Saturday, January 26, 2013

Little Elvis, big winner

Last week, Little Elvis entered a reading fair contest at his school. He had to make a storyboard about a book. We decided to enter the family category, but I wanted him to do most of the work. He did, and he did a great job. I forgot to take a picture, though.
I didn't tell him it was a competition, because I figured the other family entrants would have much more parent "involvement." He found out, and the day before the competition he said that we wouldn't love him anymore if he lost. I tried to explain to him that we were just happy that he wanted to do it, and that he worked so hard on it. Bob said he was like that as a child.
When I picked him up on the day of the reading fair, he came running out to the car to tell him that he had the best story board in the history of storyboards. He didn't have any notes saying he won, so I figured he didn't, but that they led him to believe that. Fine with me.

The next week he came out to the car with a medal that said 2nd place and a ribbon that said Honorable Mention. I assumed he made 2nd place. He had a goody bag, and said they took his picture. Then, the newsletter came out, and his name was not listed as the 2nd place winner. So, we're really confused. But Little Elvis is happy.
He came out to the car this Friday with more big news. He won the student of the week again. He got a coupon for a free treat. And, his little brother let him sing into the microphone.
Today, we went to a celebration at our local children's museum. The boys had a great time. They were behaving, so we asked if they would like to participate in the singing competition.

Of course they did. Little Elvis went first, because he was very excited about this opportunity for attention. Baby Plum didn't have his guitar, so he just stood silently behind his brother. Little Elvis sang an original song called, "Super America Saves the World." It's the theme song to his movie that we shot over the Christmas break. The movie will debut at his birthday party, and then we'll have a second showing for his class at school on his birthday.

They did a great job. And they won 3rd place! That was pretty impressive for a little boy who just walked right in and decided to perform.

Now, I know that I'm his mother, but he did the best. He knew all of the words (although no one else did) and he did a great job singing a capella. He even broke out some cool dance steps towards the end.

They had a 3 judge panel, and they praised his excitement, energy, dance steps, and his silent, but supportive brother.

For just a split second, we thought Baby Plum was going to sing the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse jingle. He said he was going to sing Mickey Mouse, but then he didn't.

Bob got cell phone video of this, and we're going to try to get a cord so we can upload it.
Cheese Puff also enjoyed the singing competition. He jumped on my knees while we watched, and would sometimes clap along to the beat of the other kids' performances.

So, this was a big win week for Little Elvis. I'm also trying to get a small part in our church spring musical. It's for the older kids, but if none of them want to dress up as a lion, then he might get a chance. I'm not telling him, just in case.


Blogger mpotter said...

all of that really IS impressive. if even a little confusing. so glad he's taking such initiative in these really neat ideas.

so cool!

6:54 PM  
Blogger Ann Wyse said...

Hurray! Sounds super! I love how LE's enthusiasm is contagious for (to?) your whole family!

9:51 PM  

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