Saturday, November 9, 2013

June & July

We loved the hotel we got to wake up at on the first day of June. We LOVED getting to swim in the pool. Hannah really made progress in learning to swim and her love of the water. We got up and had a wonderful breakfast of fruit, waffles, toast, juice. It was great! We want to go back to La Quinta again soon! We got to play at the mall and have our hair cut before heading to our friends Monica & Paul's wedding. All of the Divas (mommy's volleyball team) were there. It was fun, though we had to leave early to get home and get to bed.

When we got home, our house smelled terrible! The guys who refinished our floors made them very pretty, but it made our whole house smell bad. We slept upstairs again for a few days. It smelled bad, but not as bad upstairs as it did downstairs.

Another highlight was our last day of school. We've LOVED kindergarten, but now we're ready for summer and then FIRST GRADE! Wow. Mom and Dad can hardly believe that we're going to be first graders.

We got to have a graduation ceremony where Mom & Dad and Grandma & Grandpa came. We wore graduation hats that we made and graduation gowns and got little certificates. After graduation, we went to Dairy Queen to celebrate.

We got good grades all year in school, too. As a reward, Mom & Dad bought us tennis rackets to congratulate us on our hard work.

Mom and Dad kept busy with all they had to get done on the house. We packed a lot of toys, which was disappointing. We'll be so excited to move to a new house and get our toys out of storage!

We were excited to be able to spend the summer at our old daycare again. All our friends are still there - Noah missed not seeing his best friend every day since we went to different schools. And, Hannah says he is her boyfriend. Noah & Hannah both say that Hannah is going to marry Grayson and live next door to Noah when they grow up.

We loved basketball over the winter, so we asked Mom & Dad to sign us up for Hoopstars again. Mr. Basketball is a great coach! This was a smaller group of basketball players, but we really loved getting more attention on our basketball skills.

The week of the fourth of July, our daycare was closed, so we got to go to Grandma & Grandpa's house. It was a fun week! We finally got to hang out with Cheyenne. We've missed her so much since she's been at Grandma & Grandpas. We hung out with Grandma & Grandpa in Madison for a few days, then went to the lake cabin and hung out there. Hannah really enjoyed getting to swim in the lake. Angie taught Noah how to do Sodoku puzzles, so he only wanted to hang out in the house and do puzzle books. We did get him outside to enjoy the lake, though his idea of being outside involved sitting in the shade by the lake doing puzzles.

Despite him telling us that he's an "indoor kid", we did get Noah out on the boat and in the water to have some fun.

While we were at Grandma & Grandpa's for the week, Mommy worked on packing up the house. She moved a lot of boxes to the storage trailer! Daddy was on a mission trip with the church in West Virginia.

We were very excited to welcome Daddy back from his trip to West Virginia! We met him at the church, gave him big hugs and let him know how much we missed him.

We got to enjoy the city pool in July. We love our pool! Noah still likes to hang out in the zero-depth kids area of the pool, but Hannah dared to go into the bigger pool (as long as Mom & Dad were with her.)

We were excited to get to go to Mommy's work picnic. Daddy picked us up and brought us downtown. There was food, golf, a dunk tank (Noah really wanted to do the dunk tank but he saw it too late - he saw it when he was walking out to go home.) We got to watch Mommy win a volleyball tournament against other Lifetouch players. (yay, mommy!) We also got to see a REAL Nascar car, play air hockey and play a little bit of volleyball with Mommy. It was fun!

We also started a new session of tennis. We LOVED our tennis class that we took in April. We love the sport and our coach was awesome! We were hoping that the same coach would be our coach again this time, but we weren't so lucky. There were too many kids in the class, and the coach wasn't very good at working with kids. We still like tennis, but we think a different coach would make it more fun.

Hannah got to go to a Twins game. The neighbors had 2 extra tickets to the Twins game in the TENTH ROW! Hannah went with Mom; Noah was happy to stay home and do puzzles. It was such a fun game! We were really close to Joe Mauer, and Hannah enjoyed being at the game with Griff.

After the game, Daddy picked us up at the field and brought us to a special building where we could watch FIREWORKS. They were REALLY awesome fireworks over the Mississippi river. Daddy brought us popcorn and we ate popcorn while we watched fireworks.

We also got to meet up with Daddy's uncle and cousin and her kids to go bowling one night. We had pizza and bowled with our friends. It was a fun night!

We had our cousins, Lauren & Ben at our house AGAIN this year. That's twice this year! It was a fun weekend since it was also Frolics weekend. We didn't get to see fireworks since we saw them the weekend before, but we loved hanging out with our cousins. We got to go to the firehouse and have waffles on Sunday before we checked out all the fire trucks. We found out Grandpa Mark used to be a fireman, so he showed us around the trucks a little bit.

We'd better run, but we'll try to fill you in about August & September soon! It's crazy how time flies when you are six!

Noah & Hannah