Sunday, February 24, 2013

Jack & Kara's Birthday Party!

Griffin had SO much fun yesterday at our friends K & J's birhday party at Chuck E. Cheese. He was thrilled when Chuck himself played 6 games with him!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

2nd Grade Field Trip - Science Museum of Virginia

We had a wonderful time at the Science Museum of Virginia of Richmond today! Between the IMAX movie about volcanoes, earthquakes & tornados, the rat basketball, the hands-on lab about the weather and the free time, we had a ball! Griffin is showing the take-home project the children created. It's a weather box that respresents the different layers of the atmosphere ~ stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, exosphere. The sea monsters ~ I'm unsure who is more excited about those Griffin or me! When I was a little girl I always saw them advertised in the back of my Archie comic books but I never had a chance to get any of them. They had the Sea Monster kit in the museum store and we had to get a kit to grow some of our very own! So excited!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wacky Wednesday!

Today was Wacky Wednesday at Griffin's school ~ it was crazy hat day. He decided to wear the very special Griffin hat Duffey Clark gave him!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fractions & Prayer

Griffin has been struggling a bit with fractions. Yesterday afternoon he brought two papers home he needed to review for his fraction test today. These particular pages he did not do well on. I could still see his struggles even after reviewing and doing his homework assignments. This morning he did two worksheets I printed from the Math Aids website and he did really well on them. On the way to school we prayed together about this test. I sent his teacher an email asking her to share his test grade as soon as she could. She just emailed me ~ he got a 100/A!! Through prayer and hard work he did such a wonderful job!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Bowling With Cub Scouts

The Cub Scouts went bowling tonight so they could earn their bowling belt loop. Griffin had such a good time and so did I!

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Griffin's 8th Birthday Party

We had fun celebrating Griffin's 8th birthday with a pool party at the YMCA!

Griffin & AJ

After the party on Saturday we were very happy when Mike's brother Kevin & our nephew AJ could come over to spend some time with us. The boys enjoyed putting Legos together. It was great catching up with Kevin & AJ. We've got to find a way to get together more than once a year.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Waking Up 8!

Today is the big day ~ he's turning 8! When he woke up he said "Mommy I want to see what 8 looks like". He ran into the bathroom to look in the mirror. Then he said, "I don't look different but I feel different". And then he reminded me he is 8 now and no longer needs his booster seat in the car. So, on the way to school today he sat in the seat without a safety seat for the first time in his life. He was so happy!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Fun With Fractions - Class Party

I'm helping with a "Fun With Fractions Party" with Griffin's class today. The cake and juice boxes are in the car and I'm headed out to Big Cheese Pizza for the pizzas. They were great about working with me to pick the pizzas up at 10:30 because they will eat at 11:00. Thank you to the general manager Earl for making this happen! Food Lion did a great job on the cake too ~ it's so fun and festive. I'm overlooking the fact that the icing bled. Who cares, right? Icing is icing and you can still read it and it will taste yummy! The kids are going to learn so much about fractions as Mrs. C cuts the pizzas and cake ~ AND enjoy a yummy lunch!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Griffin's Love Chain

Griffin brought this home from school today ~ a love chain he made in class. It's hard to read becaue he wrote in pencil. His hearts consist of:

<3 ~ I love my puppies
<3 ~ I love my Grandma
<3 ~ I love my Mommy and Daddy
<3 ~ I love my three teachers
<3 ~ I love everybody in the world
<3 ~ I love God

Monday, February 04, 2013

100 Days Of School ~ 2nd Grade

Griffin's school will celebrate the 100th day of school today. The children were asked to wear something with 100 things on it during the assembly this morning to celebrate the day!

Of course Griffin's favorite "thing" in the world is Legos. So, we made a necklace/sign for him to wear consisting of 100 of his favorite things ~ Legos! It's also easy for him to put on and take off during the day.

He counted out 100 Legos and put them in a plastic bag. Then we stapled it to the center of an 8x11 piece of white cardstock. Then we stapled a colorful border to frame the Legos. Using the Cricut we cut out the words "100 Days Of School". It was fun creating this Lego inspired 100 Days Of School project together!