Monday, September 29, 2014

have a world party on the day you came to be

Q turned 6!! I just can't believe it. She is the best thing ever, and brings me joy on a daily basis. She is full of kindness, laughter, creativity, drama, and love. She is my sidekick and I really enjoy hanging out with her.





a basket of shells=heaven

more beanie boos


her own microscope


birthday cone instead of cake
All about Q:


1.What is your name? Qiana Tamara Bates
2.Do you have any nicknames? Q, Qooby dooby doo, Q monster, sugar plum
3.How old are you? 6
4.What is your favorite color? Pink, I mean yellow
5.What is your favorite movie? The Muppets most Wanted
6.What is your favorite TV show? Jessie on Disney Channel
7.What is your favorite thing to eat? Your macaroni and cheese
8.What is your favorite drink? Milk
9.What is your favorite snack? Crackers
10.What is your favorite treat? Vanilla Ice Cream
11.What is your favorite game? Minion Rush
12.What is your favorite toy? Beanie Boos
13.What is your favorite animal? Turtles, cause Donatello is ninja turtle
14.What is your favorite song? Give it to you (muppets most wanted)
15.What is your favorite book? Uh-Oh
16.What is your favorite thing to do outside? Collect stuff
17.What is your favorite thing to do inside? Watch tv
18.What is your favorite part about school? Recess and going on the bus
19.What is your favorite place? Disneyland duh!
20.What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Beanie boo
21.What do you want to be when you grow up? A scientist. Because Donny is a scientist.
22.Who is your best friend? Dirk, cause Sydney doesn't want to play with me.
23.What makes you happy? Family, tv, playing dress up
24.What makes you sad? When mom yells at me
25.What makes you laugh? Jokes, mom tickling me

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Be true to your school

Q (and I) am loving all the cool things that happen at an elementary school. We are big fans of spirit week, school carnival, classroom parties, and field trips. Q always wants to be involved and I love that I get to do things with her.

Q's school picture!


This was Q's idea for her first crazy hair day. She said "I always have crazy hair, we should boring hair day". So we came up with this common hair style instead. She loved it!



Her school carnival was a lot different than the ones I remember having as a kid, but she had lots of fun and earned enough tickets to bring home a couple new pieces of crap. haha



 On her second crazy hair day, we did a lot of research and she came up with a few ideas. Then we remembered all the flowers she had and thought up this nature inspired hair do.

I was lucky enough to chaperone her first class field trip to the pumpkin patch, and it was so fun. I had a cute little group to watch over, one being Sydney (Q's closest friend) and another being Dirk (a cute boy Q was actually in preschool with)



Q and Sydney have a dramatic friendship for only being 6 haha. Sydney is super in to boys, and often tells Q she's not her friend anymore when she gets a new "boyfriend"...yep, there are only 6.























Saturday, September 13, 2014

Then Labor Day came and went And we shed what was left of our summer skin

I think it's so funny that we start school, have a few days, and then break for labor day. Growing up, school always started after labor day. It was a clear end to summer with a new beginning of the school season.  But it was nice to spend some time with Kim and Elsie and hang out. We went for a bike ride near their house and it was such a great day. I even rode a bike, something I haven't done in YEARS! But I didn't fall, and actually quite liked it, and will probably buy my own little cruiser bike some time.





On another break from school, we hit up the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point. We had heard such good things about it, and it did not disappoint! It was so fun. The girls had a blast and so did Kim and I. There was so much to see, and do, and learn. It was awesome!

wind tunnel awesomeness


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when moving this sand around it would create mountains, and water


making the girls learn about energy


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can't go wrong with some props, camera, and script


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They had this cool room with digital instruments to play. The girls were laying down some sick beats

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we made the girls go in the dark maze by themselves....it was hilarious to watch on the screen. Here Q is asking for help! haha

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Q wasn't too sure about this rope bridge...but she did it. 


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