My First Grader:
- is still waiting to lose that first tooth
- loves reading Little House on the Prairie
- wants to be a pop star or an artist
- loves watching The Wizard of Oz and Annie
- loves her little brother
- loves her cousins and 2nd cousins
- formed a club with other girls on the playground and they compete against a club of 3rd grade boys! (help!)
- likes to dress “like a teenager”
- wants her grandma to teach her how to sew
- is a member of the school chess club and a daisy scout
- does her homework on the bus
I just love this girl so much, and she’s growing up so quickly!
After last year’s fun weekend in the Dells, we were more than ready to do it again! Maria had the whole week off from school again, so we left Thursday morning, stopped for lunch with Grandma in Rochester, and then proceeded on to the Dells. What I loved about this, is that it was exactly like last year, and Maria did not figure out where we were going!
Our first stop was the outlet mall for new Crocs for Charlie, and of course, Jibbits for both kids! We then checked in at the Wilderness for our 2 night stay. We got a good 3 hours in before a late dinner and bed. And then up early Saturday for more water fun!
After late-afternoon naps, we headed to Buffalo Phil’s for an awesome dinner! Yummy food (gluten-free for me) delivered to us on a train! Then on to a night of fun with our friends at Knuckleheads! It didn’t take long for Maria and Briann to team up and go on the rides. They even took on the ropes course and had a great time. Charlie and Brooke were stayed on the smaller rides, but Brooke soon learned that Uncle Chad would chaperone her on the bigger rides.
Sunday we got in a little more time in the water before heading home. All in all, a great time!
More Pictures (you’ll notice more pictures of Charlie… this is because Maria was often off on the bigger slides with her daddy!)
We had Rally Sunday this past week. Charlie started Sunday School.
There was NO separation anxiety at all. He just walked in the classroom and made himself at home! When I picked him up he said “We went outside. And God made Everything!!”
When we picked up Maria she showed me a picture she drew of herself on the Wild Thing and could not remember the Bible story they read. (Which I especially found amusing later that afternoon, when she told me that she was a better listener than Charlie)