Sunday, April 3, 2016
Grace came home with heart breaking news the other day. One of her classmates had informed the class that Bill the Lion at the zoo had cancer and that he was soon going to pass away. Grace's love for Bill the Lion goes back to when she was 1 year old. We would go to the zoo on almost a daily basis. Each visit she would only want to go to see Bill and nothing else. We would have to convince her to go to other areas and often time she would just fall asleep or close her eyes so she didn't have to look at other animals. Bill will be greatly missed by Grace and many other children of Fort Wayne.
There are many little ways to enlarge your world. Love of
books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy
Wherever you find Grace this is likely a book nearby. Grace loves to go to the library to look for new books. Her first choice is to go to the downtown library because they have a cool reading tower where she can take her books to read. This winter she has read: The Just Grace series, The Horrible Harry series, The Puppy Place series, The Magic Fairy series, The Magic Treehouse series and is now working on The Sisters Grim series. I've tried suggesting books to her, however she informs me that I do not know her as a reader like her teacher Mrs. Weber does. Thankfully Mrs. Weber has given her some books to quench her thirst for reading.
Grace started attending Columbia City Boy's Basketball games this winter. She already loves basketball because of Rich. However, she only gets to go to one IU game a year, but CC games became a close second. Grace likes to keep stats and tell how much a time is winning or loosing by. She will also start asking half way through the 3rd quarter if a team is far enough ahead to say they are going to win. Probably her most favorite part of the games are sitting up high and visiting the concession stands with Uncle Chris. She was heart broken with the loss at regionals this season, but is looking forward to next season already.
Monday, December 28, 2015
This year we did something a little different for Advent. Sonrise (Emmy's church) did something called as "The Christmas Experience." Each week we were given a word for the week and challenges to help us dig deeper. We learned the reason it is called Christmas, why we decorate Christmas trees, Who St. Nicholas was, and what Emanuel means.