Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer 2012

I've been pretty busy this year--so busy, in fact, that I have forgotten some of you out there might want to keep up with me! Here are some of the highlights of my summer so far. First, we officially kicked off summer with a "promotion" party to honor those of us who were heading off to kindergarten in the fall.
My favorite teacher's assistants, Roselyn and Reggie, came to pass out the "diplomas."
 
Then, we had a party to celebrate my birthday with my friends. We had a delicious cake (decorated by Daddy, because we all know Mommy can't draw), and I got some seriously awesome presents from my friends.
 
Since one birthday celebration a year isn't enough in this family, we had another party--a POOL party--at Aunt Jen and Uncle Rick's. Aunt Jen got a totally cool cake with my favorite dolphin, Winter, on it!
 
Best of all, I got to celebrate with my favorite cousin, Michael (and Richard and Charlie, of course).
 
 We had an awesome time in Chicago. I got to spend almost every day with Nathan, from swimming in Aunt Jen's pool...
...to miniature golfing...
...to singing Lady Gaga!
Auntie Amy is really busy with roller derby these days, but we made the most of our time together. We took a day to visit the Shedd Aquarium, and got to see the whales do all kinds of tricks during the aquatic show.
 
(Well, this isn't the aquatic show, but it was the popcorn we ate beforehand! Yum!)
 
When it was time to say goodbye to all our friends and family in Chicago, we hit the road for St. Louis, where we had more family to see--and a new cousin to welcome into the fray! We also attended her baptism (where she was welcomed into God's fray). The trip from St. Louis to Connecticut was a long one, but I helped keep my brother entertained, ensuring a trip home that was as much fun as our visits!
 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Me, Ella, at the Aquarium

I got to go on my first school FIELD TRIP ever!!! When we got to school the day of our field trip, we had to line up to get ready to ride the school bus. THE SCHOOL BUS!!! I never got to ride on a school bus before.
At the aquarium, there were many different learning stations to visit.
 
 The shark and dolphin teeth were sharp!
 We listened for the ocean in seashells.
 Don't I look just like the turtle?
 I practiced steering the fishing boat.
 I caught some fish for dinner.

 All of the cow-nosed rays kept swimming over to me to get pet. My mom said they really liked how softly I pet them.
 The meerkats were big fans too. This one kept trying to dance with me!
I had a great time on my first field trip. I can't wait for the next one!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friday, November 11, 2011

My first babysitting gig...

Well, maybe it's a few years away but a girl can practice on a day off with Dad and Ben, right?