My Little Coloring Contest Winner

First Place!

I’m so proud today. Bug won her very first coloring contest.

I didn’t even know there was a contest. You’d think with something big like this she’d come home and tell me all about it. I mean, we LOVE coloring in this house. It’s our one big thing that we always do together, every day. You’d think maybe we could brain storm on ideas and practice on our own versions at home or something.

Nope. Not a peep from Bug. I did not know anything about it.

I do remember a few weeks ago at a movie night function that they hosted at school, one of the teachers mentioned that the t-shirt contestants had their t-shirt designs hung up in the library along with all the science projects and we were welcome to go look at them. Bug and I made our way over to the library. We looked at the science projects and even sat down and read a book together but not once did she mention the t-shirt coloring contest. I figured it was for the older grades and really didn’t even bother looking at them. I think there might have been some paper t-shirts hung in the window but nothing caught my eye.

So today when I’m picking Bug up from school and I overhear one of the teachers telling another parent that their child won third place in the t-shirt coloring contest, my ears perked up. A coloring contest? For kindergarteners? How did I not know about this? Such things are so very near and dear to my heart! In fact, all these years one of my biggest claims to fame is how I won the school-wide haunted house coloring contest in second grade!! I may have even used it as a bullet point on a resume or two.

I turned to Bug with question-mark-eyes popping out of my head.

“Oh,” she says matter-of-factly as she unzips her backpack and hands me a blue ribbon. “I won first place and they gave me a free book.”

Kids. Sheesh.

Owt and Abowt on a Regular Schwedule


I’ve got some posts elsewhere I thought I’d alert you guys to:

A review of the Tea Collection. Beautiful dresses for pretty little girls.

yay! crafts!

A review of Kiwi Crate, a box of crafts that comes in the mail!

Neither of these reviews offers a giveaway so there’s no knock down drag out to comment and win any $100 giftcards but that doesn’t mean they aren’t products worth reading about. I liked both products and I’m proud to have them on my review blog.

Queen Vashti and Haman

And while I’m linking I might as well link my Purim mask printables. Purim is over but the story of Esther never is. I’m thinking of giving the masks to Bug’s Sunday School teacher myself. (If the link doesn’t work that’s because there’s been some major internet drama going on over there that I am marginally involved in. Boo and hiss to people who think they can rip off other people’s work.)