Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Congratulations Spencer!

Remember the "Together We Can" PTA Reflections photography project Spencer did wayyyy back in October?  Here's the original write-up. His project won in the Intermediate Division (3-5) for Harding Avenue Elementary and then we just found out he won at the District Level too!  The Parkway District includes Carroll County, Floyd County, Galax City, Giles County, Grayson County, Montgomery County, Patrick County, Pulaski County and Radford City. Not too shabby, that's a lot of schools, a lot of kids.

Well done, Spencer! 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Grant's Entrepreneurial Streak

Nothing motivates a boy like wanting a new game system...the Nintendo 3DS specifically.  Grant has been obsessed with starting a business, or several business ventures, to finance that and more.  We've been discussing ideas and fleshing out business plans and he's taking action on several fronts. 

First is a plant seeding business.  He's planting four kinds of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and zinnias (for the non-vegetable folks) and will sell the seedlings for $2 each.  He has $9 in the project so far.

Second is an interior car cleaning service.  Once Grandma pointed out the potential liability issues of an exterior job (scratched paint among them) we settled on vacuuming and wiping down the interior and cleaning the interior windows.  Grant will travel to the customer via his Radio Flyer supply wagon and needs only an electrical outlet for the vacuum.  This service is $4.

72 cups of soil, ready for labels and seeds!