So today I had the opportunity to drive to Ogden (about an hour north of where I live) and attend the 50th anniversary of one of the elementary schools I went to. This particular school (MarLon Hills) was one I attended from 2nd-first half of 5th grade, which translates to the longest I spent at any one school. (All told, I went to 7 different schools, including a brand new one in a new state during my senior year. Awesome.)
This is my old middle school. It falled down. But not when I was going there, despite my best efforts.
It was pretty fun to see my old teachers. I saw all but one, and actually I'm a little nervous that she maybe passed away, because she was pretty old when I was in her class. It was really neat to take Sparrow and introduce him to some teachers who I loved and looked up to as a child. My mom taught kindergarten at this school and her room smelled exactly how I remember it. They had some yearbooks out and I showed Sparrow pictures of his Nana from 1992 and me as a second grader. The look on his face was something like this: "o_O"
Several people remarked on how much Sparrow looks like me. Well, he really doesn't. But if you haven't met my husband, then he does. Actually, Hawk and I could be siblings - which is really weird - so Sparrow is really a good blend of both of us. Except he has my eyes. And my musical inclination. And Hawk's weird toes.
And my genius.
And Hawk's weirdness.
Look! More pictures!!
I am so glad Hawk grew into his ears.
So cute on the surface...so evil underneath.
Unfortunately, Sparrow inherited my evil streak.
I think I was about 6 here. I'd post a picture of Hawk at age 6 but I don't have one.
Oh and, Sparrow definitely inherited my love of Diet Coke. Too bad I haven't learned how to share yet.