Thursday was the first day of summer break, as Chase calls it, and Chase and Nanaw had a big day, a busy day. Mama sent along three books that they read together; Nanaw put them on the list for the library reading program. The big activity for the day was to go to the Apple store at West County Mall to get Nanaw's phone fixed. It took a long time: They got there at 10:30 and weren't finished until 2:30. They spent time sitting on the wooden boxes in the middle of the Apple store, quite a tradition. They also spent time walking around the mall, exploring things. Around noon, they went to visit the big park by Edward Jones. The park has a water area, and Chase really wanted to go play in it. Nanaw promised that they would come back some day soon. Nanaw also promised that they would do a water area at Nanaw's house when they got home. So when they got home, Nanaw sent Chase down to the back yard to get his little wading pool. He got out the Elmo sprinkler, then put on his swim clothes. He had a great time playing Ninja obstacle course, water baseball and water hockey. It was such a busy day but a lot of fun.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Today was a major day in Chase's life: He graduated from kindergarten! Mama said he dressed himself in his Sunday best all by himself, although she did have to help him with his tie. Mama, Daddy and Nanaw got to school before 9 so they could line up to get into the gym. A lot of people were already there, ahead of them in the line. Nanaw took a picture of Chase as he walked into the gym with his classmates. He looked very handsome, the handsomest one of all. The boys and girls did an excellent job with their songs and lines and sign language -- it was very impressive. Mrs. Murphy, the other kindergarten teacher, made a video with all the boys and girls saying something. After the graduation, they went to a reception with cookies and lemonade. Then they went down to Chase's classroom because Mrs. Herrmann told Mama she left a present for Nanaw there. It was a beautiful mauve drink cup with a huge E on it, plus a photo of the class with all their signatures on it. Mama wants the E cup, of course. Nanaw gave Chase his roll-up piano graduation present. Everybody went home to change clothes and then they went to the Zoo as Chase's special celebration. They met Brady and his family at the Zoo, and everybody had a great time. In the evening, Nanaw went to Chase's baseball game.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Chase was quite the wild child Tuesday morning, for no discernible reason. Mama and Nanaw enjoyed his antics but couldn't figure out why. When Chase got to school, his friend Sami said she liked his haircut and his new shoes -- so that made Chase happy. After school, Chase and Nanaw went to the little library park. Brady and Emma came also, with their daddy. Chase and Brady played golf, baseball and kickball. Then they played on the playground. When it was time to go, Chase and Nanaw went to Dollar Tree before they went home. Chase got more golf clubs, Mike and Ike candy, and a pool game. Nanaw got bubble gum, a graduation card for Chase and a bag to put his colorful piano in. When Chase got home, Daddy had put his trampoline up in the back yard. The trampoline is Chase's graduation present from his Mama and Daddy. In the evening, Chase had baseball practice. Mama didn't go because she went to the baseball game with Uncle Mike. Nanaw didn’t go because it was hot outside, and she got a little overheated at the park in the afternoon.
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Monday, May 21, 2018
Nanaw took a picture of Chase's new shoes before she took him to school. When she picked him up, she asked if anybody said anything about his new shoes. He said no, but he would wear them again tomorrow and somebody would say something then -- the little fellow is a hoot! He told Nanaw that the class practiced for graduation in the gym. On the drive home talking to Mama, Nanaw asked Chase what he had for lunch. He said he had hot ham and cheese. Mama said the menu called it chef's choice. Chase said they also had chicken fajita. Chase and Nanaw went to the library to pick up a book for Nanaw. Chase played with the magnetic plastic building blocks and then got a nutrigrain bar from the "bending" machine. When Nanaw took Chase home, Mama gave her a bag of goodies she bought for Chase at the grocery store to keep at Nanaw's house, including nutrigrain bars!! Daddy took Chase to get a haircut so Nanaw is anxious to see how he looks -- she loves when he gets his hair cut and has really short hair.
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Sunday, May 20, 2018
On Saturday morning, Mama said she and Chase went swimming in the hotel pool. She said Chase had a wonderful time and was really good. She took a picture and posted it on Facebook -- it's the first photo below. While Daddy went to cousin Steve's graduation, Chase and Mama went to Family Dollar and Rose's. Mama bought Nanaw a present: a colorful set of War cards (Nanaw was very excited about it -- she and Chase will play soon). After the graduation, Mama, Daddy and Chase went to Aunt Ginny's house for the graduation party. Mama said Chase had a most excellent time, running around the back yard with cousin Wesley and playing badminton and volleyball. He really wore himself out, according to Mama. Mama, Daddy, Chase and Aunt Becca left Tennessee at about 10 o'clock in the morning and got home about 4:30 p.m. Nanaw went over to visit and to take Sam home. Daddy, Mama, Nanaw and Chase played hockey in the garage for awhile, then Mama, Chase and Nanaw went to Shoe Carnival to buy new school shoes for Chase. He and Nanaw had fun playing basketball there; Nanaw got two real baskets and several near misses.
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