Saturday, September 25, 2010
The girls participated in Chillicothe's annual Kid's Day parade. This year, in honor of our chicken raising efforts, the girls decided to be a chicken and an egg. They were adorable, and even though they didn't win, we thought they were the cutest kids there!
Our little chicken and egg
Posted by O'Dell Girls at 3:08 PM
Tori started preschool this year. She is attending at the United Methodist Church in Chillicothe. While she isn't quite as fond of school as her big sister, she does have fun while she is there and she is learning tons!!!
Here is Tori at her Open House
Posted by O'Dell Girls at 3:01 PM
We made our annual trip to the Pershing Balloon Derby again this year. We switched things up a bit and went on Saturday night, which worked out really well. We sat with the Wagers family, which allowed the girls to have playmates and Mommy and Daddy to have adult conversation as well. It was, as usual, breathtaking. Emmalee hopes someday she gets to go up in one, and I hope, for her sake, she gets to experience that thrill as well.
Waiting patiently for the balloons to air up
Posted by O'Dell Girls at 2:53 PM
Where has time gone? Emmalee started first grade this year, and it seems like she should still be toddling around the house. She was ecstatic when she found out she got Mrs. Fox for 1st grade, but heartbroken when her BFF Lucy did not. Lots of tears were shed, which led this mama to do some quick thinking and set up a meeting place on the playground on the first day of school. Whew-crisis averted!!!
Emmalee and Daddy at Open House
Posted by O'Dell Girls at 2:39 PM
Posted by O'Dell Girls at 2:34 PM
Emmalee and Tori attended a soccer camp put on by a group of British soccer players. Emmalee lasted all week, and Tori lasted a day. Emmalee learned a lot, but she still struggles with being aggressive, as her coach even noted. He said the soccer field is no place for being polite, but he was, however, impressed by how nice she was on and off the field. I think aggression is just something that can't be taught.
Emmalee getting ready to play a game
Posted by O'Dell Girls at 2:26 PM
The girls and I returned to Deanna Rose Farmstead this summer. It was just as fun as last year, and Emmalee tried a few more things. Tori is still apprehensive about all of the animals, but maybe in another year or so...
The girls writing their names on the chalkboards in the school house
Posted by O'Dell Girls at 2:20 PM