It’s been 2 years since we had seen these gorgeous grandchildren (Jagger, Molly & Katie) and their beautiful Mom – Kathryn. I just love this lifestyle where we can drive to their home town of Poplar Bluff, MO – overnight for 10 nights in an rv park that we had pretty much to ourselves, sleep in our own bed, and everyone gets to go home…
It was an amazingly busy visit starting with a tour and Grade 2 concert at the girl’s school – Eugene Field Elementary School – a Leader In Me school.
Based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Dr. Stephen R. Covey) the Leader In Me program equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive today and tomorrow. The 7 habits being instilled are:
- Be Proactive
- Begin with the End in Mind
- Put First Things First
- Think Win-Win
- Seek First to Understand. Then to be Understood
- Sharpen the Saw
Just some of the images we saw around their school halls:
and my favourite –
The concert’s theme was the 7 habits and Katie even had an on-stage intro describing a win-win situation. She did great! Their songs were also originally written and choreographed to describe the 7 habits.
A great concert and a great school program! I was so impressed with this teaching/learning concept and couldn’t help wondering where we would all be today if we had this wonderful program yesterday…
RIDING BIKES, STILTS & POGO’S
We only saw 1 of Katie’s classes and missed seeing Molly tap dancing. Kathryn also teaches dance classes and we were babysitting.
2 MILE MARCH FOR BABIES WALK-A-THON RAISING MONEY FOR THE MARCH OF DIMES
DELICIOUS MARBLE SLAB ICE CREAM TREATS
PIZZA PARTIES AND KID’S NIGHT BUFFET’S – WITH FREE COTTON CANDY!
COUPLE OF COACH SLEEPOVERS
The girls in the bedroom, Jagger on the floor and Papa and Granny Jacquie on the pull-out sofa. It worked!
EASTER EGG HUNT
BBQ’s and EASTER CUPCAKES
HOW TO PLAY CHESS – “CheckMate Granny Jacquie”!
…taxiing them to and from their schools – the girls to to dance classes – Jagger to Tae Kwon Do, raking leaves in the front yard, repairing the back door screen, shopping and just talking and visiting.
We also proudly read Molly’s 1st published book –
– and are the recipients of an original painting!
Two years is just way too long – and, hopefully, won’t happen again! We do have the time and the means – just not enough days in the USA …