Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Jessa's Important Job

*****UPDATE *****
After I posted this, I went to WSB/ and saw that the story was already posted, so I guess it ran earlier. . .
There is a link to the story on the home page and you can briefly see Jessa with the Spider Man Punching thing. Oh well!!

My baby brother works at WSB/Channel 2 in Atlanta. He has been there since he interned there his Freshman year of college. I am always impressed when we visit him at his job - he is a Director and Technical Director. For those of you who live in Atlanta, you may watch Channel 2's news. (and if you don't, you should! Ha!) Clark Howard is a consumer reporter who does a cool special every year called the "Toy Test." Lucas has always wanted my kids to be a part of this, but it has never worked out before. We were either not close or not the right ages. Finally, this year, Jessa was the right age, AND we were in town! Perfect! Don't worry, we are already planning to make sure Mr. Spencer gets to do it next year!!

It was a Saturday morning and 25 kids aged 3-10 were asked to show up at 10 AM. They did a count down and released the kiddos into a room filled with toys. This year, the theme was economical toys, so all of the toys were under $25. Jessa had so much fun! It was so funny to watch them all play together and check out the new things.

5-4-3-2-1 GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The wonderful lady who ran the whole thing told them all what an important job they had because they were going to help kids and parents everywhere decide what toys to buy. They all seemed to take it seriously!

She did not want to give up the hippiy hop,
so she will play with both, thank you very much.

I wanted to post this today because this afternoon on the 5 o'clock news, the story on the toy test will air. I am not sure if Jessa was ever on camera or not. They try to catch candid moments, so if the kid looks up, they leave. They never asked Jessa a question, but she did not mind at all!

She made herself at home coloring with blendy pens-
at one point, Lucas swore she fell asleep.

So if you are around a TV in the Atlanta area at 5 today, please check out Jessa and all her new friends performing their important job!!
Multi-tasking at its best - she said her daughter made a mess.
Where has she heard that before?

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