Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Climbing wall

Towards the end of the school year, Errol Hassell had a school carnival. I took the kids and they had a blast playing in the bounce houses and doing the various booths. There was also a climbing wall that both Sanaa and Layla tried. They did really well! I was impressed with how high both climbed considering it was the first time either of them had ever done anything like this.






Sanaa's last day of 2nd grade and other pictures

Sanaa finished 2nd grade! It was a tough year, but she did it. She started the year at Arco Iris (a Spanish immersion charter school) which is where she attended 1st grade. She had a rough fall so at Christmas break we transferred her to Errol Hassell. She was lucky enough to be placed in class with her best friend from church which made the transition much smoother. I am very proud with how well she has done considering everything that happened during the year.


Last day of school picture with her good friend Ally.

Sanaa has had a very unique style. This is just one of her many clothing combinations.

A new ice cream store opened near us and they had face painting. Sanaa chose a butterfly.

For some reason Sanaa has wanted a cowgirl hat for awhile and Nate brought one back after his visit to Texas to see his parents. She's told me that now all she needs are some boots to go with her hat.

Sanaa's birthday interview

Sanaa's birthday interview.

What is your favorite color? red
What is your favorite song? Canon in D, Apples and bananas
What is your favorite tv show? Scooby Do
What is your favorite game to play? Tag Your It
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Go in the garden and play in the pool
What is your favorite book to read? The Magic School Bus
What is your favorite place to go? The acquarium
Who are your friends? Marcus, Naomi, Isabella, Jesimae, Ally, Lexi, Brynli,
What toy(s) do you like to play with? “I like to play with stuffed animals.”
What is your favorite food? Mac & cheese, applesauce, grilled cheese, pizza, lasagna
What is your favorite drink? Apple juice and any kind of juice
What is your favorite fruit? Bananas and apples
What is your favorite animal? Red panda, panda, flamingo, dolphin, peacock, parrot, tigers
What is your favorite Bible story? “The one where the king said to just cut the baby in half ‘cause the other baby died while they were sleeping.”
What do you want to do when you grow up? “Art, tons of art.”
What makes you happy? “When we get to watch lots of tv or a play date.”
What makes you sad? “When we don’t get to watch tv.”
What do you like to do with daddy? “Watch him play his video games.”
What is your favorite thing to wear? “Dresses, skirts, shirts, shorts, mostly everything.”
What is your favorite flower? All the flowers

What do you like to grow in the garden? Anything

Sanaa's 8th birthday!

It's the end of August and I'm just now finishing up the birthdays from June! Sanaa turned 8 this year! Where has the time gone! I still remember vividly my time in the hospital waiting for her to be born and then her birth as if it was yesterday. Sanaa enjoys a wide variety of things. She loves being outside and creating things from nature. She's very artistic and loves drawing, painting, and crafting. She brings a lot of joy to our lives!






Malakai's birthday interview

Malakai's birthday interview that never got posted!

What is your favorite color? Blue, green, and red
What is your favorite song? Lolirock song
What is your favorite tv show? PAW Patrol
What is your favorite game to play? A princess game
What is your favorite thing to do outside? play soccer
What is your favorite book to read? "That is hard word to say. I guess PAW Patrol book"
What is your favorite place to go? To the animal place, the zoo
Who are your friends? Ki and Ally
What toy(s) do you like to play with? my new toys
What is your favorite food? Mac and cheese, hot dogs
What is your favorite drink? apple cider and apple juice
What is your favorite fruit? Pear and apple
What is your favorite animal? "all the animals in the whole wide world"
What is your favorite Bible story? "Oh, Jesus love me"
What do you want to do when you grow up? "Do artist stuff 'cause I want be a artist when I grow up"
What makes you happy? "That is hard word to say. My idea is to watch tv and watch games."
What makes you sad? Yelling
What do you like to do with with daddy? new games
What is your favorite thing to wear? Batman shirt
What is your favorite flower? "a blow flower" a.k.a dandelion

What do you like to grow in the garden? blueberries and strawberries
What is your favorite candy? Blue bubble gum
What is your favorite movie? Elsa and Anna (a.k.a. Frozen)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Malakai 4th birthday

Malakai celebrated his 4th birthday just over a month ago. He was SO excited to see presents sitting at his spot. He didn't want to wait for his sisters to wake up before opening them but we managed to hold him off until they woke up.






Malakai has a lot of favorites currently. He loves anything Batman. He also loves PAW Patrol, Miles from Tomorrowland, and Superhero stuff.

Playing with his PAW Patrol characters.

Using his light saber to knock over the PAW Patrol. I guess he's combing Star Wars and PAW Patrol. Maybe he's playing PAW Wars? Who knows.

For several days after turning 4, Malakai kept asking if he would still be 4 years old the next day. It was kind of funny!

Layla the VIP

During the last few weeks of April and the beginning of May, each child in Layla's class was assigned a day that they were the VIP. They each made a poster about themselves with pictures and things they like. Layla worked hard on her poster and had a lot of fun making it. I helped cut the pictures and paper but she did the decorating and told me where to put the pictures. 



On their VIP day, parents were invited to come watch them and each lunch with them. Layla shared about her poster and then she got to sit in the teachers chair while her classmates said one compliment about her! Her teacher wrote down each compliment and sent that paper home. Malakai raised his hand and said he had one. Mrs. Muldoon let him share his compliment which was, "I like mac and cheese." Layla and her classmates just started laughing.


Eating lunch with Layla and her good buddy Jake. Even Malakai enjoyed eating with the big kindergartener's. She made sure to wear her Ariel dress on her VIP day because Jake gave that to her for her 5th birthday!



Layla got to wear several necklaces for the day because not only was she the VIP, she was also the special helper (line leader) for the day, and they celebrated her birthday as well.