Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Elizabeth at 8 years old

Elizabeth is 8!

She is 52 pounds and 4'3" tall. She usually sleeps about 10 hours a night. She doesn't do that weird sleepwalking thing much anymore. I put her in bed around 8 or 8:15 and she usually goes to sleep at 9:30 or sometimes 10:00. I wake her up in the morning for school between 7:30 and 8.

She does not like school. She is in a rough class this year and it makes it hard for her to learn and she gets frustrated with how they do not listen and are disruptive.

Her favorite foods are bacon, noodles, mustard, chicken and yellow rice, burritos, mac and cheese, and graham crackers. This is mainly what she eats. She doesn't like any vegetables. She likes a few fruits.  She does not get a lot of variety in her diet and she refuses to eat most foods.

Her eczema is still a problem. In the winter, her hands are just ripped apart from scratching. Her feet aren't as bad. In the summer, her hands aren't nearly as bad. She is still allergic to the same things as she has been. Peanuts, tree nuts, and sunflower seeds. Nathan started developing new allergies around 8 so I hope that won't be the case for her.

Her favorite subject at school is art. Her least favorite subject is PE and testing. Her favorite books to read are Never Girls and Chicken Trek. She is an excellent reader and does very well in math too. Overall, her teacher has no complaints and Elizabeth does very well across the subjects.

She enjoys playing with Nathan. They still play lots of imaginative games together.  Some of her favorite games are Spud, Fly ups, roller skating, My Little Pony, and playing with her stair squares.

Some of her favorite friends are Charlotte, Josephine, Sophia, Cecilia, Madeline, Paige, Priya, and Gemma. She loves playing with her little friends.

She loves to play with legos and sew. She loves rocks. She is coming along well with her piano playing.

Monday, February 12, 2018

8th Birthday Party

Elizabeth turned 8 years old yesterday! We had a fun party here at the house. She planned everything. She wrote out a party plan, blew up her balloons and told me what stuff I needed to get for the party. Her theme this year was "Bubbles." 

She opened presents with her friends. 


Opening more presents. 


About to blow out her 8 candle. 

Enjoying her lemon cupcakes with lemon frosting! 


We bought a bubble blower machine and all the girls had bubble wands. They did a lot of bubbles! They all took home a container of bubbles too. 



All the girls. 


Elizabeth and Grandma Pam


Elizabeth and Papa Norm and Gram. They left for Hawaii the next day!


Elizabeth and Papa Ray. Kim was sick! 


Elizabeth and Pippa. For some reason, I did not get a picture with Auntie Laura!!!! 

Family Photo



Me and my big 8 year old! 


Two of Elizabeth's friends couldn't make it because they went to the father/daughter ball. As soon as the ball was over, they came over and we had another private party for them. 


Elizabeth got 2 cupcakes and got to blow out her candles twice! 


More bubble blowing fun. 


She said she had a great birthday!! 


Friday, February 2, 2018

Sewing

Elizabeth got some sewing crafts for Christmas. She LOVED them. So we got her her first cross stitch and Jeremy showed her how to sew. 



He also helped Nathan with a craft that he got for Christmas. I'm so glad Jeremy has this talent of sewing!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Nathan's new beanbag

Jeremy was at work when he saw this beanbag thrown out with the garbage just after Christmas. It still had the tags on. Clearly, it had been a joke gift for Christmas that someone didn't want. 


He arrested it and put it in the back of his police car to take it to jail. However, the jail didn't want it! So he had to bring it home. Nathan was thrilled to wake up in the morning and find this in his room. He had wanted a bean bag for awhile for reading in his room at night and now he has one. He also said he officially thinks he has enough of these "emoji" toys. 


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Winter Piano Recital


We haven't had much going on in January. It seems to usually be our least busy and fun month of the year. The kids had their winter piano recital last week. Here are the pictures. 




Nathan's face is behind Elizabeth's big white bow! 




Thursday, January 4, 2018

Visits from Maine

Uncle Brian and Aunt Karen came to visit all the way from Maine! We drove up to Ellensburg to visit with them the day after New Years. 

Grandma Pam's pond was totally frozen and it looked really neat so the kids played on the pond and we took some family pictures there. 


The ice was so solid we were not at all worried about the kids falling through. 


Uncle Brian pulled the kids around on the ice. 

We took different pictures...




We carpooled up to Ellensburg. Elizabeth and Nathan harassed poor Uncle Brian the whole way! 



Brian figured out how to prop the phone on a tree branch to take a picture with everyone. It's the original selfie stick! 


Elizabeth at 8 years old

Elizabeth is 8! She is 52 pounds and 4'3" tall. She usually sleeps about 10 hours a night. She doesn't do that weird sleepwal...