Just a few things Sis had going on at the end of last semester:
sponge paint artwork in Five in a Row class
a Cranberry Thanksgiving craft
for Five in a Row
In American History/Symbols and Traditions class, they talked about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
And they made these cute floats out of shoeboxes tied to a balloon.
before going in to sing
Christmas carols at the nursing home
We had a little time before picking up biggest brother from school, so we headed to the mall to Christmas shop. And drink tea.
We made a BINGO game from DLTK
and played it after dinner.
BINGO got pretty intense and competitive. Here are a couple of the winners' prizes.
pilgrim hats: Peanot Cups, frosting, and
one side of Newman's Own O's cookies
after the show
Christmas themed pattern block mats
Out and About
or her real class
practicing morse code
in another building
another room they especially had fun in was the kitchen
I mentioned in the last post that we attended Tampa Bay's Veg Fest, but I didn't include a photo. Here she was, making a veggie stamp painting.
We wanted to use our Busch Gardens passes one more time toward the end of December. (Sis and I are the only ones who had passes, and Little Brother is free.) We tried to visit new areas and do things we had never done before.
We took the long train ride all around the park. We, however, did go to Sesame Street Place, though, because it's probably C's favorite place in the world.
First eye appointment. He recommended glasses, although her prescription is pretty small.
running around downtown,
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
She has been taking dance and acting classes 4 days a week this school year. (This semester we are down to 3 days a week.) It started with a weeklong camp at the end of the summer. This picture was taken on that Friday when they performed the dances they had learned.
In November she was excited to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade at Wiregrass Mall in Wesley Chapel. She attended several special practice sessions to prepare for this.
The kids danced their number to Shake it Off several times during the parade, with a special performance in front of Macy's.
lyrical and musical theater night
During her recital week in December, visitors were invited to come watch the classes perform during the last 15 minutes of class. Since she was taking 6 classes (lyrical, musical theater, jazz, tricks & turns, cheer dance, and hip-hop), we were busy this week. It was fun to watch her, and performing is her favorite thing to do. Each night, families could gather for a little Christmas party after the recital.
jazz and tricks & turns night
American Girl Club
This was one day.
This was another.
"REAL" snow in Florida at the Symphony of Lights at Wiregrass Mall
At Ryan's family's Christmas in Illinois, she had more fun cousin time, including with a NEW cousin.
Grandma set out a table full of craft supplies and "trash" objects like boxes and cans. They created bird houses, wallets, ornaments - all kinds of things.
This was the sum total of our New Year's Eve celebration as we were enduring the last part of our very, very long car trip when the clock struck 12. Why does the trip home always feel so long and exhausting?
the states Sissy has visited
My states...although, after now that I'm looking, I forgot I have been in Michigan...and maybe Nebraska? I can't remember. I need a trip to Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire and the central north.
This was one of our favorite books we read this semester! It's very clever.