Friday, May 29, 2009

the spelling bee

(photo via here)

last night we watched the national spelling bee. I'm totally dumbfounded the whole time because I'm a horrible speller...well not horrible, but extremely lazy. I will call to grant in the other room for help spelling "bread" if I'm too lazy to think about it.

these kids were so entertaining. especially this little guy,
kyle mou from peoria, illinois. he didn't win but they had a little interview with him and he said something to the effect, "I don't really like spelling that much, but I like competing on this stage, because it's hard". he also said his favorite word was "laid back"...but then realized it was two words. adorable.

4 comments:

Noelle said...

so adorable. i love spelling bees. i had secret dreams of being a spelling bee champ.

audrey said...

i love his favorite "word/phrase"... so funny.

noey, we DID love spelling bees. we were pretty good, if i say so myself : ) what little nerds. funny how i married the worst speller in the world.

Debi said...

LOVE the bee! A few years ago, I remember being able to figure out a bunch of the final round words. I felt sooo smart - including the winning word. It was something German; once you knew that, it was like sounding out in Spanish. THIS year - GRACIOUS! I'd never even heard most of the words, and was dazzled that 12 year-olds could figure out something if they knew it was... "from the Latin, to Greek, to Sumerian to Urdu" or something crazy like that. Little geniuses. :) There's a senior spelling bee, too... and it's pretty hard, as well!

Debi said...

LOVE the bee! A few years ago, I remember being able to figure out a bunch of the final round words. I felt sooo smart - including the winning word. It was something German; once you knew that, it was like sounding out in Spanish. THIS year - GRACIOUS! I'd never even heard most of the words, and was dazzled that 12 year-olds could figure out something if they knew it was... "from the Latin, to Greek, to Sumerian to Urdu" or something crazy like that. Little geniuses. :) There's a senior spelling bee, too... and it's pretty hard, as well!