Another fun day off track! While I was working, Chad took these three to the Living Planet Aquarium. The ZAP tax made it free, and it was a popular destination. They waited in a long line, but it was worth it.
Monday, November 30, 2015
We spent Thanksgiving with the Barnett side this year. It was held at a church in Layton. Janna and Alan had prepared a bunch of wooden snowmen for families to decorate and take home. Dinner was yummy. I appreciated Uncle Dale's smoked turkey he brought again this year--delicious! Matthew filled up of turkey, rolls, Jell-O, and pumpkin pie. Immediately after dinner, we drove down to St. George. Mom and Dad were in Texas, helping Chris and Gabby with Eva since Gabby had surgery to remove a tumor. (Benign, thank goodness.)
*She loves tumbling! Loves to stretch and practice her tricks.
*She is the little mother. She takes good care of Matthew, even though they sometimes get in tiffs.
*Her teacher, Mme Louk, says she wishes she could clone Mira because she is such a great student. Very attentive and a hard worker.
*Ella has told us how Mira's French is really good.
*Mira loves to help without being asked. She will pitch in many times just because she sees the need. And she'll often ask if she can help me. It warms my heart.
*She loves to laugh. And I love to hear her laugh.
*She has been spending more time in books lately. She's been reading the Ever After High series, which she can't get enough of.
*She had a goal to work on her times tables to get them down really well. She'd put in time everyday working on them.
*She loves to keep her room tidy. It drives her nuts sometimes, sharing a room that can't always be in order as she'd like it.
*Fashion is fun! Mira loves a cute, girly outfit.
*Mira is wanting to grow out her bob haircut. She wants to be able to do more with her hair, like she sees Ella does sometimes.
*Mira just did her standing back tuck for the first time. She was stoked!
Something very exciting happened while off track, and it is that Matthew learned to tie his shoelaces. He got a new pair of shoes recently, which had laces. I was determined that he learn this skill before going back on track. What kindergarten teacher has the time or energy to retie shoes throughout the day? It had to be done. I anticipated it requiring a lot of time and instruction. But this boy picked it up quickly. He spent time working on it all by himself, and can even double knot them. He's pretty proud of himself, and well he should be.