Another cold day and winter coats for Chase and Nanaw even though it's the first day of spring. Chase and Nanaw were running late, and the bell rang as they were hurrying down the hall. When Nanaw picked Chase up, she asked Chase whether the class went on the field trip to release the birds but both Chase and Mama said that was supposed to be Wednesday, not Tuesday. And later Mama sent Nanaw an e-mail from the principal giving the details about the field trip on Wednesday. Nanaw will ask Mrs. Herrmann about volunteering in class on Wednesday -- probably not but maybe they need help on the field trip. After school, Chase and Nanaw went to the post office, to the tax office where Chase got lots of candy, to the cemetery, to get gas, then to the library where Chase of course went to the "bending machine." Nanaw got to keep Chase for an extended time while Mama took a nap (she has a sinus infection and still doesn't feel well) and Daddy went bowling. Chase asked Nanaw to get out the Lincoln Logs for him to play with. Twice he made houses all by himself -- he did a great job, and Nanaw was very impressed. Chase and Nanaw had a fire and a candle while they ate dinner. Then Nana gave Chase a bath and took him home.
Monday, March 19, 2018
It was cold Monday morning when Nanaw took Chase to school. Both of them hurried into school to get warm. When Nanaw went to pick Chase up from school, it was raining rather hard so Nanaw took both Cardinals umbrellas with her -- one for Chase and one for Nanaw. Chase had great fun jumping in the water puddles, no matter how many times Nanaw asked him not to. Nanaw had originally planned to go to the library after school but decided not to because of the rain. When they got home, Chase and Nanaw played in his room, and Chase watched Chase TV. Nanaw had Chase go through his sight words, and he did a wonderful job. He knew them all and said them immediately -- like he didn't have to think about it at all. Very amazing. Chase told Nanaw that Tuesday is the first day of spring and that he learned that in school today. He had brought the white and purple bunnies back to Nanaw's house but decided they needed to go home with him for an additional sleepover. Chase said maybe they would come back to Nanaw's house on Friday. Chase said he wanted to have a sleepover at Nanaw's on Friday so he could watch Ready Set Go on Chase TV. The first two pictures below are from Friday's St. Patrick's Day celebration in Chase's class.
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Sunday, March 18, 2018
Mama said Chase had a really good time at the hockey game last night. He sat next to Jackson, and they had fun together. They each had a pretzel at different times during the game and shared with each other. Mama and Daddy decided to stay for the whole game, and Chase got to bed late. On Sunday morning, Mama said Chase was a bit cranky so Mama and Daddy had him take a nap in the afternoon. When Nanaw came over for dinner, Chase was in a really good mood, and Nanaw had lots of fun with him. Once again, they drew pictures, worked in one of his workbooks and read one of the Berenstein books. Dinner for Chase was mini corn dogs and butter bread. Mama, Daddy and Nanaw had French onion soup with lots of cheese. Very yummy. In the evening, Mama and Nanaw went to ScottTrade Center for the Eagles concert. Daddy and Chase drew pictures, and Nanaw is sure there was also some tablet time involved.
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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Nanaw went to visit Chase on Saturday morning; she took along the two baby bunnies from Dollar Tree so they could spend the weekend with Chase's two baby bunnies. Nanaw also brought along Chase's workbooks. Nanaw asked Chase to come sit at the kitchen table with her, and he did. He got his blue box of markers and crayons out of his room, and for awhile, Chase and Nanaw drew pictures of all kinds of fruit. Chase called the drawings their "creations." He used phrases like, "As you can see," which makes him sound like his teacher, Mrs. Hermann -- very cute. Then they got out the workbooks and took turns doing a page (just like Chase wants to do in reading books -- he reads a page and Nanaw reads a page). When Mama got home from the grocery store, she was excited to show Chase and Daddy the green serpent / snake bread she bought for St. Patrick's Day. Chase was excited, too, and wanted a piece right away. Chase went to get his stuffed snake out of his room and Mama took a picture of Chase with the snake bread and the stuffed snake. In the evening, Chase went to the Blues hockey game with Mama, Daddy, Aunt Becca, Uncle Stan, Aunt Kristin and Uncle Chris.
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Friday, March 16, 2018
When Nanaw took Chase to school on Friday, she and Chase said Happy Birthday to Joey. He says he's seven. Nanaw gave him a hug and took his picture. Then Will came over and gave Nanaw a hug so Nanaw took his picture also -- so sweet. After school, Chase wanted to play with his clipboard. He said he was going to find out if his people wanted hot lunch or cold lunch. He lined his stuffed animals up on the couch and wrote down their choices on a piece of paper on the clipboard. It was very cute. He played with his marbles for awhile and then watched Chase TV (a.k.a. one of the PBS stations). Nanaw called Mama to tell her she had changed her mind about dinner and that she would eat something from the fish fry at school. Nanaw took the Berenstein books from the library with her, along with the four workbooks she bought at Dollar Tree. While they were waiting for Daddy to get home with the food, Mama, Chase and Nanaw sat at the kitchen table and Chase read the soccer book -- he read a page and Nanaw read a page -- Chase's favorite way of reading a book.
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When Chase got to school on Thursday, the classroom was in chaos. Evidently, the leprechauns came overnight. They brought balloons and streamers and strips of construction paper were all over the floor. The leprechauns also emptied the totes on each table of crayons and pencils. The boys and girls were over the moon excited. Mrs. Herrmann claimed to know nothing about the leprechauns' visit -- wink, wink. When school was over, Chase came out wearing one red glove. Nanaw asked where he got it, and he said it was near the lost and found. Fortunately, the other glove was in his winter coat, which Nanaw had at her house to sew, along with a pair of his uniform pants. Chase and Nanaw went to Dollar Tree and bought another bunny, this time a white one, along with a clipboard, a ball, another workbook and an Easter Tic Tac Toe game. When Chase and Nanaw got home, all by himself, Chase painted the Easter egg he got at Dollar Tree on Wednesday, then hung it on his Christmas tree is his room -- so smart and so cute.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Chase was excited because it was Wednesday -- the day Nanaw comes to work in his classroom and the day he has computer class, his favorite. In today's class, the boys and girls made data graphs. They counted the different colors of Skittles and recorded the information on a special paper. Then they got to eat the Skittles. Nanaw didn't get to see them eat the Skittles because they were going to do that after recess, and Nanaw left when they went out to recess. They are the sweetest boys and girls and Nanaw really enjoys volunteering in Chase's class. Once again, Chase gave Nanaw an unsolicited hug when she arrived. After school, Chase and Nanaw went on a bunch of errands. They went to the cemetery, the gas station, the Dollar Tree on Telegraph Road, the library and the Dollar Tree on Lemay Ferry.
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