Maddie’s Mad Hatter Tea Party

Yesterday, Madelyn had some friends over for a Mad Hatter Tea Party.  One of her favorite movies is the 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland.  She thought it would be fun to have a tea party to celebrate turning 12, her birthday is tomorrow- April 7th.  I thought it was a lovely idea.  She helped decorate in the morning and the girls came at 10am.  It was such a sweet time.  Here are a few pictures:

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DSC02766Kalen wanted to add to the decorations and sketched this Alice picture.

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We staged a photo booth session:

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Battle of the Books

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Yesterday, Julian competed with Duke School participants in the Battle of the Books.  They did a great job and placed 3rd!  Here is an excerpt from America’s Battle of the Book’s website:

America’s Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in grades 3rd-12th. Students read books and come together to demonstrate their abilities and test their knowledge of the books they have read. The competitions are similar in style to the TV series Family Feud or Whiz Kids styles of competition, however, the structure and format of the competitions may vary depending on the needs, resources, and personal preferences at various school sites or at county/state competitions.

Yet another reason to be proud of our book lovin’ Julian.  We love you, Jules!

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Julian is 14!

We are celebrating a birthday in the Morrison home today.  Julian Jeremiah is turning fourteen today.  We are grateful for all that Julian brings to our family.  He is such a protector, so witty and fun.  Just this week, we were filling out his enrollment papers and picking his courses for high school next school year.  I can hardly believe it.  It is true what they say, they do grow up fast.

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Julian just got a bow for his birthday.  This is something he has been wanting for awhile.  As Brayden says, “He’s a good aimer.”  We have been eating well and honoring our birthday boy with more fun ahead.

 

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DSC02725Julian’s siblings made this for him this morning.  Each letter has something written in it that they like about him.  So sweet they did this on their own.

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Madelyn Studies Ancient Greece

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Pictured above is our Madelyn, front and center with the butterfly mask. She was performing in a play with her peers at Duke School.  She was a butterfly, a woodland creature.  This specific group that Madelyn was cast with was performing a play entitled Melting Madness, written by them collectively.  It was written in the spirit of  Aristophanes, leading comic playwright of his day, of Ancient Greece.

Duke School is a project based school.  Their culminations are always quite breathtaking, as they show such hard work by the students and teachers.

Needless to say, I am very proud of Madelyn and how she has entered middle school gracefully and has consistently risen to the challenges offered with these projects.

 

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The sixth graders made masks over the course of two weeks.  Madelyn’s butterfly mask was showcased here.

 

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