I had to go up to my parent's house this weekend to go to a school. I took Sora for the weekend and it turned out that we had to stay an extra day. Sora loved playing with Willow (and grandma and papa of course), riding her new 20" bike, and exploring the frigid beach.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
A few pictures from life lately:
Sora, busily editing her friend's story. They created a movie during her sleepover and her friend continued the story through a screen play. Sora is a phenomenal speller, so here she is correcting her friend's spelling.
Sora was motivated to do some more snowshoeing, so hopefully we will be going soon with Kyle (and without other children who dominate the conversation in ways Sora does not appreciate).
Sunday, February 12, 2017
I decided for some reason to let Sora invite 4 little girls over to have a sleepover for her 8th birthday. I honestly thought some would decline, but we had a full house and it went better than expected. The girls had a blast! After a lot of playing (they chose to create their own horror movie which was more comedy than horror) and making pizza, we headed to the ice rink. Sora helped her friends skate and loved how her body just remembered what to do from last winter.
|Ice skating while showing grace and courtesy to a friend|
|Sora's birthday pavlova|
Right after Sora's friends left, her grandparents arrived for another party. We gave Sora a robot (she requested a remote control car, and the programmable robot also had a remote, so it was the perfect gift). She had to help Kyle put it together.
She also requested a sled, which my parents provided. She had a lot of fun in the backyard (other than when she rammed the fence and the trees). Kyle built a berm to protect them from each other and Sora built a jump.
I can't believe my tiny child is now 8 years old, but I'm sure every parent says that with every birthday. She is still funny, and is learning a lot of new tricks (piano, Spanish, and ukulele are some of the things she has been practicing at home). She likes blue, purple, black and grey. She still eats like a horse but is slightly picky about certain ingredients (she doesn't like brussels sprouts - can you believe it?). She is an amazing speller and reader but math isn't her favorite. She is timid but loves to hug everyone she knows. She is a fierce competitor and is very upset when she loses. She is goofy and complex and knows her way around my music on the phone. That's Sora in a nutshell - amazing and diverse!
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Our January flew by. Between ski trips to White Pass, for fun and school, a swim meet, lots of snow days and delayed starts, the book sale, and being sick, there hasn't been a lot of downtime lately.
Some highlights lately (in reverse order):
Skiing as a family at White Pass. The first time EVER that the three of us have gone and skied (or snowboarded) all day. Sora rode every lift (except the bunny hill)!