On January 30th, Lily competed in a district spelling bee organized by the Hightstown Juniorettes, her first ever spelling bee. She spent the past three weeks studying words, and we were helping her practice. The day of the spelling bee, I took her to one of the local elementary schools for the big evening. There were about 16 kids competing, and Lily did pretty well for multiple rounds. Sadly, “speechless” tripped her up and she was out. She did earn some DQ and Southwest Moe’s coupons, and I hope she also learned that she can do well when she puts her mind to it!