Monday, July 18, 2011

Yeah, I can see ninjas

This morning, I was dropping Katie at school, and in the play yard there was a kid dressed in a NINJA suit!! Seriously. And I'm thinkin' "is it really a good idea to let a 4 year old wander around dressed as a ninja?" the teachers will be all, "where's Billy?" "who took that cookie?" "did someone drop this shuriken?" all day long. Then the parents would come to get him, and the teachers are all "was he here today?" and then there will be searches for a missing Billy, and's just a big mess waiting to happen, I'm sure. If I ran a daycare, I would definitely have a "no ninja suit" policy.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Betty can see

She's been having trouble reading so we decided to get her eyes checked to see if that would help. Turns out, there is a good chance it will.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Katie turns three

I'll let her tell you about it if this video works. Chris has class tonight so we'll celebrate tomorrow.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Werewolves and force fields

So, Thursday morning, we rounded the corner to the school, and there in the sky in front of us was the huge, full moon. Aimee and Betty were all "ooooo! pretty!" Then this conversation followed:

Betty: "What about werewolves! I was SO afraid of werewolves last night when I was sleeping!" (and I'm thinking...really? and you didn't know about the full moon until *just* now? lol)
Me: Oh, well, we have an anti-werewolf spell on our house so they can't get in.
Aimee: "There's no such thing as spells, mom" (Betty made some kind of agreement to this)
Me: So, Werewolves are real, but spells aren't?
Aimee and Betty: right.
Aimee: it like a force field?
Me:....yes, it's like a force field. It keeps out vampires too. Really, it keeps out all monsters.
Aimee: What about Butterflies?!!
Me: What *about* butterflies?
Aimee: what if a butterfly comes in during the day, and turns into a monster at night?
Me: Well, basically, if anything turns into a monster, the force field will grab it, and throw it out.
Aimee: is there a button?
Me: button?
Aimee: to turn it off?
Me: yes, but I'm not going to tell you where it is, cause I don't want you to turn it off.
Aimee: But what about the monsters? what if they turn it off?
Me: they can't get inside to get to the button.
Aimee: Oh, the button is on the inside.

Then we were at the school and they ran inside. So, Werewolves, and butterflies that turn into monsters at night, are real...and so are force fields. But spells, do not exist. Just in case anyone was wondering.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Betty graduates from Kindergarden

I'm sorry I wasn't able to get more pictures. I got there early and grabbed an isle seat about halfway back...but then about 20 parents stood right in the front of the isle the WHOLE time (If anyone reading this ever has a question about doing's rude. Either get down lower or take the picture and go back to your own seat) this was the best I got as she was walking up the isle.

The program was lovely and the kids sang and danced to several songs then got their certificates. After, they had a party in their room with cake and all kinds of goodies. Her teacher said she is more then ready to start first grade and we are going to keep reading and practicing through the summer. I'm so pleased with her progress this year. She is growing to be such a nice, sweet, smart girl.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Katie turns two

For this picture you have to imagine her popping her two pointer fingers up and saying "TWO" in her cute little voice. It's pretty darn sweet :)

So, what is katie like as a two year old? She is a handful! She has more attitude then any one person should have...particularly in such a little package. It's more attitude then can be contained. Even when she is completely still and quiet ( when she's sleeping, as that is the only time she is still or quiet) her little body exudes attitude. It's really very endearing. She also get's a strong stubborn streak...I was talking about this with...Beth or Lydia. Sorry I can't remember which one..but they were saying how that side of the family is so stubborn and Katie has it too. Iwas saying that it's interesting because, Chris and Katie both have stubbornness in a way I wouldn't expect...they don't have to be stubborn for very long because they have the gift(? is that the right word?) of persuasion. Either of them can just charm what they want out of anyone! I think I'm going to make him deal with telling her no to things when she gets to be a teenager. Serve him right :)

Her words are so fun, too. These are some Katie words we love:

Fun = Mun
Funny = Munny
Aimee = meemee
Tickle = giggle
pickle = giggle
seagull = giggle
Get up = gup
come on = mon

"no" is her favorite word right now. No matter what you say, she will respond "no" before anything else. "is it ninight time?" "no", do you want lunch? "no", would you like candy? "no....uh hu!" (she won't say yes, it's always "uh hu!")

We had two parties for her and got to use the tiki lounge for both. It was a lovely time, and so nice to have space to have people over and not be so squished in like our old place.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fun with Aimee

Don't you just LOVE this kid???!!! I mean, how can you not? She is all about fun and "cool" on her own terms.