Nanaw forgot Chase's water bottle on Monday morning, and she offered to go home and get it and bring it to him. But Chase said it was okay and he would be all right. When Nanaw picked him up from school, the first thing he said to Nanaw was, "I survived without my water!" Funny boy! Chase watched the weather channel in his room and played with his Paw Patrol race track. He pretended like there was a snowstorm, and he got out his little snowplows to take care of it. It was very cute. In the evening, Mama, Nanaw and Chase went to the Columbia Library for a special program where boys and girls left their stuffed animals for a sleepover at the library. There were lots of boys and girls there with their animals -- Olaf, a Princess doll and lots of others. Chase brought Biscuit. The library had snacks for everybody and Chase ate a granola bar, and Nanaw ate some purple grapes. Chase checked out two Minecraft books and a Clifford book. He was very excited about the whole evening. Tomorrow afternoon, Mama, Chase and Nanaw are going to the Columbia Library for Tales to Tails, where Chase will read a book to Fred the Labrador retriever, and they'll pick up Biscuit then. Good times!
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Nanaw sent Mama a picture of the Russell Stover candy she bought as a present for her baby girl -- Nanaw told Mama she would give it to her on Sunday afternoon when they went shopping with Chase. Their shopping adventure started at South County mall. They went to Bath and Body where Mama bought hand soap and air fresheners. Chase had a great time smelling about 20 air fresheners and pretended to wash his hands so Nanaw could take a picture of him -- very funny. Mama bought him a penguin night light. Next they went to Yankee Candle; Nanaw bought four candles and Mama bought two. The next stop was Dick's (Chase used to call it Dunk's) for soccer socks for Chase and white Pilgrim socks for Brady. They went to Walmart for a variety of things but couldn't find two things Mama needed: a spice cake mix and brown construction paper for Chase's Native American headband for the Thanksgiving program on Wednesday morning at his school. So they went to Dollar Tree but no construction paper. But Nanaw bought a subtraction workbook and a crossword puzzle book for Chase -- and delicious Trident strawberry gun. Then they went to Schnucks for the spice cake mix. Mama sent Nanaw pictures of the headband and feathers -- very cool. Nanaw is very proud of Mama.
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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Last night, Mama texted Nanaw that Tee Tee was missing and would she please bring him with her on Saturday morning. Nanaw looked everywhere for Tee Tee on Friday night and then again on Saturday morning but couldn't find him. Finally, Daddy found Tee Tee in his truck and all was well, or sort of well. Mama called to tell Nanaw not to rush over to go to Chase's soccer game because Chase had thrown up and wouldn't be playing soccer. Nanaw went over to visit Chase. They played Roblox in his room and read Biscuit stories. Nanaw went to the grocery store with Mama to pick up emergency essentials because Mama still wasn't feeling well. Right before they left, Chase lay down on his bed and asked Nanaw to cover him up, which she did. She also arranged a lot of his stuffed "amamals" around him, especially Tee Tee and Biscuit. Mama said Chase threw up one more time. Nanaw hopes that everybody gets well really soon.
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Friday, November 16, 2018
On Friday morning, Mama gave Chase $5 to donate to a school charity so he could have a dress-down day on Friday. Nanaw had Chase put the money in his jeans pocket but as usual, Chase forgot to donate the money. So from now on, Nanaw is going to make sure to give the money to his teacher. Nanaw will give the $5 to Mrs. Neff on Monday. Poor Mama isn't feeling well at all. Nanaw and Mama both went shopping at Walmart at the same time, unbeknownst to one another. Mama saw Nanaw's car in the parking lot and called her so they could meet up. When Nanaw picked Chase up, he said they went outside for all three recesses, even though there was still a little snow on the ground. After school, Chase and Nanaw went to the Telegraph Road library, where Nanaw checked out six books for Mama, and Chase checked out eight books -- about weather, Pokemon and Minecraft. He got Cheez-its from the vending machine. Then they went to Walmart to see the shuge stuffed reindeer in the Christmas tree area. Nanaw bought Chase some M&Ms and a pack of Pokemon cards. Chase picked out a cute little stuffed loofah dog toy for Nanaw to give Sam for Christmas. Chase stayed late at Nanaw's house so Mama could rest and get better and so Daddy could work late and then go to a happy hour. Chase and Nanaw watched Aladdin, and Chase played on the laptop and with his Pokemon cards.
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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Mama called Nanaw first thing Thursday morning and said that Chase was so excited about the snow and having a snow day. She said he was making all kinds of plans of what he would do in the snow at Nanaw's house. Chase had his new snow boots on when he got to Nanaw's house, along with his scarf. Nanaw managed to get Chase to eat breakfast before going out to play in the snow -- at 7:30. Nanaw found his snowball maker and ice block maker, and he had a great time making snowballs (and throwing them at Nanaw) and blocks of snow. He also made snow angels and tried to shovel and sweep snow, especially when two boys stopped by and Nanaw paid them $60 to shovel her driveway. Chase spent a lot of time rolling around in the snow and laughing while doing it. At the end of the day, he'd gone outside to play in the snow four times. At one point Nanaw considered trying to figure out something he could use as a sled but then decided the hills at the sides of her house are too steep and dangerous. It was a wonderful, exciting day out in the snow for Chase and Nanaw. It was supposed to be the night for Biscuit's sleepover at the Columbia Library but they rescheduled it to next Monday because of the snow.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
When Nanaw took Chase to school, it took her longer than usual to hang up his backpack and coat in his locker, so he grabbed his water bottle and green folder from Nanaw and said, "I'm going in!" It was very funny. When Nanaw picked Chase up from school, he told her that they didn't have to go pick up a paper. He was referring to the times that he left a drawing out by the statue during recess -- very funny. Chase watched the weather channel when they got back to Nanaw's house. He was very excited to hear about the upcoming snowstorm. He was hoping for a snow day. For a long while, he played on the laptop while watching the weather channel -- multitasking at age 6 1/2. Later in the evening, Mama called Nanaw to tell her she'd been notified that ICS was having a snow day on Thursday but Chase didn't know about it because he was already asleep.
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Monday, November 12, 2018
Mama had the day off so she took Chase to school on Monday morning. Mama and Nanaw were planning to go to see the A Star is Born at Ronnie’s on Monday morning but Mama decided not to go because of the weather forecast for snow. She was afraid they would get snowed in across the river and wouldn’t be able to pick Chase up from school. So they’re going to go on Sunday afternoon instead. Nanaw returned all of Chase’s weather books to the Columbia library on her way to pick Chase up from school. After school, Chase and Nanaw watched the weather channel together. Chase is currently still obsessed with weather. He kept talking about the winter storm advisory. It’s really cute – he’s just like his Uncle Mike. He told Nanaw that he played Roblox by himself at first recess. At second recess, after a spaghetti lunch, he played with AJ, and a kindergartner hit both of them. They told Mrs. Sullivan about it. At third recess, the class stayed in their classroom because it was snowing outside. Chase said he played Math Racing on an iPad and that he was a champion. On the way out of school to Nanaw's car, he kept trying to catch a snowflake on his tongue and finally did. So Nanaw took pictures of him trying to catch snowflakes on his tongue. He wore his new shoes from shoe Carnival to school today; he said Brady had new shoes also. Nanaw told him that Brady got his new shoes at the same place Chase did.
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