Nov 09 2012

Hannah’s First Performance

Hannah had been practicing this song for a few days and although we got a few preview performances at home, her performance at school during the chapel service was even better.

Here’s the first song.

 

 

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Sep 13 2012

Hannah’s First Field Trip

One of the rites of passage for pre-schoolers is the field trip. Today Hannah went on her first one to a near by park. It was more of a way to get the kids accustomed to traveling together outside of class, and probably a way for the volunteer parents to get used to the organized chaos that is pre-school.

Dawn volunteered and went along with the class. There were enough adults so that it was 2 kids to each adult. But when I asked Dawn about her day, she said she had a new appreciation for Hannah’s teacher Ms. Vera. Watching Hannah was hard enough, but trying to track two kids running in opposite directions was exhausting. She doesn’t understand how Ms. Vera and Hannah’s other teacher Mrs. Silsby do it everyday.

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Hannah and Ms. Vera her teacher

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Hannah and her buddy Rycine

It’s amazing how small Hawaii is.  When we took Hannah to meet her teacher the week before school started, another student named Rycine came in.  Her mom happened to be friends with one of Dawn’s friends from the gym that we go to, but none of us had met before…or so we thought.

When I saw her mom, she looked familiar, but I couldn’t remember where I had seen her.    She recognized me as well, but couldn’t figure out where either.  Nothing seemed to connect.  After a day of racking my brain, I remembered.  She is the sister of one of Mary Beth’s best friends.  I had only met her once, back around 1998 or so.  Very, very, small world…

Saying grace before eating lunch.

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Sep 01 2012

Family Beach Day

It was a long weekend and Hannah and I had planned on going to the beach to relax, and Dawn had planned on sleeping in.  But Hannah’s pretty persuasive, so no matter how much Dawn tried to say no, Hannah persisted and ended up convincing Dawn to come out to the beach.

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During the morning, Hannah and I were in the water playing and Dawn grabbed the camera to take a couple of pictures.  Hannah decided that the normal pose wouldn’t do, so she decided to change it up a little with some of her own poses….

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Aug 25 2012

After another week of school, it’s time for the beach

Hannah finished another full week of school, and she loves her school, especially her teachers Mrs. Vera and Mrs. Silsby.  This week, Hannah’s molars started coming in and she was complaining about the pain to Mrs. Vera.  Her teacher pulled her to the side and prayed with her.  That meant so much to Hannah that she told us after school.  Later on in the week, Hannah was have tooth pain again and this time she pulled Mrs. Vera to the side to ask her to pray with her.

We also get daily reports on what Hannah did that day, whether she ate all her lunch, took a nap, and behaved.  So we always know what’s going on, and how Hannah’s doing.

But the biggest positive about her school is that everyday we pick Hannah up, Mrs. Vera will put Hannah in her car seat and give us a quick verbal update on her.  And we can tell that the two of them are forming a bond.

After a full week, Hannah and Dad decided to head off to the beach while Mom went out on a lunch get together with some of the mom’s from Hannah’s playgroup.  All the kids are growing up and going their different ways, but it’s good to see the friendships they formed still living one.

Here are some pictures from Dad and Hannah’s day at the beach.

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Aug 15 2012

It’s amazing what they pick up…..

Hannah was doing an imitation of something for her Mom today after being picked up from school.  It took a while for Dawn to figure it out, but she realized that Hannah was imitating the school staff on their walkie talkies, announcing which parents were pulling into the pick up area.  Dawn was able to catch this video of Hannah….

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