Havana’s first basketball game of the season. The 2nd grade girls played the 2nd grade boys, coached by Bobby.
Havana lost her 8th tooth, just weeks after losing her 7th.
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.
- 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.
We went to the parent-teacher conferences for Havana and Hudson. Both are doing great.
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:
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.
While leaving, we found Hudson’s story drawing:
…and Havana front-and-center in the school fundraiser campaign poster:
Havana lost her 7th tooth tonight. It’s been 7 months since she lost her 6th tooth.
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.
Havana: “I’m excited about 1st grade because there’s homework!”