Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pen Can Spell! Well!

About a week and a half ago, Pen won her school's spelling bee. Yup. She won. The whole shebang. She is very excited about it, and says the victory has made her quite popular. I would give you the play-by-play, but I can't. I wasn't there. 

You see, Pen asked me not to come watch, so I didn't. Although I hated to miss it, I understood her motivation. I was exactly the same when I was a kid-- having my folks there made me more nervous and prone to make a mistake. So, I stayed away. 

I'm so proud of Pen and her victory. Other parents who were there told me she was spectacular to watch, spelling with a confidence and surety the other kids lacked. Not that they weren't good spellers, but the parents said Pen was different-- like a big league slugger. She was determined, I know that. 

Now we're busy preparing for the valley-wide bee next month. I doubt that I'll be at that one either, but I think Pen will let her dad tag along. He'll give me the scoop.  
Way to go, Pen! We love you!


jwise said...

That's so exciting! Good for her!! :) Wish her luck for me on the valley-wide bee. SO cool!!

Pete Pages said...

That is AWESOME (and not really surprising)! And I love, love this photo. Just gorgeous. Miss you all!

Pat said...

Yay Pen!Best of luck on the next bee!

The Laundry Queen said...

Pen says 'thanks!'.

carmar76 said...

Nice! Way to go, Pen! : ) Also, I second the photo love. She captured the "not smiling but looking cool" look. Yay!

e. said...

wow - how pretty is she?