Today the school held an assembly and recognized each of the kids in their class that had the most CREW tickets. You receive a CREW ticket when a teacher recognizes your good behavior, like being kind or sharing. Adeline got to stand up and as she said everyone gave her "a round of applause". Afterwords Adeline and a friend Sophia both got to go and have snack with the principal. I am curious how the conversation went???? I am sure Adeline talked his ear off!
Good job Addy Kay....Mommy and Daddy are VERY proud of you!
Adeline received a special package in the mail. Aunt Aleisha sent her some Princess pj's for winter. And these aren't just any pj's.....they have Rapunzel on them. Every day Adeline has come home from school this week she has immediately taken off her clothes and put on her pj's.
Thank you Aunt Aleisha for your thoughtfulness and for the much needed pj's. We love you!
Adeline's "Me" box has now turned into her BEAR box. Be Excited About Reading. Each week she will bring home a new book to read and practice. This summer Addy and I were working on her sight words and she had been doing very well sounding out words but hadn't quite completed a book. Mostly because all of our stories were pretty long.
Yesterday she came home and we sat down together and she read it to me. If there was a little difficulty getting a word she would use her "magic reading finger" and sounded it out. What a big girl. I am excited to hear her read more and more!
I remembered this morning that Adeline got a Mona Shores shirt from Sydney this summer as a hand-me-down. This is the perfect shirt for Addy to wear today! She loves it!
My grandparents bought Andrew this warm-up outfit back two years ago and now he is finally able to wear it. The jacket has a football on it and the t-shirt says "Pro football champions: Junior Athletics"
Since all I have been doing is sitting on the couch with my leg up and iced I have some fun video footage. These are primarily of Andrew from the other day being Mr. Potato Head. This isn't in the video's but he now has a basket just for all of his Mr. Potato Heads, that he carries around.
The kids have been very good this week adjusting to the very slow pace we have lived. They have been playing nicely together (most of the time), and have shown great care for me. I am praying that by next week my leg will be much better and we can start getting back into our old routine. Like I said the kids have done great but we are not ready to be trapped inside. If it goes much longer I do think we will all go crazy.
I purposely waited to pull these hats out of the kids memory tubs until last night. I knew that once they saw them they would be wearing them around and I didn't want anything to happen before Adeline wore hers to school. And I was right, first thing this morning the kids found the hats in the kitchen and put them right on. We got these hats for the kids at Disney last year. Adeline couldn't wait to show all of her friends her Minnie Princess hat.
Our sweet Adeline
Big sister and Brother
Once it was time for Andrew to wear his hat he decided that he didn't want to anymore because he wanted to wear his Toy Story hat (the one he never takes off). This was the best picture I got with the hat in it.
Adeline's assignment for last week was to make a "ME" box. We decorated it together while Andrew played with play-doh.
Of course on the top Adeline drew Rapunzel and Eugene.
We made a list of the items we wanted to put in the box. Eugene and Rapunzel, her soccer medal, her Awana vest, a rock from her rock collection, the picture of Addy running in the paper, and a family picture.
Adeline said that she was the only one that shared today. She said that she stood in front of the class and pulled out one item at a time. She loved it! We asked if she was nervous being the first one and she said no. That's not a surprise.
Adeline has been so excited about this week. Each day they get to dress up in something fun. Today was pajama day. Adeline was happy because she didn't have any winter/fall pajama's so Daddy took her out and picked her up some new ones.
Andrew really wanted to be in the picture but Adeline did not want him in it. So both of them are pouting.
I then told them that people would be sad to see such unhappy kids so I really needed a smiley one and this is what I got. What obedient kids.
Adeline is over to the right with Aunt Aleisha...her feet are off the ground.
Once again Andrew was dancing with all the ladies. This time it was Tammy Telfer ( I think he liked her sparkly dress).
One last dance...during this time I completely twisted my good knee. I was holding Adeline, wearing thick soled shoes, jumping up and down. I felt a dramatic crunch and then lost my balance. Thankfully Aunt Missy was close so I could grab her for support, put Adeline down, and wait until I could actually walk to get to a chair. Not a good feeling. Not really just the pain but the idea of going through everything I already went through. As of now 9/19 my knee is swollen like a softball and I have spent all day on the couch with ice. I can hardly bend my leg without excruciating pain. It reminds me of how I felt post acl surgery. But, since yesterday where I couldn't put any weight on my leg, today I can. I am hoping and praying for a speedy recovery with no need for surgery.
The Forte kids, all grown up.
Addy and Uncle John John
What a special way to end the night for Aliyah, and Candy.