A week later we finally got some good snowman snow. So, after we shoveled (work before play, and all that)…
We worked together to create this lovely snowgirl named Marshmallow:
You can tell how pleased Edith is with it just by the smile on her face. I'm so glad we got a chance to make it together.
A few days later, Edith and I were able to go watch Bud compete in his school's geography bee. He was one of only 2 fourth graders in the school bee, with 4 fifth graders and 4 sixth graders who all won their class bees. It was really fun (and nerve-wracking!) to watch. We're so proud of Bud for taking part, and the icing on the cake was that he placed 3rd, being beaten out by two of the 6th graders. Way to go, Bud!
When she came out in this outfit one morning, the conversation we had made me so happy: "So, you think this goes pretty well together, huh?" She looked back over her shoulder and replied, "Of course! It's unicorns, flowers, and mouse!"
Just a few days later, though we went out for a fun walk with Big. We stopped to take some photos of ourselves and I said, "Let's make funny faces!"
They totally hung me out to dry! Thanks, kids.
Edith and I were stoked to get the chance to go see Bud compete again, this time in the school spelling bee. Bud totally rocked it, tying for 4th place! The girl they had reading the words pronounced things a little weirdly, though, so both Bud and a friend ended up getting out on words they knew, but couldn't tell that's what she said. Total bummer, but now they know to take the time to ask for a definition and that the word be used in a sentence! So proud of you, Bud!
The month of January ended up being a pretty fun and exciting one. I mean, how could it not be great when I get to hang out with this girl? Cutie pie. One night I was helping Edith brush her teeth when suddenly she put her hand to her chest and said,
Edith: "My heart is beating really fast. I can feel it."
Me: "You can? Is it beating faster than normal?"
Edith: "Yes. Maybe I'm going to die."
"Hmmm…I don't think you're going to die. I hope not, anyway. Do you feel okay?"
Edith: "Yeah. Maybe I'm turning invisible. That's probably what it is."
Me: "Yeah, probably."