Thursday, June 6, 2019

Disney On Ice

At school one day I got an email from another teacher.  She told me that the local radio station was giving away tickets to Disney on Ice.  She told me that I should enter the contest for the tickets.  I doubted that I would win, but I figured someone had to win so I took a chance.  I entered into the contest.  And the next week I found out that I WON!!!!  Four free tickets to Disney On Ice.

We got there early and while waiting we played Old Maid.  We had some great seats and were very close tot he ice.
 Everyone was excited for the show to start.
 We saw Toy Story.  They acted out the movie of Toy Story 3.  It is amazing that those people can skate with those huge costumes on.
 We also saw Cars on ice.  It is not the best picture but you can see Tow Mater in the front right corner.
 And the favorite is that they acted out the whole story of Frozen.  Here Elsa is buliding her ice castle.  The kids just loved the entire show and actually so did the parents.
Afterward we drove over to Vitaly and Violetta's house for supper, stayed the night and had a great visit with them.

It was a very nice spur of the moment vacation.  Thank you Q101!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

pinewood derby

It was a great event.  It was a busy event.  It was an event where I got no pictures at all.  But here are the cars.  Grace made hers a unicorn derby car and Glen wanted a police car.  They both looked great and won quite a few heats.  However, in the end they did not win over all but I think that we did very well and certainly held our own in the races.

Great job to both of you!  I am so proud of your skills on making and designing the cars.

Daddy Daughter Dance

 Grace went to her very frist daddy daughter dance with Matt this year on Febuary 9.  It was the theme of a sock hop.  I wanted her to go with the theme, but I did not want to spend a lot of money of a one night dress.  So I bought a 2 dollar sheet that I made into a circle skirt.  Then I took some extra black felt which I cut a poodle out of it and sewed it to the skirt.
A black shirt, a hair ribbon that matches her skirt and a leather jacket that we just happened to have in the closet and she was all ready for the sock hop.

She had such a good time, and she even won the hulla-hoop contest!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

First Pets

My nephew was moving out of his parent's house.  He had many fish that he did not want to take with him.   So we ended up with two very large goldfish.  They are named Buster and Babs.  Grace and Glen love them.  They like to watch them swimming and they love to feed them.

I am so glad that my nephew thought to add this kind of joy into our lives.

Glen is 7

 Wow!  Glen is 7 years old already.  How did that happen?  Time goes by too fast.
 This year Matt and I decided to have Glen and Grace's party at Pump It Up a local place that is full of blow up, bouncy house type items.
 The kids had so much fun running, jumping, laughing, yelling, and in general having fun.
 Glen got his wish and had a pirate themed birthday cake.  I wanted Grace and Glen to agree on one design but Glen would not budge and Grace willingly gave in.  So pirates it was :)
 So much food, so many candles.  Waiting to be able to sing and blow out the candles.
 There they go!
Lots of friends came to celebrate the two birthday kids.
 They all seemed to have a good time.
 They were even willing to share the birthday chair as they opened presents.
It was a great time had by all.
Happy Birthday Glen!!!!

1. How old are you? 7
2. Who is your best friend?  Adam
3. What is your favorite thing to do?  Read books in English
4. What is your favorite color?  Red 
5. What is your favorite food? Cheese
6. What do you like to do with your family?  Play games  
7. What is your favorite toy? Legos
8. What do you want to be when you grow up? Police Man
9. What makes you happy? Hard covered books
10.  What makes you sad?  Losing my Legos
11.  What is your favorite show to watch? Batman 
12.  What is your favorite book? Star Wars
13.  What do you love to learn about? Math
14.  What is the best part of your birthday? Getting presents
15.  Where do you like to go?  Mamaw and Papaw's house
16.  Who was your teacher?  Mrs. Romero, Mrs. Skelton
17.  What is your favorite treat? Granola Bars
18.  What do you think about right before you fall asleep? Playing with my toys  
19.  If you could meet anyone famous, who would it be?  George Washington
20.  What was your favorite birthday present?  Legos

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Grace is 9

 How is it that our little girl is now 9 years old?  It seems as if we had just brought her home from the hospital.
 This year we decided to celebrate her and Glen's birthday at Pump It Up which is a blow up, bouncy house type place.
 As you can see there was much jumping, bounching, laughing, and merry making in general.  The kids had so much fun!
 Glen got his wish and had a pirate themed birthday cake.  I wanted Grace and Glen to agree on one design but Glen would not budge and Grace willingly gave in.  So pirates it was :)
 So much food, so many candles.  Waiting to be able to sing and blow out the candles.
 There they go!
 Lots of friends came over to celebrate the two birthday kids.
 And they all seemed to have a great time.
 They even were willing to share the birthday chair as they opened presents.
 Grace also got her birthday manicure from Amy and Carol.

 Blue nails for Grace, clear for Carol, and pink for Amy.  It was a fun time had for all.
Thank you Amy and Carol for such a fun activity!

Happy Birthday Grace!

1. How old are you? 9
2. Who is your best friend?  Sable
3. What is your favorite thing to do?  Play with friends
4. What is your favorite color? Purple and Black
5. What is your favorite food? Meatloaf
6. What do you like to do with your family?  Play games
7. What is your favorite toy? Hatchimals
8. What do you want to be when you grow up? Gymnastic person
9. What makes you happy? being with friends
10.  What makes you sad?  Not being with friends
11.  What is your favorite show to watch?  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
12.  What is your favorite book? Harry Potter
13.  What do you love to learn about? Math
14.  What is the best part of your birthday? Friends
15.  Where do you like to go?  Mamaw and Papaw's house
16.  Who was your teacher?  Mrs. Woods, Mrs. Hill
17.  What is your favorite treat? Candy
18.  What do you think about right before you fall asleep?  Reading
19.  If you could meet anyone famous, who would it be?  Louis Armstrong
20.  What was your favorite birthday present?  Legos

Monday, April 15, 2019

Friends


Grace and Andrew