Tag: Havana

Havanas 9th & 10th teeth

Havana lost not one, but two!, teeth today. Gerene actually pulled them out for her. Havana decided to try an experiment: she told Gerene, Hudson and Eva not to tell me or Gay so she could see if the Tooth Fairy showed up. She has been suspicious that the Tooth Fairy is not real and that it is her parents that leave the note and money.


Impressively, she and her brother and sister kept it a secret all day and evening. The next morning, she announced that she knows the Tooth Fairy is real because she did visit! Her scientific method makes me proud. And she was very happy to have her belief in the Tooth Fairy restored.


It’s been 4 months since she lost her 8th tooth.

Field Trip to CenturyLink

Havana’s class took a field trip to CenturyLink field, the home of the Seahawks. Havana decided she wants to be a writer when she grows up because the sportswriters get great seats in the stadium and free food.

Interesting facts:

  • It takes all day to paint the field for a game for a football game, half a day for soccer games
  • For seismic reasons, the stadium consists of 8 “pie pieces” that don’t touch each other and are joined inside by movable plates that cover the gaps. There is only one place in the building that will shake in an earthquake
  • All 67,000 seats are washed before every game
  • There are 612 trash/compost/recycling bins at the stadium
  • It cost $50,000 to ship the Super Bowl XLVIII sign from New York


The kids dressed as Harry Potter characters. Hudson was Harry Potter, Havana was Hermione and Eva was Crookshanks, Hermione’s cat. The kids with Gerene and Cheryl:

This was the first year they all went up to the doors by themselves, we could stay on the sidewalk. They were all excited about sorting their candy and, of course, eating it and that lasted through the next morning too. After that, they forgot about the candy, just like previous years.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

We went to the parent-teacher conferences for Havana and Hudson. Both are doing great.

Hudson’s story:

Havana’s favorite feature about herself, her eye lashes:

Havana wrote a story about her first cross-country meet:

Interestingly, she thinks she used to live in Washington, DC. I think she gets confused between Washington, DC and Washington State and/or she thinks that because I grew up there she thinks she did too.

What Havana thinks of school:

Monday Morning Meeting

Havana’s 2nd grade class ran the (K-5, a.k.a. Lower School’s) Monday Morning Meeting this week, which is a big deal. They did a presentation on composting (only in Seattle!) and Havana gave the finalé, thanking everyone for coming, ushering the 5th graders out and reminding everyone to compost. TitleTitle

While leaving, we found Hudson’s story drawing:


…and Havana front-and-center in the school fundraiser campaign poster:


Happy Birthday, Havana!

Havana turned 7 today. After swimming lessons, we went to Havana’s favorite restaurant for birthday dinner: Pagliacci’s on Madison. She says it’s her favorite because “it has lots of windows” but I think it’s because of the cool make-your-own-flavored-Cokes machine.

Then we had cupcakes at home.


While leaving Pagliacci, we ran into Steve Wells, a guy we worked with at Microsoft who we haven’t seen in 15 years. Small city.