Since I was already off work for the Winter Workshop, next I headed over to Gilmour to watch Alan’s ice skating lesson. He had 30 minutes of free skating, followed by a 30 minute lesson, followed by 30 more minutes of free skating. Alan can sure skate fast now!
Monthly Archives: November 2018
Today Alan made holiday gifts for the family at the annual Millridge Winter Workshop. This year I opted to attend Winter Workshop instead of the Holiday Party and got to follow Alan & the rest of Mrs. Harris’ class through all 4 workstations. Alan made a couple ornaments, designed some charms, and made a wooden snowman. I might know what the gifts are, but he hasn’t yet told me which one will be for me!
Cavaliers Game No. 1 of 2018-19
Alan and I watched the Cavaliers beat the Rockets 117-108 tonight at the Q! Alan was excited to see Collin Sexton in person for the first time. And Sexton did not disappoint, as he scored a team-high 29 points in the win.
Upon our arrival at the Q, Alan measured up against the player he represented in the starting lineup during last June’s NBA Finals – Tristan Thompson!
Next Alan found our names on the floor of the Wine & Gold Headquarters. This year our entry reads “Scott & Alan Miller.”
Our next stop was the team shop. Alan bought a Cavaliers stuffed elephant and named him “Wajibu,” since Blue House (Team Wajibu) has an elephant as its mascot. Wajibu will fit well at home with “Lucky” (dog) and “Cav-ee” (duck).
On the way to our seats, Alan made another great sign! He came up with the idea of drawing a sword slashing the opponent (a rocket in this case) in half, just like the graphics he saw on the Humongotron during the Finals. He also used a stencil to draw the “C” logo.
After getting some popcorn at Alan’s request, we sat and watched the rest of the game from our seats. We had a blast watching Sexton lead the Cavaliers to victory. We shared a lot of giggles too, as Alan got a kick out of taking my phone and taking close up pictures of his face and my shirt. 🙂
All-in-all, we had a perfect day together. Earlier in the day, we watched Ohio State beat Michigan 62-39. We watched every second of the game and celebrated every Ohio State score together. Considering 62 points were scored (an all-time record for an opponent of Michigan), we tired ourselves out!
11/25/18 Update: The Browns capped a remarkable sports weekend by beating the Bengals in Cincinnati. The Cavaliers, Buckeyes, and Browns combined to go 4-0 over Thanksgiving weekend, and Alan and I watched almost all of the action together. If only this weekend could last forever…
The cousins were back together today to celebrate Thanksgiving! As usual, there was much running, jumping, and playing hide-and-seek. 🙂
Continuing our tradition, Alan decorated the Christmas tree as soon as he got home from Grandma Debbie’s house. He did a great job decorating on his own!
11/23/18 Update: Alan and I spent Black Friday shopping for some new ornaments and Christmas decorations at Target. Alan convinced me to string lights up on our living room and bedroom windows this year. We also went to the local Goodwill store so that Alan could make his annual donation.
On Tuesday of this week, Alan’s class held a Thanksgiving Parade at Millridge. Alan’s float featured an elephant, which is the mascot of Blue House!
Then, today, Alan saw the Ohio State Marching Band perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He liked that they were followed by a Chase (from Paw Patrol) float. 🙂
Alan’s Favorite Activities
Second grade – Part II – edition of the Top 10:
-Sunday visits to the Mayfield Library – for playing and checking out books.
-Collecting on a new weekly allowance of $1! Alan’s actually gotten to put his NASA wallet to good use holding his dollar bills, library card, McDonald’s card, and photo ID (2018 summer baseball card).
-“Lexia” sessions (online learning for 2nd grade).
-Ice skating lessons at Gilmour.
-Playing basketball on our Ohio State mini-hoop! Alan sets the phone alarm and we play 3-minute quarters.
-Playing the dreidel game on the computer!
-Building racetracks, airports, and cities on Grandma Debbie’s coffee table.
-Doing crossword puzzles for kids with Tata.
-Constructing & playing, “Mouse Trap.”
-Setting postseason mini bat matchups!
Mrs. Harris’ class went on its first field trip of the year today — to the Mayfield Innovation Center. Alan loves the annual field trip there. This year the learning activity was “creating maps with Ozobots.” Alan said he and Brady partnered to create “baseball land” (A bat and glove can be seen in the picture below). Alan told me the Ozobot will navigate along the black lines that they drew on their map by itself.