Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013 - scary indeed

 And the costumes this year were Avenger's theme...Black Widow for 3rd grade.

 and a complex 5th grade group collaboration of M&Ms that took a satisfying couple months to plan...

Jaq and her teacher are ready for some candy.
 and a parade...
 She insisted mom dress up and wanted to go back to the 50's theme (said I could do odd/even  with the costumes)

By the end of the night they were pretty tired...

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Broken Arm

 Upon picking Jacqueline up from theater practice I noticed she was holding her arm funny.  When I asked her what happened she said "I don't want to tell you".

On our way to urgent care after a series of questions and short responses (and assurances that I wasn't mad) I finally got the story that she had fallen off the monkey bars during a short break.

Of course, we went for an xray that was visibly painful for her but she never cried.  In fact, she never mentioned the fall to anyone at the practice.
 but clearly you could see that the bone was broken.  She got 2 trips to urgent care, and 2 trips to the ER that night to finally end up with a splint and instructions to see the Orthopedist in a few days after the swelling went down.

 After some painful "manipulation" of her wrist she emerged with an orange cast and the words of wisdom that a "crooked cast is a straight bone".  OK then.

At this point when we asked her what she had learned from the ordeal she was quick to state that hanging upside down on monkey bars with pants was not a good idea as pants are too slippery.  Instead she recommends pulling the pants up so that your legs grip better.

A few weeks later she got another cast, this time she went for blue and it was much straighter.

Friday, October 18, 2013


 The PTA decided to kick off the year straight into fund-raising.  You can imagine my enthusiasm.

Kids were excited to do the walk-a-thon as ever, and thankfully the weather held as well.

Jacqueline and Sofia were quick to spot Ms. Chan walking.

Ashton on the other hand appears to be more excited about the orange slices as the photos show...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

AYSO Goofy Goobers

Soccer season this year only Ashton played.  She worked really hard this season getting the "golden gatorade" on more than one occasion for working hard on the field.

 Ashton was a solid team player, often recognized for listening and working hard both in the games and at practice.

 She played goalie for much of the season but by the end tended to prefer to play forward. 

And of course, what is a sporting event without fans?

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tae kwon do

 After several times asking we finally were able to get Jacqueline into Tae kwon do.  She is having a blast.
 Of course a big part of the appeal is having a BFF in the class with her.  Although it does appear this sport draws on a lot of her strengths.  Kicking, hitting, yelling, etc.  She really is a natural!