Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Chase and Nanaw stayed home on Tuesday, except for a quick trip to the cemetery late in the afternoon. Mama forgot to pack Chase's shoes for him, and he didn't want to wear his flip flops so shoeless Chase was unavailable to go anywhere. They had a long session of school, with Chase reading two Spot books (plus watching his Spot video), doing two reading workbook pages, one addition workbook page, practicing his writing and doing his spelling. Chase and Nanaw also started the typing course for kids, and Chase seemed to really like that. He played on abcmouse for the first time in a long time. He told Nanaw he was going to keep abcmouse until he was in college (LOL). Then he asked Nanaw if she would still be around when he was in college. Nanaw promised that she would be. Chase said they could still have adventures but that they would be grown-up ones. Chase played outside in the water while Nanaw watered the plants. He used his new water gun he got from Dollar Tree, and Nanaw chased after him with it -- the gun is sort of cool, and Nanaw may have to buy another one.
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Monday, June 17, 2019
Nanaw forgot to set her alarm on Sunday night so she was a little late picking Chase up, but Mama said, "No worries!" When Nanaw got over to Chase's house, Chase took Nanaw downstairs to show her the recliner. He was so excited about it, and it was so cute to see. Chase and Nanaw went to the Columbia library to pick up a book for Mama. Nanaw also checked to make sure Chase was registered for Tales to Tails on June 26, and he is. After the Columbia library, Chase and Nanaw went to Dollar Tree. Chase bought lots of toys, and Nanaw bought lots of spare birthday cards. They bought two balloons for Nanaw to take to the cemetery for her and Pawpaw's 59th wedding anniversary today. Chase also got another stuffed bear so now he has quadruplets. Nanaw had planned for them to go to the Telegraph road library to do the scavenger hunt and go to the vending machine. But it had started to pour down rain, and Nanaw decided they would go home instead of going to the library; they'll go to the Telegraph Road library tomorrow. On their drive, Chase read both of the Narwhal books; he loves the Narwhal books. Nanaw will try to find more Narwhal books at the library tomorrow. In the afternoon, Chase and Nanaw did school Chase's baseball game was cancelled because the field was too wet from the rain. In the evening, Nanaw had dinner at the cemetery.
Posted by C at 8:52 PM
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Chase was very excited about the delivery of what he calls the recliner -- the sectional couch Mama and Daddy bought for the downstairs. Mama sent Nanaw and Uncle Mike a picture of Chase reclining and looking so comfy. Everybody came over to Nanaw's house for Father's Day dinner. The only ones not there was Mike Jr. and Jon Jon, Nichole's fiancé. Uncle Mike did lots of barbecuing: chicken, pork steaks, hamburgers and hot dogs. Nanaw was glad she'd spent an hour and a half Saturday night cleaning the deck so Uncle Mike could barbecue and people could sit out there. Nanaw played Gloria while she worked on the deck, so that was fun. Chase played baseball with Daddy for awhile and spent a lot of time playing with Daddy's phone and then with Nanaw's phone. Daddy put together the windmill that Grandma Pat gave Nanaw for Mother's Day. Cousin Mike called from Okinawa to say hello to everybody. All of Uncle Mike's and Aunt Becky's kids and Uncle Mike posed for a family picture. Nanaw told Chase she didn't like the fact that she couldn't spend much time with him at these big family dinners. Chase told Nanaw that next time, he would "spend time." It was so cute. Mama took home some bones for Sam and Sylvester and sent a picture of the dogs enjoying the bones.
Posted by C at 8:02 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2019
When Nanaw went to Chase's house to visit him on Saturday morning, there was all kinds of excitement going on. Mama, Daddy and Chase were going to the Blues parade downtown. Nanaw brought along schoolwork but she had difficulty getting Chase to do any of it. He only colored one picture on the library reading program. He didn't want to read the pug pals book he didn't finish yesterday. He only did a few subtraction problems with the calculator. But Nanaw understood that he was excited about the parade and couldn't concentrate on schoolwork. He's also excited about Sunday's upcoming delivery of what Chase calls the recliner. It's really a sectional couch with three built-in recliners: one for Mama, one for Daddy and one for Chase. He wants Nanaw to come over to see the recliner as soon as it's delivered. Mama told him that tomorrow is Father's Day, and he's going to Nanaw's house for dinner so she won't be coming over until Monday and will see the recliner then. Mama sent pictures of Chase from the parade; one was with Mama and Daddy, and the other one was of Chase and his friend Brady, along with their dads. After the parade, Mama, Daddy and Chase went to Uncle George's house for cousin Kyle's high school graduation party. Grandma Pat was at the party and came back home with Mama, Daddy and Chase.
Posted by C at 8:12 PM
Friday, June 14, 2019
Chase and Nanaw had an exciting adventure on Friday morning: They went to the Train House. The weather was cool and beautiful. It isn't any fun to go look at all the trains when it's hot outside. So Nanaw takes every opportunity for her and Chase to go to the Train House when it's cool. They got to see their friend Lynn there. The first thing Chase wanted to do was get popcorn so they did that. Then they looked at the displays inside the main building. Next, they went on a train ride. They counted the bones both times, one of their favorite things. Next, they went up the hill to see the trains. Chase didn't want to stop to see the cars on display. He also didn't want to ride the trolley. But he really enjoyed going in all the trains that were open to visitors. On the way back down the hill, Chase decided he wanted to go look at the cars on display so they did that. In the afternoon, they had school, which is always fun. For dinner, Mama, Daddy, Chase and Nanaw went to Culver's. Then in the evening, Mama and Chase went to Waterloo Walmart to do Father's Day shopping for Daddy.
Posted by C at 9:20 PM
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Nanaw had a 9 a.m. dentist appointment, and Chase stayed in the waiting room by himself with Nanaw's phone and iPad. All went well. Chase is getting so grown up and so interesting. Every day is such a joy with him, and Nanaw is having a fun summer. Chase and Nanaw spent most of the day at home at Nanaw's house. It was cleaning lady day, and Nanaw had to put everything away in its place, out of the way, so the cleaning lady could clean. When it was time for the cleaning lady to come, Chase and Nanaw went over to Chase's house. When they got there, they played the Roblox Chicken Nugget game for awhile. Then Nanaw decided they would take a nap for a few minutes. Unfortunately, the dogs kept barking so there was little to no sleeping. When Chase and Nanaw went back to Nanaw's house, they did their school work. Chase read the book Hush, Hush, It's Sleepytime. He did subtraction, colored circles for the library reading program, identified a coded word by finding the nouns in sentences and answered some math flash cards for the fours.
Posted by C at 7:06 PM
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Chase and Nanaw had a major adventure on Wednesday: visiting the Science Center. They had a slight problem getting there because their preferred route was closed. They finally got there by way of Lindell and Skinker, a really long way. Chase was very excited about the new things they've done. They removed all the displays in the hallway leading from the Planetarium to the Science Center and hung huge colorful posters. It looks like they're going to be adding more displays. Chase and Nanaw visited Chase's friends, the chickens. Then he went inside the agriculture building and spent a lot of time playing with the corn display. Next, they went to Chase's favorite place: the water area. He played there for a long time and had great fun. They also visited the game area and played foosball and floor soccer. For the first time ever, Chase and Nanaw did the mind ball experiment where you wear a headband and use your mind to move a ball. Excitingly enough, both of them were able to move the ball. It was a very successful visit to the Science Center, and they'll go back soon. On the way there and back, Chase read today's book: The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton, for Mama's designated holiday: Jack Day. All the Jacks came to visit. All on his own, Chase took a nap in the afternoon; the Science Center must have worn him out. Chase's baseball game was cancelled because of the rain. Mama and Daddy let the little fellow stay up to watch the Blues win the Stanley Cup!!
Posted by C at 8:51 PM