Saturday, August 28, 2010

Spelling bee

My 9 yo saw an ad in the paper for a spelling bee at Macy's here in Houston. I guess they hold one every year and send the winners to New York to compete with other winners. Convinced she was going to come out on top, we packed up and drove over an hour to the store-having it at the one that was nearby us would have been too convenient! After getting lost for about 15 minutes, we made it just in time. Signed her in and got a number...

Here are all the kids lining up, getting ready to spell!

Here she is in the competition, up on the stage in front of everyone!

Though she didn't win, I was so proud of her for trying. It's not easy to get up in front of a crowd of people. She did receive some nice participation prizes, including a horse book and a backpack-she was happy. Actually, I think we left just in time. As we were packing up, they brought up the teen dancers doing a dance routine to a Justin Beiber song. Sorry....just not a fan!


  1. Congrats to you! Rachael, you are the best. I'm so very proud of you. You are a winner in my eyes. love Grandma Rose xo Amy one of a kind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. You are the best. I love you, rose xo :}