Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Grade 2 Week 43 ( June 11th - 17th )

You decided you wanted to revisit the Jedi Academy Books, and we received the Big Nate books that we had put on hold at the library.
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We continue to learn more about Patricia Polacco through her books, which are a delight and beautifully illustrated.
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We continue to try to read to open our minds and broaden our horizons,
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but we still try to search for books that pique our interests as well.
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We went upstairs for a craft session organized by the library, but we were the only ones there, as just about everyone was done and had left.  The lady in charge was sweet and gracious enough to set up a workstation for us even though she could have very well have been putting her stuff away.
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You love anything to do with crafts, and loved painting the flower pot and bird feeder that she handed you.
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Then, it was down to the reading nook :)
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You still enjoy playing on the Kinect, and this time, you have prepared an audience :P
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Jaxon and his crew
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Now, this may seem like an odd photo, but it was to be printed and cut out as part of a craft for a Father's Day card. It made a lot of sense, trust me :)
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Your current favorite thing to do? Draw Draw Draw, Doodle Doodle Doodle, Make funny comics and come up with super cute caricatures :)
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Grade 2 Week 42 ( June 4th - 10th )

This was a pretty distressing week for you in some ways as you tried to come to terms with Poh Poh having to leave about a week and a half early due to some unforseen circumstances with Aunt Winnie's parents.
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You were very brave even though you did get tearful and sad.
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We drove Poh Poh to DFW for her direct flight to Richmond, and you at least got to spend a few more hours with her that day.
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Your face as she entered the restricted area, though......
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We stopped by Furr's for some food and saw THIS sign. I dunno. It's just funny to me.
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This is you tuckered out after a long trip and some Costco-ing.
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We ran into the worst storm on our way home. Visibility for a while there was almost zero.
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Luckily, we drove out of it but the clouds were still scary looking.
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The next morning, the lack of Poh Poh-ness was palpable. :(
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When you were playing Kinect, you decided to make Poh Poh an avatar.
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When we did our shopping at Walmart that week, we actually FOUND the V.I.Poo product that had caused many a giggle in our home.
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AND someone lost another tooth! This time it was the left top 2nd incisor.
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Our library selection this week included the brilliant Patricia Polacco,
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The Flying Beaver Brothers collection, 
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Dav Pilkey's masterpieces,
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Berenstain Bears and Dr. Seuss,
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Jeffrey Brown and others.
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We were surprised by a LIVE! radio show at the library when we got there this week,
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and Daddy accompanied you up there while I got the books for the week.
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You even got to do a little craft thingy!
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And here you are reading under the table again. This time, it was a super intriguing book that was a "choose your own ending" type, except there were like hundreds of options!
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AND, the Asian in you loves Prawn Crackers :)
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Also, this photo speaks for itself as to what you like to do with Styrofoam cups.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Grade 2 Week 41 ( May 28 - June 3 )

We borrowed a bunch more books this week, and hey, Poh Poh loves our selection.  She reads along with you every single day.
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She now has  a whole new outlook on comics and juvenile literature, and even enjoy them!
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She has been coming to the library with us, and hey, even got to pose in front of Dinosaur Bob!
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We had to find some things for Aunt Joanna and ended up stopping by Bed Bath and Beyond,
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and Ross, where Poh Poh modeled some pretty jazzy gold shoes.
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It was Memorial Day Weekend, and we took a drive down to the Fort Phantom area to go by the Veterans Cemetery and Sea Bee Park.
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Usually there's no one there, but this time, there were a couple of guys flying their helicopters there!
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While Daddy was busy discussing "flight mechanics" with the guys, you and Poh Poh had some fun with the "Roti Canai Massage"
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and Fake Flying.
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One of the guys decided to show off some of his mad skillz while we were there so we wouldn't go away disappointed. And it was some serious stuff.
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It started drizzling in parts as we made our way over to The Lake
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At the boat dock, we spied a few young men catching little fish to use as bait.  They were sweet enough to empty their bucket to show us curious onlookers what they had caught.
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We managed to get a trip to the Umbrella Park in while Poh Poh was here,
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and she especially loved the greenery and the flowers

We did spy a lonely and lost pair of pants, which then prompted a string of, "Honey, Where's My Pants??" from the both of us.
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We have the exact same photo of you squeezing into the #6 car when you were much younger...and when we looked back at that, we noticed that the playground equipment had faded a lot.
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Then, on a whim, Daddy brought us to go watch Captain Underpants 3D! It was your first time in a movie theater,
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and you wanted to explore every nook and cranny of the one we were in.
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After that, was a Burrito dinner at Sharkey's,
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followed by a post dinner walk over at ACU.
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Can you tell how much you loved having Poh Poh around? She absolutely adored you as well. :)
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As usual, we had a bunch of yummy food with amazing company
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and played a bunch of hilarious games. Or rather, a bunch of games with hilarious outcomes.
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Poh Poh also often took walks around the property, and you often went along with her, getting the papers and the mail.
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You got to introduce Poh Poh to Maddie and get some trampoline time in before the weather turned.
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And now there's TWO people reading under the table while waiting for our food at Sunrise.
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I found a bird's egg laying on the ground the other day while out walking the dogs. We were trying to identify what it was, and narrowed it down to a few candidates.  Unfortunately, Poh Poh dropped it on a hard surface while she was trying to take a closer look at it. She felt terrible, but we told her it was okay and not to feel bad as it probably wasn't fertilized anyway.
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Once again, stay gold, little boy.
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