Friday, February 26, 2010
So Meredith is in 1st grade. And of course she's been learning to read all year.
And she's been doing great at it.
About a month ago, Meredith's teacher started putting names up on the "Reading Wall" at Meredith's school. I don't know if it works the same for every class, but for 1st grade, you have a reading score that depends on how many books you read and how well you test on those books that you read.
So Meredith's goal has been to have her name put up on the reading wall. Every day she would come home from school and give us an update on how many more books she had to read before her name would be put up.
So it was huge news when she made her goal earlier this week and her name went up on the wall!
She came home and was so ecstatic, I couldn't keep her from running and dancing around the house.
Well. I guess I was able to stop her for a bit to take her picture!
We had told Meredith that when her name went up on the wall, we would take her out to supper wherever she chose. For any of you that know her well, you may know that her first choice is always the Orange Place...a.k.a El Ranchero. (The restaurant is painted bright orange...hence the name that she calls it.)
She surprised us this week when she requested IHOP for supper. (Yes, my kids are suckers for pancakes, especially if they have chocolate chips and a whip cream face painted on them!) Unfortunately this happened on Tuesday...which was National Pancake Day. Otherwise known as "National-don't-go-to-a-pancake-house-unless-you-want-to-wait-forever-for-your-food-because-everyone-else-wants-pancakes-Day."
In spite of the overcrowded restaurant, we still had a great supper (who doesn't like breakfast for supper?) and were able to fully celebrate the reading wall victory!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Then he colored a picture for Meredith for the refrigerator.
And I was able to see how he "hung" it up on the fridge. He didn't. He put the pictures inside the fridge!
He was so proud that he did it all himself, the pictures are still chillin out in the fridge!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Maybe that's not such a bad thing if it gives us an excuse to eat popcorn in front of a fire while watching Olympics. Sounds like a winner to me!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
So the other day we had a snow day. I got the message around 5 or 6, and we thought we would all sleep in a bit because we could. Only Meredith didn't know. And she didn't wake us up so we could tell her. And I thought she was still sleeping. But no, she got ready for school, got herself some juice and a granola bar, and got ready for the bus. She even had boots, coat, hat, mittens and backpack on. Luckily Kent woke up (by then it was 7:30) and found her waiting for the bus. And he snapped a picture of her waiting. She said she checked on us a few times but she didn't want to wake us!