Sunday, March 20, 2016

Nevada Reading Week

Reed loves dress up days at school and I love that he loves dress up days at school--so you can be sure that we were ALL IN for Nevada Reading Week. Reed dressed up every day and we completed a large portion of the fun reading activities sent home for NRW. Ashie and Lila are just as heavily involved in dress up days as Reed is. They love to dress up for every spirit day and of course need to be pictured, too.

Monday was "hop, skip, and, and LEAP into reading" and we were directed to wear sweats and a shirt with words. This day seemed a little bit arbitrary but Reed was a huge fan of wearing chillers to school. He came downstairs and proudly pointed out his shirt, too, which is one of my absolute favorites.

Tuesday was dark vs. light--wear black and/or white. The dark vs. light alluded to Star Wars, so Reed was extra pumped that not only could he wear chillers again (he doesn't own any regular black shorts), he could also wear a black Star Wars shirt. I mean, talk about nailing the theme, right? Reed is generally a light side fan, but went to the dark side for the day in order to dress theme-appropriate.

Lila opted for the pink side.

 Wednesday was Dr. Seuss' birthday--so we could wear red and white from head to toe! Reed looked very Seussian, I thought. He came home wearing a paper cat in the hat hat and with whiskers glued to a popsicle stick, which only made him more awesome. Lila again missed the memo and, when she saw the boys putting on Ryan's socks, was certain that we were going for crazy sock day. So she opted for blue clothes and Mountain Dew socks. Of course.

Wednesday night was Bingo and book fair night, which we were all over. The kids were super pumped and had a fantastic time. Asher got a bingo early on, which was great for morale. I got a bingo a while later, and I let Reed claim the prize. At this point, both boys had book prizes and Lila did not. I'd put dinner in the oven with a delay start set, and knew we needed to by home by 6:30. Our final round came--and we literally got one number away from a bingo on three different boards. Alas, someone else had the audacity to get a bingo. And we had to go. When Lila realized that we were leaving, she immediately burst into tears because, "SHE DIDN'T CALL A NUMBER THREEEEEEEE!" Lila didn't actually need a number three, but since she is three she kind of thought that was her number. She proceeded to cry most of the way home, saying, "I wanted to winnnnnnnnnnn!" The boys were so sweet, offering to share books, but she would not be consoled. Over a week later, one of use mentioned bingo night and she started crying all over again! Silly goose.

Thursday was mustache day! Mrs. Lytle, the librarian and perhaps our favorite person at Forbuss, had given us tattoo mustaches for free because she's awesome like that. We were running crazy late Thursday morning, so I didn't get a picture of Reed in his mustache. I did forget to make him a lunch before we left home, and we got to school after the bell ring which totally stresses Reed out and which has only ever happened once before, so he went in to school crying because he didn't believe me when I told him I could make a lunch, bring the lunch to school, and the office would deliver it to him. (I did and they did. So there, Reed.) I actually felt really bad--I don't like when he starts the school day upset. I put a special note in his lunch with a penny taped to it to hopefully make up for the crazy morning! And after school, when I asked him if he was okay that morning or if he was upset going in to class he acted like he'd never been upset at all! This boy.

And Friday was Star Wars day! Lila still doesn't have a Star Wars shirt, so she borrowed one of Reed's. It went all the way down to her knees, but she was dressed like the boys and that was all she cared about! I forgot to take a picture until the end of the day, so poor Lila didn't make it in. You can kind of see her shirt in the second picture, though.

I honestly don't remember which day this was, but one day we read in the tub (for a reading week activity). We giggled ourselves silly and it was great.

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