Saturday, October 22, 2016

Elizabeth's jogathon

Today is a beautiful blue sky and sunny day. Yesterday was the school jogathon. Was it a beautiful day? Nope! Luckily, Elizabeth got to run a full jogathon in no rain. It didn't rain in the morning. The primary grades ran in the morning and the intermediate grades ran in the afternoon. 

Here is Elizabeth doing some stretches with her class. 

Getting ready with a drink. 

Here she is coming around on one of her laps. My job was to check off the laps of the kids in her class. 

After the run, everyone got popsicles! 

Elizabeth ran 15 laps. They claim that every 5 laps was a mile so in theory, Elizabeth ran 3 miles during those 30 minutes. One kid in her class ran 23 laps though!! If every 5 laps was a mile, he was running VERY fast. 

Class Picture! Elizabeth is in the bottom row on the very far right. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Skate Night

We had our first Skate Party for school. I'm in charge so I didn't get a lot of pictures of them skating. I did take this quick picture of Elizabeth eating pizza. 

The class that has the most kids attend wins pizza and pop. Elizabeth's class had the most kids attend the party! I checked on the ingredients and it was safe for her. She was so excited. We hardly ever get pizza because I don't make things Nathan can't have but she'll get it sometimes at parties. So when she gets it, it's a real treat. And pop? She never gets that either as she has a mean auntie who is a dental hygienist and has told me no pop! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Walking Home

The kids' school is a "walking school." There is no bus. Every child lives within 1 mile of the school so the kids have to walk or have their parents drive them. We make the kids walk the vast majority of the time. If the weather is really rainy/windy/or super cold, we will drive them. There are a few neighborhood parents who take turns walking and driving the kids. 

It was such a beautiful fall day today that I took a few pictures of the walk home. 

Elizabeth's backpack is huge. It cracks us up. 

Almost home...

0.7 miles and we're on our street! 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Weekend Activities

We spent some more time outside this Saturday. It might be the last nice weekend of the year!

Elizabeth practiced writing everyone's names in cursive and she made and threw mud balls. 

The boys tried fishing. Didn't catch anything. 

Throwing mudballs. 

Showing me how she can climb to the top of the high bar!

I took a picture as she jumped down. Caught her midair! (Barely)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Same Park Another Day

The Dead Salmon Hunting was such a hit on Saturday that we had to go back Sunday to poke around at more fish. 

Elizabeth did some monkey bars too. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Nathan catches another bass

Nathan caught another fish down at the local pond. It's an 11 inch bass. 

When Jeremy cut it open to cook it for dinner, they found another tiny little fish inside. Plus, they found this big fake rubber worm in there. Gross! 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Dead Salmon Hunt

Part of the "Play at the Park" yesterday involved a "Dead Salmon Hunt." The kids found 4 dead salmon that they were very excited about. 

Giving me a hug picture before the hunt. 

Looking for dead salmon near the shore. 

Here was the first dead floating salmon they found. Nathan tried to fish it out with a stick, but it didn't go too well. 

He got a branch with leaves and that worked much better to bring it in. 

Everybody spent time poking it with a stick and talking about what big teeth it had. 

Then, they found another one in the water which Nathan pulled up on the dock so everyone could have a nice look. 

Then, they poked it with sticks and pushed it back in the water. There were also some floating ones that they couldn't reach. 

It was just lovely!!