Friday, September 18, 2009

A Day on the Nile...overcoming fear...

Today we went for an afternoon ride on the Nile River. We all enjoy this experience except for Madison. She has refused to go on a faluka for over a year now....she is so motion sensitive and is just petrified. Today we encouraged her to conquer her was tough at first but she finally did it! Afterwards we were praising her for how well she did and then asked her if she was ready to go the next time...her reply, "NO!" :)
Adam and Liz enjoying a relaxing time...:)
The fam...glad to have Madison back in our Nile pictures..
Love birds..

Meredith and sweet

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Madison's Very First Spelling Test!

Madison has been working so hard in the first grade. You know that first grade is so much harder than kindergarten!! This year she has been getting accustomed to tests and lots of reading. Today she had her first spelling test...we worked on those words all week...this morning she left in confidence that she knew them all...and she did! She ended up missing one little thing...her "p" was backwards in one word but we will take it. She also made a 100 on her math! Here she is holding her good grades and wearing her new shirt and headband she got for doing so well. :)