Sunday, November 18, 2012

School Carnivals, princess parties and volleyball

Monday night, we got to go with Daddy & Mommy to watch them play volleyball! We stayed in the hall and played, but still LOVED going to volleyball with them!

Noah had a bad week at school last week so he had to go to bed 15 minutes earlier all week. That gave me 15 minutes to read my chapter book with Mommy & Daddy. I've been reading a book called Lucky Star, but it was a little hard for me. When we came home from gymnastics on Wednesday, Mommy had gone to the library and picked out three new chapter books for me: a book called "the Tiarra Club", a Barbie novel, and Franny K. Stein, mad scientist. I was so excited to read the new books! I started with Barbie because I LOVE Barbie! She got Noah a Ninjago book and 2 Star Wars chapter books to read. He was so excited because he gets to read them when I'm at dance on Thursdays.

Thursday, he started on Ninjago but decided it was a little too hard. He preferred to read Star Wars books. We did ballet the whole time, so we got to show off our ballet dance to our parents. Daddy loved it! He was so sad he didn't record it on the iPad for Mommy. She's gotten to see my tap dance, but not my ballet this year.

Friday, Mommy picked us up and we went to Target to get a birthday gift for my friend Payton. I have been looking forward to her party since I got the invitation two weeks ago! After Target, we went home, changed our clothes and went back to school for the School Carnival. It was so much fun! We saw all our friends there, ate pizza, drank juice and played games. We had so much fun playing the games and getting new prizes at every game. We had yummy treats, too. I got cotton candy and Noah got ice cream. We also saw our babysitters there. We LOVE them! We got to hug them and say hi. We got home late and went to bed late, but it was so much fun!

Saturday was a really busy day! Mommy had a volleyball tournament with her Divas, so she left early for volleyball. My friend from dance, Abbey, came over to play with me in the morning, so we played dress up, Barbies, drew and colored. It was a fun morning! After she left, I hurried to get ready for my friend Payton's birthday party. The invitation said to wear a princess dress, so I had my princess dress, tiarra, gloves, tights and shoes all laid out and ready to wear. Mommy had even put curlers in my hair the night before, so my hair was pretty and curly!

We left early so daddy could get me to the party early, but we lost the invitation, so we had a hard time finding my friend's house! Luckily, Daddy had looked up the address on the iPad, so he found the address, but his GPS broke so we were a little late once we found my friend's house. I was excited to be there! We made tiarras, played in a tent and had cupcakes!

Since I was late to my party, Noah was a little bit late to volleyball. He was very nice and understanding. And, when he got to volleyball, he tried very hard and jumped REALLY high to spike the ball! After volleyball, Daddy got him a special treat at McDonald's and came to pick me up at my party.
Mommy came home late from her games and helped us shower before we went to bed. It was a busy day, so we fell asleep quickly!

This morning, we had Sunday School. We talked about angels and the Angel that came to Mary. We even got to put up the barn with Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, the animals and the angel during class. It was a fun class - especially because we did a fun hidden picture game before we colored. Then we got to play in the nursery while Mommy & Daddy talked to their friends.

This afternoon, we went to the mall to have our pictures taken. We only did a family picture, not Noah & me alone. Mommy curled my hair to look pretty. And, while we waited for the picture to be done, we got a snack at Auntie Annie's and played in the play area.

It was a fun weekend. We have a short week at school, then are looking forward to Thanksgiving vacation at Grandma & Grandpa's house!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving this week!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Great weekend with Angie, Grandpa & Grandma!

We've been very excited all week. Monday, Mommy told us that she and Daddy were going to play a volleyball tournament on Saturday and Angie would come stay with us!

Hannah had one more dentist appointment to get fillings in her mouth. I got on the bus without her and she went to Camp Smile on Thursday morning. Her & Mommy followed the bus all the way to our last stop while they were on their way to Camp Smile. Hannah got 3 little dinosaurs as a prize! I wondered where mine were when mommy gave them to her, but Mommy told me that she got them from the dentist and maybe she would share one with me so we could play dinosaurs together.

Thursday night we made a HAPPY BIRTHDAY sign for Angie because we knew she was coming the next night. The next morning, we decorated our bedroom with streamers that Mommy bought.

Friday after school, Mommy picked us up, we stopped at home to get a couple of things we wanted to give to Sue and went to Sue's house to see her! She was outside when we went to see her, so she was really excited to see us and hug us! We both love Sue and miss her a lot. We even got to go downstairs and see all our friends. It was so much fun to see Sue, her family and all our daycare friends. We even got to see the new puppy before we left at 5 o'clock. Then we quickly went home and cleared off the table because Angie got to our house just in time to eat supper with us!

It was my idea to make her a birthday pie instead of cake (because she LOVES apple pie) and to throw her a surprise birthday party the next time we saw her. So, she was surprised to see the birthday sign we made and even more surprised to see the apple pie that Mommy made for her birthday!

I got to try apple pie for the first time and I LOVED it! Hannah didn't like it so daddy ate her pie for her. At bedtime, we got to pick a book from Angie's iPad, so we got to have a fun bedtime story.

When we got up the next morning, we were quiet so Angie could sleep. But Mommy & Daddy were up to get ready for their tournament. When we got done with our morning lists, GRANDPA MARK came down the stairs! I was so excited I didn't know what to do until Daddy asked me who was on the couch and reminded me to hug him. Hannah and I were both SO excited to see Grandpa & Grandma!

I read to Grandpa and even FINISHED my Captain Underpants book. We went to volleyball and Grandpa and Grandpa and Angie told us we were SO much better than when they watched us last spring. Then we went to Sam's Club and Target. It as a great day! We even called Aunt Dani to wish her a Happy Birthday!

Mommy & Daddy came home for supper after their tournament. They had a fun time, but Daddy hurt his back while he was playing.

Today we went to Sunday School. Grandma & Grandpa didn't come with us since we just went to Sunday School and came home. It was a great day hanging out with Grandma & Grandpa - Grandma played legos with me and Barbies with Hannah, Grandpa watched the Vikings with Angie & Dad. We were really sad when they went home. We can't wait until Thanksgiving to see them again!

Have a good week!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Happy Halloween after a busy month!

Halloween came and went so fast because we’ve been so busy over the past few weeks!

Three weeks ago was a fun week! Even though we love school, we did enjoy a few days off school.

During the school week, we had a few nice days, so we got to go out and play with each other in the backyard and help daddy with all the leaves in our backyard. He had a big blower that blew all the leaves in a pile, and we got to jump into them and play in them! It was so much fun!

Wednesday, daddy picked us up from the bus and stopped by Sue’s house. We miss her so much! It was so good to see her. She hugged us and talked to us for a half hour before we had to go home and eat our pizza.

Thursday, we had a quiet day at home because Daddy had to work and we had a day off school. But Friday was a great day! We got ready to go to Apple Jacks Apple Orchard. We go there every year, so we look forward to playing in their playground, jumping on the giant air pillow, eating some apples and, of course, mommy has to take some pictures of us down by the river.

We got to ride ponies, play on the slides, smile for pictures by the trees and by the river, try some apples in the store, then this year we took a tractor ride around the apple orchard to see all the different kinds of trees they had. We stopped to take a ride on the cow train. We usually go in the back 2 cars, but this year, we picked a front cow and a cow in the middle of the train. It was a bumpy ride! But the driver was crazy and fun!

After the cow train, we got to jump on the giant air pillow. We had a choice between that and the corn pit (like a big ball pit but with corn, but jumping sounded more fun! When we wore ourselves out on that, we got in the car and found Daddy bought us cider in cute little pumpkins. We LOVE apple cider! And, to top off the night, we went to supper at Pizza Ranch!

On the way home, we stopped at the Hallowen store to look at all the costumes. It was such a fun day!

Saturday was a busy work day. Noah played legos, but I helped rake up the leaves and put them in bags to bring to the dump. The backyard looks really great now!

Sunday we had to go to the early church so mommy could take pictures. We were so good in church, so mommy & daddy took us to eat brunch and play with our friends Ryan, Jackson & Kendra at the church. After church, we planted some of the apple seeds from the apples we bought and ate yesterday. I hope they grow!

This week was a full week of school! We looked forward to our Fall festival party on Friday.

Tuesday was a playdate at the Maze with some of our classmates. It was a lot of fun to play in the mazes, slides and everything with our friends from school.

Thursday we tried on our costumes to make sure we had all the pieces we needed for school. Mommy made a Power Ranger costume for Noah, and I had a bumblebee costume from the store. Mommy hadn’t quite finished my costume by the time Friday rolled around. I’ve had my eye on some yellow & black striped fur fabric that mom’s had on her sewing shelf for a while, and decided it would make the PERFECT bee!

Friday morning was our Fall Festival at school. We got to wear our Halloween costumes to school, we talked about day of the dead in Spanish Class, and had a party in the morning. It was a REALLY fun DAY!

Mommy picked us up from the bus stop that night, and we got home just in time to find our best friend Grayson waiting for us at our house! His family picked us up to go to Como Zoo Boo. We got to trick-or-treat, see the animals, play games, take photos, meet Darth Vader and some Ghostbusters...It was AWESOME! Then we went to McDonald’s for supper. It was a GREAT day but we were exhausted by the time we got home. (Though, we ran around the front yard with Grayson while our parents talked when we got home.)

Saturday, we tried to be REALLY quiet when we got up so Mommy & Daddy could sleep, but I was SO excited when I found that Mommy had finished my bumblebee coat, that I had to wake her up and ask if it was done. I was SO EXCITED! It’s fuzzy and warm because she even put soft fleece on the inside to keep me really warm when I go trick-or-treating.

Later in the morning, we got to go to Toys R Us for a Lego event at noon. We even saw Griffin there, so we got to hang out with him while we bilt with Legos. It was so cool. We got to build something to add to the Lego town they had at Toys R Us, then we got a cool monster builder Lego toy for helping build the Lego town.

We wore our costumes all day so we were ready for the Halloween party that we went to with Daddy’s volleyball team. Grayson & Zachary came to our house before the party (their Mom & Dad had a party to go to) so they got to come with us.

IT was a fun party! We jumped on the trampoline, (Noah & Grayson had a light saber fight), we played lgos and cars, and had yummy food. all while a whole bunch of big kids came through the house to visit the haunted house. We didn’t go through the haunted house that Daddy helped build, but he came upstairs to show us his costume while we were playing.

After the haunted house wrapped up, we played Just Dance on the Wii. I played the cheerleader song with Grasyon once, then when Grayson left, I played with Noah & another girl. It was so fun! But, we were tired and ready to put our pajams on and ready to go home.

Sunday we sang in church. We did a really good job! Daddy heard us ALL THE WAY in the back!

Tuesday night was parent teacher conferences. Mommy & Daddy met with my teacher first. She said I was doing just fine! I’m right where I should be in my progress. After they met with her (and Noah & I sat in the quiet room and watched Ratatoulli), we went to Culvers to eat. We were so excited to see our babysitters (Rachel & Hannah) with their family on their way to conferences.

After we ate, we had to run to Walmart to pick up food for Cheyenne and some Halloween treats for trick or treaters. Then we went BACK to Beacon so Mom & Dad could meet with Noah’s teacher. She had good things to say about Noah, too. He’s doing really well and right where he should be in learning everything. Then, Mom & Dad also met Sra. Hann and talked to her about our Spanish class. We LOVE Spanish!

On Halloween, we didn’t dress up to go to school. We had already had our party the week before. But we were excited to trick-or-treat! Mommy made me a new bee costume - this one had a long dress with a ruffle at the bottom and long sleeves with a thumb hole so my hands could stay warmer. I love it! It works great with my bumblebee coat.

We got going a little late because Mommy was stuck in traffic, but we went trick-or treating with Griffin again this year. It was fun! It was so nice out that I took my coat off halfway through the night.We got lots of candy, then came home and showered. Noah washed his face twice but still had blue paint on his face! My yellow & black face paint came off right away.

Friday we finally had a chance to open the Halloween gifts that Grandma Diane and Dani sent to us. We got fun stuff! Workbooks for rhyming, glow in the dark glasses, hair ties, candy, a cauldron to drink from...Plus, Mommy & Daddy had bought us each CHAPTER books at the Book Fair at School on Tuesday! I got a pink fairy book and Noah got Captain Underpants! Mine is a little bit hard, but Mommy & Daddy are going to help me with some words I don’t know.

Saturday was a fun day to just stay home and play. We had volleyball in the afternoon. Coach Jen said I was doing really well! Yay! I had fun and loved it a lot!

Today, we had Sunday School. We love having our Mom & Dad as our Sunday School teachers.
After Sunday School, we went to Target & bought some costumes to play in, went home and ate. After that, we went to run an errand. We played with Legos in the bed store while Daddy and Mommy looked at some mattresses (I tested some of them out, too).  I build a magic wand and Noah built a HUGE tent out of legos. Then we went to the Art Supply store. They had some really cool stuff there! But we only bought some boring boards.

It’s been a busy few weeks but I wanted to be sure the blog got updated because we’ve been so busy we haven’t had a chance recently.

Hope you had a happy halloween!