Birthday parties
Posted on November 21st, 2008 @ 10:47 am

The Kiddo was invited to her first non-family birthday party this weekend.  It’s for one of her classmates in pre-school.  It should be interesting since the time is right about when she would normally go down for a nap if it were a school day, so I plan on letting her stay up a little bit later Saturday night so she’ll wake up later on Sunday and hopefully be just about ready for her nap when we leave the party.

I still have to go shopping and find a gift for her friend.  Her friend’s mom said anything Dora would be fine, her life revolves around Dora right now.  I looked at W@l-M@rt the other day but their selection of Dora stuff was rather pathetic, so I’ll be going to ToysR#s probably sometime tonight or tomorrow to see what they have to offer.

School · The Girl
Picture Day
Posted on November 11th, 2008 @ 11:01 am

It’s picture day at her preschool today.  They did this earlier this year back in the spring, and those pictures turned out pretty well despite the fact that we totally missed the announcements about picture day and she wasn’t wearing anything special that day. LOL

Today I dressed her in a red shirt and a pair of black leggings with a Christmas theme – candy canes, bows, snowflakes.  We don’t have any black shoes for her right now that fit so she is wearing her silver shoes with the toes worn down. 🙁   Oh well.  I also gave her teacher a little redc velvet clippy that I made a while back to put into her bangs before the pictures are taken.  There was no point in me putting the clippy on her earlier since she would just take it out and it would get lost.  She likes wearing bows and piggy/pony tails and such but doesn’t quite comprehend that they’re *supposed* to be left in the hair as long as possible. Heh.

Anyway I hope they turn out well.  We’ll probably buy the whole package again, which last time cost like $65 for the entire pack of 10 sheets in various sizes.  I’ll have to post one of them after we get them back so you can see my precious little girl. 🙂

Holidays · School · The Girl
I knew she was smart, but this amazed me
Posted on October 15th, 2008 @ 5:53 pm

On the way home after picking up the Kiddo from daycare/preschool, we chatted in the car with her like usual, asked her how her day was, if she had fun, etc.  Today was someone’s birthday, and there was goodie bags, so she was digging through and eating the candy – a twizzler, a roll of Smarties, a DumDum and a little bag of Skittles – the only thing that was left by the time we got home was a few Smarties and the bag of Skittles – but only because she couldn’t open it herself.

Out of the blue, my husband asks her, “What’s 2 + 2?”

The answer from the back seat – “Four!”

My husband and I gave each other this look that said – “Did she just answer that correctly??

So he asked her another question, “What’s 1 + 1?”

The answer from the back seat – “Two!”

Once is a fluke.  Twice – and a different question at that – is not likely to be coincidence .

So he mixed it up a bit and asked what is 1 + 2.  She said, “two.”  2 + 1?  “I don’t know.”

Okay, so she doesn’t just magically know all math.  He asked what 2  + 2 was again, and she answered “Four” again.  So she at least knows 2 + 2 and 1 + 1.  She even repeated them again when he called to brag to Grandma and she asked the Kiddo.

We are thinking they may be teaching these at school, I figured I would ask them tomorrow when I drop her off in the morning and see what they say.  If they are, that’s great that she is remembering so quickly.  If they aren’t, then I wonder where she is getting it, because we aren’t teaching her that, and she doesn’t watch much “learning” television…

Actually, come to think of it, her classroom DOES have a computer (which she LOVES), and I know they have some learning games on it, so maybe she is picking it up from there?

I think that is just wonderful that she’s picking this stuff up.  She already recognizes her name when it’s written and occasionally we will work on spelling it with her, and she also recognizes a few other simple words that we write on her magna-doodle.  But we’ll not pressure her to learn this stuff early, if she gets it, she gets it and that is quite fine by us. 🙂

Accomplishments · School · The Girl
Trying to salvage soiled shoes
Posted on October 3rd, 2008 @ 10:20 am

This will be a post that discusses poo (as discretely as I can, I hope), so if you are squeamish at the idea of it, avert your eyes and read something else.  If it doesn’t phase you, then read on.  🙂

Yesterday at daycare, the Kiddo had a #2 accident.  Sometimes she doesn’t tell anyone when she’s done this, so unless the teachers are instantly aware of what happened, minutes can pass before it is discovered.  That was the case yesterday, they did not notice right away nor did she say anything to them that she’d had an accident.

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Praise from her teachers
Posted on September 11th, 2008 @ 1:30 pm

When I dropped the kiddo off at school today, one of her teachers told me that she was one of their best at pronouncing their own names. Talk about making a mom feel proud!

She also recognizes her name when it is written down or spelled out in magnetic letters.  Her daddy was instrumental in teaching her that.  Go little Miss Smartypants!

School · The Girl
Bless her little heart
Posted on September 5th, 2008 @ 7:44 am

(not said in the tone typically used for that phrase – this is genuine)

I got the Kiddo dressed for school, had her give her daddy a kiss on the cheek while he slept, and then got her into the car, with her little sunglasses and her little “Lilo & Stitch” purse, and her “pinnow”.

Rolling down the road, I pointed out construction trucks and hot air balloons to her on the way to school.

When we turned the corner of the street where her daycare is at… she started to cry, saying “no school!!”.

Aww! I think somehow she knew that since daddy wasn’t in the car with us that he was staying home and that most likely I would be too (even though I will be telecommuting for work!), and was suddenly upset that she couldn’t also stay home.  :cry2: Poor kiddo.  Sorry, girl, but it’s very hard for mommy to work when you’re underfoot with daddy unable to keep you entertained!  The day will be over before you know it, and I know you’ll have fun at school, you always do!! :kiss:

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Long weekends can be rough
Posted on September 2nd, 2008 @ 10:34 am

for the Kiddo when she has to go back to daycare after spending such a long weekend with us.  Moreso when she was sick for part of the weekend.

She was NOT happy about me leaving her at school today.  Poor girl. :sad2:

I’m sure she was ok within a few minutes though.  Otherwise we would have gotten a call from the center.

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