Sunday, March 31, 2013

Busy March

We had our FIRST SNOW DAY ever on March 5! It was a fun day. We got up to find out school was cancelled, and we got to hang out with daddy all day. He made plans with some of our friends who also didn't have school, so we went to eat pizza and then went sledding! It was a fun time. We were bummed that we missed a day of art, but Mommy assured us that Mr. Kehrer would work out our art lessons and our teachers would plan our lessons right for Wednesday.

The first Wednesday in March, we started something new. Science  Explorers. We are learning about blasting straw rockets. It's so cool! We both LOVE science explorers. We'll get to make 4 straw rockets, test them and then at the end of our class, we'll make a launcher for our rockets!

Friday, we went to fun night at the community center. We got to play on lots of inflatables. We fought in a fighting ring, bounced in bounce houese, did an obstacle course and played bingo! We lost at bingo but had fun bouncing! 

Our LAST week of basketball was fun, too. We were starting to get into the game, but unfortunately it was the end of basketball for a while. We beat the Maroon team twice on the last day! The coach did a good job of helping us to get involved in the game. At the end of the day, we took some time to take pictures with our team.

After basketball, Daddy brought us to Mommy's volleyball tournament so that we could hang out with her and all our Diva kids' friends. We were so good and had fun playing games, reading and running some energy off.

Daddy drove his sister's car to Missouri after he dropped us off. He got to see Grandpa Bob for a little while. He gave the car to Grandpa Bob and rode a bus home. I missed him all day long and was SO happy that he was home when I woke up on Sunday.

The next weekend was fun but sad.

Mommy's uncle died, so she went to a funeral with Grandma & Grandpa on Saturday. After the funeral, we took Cheyenne to Angie's and met them there. We read to Grandma & Grandpa, then went to supper. We went to a really crowded place! We ate peanuts and put the shells on the floor before we got our food. It was less crowded once we sat down at our table. Our food was really good! And, we got to dance with the waitresses. It was fun.

After supper, we left Cheyenne with Grandpa & Grandma. They promised to take care of her while we went to Duluth the following weekend. We were SOO excited about going to Duluth!

We got our report cards on Monday. Both of us got very good grades. The teachers expect us to be at "satisfactory" on all our requirements, but Noah and I were at "proficient" or "excels" in everything.

Mommy & Daddy talked to our teachers the next day. They said we're doing really well in all we do. Our teachers said the things we need to work on are 1st & 2nd grade concepts, so we're doing well. They met with a few other teachers who also said we did a good job.

Wednesday after Science Explorers, we had a family supper (as usual.) But, at supper, Mommy & Daddy told us they were so proud of us for doing such a great job in school. Because they were so proud, they got us gifts! I got a new Monster High Doll and Noah got a Lego Chima speeder. We were SO excited and proud of ourselves.

Thursday was my dance pictures! I got dressed up in my costume, mommy did my hair and I smiled pretty.

Friday after school we dropped off our bags at home and left for Duluth! I've been looking forward to this for weeks! I was so excited! We got to our hotel after our bedtime, and once we checked in, we were too excited to sleep. It was awesome! Noah & I got to sleep on a pullout couch in the living room (and watch TV before we went to bed). Mommy & Daddy's bedroom had a fridge, kitchen sink and a balcony. On the balcony, we looked right out on Lake Superior. The biggest lake in the world!

Mommy played volleyball on on Saturday, so Daddy took us to breakfast, then took us swimming and had Mac & Cheese for lunch. After lunch we went to the Railroad museum. Noah was tired, so we didn't get to stay long, but it was really cool!

When Mommy got done, we went out to eat with Anika, Piper & Deion and some of Mommy's teammates. It was a cool restaurant. We got to watch the cook make fire, and we sat by a window that looked over the lake.

Sunday morning, we were all really tired. But, we got to swim one more time before we had breakfast & checked out. Mommy & Daddy drove us across the big lift bridge and showed us some of the big ships close up. Wow. We saw some of those ships coming in to the harbor on Saturday and they were big.

We had a short week at school when we got back to school Monday. Friday we were off for a whole week of spring break! We're going to miss our school, but we get to go to daycare where our friend Grayson will be, too!

Friday, we hung out with Mommy & packed our suitcases for Easter weekend at Grandpa & Grandma's. When daddy got home from work, we packed up and left. We got to stop at Pizza Ranch on our way there. We sure LOVE pizza ranch - especially the cactus bread!

Although it has been a busy few weeks, we missed Cheyenne and were excited to see Cheyenne at Grandpa & Grandma's. She was happy to see us, too. Grandma said she knew we were coming because she kept looking out the window all day.

Saturday, we went to Great Grandma's house. Lauren & I did the dishes, and Grandma said she was so proud of us! Besides us and our cousins, there were just a couple of little kids there, so the egg hunt was quiet. We got a lot of candy & toys! Mommy painted our faces, we played some games and stayed quiet until supper. It was fun to hang out with our cousins all day.

Sunday we got up and found our Easter Baskets! I got a new purse and a Barbie from the Easter Bunny and Noah got 2 new Legos. The Easter Bunny also got us skittles, jellybeans and Pop Rocks. Mommy, Grandma & Aunt Dani got us Easter gifts, too. Our favorite was Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles from Grandma & Grandpa. But, we're excited about some science kits we get to play with, too!

Happy Easter!
Hannah (and Noah)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Grandma & Grandpa visit

This week was a good week at school. I've been doing much better lately at school with my behavior! I had a few weeks where my self control was worn out by Spanish class, but I have been able to control my blurting better lately.

We had a pretty normal week. Daddy went to volleyball on Monday night, Mommy played on Tuesday. Wednesday Daddy went on a church field trip so Mommy took us to Soo Bahk Do. We're getting tired of Soo Bahk Do again and don't want to do it anymore. I have a hard time controlling myself sometimes, but I really am good at it. Hannah is good at it, too. But, I REALLY want to do Science Explorers at school on Wednesdays instead.

After Soo Bahk Do, we made our own supper: Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches. AND it was a great day because we got mail. Mommy sent Hannah to get the mail and she found a letter for her and a letter for me from Angie! She sent me a froggie card - I love froggies and so does Angie! Hannah jumped up and down for 3 minutes because she was so excited, but I just opened mine and read it. We love Angie so much!

Thursday night, we got to see Mommy before AND after volleyball! But, we were so excited from a fun night that we had a hard time falling asleep. My brain didn't shut off until after 10 o'clock!

Friday, Mommy made us do our optional homework for school. She laughed at my paper. I'm not sure why, but Daddy smiled at my assignment, too. Mom said I didn't quite understand the last question - I don't understand what's wrong with my answer. I know 4+3 is 7 and so is 5+2. That's how I got my answers.

Shortly after homework was done, we were surprised when Grandma & Grandpa S. walked in the door! We were so happy to see them! We played Hangman with them  for a little while. (Hangman is our new favorite game. We play it in Spanish class.) Then we went out to a yummy restaurant! The had delicious bread to go with my Mac & Cheese; Hannah's spaghetti & meatballs. This place was so cool, we could draw on the table with crayons, and there was a guy walking around singing in Italian! He even came to our table and sang a song to us. Since we were kids, he sang a song and tried to get us to guess what movie it was from. Hannah and I needed a little help to remember it was Bella Notte from Lady &The Tramp. Bella Notte means BEAUTIFUL NIGHT.

Saturday morning Hannah went to Thomas tool with Grandpa before we had basketball. We played another game - this time against the yellow team. The score was close, but we won! Hannah and I are not the most aggressive players on the team, but we're learning. The coach is really helping us try to learn the rules of the game. We spent the rest of the afternoon playing - mostly with Grandma, but Grandpa quit working in the afternoon to play with us in the basement.

Today was a fun day in Sunday School. We made dirt pudding! It was messy, but really a fun way to learn about what the story of the sower is about. We SMASHED our cookies like Jesus SMASHES sin, put the cookies in some pudding to make dirt. Then, we put a candy heart in our dirt pudding to remember how God's word grows in our hearts. Then we got to EAT our dirt pudding while Daddy read our bible story  and Mommy drew our lesson on the board.

After Sunday School, we came home and read some books to Grandma & Grandpa. We were sad that they had to go. But, we are excited that tomorrow is back to school, and we're going to get more snow!

Have a great week!