Back to school

September 3rd, 2008

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Hazel was about jumping out of her skin this morning, ready for third grade! Of course, having her best friend Rachel in her class (only 2 seats away!) is what she’s most excited about. Hopefully, the teacher will mind the warning we gave her (and rachel’s parents also gave!) and be on top of their chattiness quick.
This year, for the first time, we went school clothes shopping. It was a lot of fun and Hazel picked out some really cute stuff. I’ll be posting her new outfits over the next week or so. See extended post for today’s full outfit.
Zel’s other activities are starting up now too: art, girl scouts and soccer. She took art class last year and really, really enjoyed it, so we’re continuing this year (I should post her artwork from last year!). Soccer started up last week, and this year it’s 5-a-side, with goalies! She actually dove for a ball while in goal during scrimmage, but forgot to call for it, so got the ball kicked into her stomach. She shrugged it off and continued on (that’s our girl!).
For Girl Scouts, she’s a brownie again this year, and is looking forward to cookie sales, since she wants to go to camp for a whole week next summer and knows that means selling more cookies! She attended 3-day camp this summer, and was able to fully pay for it with her cookie credits. She was proud of herself, not only for being able to pay for it herself, but for spending two nights away from us, with complete strangers!
We will try to keep this space more current, but you know how life is.. it just keeps happening, even when you’re not documenting it!

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Our Little Helper

August 25th, 2008

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sweet pink princess or demon possessed vacuumer? either way, the couches were de-furred!

Another new look for Hazel

March 17th, 2008

Hazel now sports the sophisticated bi-focal look

Hazel the Brownie and her best friend, Walter

March 10th, 2008

Hazel the Brownie
With her best friend, Walter
Is Walter helping with that computer game?
Or is he just looking for love?

dualling guitars

February 24th, 2008

Hazel got a guitar from her Auntie Auntie Linnie for her birthday. On New Year’s Eve, we entertained the family. Eventually, we’ll even be able to play songs together.

Valentine’s Dance

February 7th, 2008

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zelly and her bopa all dressed up for the dance

Tree Trimming

December 5th, 2007

We decorated our tree tonight and zelly worked so hard that she burned up all her energy and just faded away….

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Junior Couch Potato

November 12th, 2007

Hazel, looking fashionable and relaxed.

self-portrait October 2007

October 30th, 2007

Hazel drew this picture of herself a few days ago. Note the ‘jazzy’ pants and the fashionable shirt and belt.

Lost Tooth!

May 21st, 2007

At nearly 7.5 years old, zelly has finally lost her first tooth.
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And here’s a fabulous close up:
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Last week, she showed us that a new tooth was coming in, but her tooth wasn’t loose yet! Thankfully, the next day it loosened up (a lot!) and was out within a few days. Here, you can see the new tooth:
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Zelly put her tooth under her pillow for the tooth fairy after the following discussion:
z: Mama, how does the tooth fairy get under my pillow?
me: well, that’s a good question! I don’t know, since I was always asleep when she came.
z: hrm. okay.
The tooth fairy left a gold dollar coin. According to zelly, some kids are getting $10 for a tooth… I guess the fairy that comes to our house is a bit more reasonable!