Monday, December 15, 2014

Art Slideshow & Reflections Contest

My girls were excited to win spots in The Christmas Lamb art show this year.  The Christmas Lamb is a story about a little boy who goes to an art museum at Christmas time and is particularly touched by a painting of a little shepherd boy clinging to a lamb as he visits the baby Jesus.  The little boy wonders if the shepherd gave the precious little lamb to Jesus.  His mother tells him he can "give a lamb" to Jesus by giving whatever he values most to someone else.  Each year the art museum has an exhibit where art depicting the birth of the Savior and the spirit of giving are represented.  Entries are accepted from all grades and all schools in the school district and then a panel of judges selects a few from each grade to be displayed in the museum during the month of December. 
video

Reflections: The World Would Be A Better Place If...

I am a big supporter of PTA Reflections program and I encourage my kids to enter every year.   Amelia entered both art and photography.  They did great work.  Council includes all 11 local elementary schools and two of my kids won the second place Award of Merit which is a first for our family.  Good job kids!


The world would be a better place if...

...We all got along.  This is Goldilocks making friends with the three bears.  Of course her first reaction was to jump out a window and that is often our first reaction to strangers or people that are different, but  if we were brave and tried to make new friends, the world would be better. 
1st place school, Award of Merit Council


Color makes the world a better place
1st place school, Participant award Council


The world would be a better place if everyone cleaned as much as this little guy.  He cleans ALL the time.  He could vacuum all day long.  Pictured here are his efforts to clean up a spilled jar of peanuts with no help.  He even heaves the heavy vacuum up the stairs to finish the job.
3rd place school, participant award Council


The world would be a better place if we planted lots and lots of flowers.  Flowers make the world more beautiful and they really do make people happier.
Honorable Mention school
(She drew this with pencil then scanned it to photoshop to finish)



The world would be a better place if everyone learned how to share.  If you don't believe me you should watch this little film where even dirty, rotten Lego pirates discover that the world is a better place when you learn to share.
1st place school, Award of Merit Council

Soccer Champions


In October, the soccer team I coached for my daughter won their league.  Out of all the volunteer things I do, soccer is probably my favorite.


I am a big supporter of PTA Reflections program and I encourage my kids to enter every year.   Amelia entered both art and photography.  They did great work.  Council includes all 11 local elementary schools and two of my kids won the second place Award of Merit which is a first for our family.  Good job kids!