American Idol, Vermont style
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Another beautiful Vermont day, mainly because the threat of rocketing down a mountain on waxed sticks never entered the picture. It was really a perfect Vermont day, the sun was warm and the snow was still pretty and white, plus the trees are starting to be tapped for syrup -- it was almost Norman Rockwell-like. I had the morning at the house to myself, so it was very relaxing. Julie came home with the kids around 12:30 and we headed over to the Vermont Country Store to find some things for my mom.
The Vermont Country Store sells things that no one else sells anymore, if it was a cosmetic, toy, or foodstuff from the 50's they have it. It is a lot of fun to look around. Pluse every form of maple syrup and fleece product is on sale.
We got back to the house and Thane came home and split some wood and Julie made the kids some dinner. Then we were off to the Mountain School for open house. Parrish had been dreading it, because he had to sing a song with his class with hand motions and he hated the idea of it, he would have done anything not to have done it.
We went to Belle's class and saw them do some math exercises. Parrish was part of a puppet show in Spanish. Then the magic moment came, Parrish did well, and sort of did the hand motions of his song, but only after singing O Canada with his class mates. I got my video, though.
We finished off the evening with some haiku from the second grade class, which, if you know me, you know I was in heaven, as I have an odd fascination with haiku.
We dropped the kids off at home, and the Julie and I headed to the Red Fox Tavern for Irish night. There was an Irish band playing and we had a few black and tans and ordered some food, and talked with a brother and sister, Laura and Jared from the area. As this is Vermont, we all had connections. It was a really fun way to end my trip. I am sad that its over already, I would even listen to 8th graders sing pop songs to stay a little longer.