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Bring Your Daughter to Work Day 2015

Today was the first time that Kylie and I have gotten to participate in bring your daughter to work day, and I have to say it was pretty cool. Kylie and I arrived at work a little later than I normally do, just because of the timing for when the day’s events were scheduled to start, but still early enough that I was able to show her around a bit. As always, she was very interested in my white board, so I thought she would get a huge kick out of our technical engineering room, which is a room where three of the walls are floor to ceiling whiteboards, and man was I right! Thankfully the boards were empty and the room wasn’t in use, so she had a blast drawing and writing on the walls for about fifteen minutes, and then it was time to start the day. The day began with us going to have breakfast together, which consisted of a catered buffet of french toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, juice, and toast. During this time some of the committee members gave a small presentation outlining what the day was going to consist of and telling the kids how to find out what group they were a member of. Then she joined her group, met her group leader, and went off for a day of adventure. The day was broken down into about 7 activities that the kids rotated through. Each activity was presented by a member of our staff and the topics ranged from learning to code, to building wooden cars depending on the age range of the groups of kids. We then all went back to the meeting area and met for lunch, which was the always popular pizza. Kylie told me about some of the things she had done so far and that she was having a really fun time, and then ran off to her next set of activities. About 3:00 we met back up again for the end of the day and I got to hear all about the fun that Kylie had. Even though she had liked all of the activities and said she had a blast at all of them, her favorite part remained the “drawing room!” She is already asking if she will be able to come back next year! I’d say today was a pretty successful day, and I hope I will be able to bring her again next year!

Christmas Choir

Tonight was Kylie’s Christmas Choir concert at school for her fourth grade class. The kids all did a great job and it was very enjoyable to see them all up on stage doing all the motions that went along with their songs. I’m a big proponent of the arts in schools, so I really enjoy watching  her participate in these events, and seeing that she genuinely enjoys them herself, also makes me happy. I am hopefully that, as the years go on, she will continue to participate in and enjoy the arts in various forms.

Halloween Party

Kylie had her school Halloween party tonight, and I had the pleasure of going with her and watching all the fun. I still very much enjoy watching Kylie run and play with her friends and tonight was no different, with the exception of the costumes. Kylie dressed up as a Zombie Hunter, although originally she was supposed to be a failed Zombie Hunter, in other words a Zombie Hunter Zombie, but decided the makeup for that might not be school friendly. She looked great either way. The event was a lot of fun, and I had a good time watching Kylie having such a good time. A couple pictures of her outfit can be found in the gallery.

Beginning Fourth Grade

Today starts the beginning of another school year adventure, as it’s Kylie’s first day of 4th grade. As usual she is excited to be going back, mainly to see all of her friends again. We are certain she will continue with the good progress she made last year and will build new skills and confidences in her academics. She’s looking forward to continuing with science the most, and hopefully the math continues to stay on track as well. This year will provide me with another chance to participate in the WatchDOGS program, which was really fun last year. I am hoping to be able to participate again, but like many things, only time will tell. As always we are excited to take this journey with Kylie and cannot wait to see how she grows this year.  

On to Fourth Grade

Today was Kylie’s last day of 3rd grade. I can’t believe how fast the school year went. Kylie has had a great academic year that has seen some much-needed improvement in her math skills. She came a long way during the year it that subject and is now pretty much back on track. We couldn’t be more happy with this particular turn around. All of her other subjects remained strong throughout the year. I was also able to take part in the WatchDOGS program this year, and that was an interesting day. Hopefully I will get to participate again next year, but we will have to wait and see what my availability is with work. Hard to believe she is going to fourth grade already!