This past week I volunteered to be a "Listening Mom" in Carla's class on Thursday. It's my new Thursday afternoon thing to do and Carla is pretty excited about it. They are working on the accelerated reading program and so us Mom's come, listen to or help the kids read and then walk them through taking a comprehension test on the computer. I remember doing this even when I was a kid. I am happy to report that Carla is a very good reader :) We will be having a parent teacher conference next week, so I am looking forward to hearing about how she is doing in general.
This past Sunday we went to our friends Chad & Melissa's house to watch the playoff games. We were all rooting for the Broncos and the Seahawks and are super excited about our two favorite teams playing in the Super Bowl! Yay! I grew up loving the Broncos and Carla loves the Seahawks because the cheerleaders, mascot and band (Blue Thunder) came and visited us at the Ronald McDonald House in December of 2011, after we first moved to Seattle. The giant Seahawk scared the dickens out of Carla at first, but she was pretty excited about it a few seconds later. Mostly she loved the cheerleaders and I LOVED the band! Let's see if I can find some old pictures from that day...
|Photo op with the Seahawk!|
|Directly after meeting the Seahawk|
|Carla with the cheerleaders and Seahawk|
|Carla with the Cheerleaders. She LOVED this and they were so gracious to her.|
We enjoyed our time at the Ronald McDonald House... but couldn't stay for long because whenever Carla got sick her Plastic Bronchitis got scary bad and we were too afraid of her being on deaths door again.
Here are some cute pictures from the past couple of days...
|Carla, snuggling up Chad.|
|Carla's right hand was painted blue and green (for the Seahawks) and her left hand blue and orange (for the Broncos).|
|Carla and Bobby fishing a little bit yesterday.|
|The spectacular view (pictures really don't do it justice)|
|Sure do love these two.|
|Carla with her Great Uncle Len|
Life is good, and the further we get from all of the struggles the more we are being able to enjoy it again.