Monday, February 29, 2016

Interests, February




We are loving Weird Al Yankovich songs, especially any about Star Wars.


We finished up basketball season. H and I had a great time watching them compete. Mazie is 55 on the yellow team. Lucia is 42 on black team. Elliott is 1 on the black team. 
















We love making lists. H and I are both list makers and we seem to have passed this on to our three. The first list below is one Mazie posted over her light switch. The second index card was found outside in the yard.




We have had several bouts of bad weather lately. When we have weather warnings, we hang out in the hall. The three always fill their suitcases with things they don't want to lose. Then we all lay around the hall and work on homework or play games. We like when H is home with us because we can listen to her emergency radio.




 We have started our first phase of orthodontics. It is much more advanced from when I had braces. All three have palatal expanders for about six months. We turn them once a week and after time they well make more room in the mouth. Orthodontists do this now rather than pulling teeth. 



We had a major mishap the beginning of the month. We have had a dead dogwood tree right off our patio for a while now. I thought it would be lots of fun for Elliott to try to knock the tree over. Well, it ended up being a not so good idea. He started with his body weight, then went to a crow bar. Then Mazie brought him an aluminum bat. That is where it all went wrong. The bat ricocheted off the tree and hit him across the face. 
I think Elliott and I learned a lesson that day.




Finally, we made a huge lifestyle change in February--we got even more pets! Elliott has been wanting a bird for about six months. When Santa didn't bring him one, we told him we'd get him one. His cockatiel is named Frankie. Elliott is taking very good care of him. Frankie loves to ride around on a shoulder and is a happy bird. He is very easy to like.


 Lucia chose a bunny for her new pet. She has several names for her rabbit, but BunBun is the one that seems to have stuck the most. Carrot and cottontail are also names this sweet little love goes by.
 Mazie chose a gerbil for her pet. His name is Little Gary. He likes to make beds and hide his food.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Well Appointment

We went to see Dr. Cathy in January. Everyone is looking good and right where they should be. She used their height charts to predict how tall they each might be.

Lucia
height 53 1/4'
weight 68#
predicted final height 5'6"

Elliott
height 54 3/4'
weight 82#
predicted final height 6'2"

Mazie
height 48"
weight 45 1/2#
predicted final height 5'0"



Sunday, January 31, 2016

Interests, January

So, I thought I would do a monthly entry about things we are interested in. Each month I will post several things that are an indication of what we are interested in.

Our good friend GL put us on the Sirius XM Station Kids Place Live. It is fun to listen to. They play a pretty wide assortment of music. Elizabeth Mitchell to the Beatles to Weird Al to

https://www.siriusxm.com/kidsplacelive


 Another thing we are interested in is the dancer Misty Copeland. She is an amazing ballerina and athlete. We love to read about her and watch her dance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY0cdXr_1MA


http://www.upworthy.com/misty-copeland-puts-a-21st-century-twist-on-historys-famous-ballet-works?c=ufb1

 We are also loving basketball. We watch a little bit on television but we mostly play it outside and on Saturday mornings.










Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Autumn

A camping trip on the river with friends.
A camp out birthday party. Fifteen elementary school students. And five adult.







Watching our Bubby Man play football.
All in all, we had a great fall.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Summer of our Content

 Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Henry James


We had a wonderful summer, spent mostly at the beach. We took tennis lessons for two weeks. We took an art camp for a week. We spent a week with friends in Seaside. We fished, ate Popsicles, and enlarged our collection of Beanie Boos.



 Here are portraits they did in their art camp. This day they were studying Modigliani. Elliott is in the black shirt, Lucia in the orange shirt, and Mazie in the yellow shirt.

Now we are off to start second grade, thrilled we will have the same teacher we had for first grade.