At school both of the boys participate in the Gifted and Talented Program. As much as it is one of those “my kids are smart” bragging points, I like what it does for my kids for way more than my bragging rights. The boys get to do a lot of fun events and projects while in the project. For example last school year Wesley got to mummify chickens.
This school year that we just got out of however there were not Egyptian themed projects used an as an excuse to mummify chickens but they did get to do a lot of other fun stuff. For example throughout the year we took trips to UIL competitions and even went to Dallas to participate in a Destination Imagination competition.
There was more though at the end of the year the kids got to put on a G/T Products Fair and Antique Roadshow. Hal’s group actually started a restaurant and they actually cooked hamburgers for the teachers and parents. This was pretty awesome because the burgers actually tasted good and well honestly it taught Hal how to use a counter top grill and I figured he could put those skills to use and cook dinner.
The look on his face in this picture when I told him so tells me that he things otherwise:
Wesley on the other hand participated in the Antique Roadshow portion of the fair and displayed his Great-Great Grandfather’s Antique Pocket Watch. He really enjoyed his project and was thrilled that his grandpa allowed him to bring it to school.
This is another one of those “mom don’t take my picture,” pictures that Wesley is so famous for. Anyway I thought it was really fun to see what all the kids brought one kid even brought an old Atari system. That was pretty cool, if not for that they came out when I was toddler and it made me feel old. But overall I thought it was neat looking at the antique items and it made me want to go out and buy beautiful estate jewelry. Because well I love old and beautiful things.
It was a fun even thought and we had a lot of fun this year and I can’t wait to see what happens next year when school starts back up.