Abby and Ella are still loving all things Frozen. They have both read the chapter book based on the movie and know all the words to the songs. They even put on a play based on the movie. Here they have each drawn Elsa and Anna.
(Elsa is the one with the green head and you can kind of see her braid on the side of her head.)
Ella and Abby finally got to test out their kites from the Easter bunny. Ella said “wow, the Easter bunny picked out done great kits. These are much better than the kites from the dollar store!” We did fly them in the front yard since Ella’s dollar store ended up in the big tree in the backyard earlier this spring. Abby did manage to get hers stuck in the little tree in the front yard but I could reach and the bend the branch to get the kite out. She also managed to get the string stuck in the Velcro on her shoe and on her ponytail holder!?! We still have both kites and the girls had a blast. It was the perfect windy sunny afternoon activity.
Ella and Abby were super excited because they slept over at 2 grandparents houses last week; Carol/Fred during Ella’s spring break and then Mindy/Greg for Easter weekend. We had a great trip to Altamont to see Grandma Mindy and Grandpa Greg. An Easter egg hunt, helping pick up sticks for the church/parsonage cleanup day, playing battleship, and dyeing eggs were the highlights. All three kids ate and enjoyed the ham this year, Abby even asked for some at breakfast the next day!
More pictures from the weekend here.
It is snowing as I write this but the girls had lots of fun playing outside the last few days when it was so nice. Mia would very when it was time to go inside. She was so insistent on going out today that I had to open the door and show her how cold and wet it was outside. Here are a few pictures showing how the girls enjoyed the nice weather. Notice how Mia can climb up the big swingset by herself.
Height 47.75″, 45th%
Ella only has a quarter of an inch to go! She really wants to be 48″ to ride the Jack Rabbit at Seabreeze this summer. Ella is doing great, she talked the doctor’s ear off at her appointment.
At the age of 7 Ella has surpassed her dad in both flappy bird and jump roping. They did a jump rope unit at school and raised money for the american heart association. Ella kept talking about it so we bought a jump rope so she could practice at home. She jumped rope all weekend. Hopefully the weather will get nicer soon so she can do it outside!
“Sledding pictures from February break”
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Ella and Abby enjoyed their first “real” sledding experience today. I’ve pulled them around in the yard and they’ve played on the huge snow plow hills at our house but today was our first visit to a sledding hill. They loved it!
Afterwards Abby asked if we could go again tomorrow and she is the one who ended up with a sledding injury. She scraped her check on the icy snow when she fell getting off on her second run. But she didn’t want me to look at it, she wanted to keep sledding. We went to the hill across the street from penfield wegmans. It was nice because there was a smaller and bigger side to the hill. After going down once with me Ella was ready to go by herself on the big side. I went down with Abby on the big side and she went on her own on the smaller side. She probably would have been fine on the big side too but we discovered the saucer sleds were best and we only had two of those so I made Abby share hers. 🙂
We were having too much fun today for mommy to take pictures. Guess we will have to go back again sometime …
Cha cha cha
Ella chose to have “cha cha chas” in her birthday song at school Friday afternoon.
And here she is with her cookie dough ice cream cake she wanted for her actual birthday on Saturday.
It’s hard to believe my baby is 7 and in first grade. She still likes school and math is favorite subject. She has been going to speech twice a week at school for a little bit of a lisp. We’re actually not super worried about it but the school offered it, we’d rather work on it now then have problems later on, and it gives her something else to work on at school. She has told us that school is kind of boring sometimes because they keep doing the same thing. Ahh, welcome to the real world. 🙂
Ella still likes to work on art projects at home and is getting into clothes and fashion. In fact for her birthday we took her shopping for a new outfit as her birthday present. Some off her clothing ocd seems to be resolving, she actually wore socks with “strings” in them this week.
Ella really loves to play with her baby sister Mia and is always saying “she’s so adorable”. It is more of a love/hate relationship playing with Abby because Abby likes to copy her big sister. I’m did the fact that it annoys Ella does not factor into why she does it either. 😉
So Ella has started compiling a list of traits to look for in a spouse. The first was someone who will pick up dog poop. This (along with walking the dogs) has always been pretty much my job. Her second spouse requirement is someone who does the laundry. This came up when I told her she was probably old enough to start helping more with the laundry. When Jeremy heard that she wanted a husband who would (1) pick up dog poop AND (2) do the laundry his response was “guess that’s one wedding we don’t need to worry about paying for.” 🙂
Ella went back to school today after 2 weeks off for Christmas/winter break and now has a snow day tomorrow. Back in the day I remember listening to the radio in the morning hoping for a snow day but rarely ever getting one. Webster always seemed to be one of the last schools to close.
… I guess -20 is a little cold. But that also means we will be stuck inside all day!