasting the garlic from the Cesar salad, lol We all met up at the Thirsty Monk. We had not been there since it had moved to a new location and it was really nice. Much brighter then the old location.
Thursday was the boys last day of school before March break and Owen had a special day. For the past few months they have had the author Ted Staunton coming to the school to teach them all about writing and publishing books. While doing this the students have written AND published (at school) their own books. Owen has been so excited about this and was happy that we could make it to the celebration they had to thank Ted Staunton for coming. All of the classes had their books on tables to show to the parents. They read a few of the books to us, sang some songs and they all did such an amazing job. Ted Staunton even stayed afterwards to sign the kids books and of course he had some of his books there to buy and sign as well. He has been such an incredible role model to bring in and really got he students active in their creative thinking. The books had covers, copyright pages, dedication pages, the story obviously, and an “about the author” page. They even illustrated their books. Owen is so proud of his accomplishment and enjoyed reading his book to his Dad.