I posted some pictures of Rachel and her friend performing in the school’s talent show last week.
She did a great comedy skit as a waitress serving a customer with a fly in her soup.
“Waitress, waitress! There’s a fly in my soup.”
She had great timing and spoke very clearly. For several days, she practiced her lines with friends at school. I never helped her. On the big day, she took the stage in front of an audience of at least 50 parents as if she’d been doing it her whole life.
Way to go, Rachel!
If you haven’t heard about Cucumberland, you may want to read that story first.
This past weekend, we made up names for other locations in town that might be misheard or misread. The best: Alphabet instead of the North Metro city of Alpharetta.
Rachel’s spelling list this week includes circumference, cinema, traitor, barometer and juicy. For the record, she spelled circumference right the first try!
Thank you very much, Granny Hilda, for sending Rachel a subscription to Nickelodeon Magazine. This is issue #2 she’s received. Here’s a picture of Rachel reading her copy:
Over the winter break, Rachel spent a great deal of time with her grandmother on my side of the family. Conversations are always entertaining but I think this takes the cake (for now).
Rachel: “Mom Mom, if you could choose how you were going to die, what would you choose?”
Mom Mom: (silence)
I suspect Rachel’s mind was jogged by the ever-present cigarette in Mom Mom’s mouth.
Rachel spent Thanksgiving week with her father in New York. Rumor has it she ate a cheeseburger for Thanksgiving dinner.
Dad, is this true?
She arrived back around 10pm last night, full of pep and stories about her trip. I’m certain she had a wonderful time.
We now have three weeks of school, then two weeks Winter Holiday vacation time.
Rachel and I have concocted this crazy plan to drive across the country this summer*. The original idea was two weeks on the road, driving out west and back.
I’m mostly taking Rachel’s suggestions for places to go, but it’s hard when she suggests Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Nevada. And here I was thinking we’d drive the northern route and see Montana. Clearly we have some decisions to make.
* if she opts to go to sleep away camp, we’ll postpone the trip till next summer.
Read the original Life with Rachel blog here.
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