“Let me tell you two things that are like freedom. Swimming is like freedom, and drawing is like freedom too… oh and reading. Reading is like freedom.” Avery 8-9-11. This was unprompted, first thing in the morning. I was quite happy with this revelation.
The other day we were watching a show called “Extreme Couponing,” where people use coupons to buy and store enormous amounts of food and household items only spending a few pennies. She commented, “Do you think she really uses all that stuff? She should give it to food bank.”
We were eating a cookie the other day and I asked her to clean up the crumbs. She asked me where the word crumb came from… hmmm… I told her how it was spelled, then she said, “Oh, so like a crumble.” Um… yes! Crumb is what happens when something crumbles.
In my opinion, Avery has had a great summer. This summer she wanted “go swimming a lot, and go on a few short trips.” She didn’t swim as much or as often as she would have liked, but we did get to go swimming a few times and even did one session of swim lessons. We did get a few “short trips” in too. We went to Hurricane Harbor (water park) & Magic Mountain (amusement park), that are about 45 miles away. We made is to Solvang, a Danish City about 70 miles away. She wants to go back and I do too, we didn’t have enough time there. We also made it to the local air show. Avery didn’t love it, but Sawyer did.
Avery is ready and excited to start first grade. She’s a little nervous since she doesn’t know who will be in her class or who her teacher is, but she’ll find out soon enough and be fine. She has a “wish list” of a few kids who she hopes will be in her class.