During conference this year, Hannah started learning how to knit with the little poem, "In through the front door/run around the back/out through the window/off jumps Jack." She did very well. Hannah had a great month at school She has some great friends named Ara, Roxy, Luke, Emily, Alaina, Nathan, Makayla, and Neela. She never wants to come home after school, she just wants to play with the staff kids. Hannah has been having fun writing stories and passing messages back and forth to her friends on her Google account that Mr. Turney set up for everyone. Hannah earned the Golden Rule award in her class along with Luke Evarts. She had a great time when Grandma came to visit while Mommy and Daddy were in New York. Hannah got to meet a real author, Lindsey Leavitt, who signed a book for her. She also got the neat opportunity to attend a rally for Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. She thought that was pretty amazing. For Halloween Hannah wanted to be a Pokemon called Eevee, but since costumes weren't readily available our friend Lindsey made us the most adorable one. It was a huge hit, and she got to go to two different trunk or treats and then trick or treating with the family.
Paige is doing fantastic in school. It seems like her reading has improved overnight, and she is proving herself to be a very intelligent girl. She's also (occasionally) sneaky, and will award herself Class DoJo points when her teacher isn't looking. She wants to live up to the good example her older sister is setting. Paige loves working on Lexia, and is actually pretty incredible on the piano. She is extremely creative and artistic. Paige went on her first field trip to Springs Preserve and had a great time. Paige wanted to be a Pokemon like Hannah and picked Zubat. Lindsey Patten made her a DARLING Zubat costume that she wore day and night.
Sam is such a great kid, and super independent. He loves to get himself breakfast, snacks, and settles down with the ipad, or his hot wheels and can keep himself entertained for hours. Sam is especially into Star Wars lately, and was gifted a few light sabers. We'll be walking around the grocery store and he'll burst out singing the Imperial March. He doesn't mean to make mischief, but sometimes its a natural consequence of being two. Sam was one of a hundred Ash Ketchums in our neighborhood, but he was the cutest one.
Jonathan is changing drastically. He turned six months old in October. He truly is the icing on our cake. Beloved by all. He's crawling everywhere, getting into everything, and curious about his surroundings. When we got home from our New York trip his eyes welled up with tears and got all red, and his chin started to quiver. He never actually cried, but his emotions were very apparent. He loves nursing and got right back into it when we got back. He smiles at everyone he meets, he has two front teeth. He started eating baby cereal but isn't very good at it. He even got his first haircut in October and it grew him right up. Jonathan has even started pulling himself up onto all the furniture and he is so pleased with himself!
Adam and I had a fantastic time in New York for our anniversary/birthdays seeing HAMILTON! It was amazing. Even though it was a quick trip we crammed a ton in, like seeing the 9/11 memorial and museum, riding bikes and taking paddle boats around central park, eating delicious food, and taking a whole Hamilton pilgrimage tour.