Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Posted by Loree at 1:31 PM
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Well, I have this really cute video of all the girls singing, but blogger is not letting me load it. I'll try again another day!
Posted by Loree at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Sorry it has been so long since I've written. Things seem to have been crazy the last week or so. I think it mostly started with a charter that I did over the weekend. I took a bus load of kids to Billings to a youth rally thing for their church. I left Friday afternoon and got some Sunday morning at 2 am. Also, last Friday was Grandparents Day at Hannah's school. So , Mike and Peggy came over on Thursday for that. They took Hannah home with them. Then she got to ride the bus home with me. Anyway, here are some highlights of this week!
Here is a project that Halee did at school this week. The turkey is her hand print. They painted each finger a color and she stamped it on the paper (that is how she explained it to me!).
Last night was bath night. They wanted to take a bath my tub so that they could have bubbles. In the past when I turned the bubbles on, Halee jumped out of the tub. Last night they both had a good time!
Today at school, Hannah had a little Thankgiving program. She was to dress as a pilgrim. They made the hat and necklace at school.
Here she is singing her songs. They do sign language to most songs that they learn and that is why her hand is up!
This is just a picture of her class as they sing.
Here is a picture of just the girls in her class.
And for the videos. Here are a few of the songs they sang.
Here are a few of the projects that Hannah brought home today. The pumpkin is made of circles. They folded them in half, cut a slit and then put them on another circle. She was telling me about the turkey the other day. When they were making the feathers, they decided they looked like tear drops. She said they would hold them by their eyes! The other is a pilgrim girl made out of a paper plate.
Posted by Loree at 11:44 AM
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
We woke up to snow this morning. Of course, the girls couldn't wait to play in it. This morning before we even left for our bus route, they were outside making snow balls! While Halee was at school this morning, Hannah and I made this snowman.
Halee made this ant at school today. They are talking about insects.
Posted by Loree at 6:26 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2007
For those of you far away and are wondering how Hannah is doing in school, I wanted to share what we learned at her first parent/teacher conference. She's doing great! Academically, she is right on track. This is her report card. I don't know if you'll be able to read it. She got S+ in almost everything except math. She is having some trouble with her numbers, mostly just writing them backwards (including writing 17 71). She also got S's in Science, Social Studies, Music and Spanish. I think that means that she particiaptes and does fine. The comment at the bottom says, "Hannah is sometimes saddened to the point of tears with separation anxieties, this first quarter at school." We mostly talked about that in the conference. Sometimes she just gets sad and cries and we don't really know why. Mrs. King has tried everything she knows and sometimes she still just cries. We don't really know what to do. She is excited about school, enjoys school and has no problem going or coming home. HMMMMmmmmm. I did ask if she is having more better days than sad days and Mrs. King said yes. So, we are making progress and hopefully those days will come to an end.
The following pictures are some projects that Hannah has done at school over the course of time that Mrs. King gave to us at the conference. I tried to put them in order from oldest to newest. If you look at the way she wrote her name on this paper compared to some papers later on, you'll see a big difference!
Posted by Loree at 8:30 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2007
We are in Billings this weekend (we being the kids and I - Ed has a class all weekend at the building). We came because Ed and I decided to bring Hannah to a doctor here in Billings to see if we could get more information or a 2nd opinion on why Hannah is sick all the time. So yesterday we had an appointment with and Ear, Nose and Throat doctor here. She is an amazing doctor. For several years now, several of us (me, Ed, Peggy) have felt that the reason Hannah gets sick often is because of her tonsils. We saw an ENT in Bozeman and he said it was her ears. Well, this doctor says it is definately her tonsils and adnoids. I have always thought of Hannah a good sleeper. She actually is not because she makes lots of groaning/grunting sounds, tosses and turns all night long and wakes up grumpy. Her adnoids are causing her to make the noises, which wakes her up enough to make her toss, which makes her wake up grumpy! Then because they are always enlarged, she gets a stuffy nose and cough all the time. SSSSOOOO, on December 26th, she is having her tonsils and adnoids removed. We hope and pray this will solve a lot of her problems and she will be able to be healthy!
Just one picture today. As I said we are in Billings. Last night we watched a movie and when the movie had ended and the music was playing, Hannah, Halee and Gramma all did some dancing! (I'm not sure why the picture is blurry, but . . . you can tell what is going on!)
Posted by Loree at 8:53 AM
Sunday, November 4, 2007
We were able to stay home most of Saturday. Ed did have to make a Home Depot run and Hannah and I ran a few places, but it was another productive weekend at home. Next weekend will not be that way, but it was good to have 2 weekends to get some projects done around the house.
On Thursday, I went to Ladies Bible study and the girls stayed home with Dad. When I left, they were upstairs building blocks. This picture was actually taken on Friday because Hannah was so proud of her house that she didn't want it knocked down. So it stayed up till Friday. She built all of it by herself except the tower part on the left. Her structural engineering dad did that part!
Here are the projects that got done on Saturday. Ed spent most of the time in the garage getting everything finally put away. He also installed his dust collection system (that's the pipes on the wall behind all the saws and such) that he's had for at least 2 years. He had a gift card at some point in time and this is what he bought. I know that he's had it since before we moved out of the blue house. So, I'm glad he is finally getting to use it.
Posted by Loree at 8:14 PM
Thursday, November 1, 2007
And . . . (drum roll) . . . the costumes this year.
Also on Wednesday, Hannah had a little "play" at school. I forgot my camera, but wanted to tell you about it. It was called "God's Creation". They each were assigned a day and held up items to show what God made that day. Hannah was a day 3 girl and held up a watering can with flowers. They had a little saying for each day and a memory verse - Genesis 1:1. They did sign language to the memory verse and sand 2 songs with sign language.
Posted by Loree at 1:02 PM