Friday, April 22, 2016

Living Wax Museum

Sojo's class has been studying biographies and world changers. She has always been a fan of bios, but this time around, they had a choose a person to study closely and "be" during their living wax museum. Sojo chose Sadako Sasaki, a girl who lived through the Atom bomb and then died later of leukemia. Sadako tried to make 1000 paper cranes as this was a Japanese custom that would allow your wish to come true. The Peace Park in Hiroshima has a statue of her with her paper cranes. The kids had a speech ready and when they finished, they froze as if they were statues. It was sweet and fabulous. She is loving her third grade year, and we love seeing her share her writing and reading so much.


Saturday, April 09, 2016

Prague in Spring




Our spring holiday usually involves spending time with some of Dale's family, and his mother joins us in Europe somewhere. That sounds incredibly decadent, I realize, but Europe is both a decent-priced and a decent-distance from us here in Saudi. Plus, I never did Europe in my twenties, and I find it much nicer to do in my forties. We are taking advantage of the beauty!

This spring vacation, we headed to Prague; unfortunately, though, Dale's mom could not join us as her husband was not well. Dale's sister and Sojo's cousin joined us, and the girls had such a good time together.



Most of our days were spent walking around town and exploring in the newly spring weather. Sojo's cousin wanted to take a horse-and-carriage ride, so we did that together. Sojo loved the sound of horse hooves on cobblestone.