When Nanaw took Chase to school on Tuesday morning, she verified with Mrs. Neff that she would come to class to volunteer on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. Mrs. Neff said she would provide the book and that Nanaw would be working with a small group. Brady took Chase's water bottle again and gave it to Nanaw. Chase was not happy about it, and Nanaw told Brady not to take Chase's water bottle anymore. Chase had a major adventure in the afternoon. He and Nanaw went to the Columbia library for "Tales to Tails" -- a program for reading to dogs. The dog was a black lab named Fred, and he was wonderful and friendly and gentle. Chase read a book titled "Pugs in a Bug." Nanaw and Chase soon learned that they couldn't say Fred's name because when you did, Fred got up from his bed where he was laying and would come over to be petted. It was very cute. Chase did a great job of reading the book and only had to sound out a few words. He had a great time and said he wanted to come back next month. Nanaw took lots of pictures to send to Mama. Daddy picked Chase up from Nanaw's house because Mama was at her hair appointment. Chase forgot Tee Tee so Nanaw took Tee Tee home to Chase. Daddy was going bowling and he took Chase with him to the bowling alley. Mama was going to pick Chase up there.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Chase was in a cute, funny mood on Monday morning when Nanaw picked him up. He was teasing Mama and laughing a lot. Mama and Nanaw really like it when he's in a good mood like that. When Nanaw took Chase to school, she had fun with Amelie, Henry and Evan about how short they sharpened their pencils. On the way home from school, Mama told Nanaw that she'd emailed Chase's teacher Mrs. Neff and arranged for Nanaw to volunteer in Chase's class. Nanaw is going to read to the class every Thursday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Chase was very excited about that and so is Nanaw. Mama said it was Daddy's idea, and Chase told Mama to tell Daddy thank you for his plan. At Nanaw's house, Chase played with his Winnie the Pooh computer for a long while, then he and Nanaw went into his room to play. When Nanaw took Chase home, Daddy was still at work so Mama told Chase they would work on his homework and get it done before Daddy got home. Mama told Nanaw Chase did not like that very much but once he got started with the homework, he stopped fussing and seemed to enjoy the schoolwork. It's always that way with the little fellow.
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Sunday, September 16, 2018
When Nanaw went to visit Chase on Sunday evening, he was out jumping on the trampoline with Daddy. He has new thing where Daddy jumps and that makes Chase jump too. It's very cute. Of course, he didn't want to come in for dinner. Mama made chicken spaghetti (or psketti as she called it when she was a little girl). Nanaw took a small portion at first to see if she liked it. And she did so she took a larger portion and then took home leftovers. Mama took the tomatoes out of Chase's serving but he still fussed about eating it. It took him a long while to eat but he finally ate most of it. After dinner, while Mama was cleaning up the kitchen, Chase and Nanaw played school. He did a math page and did well with it. He's good at math. Then he read a Biscuit story from the big Biscuit book -- Biscuit's Happy Birthday Party. After they were done with school, everybody went for a bonus walk for Sam. Chase rode his bike and did a really good job.
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Nanaw went to Chase’s soccer game at Holy Trinity in Fairview Heights. Uncle Joe and Jackson came to watch the game, which was fun. Chase played a really good game, going after the ball and staying on top of it more than he has been doing this season. He almost made his first goal of the season and that was exciting. On the way home, he asked Nanaw if she could stay a little while and play ROBLOX when they got back to his house. Nanaw said yes but that she would have to play on her phone because she hadn’t brought her iPad along with her. Chase wanted her to go home and get the iPad but Nanaw said the phone would work just fine. In the afternoon, Chase went to Camden’s (a boy from the other first grade class) birthday party at the Columbia bowling alley. Mama sent Nanaw two pictures, and it looked like Chase was having a good time. Mama told Nanaw about their excitement on Friday evening. Brady’s parents and Hunter’s parents did a surprise visit and they all had a party at Chase’s house. Evidently, they dumped all of Chase’s toys out on the living room floor, and Mama said you couldn’t walk in the living room. But everybody had a good time, and that’s all that matters.
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Friday, September 14, 2018
Chase and Nanaw played in his room before school on Friday morning. They also played in there after school, doing what Chase called building a city. Part of the city was one of the twin towers; also a pizza building and an ice cream shop. Chase is a very creative little fellow. He got another positive point from his teacher on Friday; that makes three for the week. One for controlling his voice, one for concentrating and one for cooperating. Good job, Chase. Uncle Mike came to cut the grass, and Mama came to pick up Chase, and everybody got together in the kitchen to have snacks and talk. Chase told Mama and Uncle Mike that he wanted Pizza Hut pizza for dinner, with pepperoni and sausage, and also bread sticks. Mama and Uncle Mike showed Chase and Nanaw pictures and videos of Uncle Mike's dogs apache and Cheyenne, Uncle Mike in the swimming pool retrieving a beach umbrella, a video of Chase from four years ago, and lots of random pictures. It was great fun.
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
On Thursday morning before school, Chase was in his room at Nanaw's playing with toys and watching TV. He told Nanaw he would play for awhile longer rather than getting dressed for school. Nanaw laughed but disagreed and made sure Chase was dressed and ate breakfast before they left for school. Nanaw took Sidney Crosby the Cat to the vet for his checkup, and he was really frightened. One of the techs, Lisa, managed to calm him down. It turned out that she fostered Sidney along with two of his siblings while they were awaiting adoption. The vet told Nanaw about the three kittens that people from the vet adopted -- two had six toes like Ernest Hemingway's cats. They named them Midnight, Echo and Gidget -- cute names. When Nanaw picked Chase up from school, he told her he had chicken fries for lunch, and they were good. He said he was going to ask Mama to learn how to make them. He was also unhappy and crying about a boy taking his water bottle from him. It happens a lot, and he said he was going to have Mama talk to him. He also said the boy pushed him. So Mama has a lot to take care of it. After school, Chase and Nanaw played in his room with one of his race tracks and cars and with his classic Legos.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
When Chase got to Nanaw's house on Wednesday morning, he told her he was going to the computer lab. That means Pawpaw's bedroom where Nanaw's laptop and desktop are. Funny little fellow. He played the new app for first graders called Raz-Kids. He did a lot of reading and answering questions and earning points. On Monday he got a good mark from his teacher for controlling his voice. On Wednesday he got a good mark for concentrating. So far he's doing well -- much better than at the beginning of school when he had to go to the observation deck and then out in the hall for a timeout. After school, Chase and Nanaw went to Dollar Tree again. Chase said he wanted to get another toy for Biscuit. Then he said, "And maybe a toy for me." So funny. When they got home, Nanaw tried to get Chase to do his math homework but he wanted to do it with Mama. Nanaw got him to do the first page but then he said he would do the other page with Mama so Nanaw said yes. Somehow he came up with the idea to make a trivia game. He got out some cards from the desk drawer and wrote various words on them. Nanaw wasn’t sure what he was doing but it was very interesting.
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