Sunday, June 7, 2009

checkmate

ari completed his week of chess camp on friday.  i never thought i'd be dropping my child off in a room with dozens of chess boards on tables and "geeky" (yet very nice) college age chess masters.  they used games, chess logs, story, and lots and lots of practice games to teach kids the art of chess.  ari loved it.  what he loved even more was the cheap, eh-hem, i mean invaluable trophy he was given at the end.  every student received one, but you'd think ari won a gold medal.  he carried it around all day.  showed countless people at the grocery store and dollar tree (bless the ladies who made a big deal about it:)  he even asked to sleep with it.  i found him passed out in bed clutching that piece of plastic and found he had gotten out the label maker and stuck these words on his trophy...

Aris
1st trofe
rmembring chess

6 comments:

Jeana said...

I just melted into a puddle of goo. Sweet, sweet boy. And so cool that he's learning to love such a challenging game.

C and G said...

I was going to say the same thing Jeana! That just melts my heart and my eyes are actually a little misty!!! That is so sweet!

lani said...

oh. oh dear. i just died of cute overload. that is so adorable. what a sweetie.

Liz_24 said...

I have tears in my eyes! Ari is so precious!

Anonymous said...

way to go ari!! what an awesome piece of hardware:) you are such a special boy!!!
luv ya
sa3k

Monica said...

That is just precious!