Thursday, December 15, 2016

Videos from 5th grade Christmas Concert

Here you go......

I will post some pictures I took of her on my camera later -- these were on my phone.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Microscope Mania STEM class at SSM

 This is the first STEM class this year that Isabel has been able to take at Shattuck. She just loves science and taking these classes there. Wish we could afford to send her there but tuition is the same as a private college. 😔

Parents can come back 15 minutes early for this 3 hr class to see what they learned. Her brother can't wait until he is old enough to go too.

They offer one every month during the school year and then hopefully they will bring back their day camp in the summer.
 She can't make January because of a cheer competition but is considering skipping a travel swim meet to discuss the Feb one. Hopefully she can make the April one. And May she is for sure signed up for. It is working with their big catapult.

Her friend Bennett spent the night at our house and went to the class together. She goes to a different school but they are on swim team together and are the same age and grade. Bennett is her BFF.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

2nd Cheer Competition (in Prior Lake)

Here is the video from her 2nd Cheer Competition. It is slightly different from the one they did before. They had to change one thing so they wouldn't lose points (not sure how all that works) and then they had to modify the lifts that one girl was in because she got her at the practice the night before. She is a base in 2 of the 3 group stunts that Isabel is in, although thankfully it wasn't in one of the 2 groups she is with Isabel with that she got hurt, so there was no question if one of the other bases did something wrong. The girl ended up going off the mat and falling on the wood floor with the flier falling on top of her (at least, that's what I was told.)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Band Started

For the last month since she found out that they would be starting be on soon she has been getting with excitement about getting her instrument and starting lessons. They now have started today and she had her first lesson. There isn't anyone else playing French horn so she gets one to use at home and then has another one to use at school so she doesn't have to transport it back and forth which she is very happy about it.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Cheerleading is from my phone

Wax Museum: Inspirational Famous Person - Ellen DeGeneres

Isabel and her group did a report on Ellen DeGeneres as their Inspirational Famous Person. As part of the presentation they participate in a "Wax Museum" and one member has to dress up like the person and say quotes from that person and the others have to give some timeline facts.

Cheer Pictures

Pictures of Isabel and her with some friends and her team at her first cheerleading competition.

Cheer Videos

Here are some cheer videos.....I didn't tape the one during the competition because I was trying to take pictures, so there are a few parts that Isabel isn't in the viewing area being recorded:

And this is from their last practice before competition.....I recorded this one.....You can see how they improved from this practice to today's competition (which they did have practice times before performing today)

Thursday, September 01, 2016

1st time at the MN State Fair

We took the Express Shuttle bus out of Bloomington. It cost $5 each RT and worked pretty well. 30 minute bus ride and we didn't have to fuss with traffic or parking. This is us on the transit bus.

We made it!!! First time for the this girl at the MN State Fair. She liked it a lot. There is so much to take in and we only did a very small fraction of it. 

She even allowed us to dress alike. Made this mommy happy.

I don't think she has ever seen the voice. The kids don't watch much Prime Time TV, mostly Netflix for them. But it was a photo opt, so why not!

We went to the Kare 11 News barn so we could try to be on the 4 o'clock news, which we were. It was a really cool experience to watch how they did a live broadcast. 

Some of the food we ate....a Candies Bacon BLT and a spicy (not really spicy at all) pork and rice bowl. They were 2 of the new foods this year at the fair.

We had the flavor of the year at the Dairy Barn , which was "Call Me Breakfast" which was a shake with donut chunks and sprinkles in it.

Isabel in front of the Princess Kay of the Milky Way carving out of butter for this year.

She certainly is a turkey. :)

 She thought this egg chair was neat. It was in the barn.

 More fair treats! Sno-Cone, cotton candy & candy sticks. Most of this came to the concert with us to have during that time and share with our friends.

Her first concert

Last year I had intended to take her to her first concert, also at the MN State Fair and we had tickets o Meghan Trainor. But then she needed vocal cord surgery and cancelled her tour and hasn't gone back on tour yet. So, we tried again this year. This time we saw Demi Lavato and Nick Jonas, with opening act Mike Posner. Like last year we went to see this with her friend Amelia her her mom Caitlin.
With her friend Amelia at the start of the concert. She wore her glasses so she could see better.
Another picture of her with Amelia during the concert.

Mike Posner was the opening act. We didn't think we would know anything other than his newest song, but we know 2 songs that were older. 

When Nick Jonas went on stage the crowd went wild. We had seats at the plaza level, which is the ground level and were pretty decent seats. Plaza LC, Row 26, Seats 5-8.

Isabel was just in awe of all the cell phone lights, she has no idea they used to be lighters. This one was taking during Nick Jonas.

Lots of flying sparks when Demi Lovato came out on stage. She sure knows how to make an entrance.
Isabel (was pretty dark and getting late by this point) and Amelia during Demi's performance.
Several pictures in a collage from Demi Lovato's performance, She played all the favorites and popular songs plus a few we had never heard.

The state fair does fireworks right after their grandstand concerts and it pretty much started 2 minutes after she finished. The fireworks were pretty nice, a nice bonus to see those and we didn't have to wait long.

Next time we will get seats further away in the stands so we have stadium seats instead. It was a little hard for the girls to see. Isabel had a great time and I was happy the weather was perfect for an outdoor concert, that could have ruined it if it was raining or we had sever weather. We were prepared with ear plugs and that made it so much better. I can't wait to take her to another concert.

Friday, August 12, 2016

VBS trip to Camp Omega

Isabel went to VBS Tu-Th this week. She had farm camp on Monday with her friend Bennett. She went to VBS with her neighbor friend Kaitlyn. This top picture they are playing Gaga Ball. 

They got to use the pool at Camp Omega while they were there. It was very hot and humid so it's good they had a chance to get wet. This is the first time they have done a field trip to Camp Omega with VBS. She didn't go to the program last night because she was at a hotel bday sleepover for Kaitlyn, if which she slept 1-7am, which might mean a cranky girl on the drive to WI.

Isabel is wearing a purple tie-dye shirt and a pink swimsuit in the pictures. Henry has on an orange tank top and bright blue swim shirt in the pictures. It is hard to get pictures of the group when kids are constantly moving.