Sunday, April 19, 2015

Early March

March brought the last week of Hannah's volleyball. Four of the five weeks, Hannah did drills with her own age group, but then moved to playing a game with the older girls. Mom & Dad were pretty proud of her, and her brother was motivated to want to play volleyball next time, too.

In March, the second grade was in charge of the school assembly. We chose "quality use of time" as the character education trait for the school, so we were looking forward to spending a dedicated night of family time, "unplugged." We spend most of our nights without TV or electronics, but we were looking forward to getting to play a game that Hannah created for a school project.
We played Hannah's game one Sunday night after supper.

It was a fun game. We enjoyed a great night of family time, then read before going to bed. Harry Potter is our current book of choice, since we're signed up for a summer school class that requires "an interest in the first 3 Harry Potter books." We don't have to have read them, but we're REALLY interested in them!

The weather got nicer as the week went on.
By Friday it was nice enough for us to ride our bikes and scooters and draw on the driveway with sidewalk chalk.

We also got to "dig for dinosaurs." We each had a cup with a dinosaur in hardened plaster that we made in Science Explorers. We got to "dig" the dinosaur out by smashing our plaster cups to find the dinosaurs. That was pretty cool.

The next day was beautiful, too.
We got to play a little backyard volleyball with dad.

Dad helped Noah build an airplane model. (It was a wooden puzzle that he got as a prize at summer school.) It turned out pretty cool!

We had good friends over for supper. We went to daycare together, but we both moved away from Crystal 2 years ago, so it's nice to keep in touch. They brought pie, in honor of pi day - 3/14/14.

It's been a fun month so far! We're looking forward to spring break coming in a couple of weeks. We don't get to go anywhere fun, but we're busy enough that we do enjoy hanging out at home sometimes.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Late February

The weekend after Valentine's Day was the Murder Mystery Party at church. It's for adults, but we heard all about it, since Mom & Dad were helping the Youth Group coordinate it.
We helped to stuff envelopes and decorate - and we gave up our parents so they could help. :-)
Helping Mom stuff envelopes for the Murder Mystery at Church
The day turned out to be REALLY BUSY! Daddy went to church to decorate while Noah tagged along with friends to snow tube with his Cub Scout Pack and Hannah had volleyball and Mom finished up last minute costumes & graphics.

After snow tubing & volleyball, we went to stay with our friends Dylan & Trevor, made masks & ate pizza while their parents joined our parents at church for the murder mystery.

Mom & Dad with their friends at "A Knight of Murder"

After they got home, Mom & Dad brought our Aunt Angie to say goodbye to us. She flew in after a trip to California and stopped by to say goodbye on her way home.

It was really a fun night!

Monday night, one of Daddy's friends had a birthday, so Daddy bought birthday party hats & blowers for her. (It's not silly for full grown adults, right?) Daddy brought the extra blowers home to us to play with.

The next morning, Mom woke up to find Cheyenne wasn't in her bed in Mom & Dad's room, kennel or in her bed by the fireplace. She almost panicked but then she found Cheyenne curled up in bed with Hannah.

Look who woke up in bed with Hannah!

Starting a good morning with a big gulp of water
Friday night was Noah's Scout Pack Blue & Gold awards banquet. Daddy was really looking forward to it, but he had to go to a funeral for his wonderful aunt Susan. He was happy to visit with family, though sorry for the reason. He was also disappointed to miss Noah's awards banquet.

But, it was a fun night! Taco bar was served, awards were given and there was a cryogenic scientist who gave a presentation on science! He played with liquid nitrogen, and EVEN gave us marshmallows frozen in liquid nitrogen. They were crunchy, but really good.

Receiving his awards as a Wolf Cub Scout
Noah's Den at the Cub Scout Awards Banquet

He was very excited about his awards and completing his year as a Wolf Cub Scout

Proud Scout with his awards and his sister, proud of her brother

Goofing around. This is true love.

It's been a fun February. We'd better catch up with March soon! We're keeping busy but not taking as many pictures as we should take. :-)