November 13, 2015

Preschool Picture

June is growing and growing.  Here are some of the things she's been up to since school started:

Creating | collages, rainbows, hearts, messes, songs, and forts.

Reading | June has memorized some of her favorite books, like Knuffle Bunny and Madeline, and likes to read them out loud.  She also likes to take turns reading other books - you read one page and she "reads" the next.

Playing | Uno, Go Fish, and Memory.  June is quite the cardshark with Uno.  She frequently wins against grown-ups, even when they are trying their hardest to beat her.  June is also having fun with the "Happy Feet" soccer program at school.  She continues swimming lessons, where she is the youngest kid in the Youth 3 level and is working on side breathing with her crawl stroke.

Learning | June is connecting letter sounds with words.  Each week at school they focus on a new letter and she is able to brainstorm words that start with the letter all on her own, a big change from last year. June, "Fffff....fridge!  Oh, I got a good one, fish!  And fart!"  Me, "Yes, but what other word do we use in our house, June?"  June, "Toot, but that starts with T!"

Dreaming | June's nightmares frequently involve wolves, so certain books and movies are off limits for now.  Her dreams often involve Grandma T.  "Last night I had a dream that Grandma T, and you, and Mommy Teriann, and me were all in a castle together!"

October 25, 2015

J-Team Weekends

June and I have packed a lot into our weekends this month.  Apartment living means many trips to the park and getting out to visit our friends and family. Here's a snapshot of what we've been up to.

Snappy Dragon / park / Inside Out 3D:

Hailey's soccer game / park / family dinner with Mommy Teriann:

Pumpkin Bash Zoo Day with Etta:

Dinner with Mommy Teriann, Kaili and her family:

Play date with Bruno and Nina / more park time with Jonathon:

It takes a lot to wear her out, but I think I've done it!

September 26, 2015

Great-Grandpa Ross

On January 5, we drove to La Conner to say goodbye to June's Great-Grandpa Ross.  Grandpa wasn't awake, but June tucked her blanket and stuffed animal in by Grandpa to show him some love. He passed away the next day, 101 years and 1 month from the day he was born.  As June processes that Grandpa Ross won't be in her life, she uses language that he is "in her heart" - as she learned with the deaths of her Grandma and Great-Grandma last year.  Each time we talk about feeling sad or missing Grandpa Ross, I think of this photo.  It was taken the first time these two met each other.