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  • Saturday morning poetry

    Posted on September 17th, 2011 Sallie 1 comment

    Gone are the days of Saturday morning cartoons that I enjoyed as a child.  Instead, my kids are eager to start their weekend with video games.  Their current favorite is Lego Universe.  And since we’ve connected a “media PC” to our TV, they love to play on the widescreen.

    Of course, they know they have to practice violin before any game play begins.  That’s why I was awakened at 7 a.m. this morning with the strands of Perpetual Motion and with a clicking metronome set at 104 beats per minute!

    When I finally made it downstairs and found the two younger boys enjoying their game, Luke greeted me with this poem he wrote about his Saturday morning experience.

    Hi mom. Hi dad.
    I hope you don’t mind
    that I came down the stairs
    and didn’t didn’t inquire

    as to your opinion of
    the matter which I face.
    Should I come down the stairs
    as if in a race

    to try for the PC
    without even giving
    my brother a chance,
    or would you be naying

    an action so bold …
    instead of staying in bed
    where it’s warm and not cold
    to not hurt my eyes in the midst of my head?

    The bait was too much.
    I came down the stairs,
    but I practiced my violin
    so I need not have cares. 

  • Teenager!

    Posted on September 1st, 2010 Sallie 1 comment

    Today Luke passed an important milestone and became a teenager.  We celebrated with photos and a family dinner and lots and lots of Legos.  I don’t think he’ll ever outgrow Legos!!

  • Demonstrating Legos Mindstorms

    Posted on November 28th, 2009 Sallie No comments

    Luke recently participated in the MLC Forensics Meet, doing a demonstration speech on Lego Mindstorms and earning a blue ribbon in the process.  We thought you might enjoy the watching speech.

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    And here’s Luke with the rest of the all blue 2009 St. John’s Forensics Team!