She came home and explained that every one got a name tag and then a sticker for trying but that there were only 3 2nd graders allowed to go on to the school spelling bee. She named two other people and then very slyly said "and me". Holy crap kid - way to build the suspense!!!! Jay and I both grabbed her and hugged her at the same time! Amazing!!!
So after hearing that we went inside and Sam was showing me her work from the day . . . It's a toss up which one of her papers is more awesome . . .
What's more incredible? The fox's face or the spelling of every animal name?!?!?
And speaking of spelling - let's throw in this little story for fun. Before school I was quizzing Marlie on some spelling words while we waited for the bus, and it went like this:
Marlie: just finished spelling a word from the 2nd grade spelling list
Samantha: "these words are easy, I can spell these"
Me: thinking that maybe little Miss Sam needed to not be quite so cocky and in her sister's face, I purposely picked a word I expected her to spell incorrectly - "Ok Sam, spell enough"
Sam: "e-n-o-u-g-h, told you they are easy"
And back come the worries that my kids will outsmart me one day . . .