Wednesday, January 25, 2012

whether or not....

Recently, we have been working extra hard with Abbi on her school work, especially her spelling tests.  We made a chart to fill in each week with her score and she picked her own reward for an 8, 9, or 10 on her test.  Since last Friday, we have all anxiously waited for the spelling test to come home to see if the extra study efforts paid off.  Last night, Abbi brought a spelling test home in her coat pocket and ...... it was a 10/10!!!

I made a huge deal out of it!  We celebrated all night.  First we stopped at Grandpa Hansen's office to show him.  He gave her a balloon and $2 and Abbi was a good sister and gave Noah $1 and even her balloon when he lost his outside.  Then we stopped at Wendy's and got kids' meals with chocolate milk!  Abbi ate her dinner all gone so she treated herself to a yummy dessert of a brownie and her frosty!  Then, after a little homework, we made a dragon out of paper and put in How to Train Your Dragon to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the year of the Dragon!

All three of us had such a fun night and the kids were so happy.  Abbi and I had a good visit too, after Noah went to bed.  I was so happy all night and I excitedly reported the evening to Jake via text.  This is the response I got.  "She totally buffaloed you.  That spelling test is Alana's."

Whether or not Abbi knew she was tricking me, we had such a good night together.  It's such a good feeling to have everyone happy at home.  Next time we celebrate, we'll save it for a night Jake is home, just in case he knows something I don't know.  :)

p.s.  My dad enjoyed one of the brownies too.  I told him it was a brownie with brown frosting.  He loved it.  It was actually a cream cheese frosting brownie.  Supposedly, he hates cream cheese.  :)


Hansen Family Blog said...

Someday we will have to tell him how many times he has been tricked into eating cream cheese. Glad you had fun with your kids. :)

Alicia said...

So, what is really Alana's test? You are the BEST mom Joey!! You are so awesome to get so excited about things. I think I will try to be more like you from now on.