We didn’t get any snow all winter until yesterday and then 3-4 inches overnight. Schools were closed today after first announcing last night they’d be delayed 2 hours. I did some work, started a 3D print and then took Hudson, Havana and her friend, Hanna, out sledding. I also took the Discovery out for its first snow experience.
We attended Havana’s recital in the gym at Meany. She started playing cello last year and has continued into 6th grade.
Havana complained that math was too easy this year – which is great to hear after her struggles with and then dislike of math the last couple years – so Gay asked the Principal about it. It turns out that a mistake was made and her test results showed she should be in 7th grade math. So starting Monday, she is! Great job, Havana!
The 2018-2019 school year started today. Hudson is in Ms Andrews’ 5th grade class and Eva is in Mr Carroll’s 2nd grade class. Havana had Ms Andrews last year and Hudson had Mr Carroll for 3rd and 4th grades.
Hudson and Bowie are not in the same class for the first time and Hudson was upset and apprehensive about that. But he came out of school today all smiles and really likes Ms Andrews.
Eva and Iris are in the same class this year and almost all her friends from last year are in her class. She’s happy too.
The biggest change is that Havana is now in middle school. 6th graders started today without the 7th and 8th graders so they could get used to the school, multiple class rooms, lockers, etc without the bustle of other kids in the halls. Very cool idea. The school had a parent orientation at the start of school so we attended a presentation by the Principal and others in the morning. Havana was very excited to be going to middle school and she loved it too.
Gay and I also picked them all up after school and took them and friends to Hello Robin for ice cream, which it seemed every other parent also did, including Robin & Clay!
Havana turned 11 today. She had friends over on Friday for her Hamilton-themed party and we celebrated her birthday today.
Hudson and Havana both lost teeth today. We’re not sure which teeth these are, we’ve lost count and no one agrees on how many they’ve lost.
Hudson literally lost his lost tooth and pouted about it before finding it again. Hudson is the king of losing stuff before he even looks for it. 😏
Havana’s 11th tooth fell out. She lost her 9th and 10th two months ago.
When I was young, you got your ears pierced at a shopping mall store or, the way I did it, at home with ice and a needle. Today, tattoo parlors are the recommended place to go. For Havana’s 8th birthday, we let her get her ears pierced so this evening we went to Pierced Hearts.
Her doctor, Jeremy:
Painless and successful:
My beautiful daughter is even more beautiful.
Havana’s Girl Scout troop got to meet Ed Murray the Mayor of Seattle today (and Capitol Hill resident).
Hers is the first Girl Scout troop he’s met as mayor.
To start Havana’s 8th birthday, we went for brunch at The Grand Wailea:
Then we went down to the pool. The pool is very cool with caves, waterfalls and several different areas of varying depth joined by waterways. There’s also a beach area with sand for the little kids. Havana quickly met another girl and they spent the morning and afternoon going all around the pool and the slides. She got a bit of a sunburn on her face. Hudson and Eva stayed with us and we stayed in the kids pool area took them down the slides a few times.
For dinner, we went to a luau: