Avalyn attended the American Heritage Girls National Day of Service. This year the girls helped Harvesters and Catholic Charities pack 300 bags of food for families in need. It was a great experience for Avalyn. She knew we were packing the bags for people who didn't have enough food to eat. The great thing was, the food was mostly fresh fruits and vegetables. These are items that can be difficult to find at a pantry. The food pantry's house a lot of canned and boxed food. We also handed out toiletries and diapers. There were about 100 cars lined up waiting for us to get the bags packed. Some were there for 2 hours.
While I was at work an email popped up from the school principal. It was to tell me that Avalyn lost her tooth at school, and they sent me this picture! They gave her a necklace to put her tooth in so it wouldn't get lost.
When I picked her up she couldn't wait to show me her tooth and the gap in her teeth!
She said, "watch this mom" and she thinks it's pretty cool to stick her tongue in the gap.
She put her tooth in the tooth fairy pillow right when she got home. She actually wanted to go to bed right when she got home. LOL!!
She set the pillow by the fairy door.
Ava was insistent that the tooth fairy brings chocolate coins! So I got her two of them. I also added a sparkly dollar.
The next morning I snapped a picture and Ava couldn't believe I captured the tooth fairy in a picture. Haha!!
Jon, Ava, and I went to Old Settlers Day again this year. It was a big surprise for Ava and she was sooo excited! She loved the rides and games. She also saw 4 kids from kindergarten so she thought that was really cool. We also stopped for a fried twinkie!!
Ava bumped into a friend from kindergarten. They were inseparable after that!
Here's Ava sitting in the old time school house. She learned things like, all grades were in the class together, kids brought a small bucket for lunch and usually ate beans and pancakes, there was a "bad chair" in the front corner of the school room for kids who got in trouble, and that older kids got to use ink and a feather to write with.