During a LONG wait for our table at the Nook. As usual, it was worth it!
Cookbook reading with Naomi
Mac and Cheese!
First, this is a letter he wrote for us:
Dear Mom and Dad
I want a party
I want to have fun
I want mom and dad to help me
I want to have cake
Here are some of the math "fact triangles" he is working on
And here are his vocabulary words for the week. I snapped this picture when I happened to drop by the classroom. Scrumptious is a good one for Quinn, right?
Finally, here is Quinn with his first take-home school project.
He had to take or draw pictures of places in the community, and discuss how they contributed to the community.
Not surprisingly, he selected a food theme for his photos.
His places were:
Dunn Brothers (coffee shop)
Mississippi market (grocery store)
The nook (restaurant)
and, Pearson's candy factory
Aside from school, Quinn also had a big week because he had his adenoids removed! The surgery went smoothly, and we were in and out of the hospital in four hours. We are very hopeful that this will help with his constant cough, and drawn-out colds. Already, we've noticed that his snoring is totally gone which is pretty amazing because he was a loud snorer!
Here is Quinn spinning on a chair prior to check-in. The U of M Children's hospital takes care of every detail, so they knew to put spinning chairs in the waiting room to ease kids' worries.
Here are a couple pictures prior to the surgery starting. You can see that Quinn was watching TV right up until surgery time.
It took Quinn a few days to heal, but overall he did really well. He had two popsicles and two juices in the hospital as soon as he woke up. Then, the minute he got home he had chocolate pudding, mac and cheese, eggs, frozen yogurt with hot fudge, and a fudgecicle.
So, all in all I think he views the surgery as a pretty good deal.
These pictures are from the U of M Math and Science Fair
And, finally, these pictures are from a cool new place Quinn and I visited today called Leonardo's basement. It is a workshop for kids where they can build things out of lots of random materials. He loved it, and we may try to sign up for a camp there this summer.
The girls have REALLY been enjoying playing at home recently, and will construct elaborate play sessions that last for hours. You can see a clip of one here
My favorite part is when Zahra yells "Arriba! Arriba!" which is Spanish for "hurry up". The girl does love Dora!