Friday, January 16, 2015

Spelling Bee

As you know, the Savannah Thompsons (unlike their grandmother and grandfather Thompson) are great spellers and win state and regional championships in spelling bees. Grandma and Grandpa had to go check out the process ourselves. Here we are watching the 4th grade round with Blake. This was his first contest and he came in 5th out of 20 contestants for the area competing against 10 other schools. His words were: tomato, trigger, stipple, clapboard, preterite, and eponym. He missed the last of these words in the sixth round. We think he got the hardest of the words for his age group.
We celebrated his great first time performance with a special breakfast at a nearby restaurant.
Joseph won the 6th grade level in the third round. His words were: candidate, mercurial, and geisha.
We thought that two-week old Cooper's reaction was priceless.


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  2. Looks like fun! Cooper is such a wee little babe.

  3. Roger and Caroly - Thurs 29 jan 2015 - I struggle with computer. Please send contact information. - Congratulations on your new cabin. I saw show about sinkholes. Florida has lots. In particular, Gainesville. Regards, Uncle Ken.