Monday, November 10, 2008

Porter is a Seed

Last week, Porter participated in the storytelling contest at his school. He had to go to a workshop every week for about two months. When he came home one day and told us he was going to do the contest, Tom and I were a bit hesitant. He loves to read, but he didn't read very loud or clearly. But he was very dedicated. and practiced his story until he had it memorized, had actions to go along with it, could tell it clearly and with emotion.

This video was taken on my phone, so you can't even hear him, but he did a great job even without a microphone. In fact, he did such a great job he was announced as the winner for the first grade. Yea for our little boy.

"I'm a seed."
"I'm a seed, too"
"I'm going to be a marigold when I grow up."
"Me too."
"No you're not."
"Why not?"
"Because you're a different kind of seed."
"What kind of seed am I?"
The story continues and the seeds grow into marigolds and pumpkins and the cycle starts all over again.

I love my little seed and love to watch him grow.


Linda said...

Did you just get tears in your eyes and a lump in your throat? I would get so emotional watching my kids perform! I must have been crying all the time because they sure liked to perform!

Cinda said...

He is such a cute kid. We love Porter!

Day Family Blog said...

Way to go Porter, what a cutie.

Lane said...

Aw! I love this, and I love the story of the seed. Reminds me of when Porter's Dad was little and he delivered all the lines from A Christmas Carol as Ebenezer Scrooge. I bet he wasn't that much older than Porter!