The Princess Proclaims.....

"My mind went on vacation but now it's back!"

"Mom, when I grow up, I'm going to be a Princess Ballerina Fairy Mermaid Astronaut."

"Mom, I'm really sad right now. I wanted to marry Prince Eric. I want to have a real baby. I want to fall in love."

"Mom, I love learning about God and singing about God. Everyone needs to learn about God!"

"Mom, when we say I Love You to each other, it makes my heart sing!"

"Dad, I have to tell you something. Did you know when you eat, your ears wiggle?"

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I've Created A Monster

Preschool has been going very well...maybe a bit too well.  The Princess wants to have preschool every day, even on the weekends.  I ended up yesterday just doing a "review" with her for about 30 minutes just to satisfy her desire for school.

I had to laugh because yesterday morning she was full of energy.  "Mom, lets do this."  "Mom, lets do that."  "Mom....."   I finally looked at her and said, "Emma, you are being annoying."  Without skipping a beat she smiled and said, "Yeah, and annoying starts with the letter A."  Well, at least I know she is paying attention!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Gifts from Grandma

My mom likes to send E small packages every month or so with a few gifts in them. Today E received one of Grandma's packages and as usual, there were plenty of goodies. Lately, though, the goodies haven't all been from Grandma. My mom has friends who garage sale every Thursday and are always on the lookout for things to give to my mom to send down to E. Today's package included a few things from these special friends of my mom's.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Trust Me

Today was a first for The Princess. For a few weeks now, I have been trying to get E to take off her water wings and try to swim just a short distance to me to see if she could do it. Each time I asked her, she gave me a resounding "NO!" I kept telling her "trust me. I won't let anything happen to you." That was not enough to calm her fears. My being her mother was not enough to sway her.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Preschool Pictures

Here are a few pictures from this week.

All ready for preschool!

E LOVES coloring

Another favorite thing to do...PUZZLES!

E working on an ABC Airplane. First, practice writing the alphabet. Then, color in the airplane. Preschool is more fun when Clarice the Reindeer attends!

Next, cut out the airplane, the alphabet banner, tape it together and hang it up!

1st Week of Preschool

We've been busy every morning this week with preschool. This week was a review of the alphabet. E, like many kids her age, mixes up lower case letters such as "b" and "d", "p" and "q". We worked on it this week and she has really improved. We were going to go with a "Letter of the Week" theme, where you introduce each letter and go over what sound it makes, but E surprised me today by telling me correctly ALL the consanant sounds, and several of the vowel short sounds. So, I'm going to have to rethink what we will do next week. I'll post a few pictures from this week tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009


The Princess is 4 1/2. Too young to go to school this year and too late for her to get into VPK at our church preschool. So, I followed a link someone posted to a website of a woman who has posted preschool and kindergarten curriculums, with weekly and daily schedules, as well as lots of other resources. I've been toying with the idea of home schooling The Princess pretty much since I was pregnant with her. I've a good friend from back home who has been home schooling for years and has been a great resource for me.

There is a local Christian school that also offers a home school/in school program starting in kindergarten. I've decided to give the preschool home schooling a try to see if I have what it takes to home school The Princess next year. E is excited...and I have lots to do. I'm going to try to have things up and running next week. We'll see what I'm made of here. I'm not the most patient person, but I know that patience is already inside me from the Holy Spirit. I'm going to pray that God will work this patience to the surface as I attempt to teach The Princess here at home.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

My husband and I still laughing at something The Princess said the other day about her dad.

There are many reasons why E loves her dad. He gets right down on the floor and plays games with her, builds sand castles with her at the beach, is the guest at many of her "birthday parties", lets her decorate his hair/body with any number of barrettes, jewelery, snuggles with her as they watch tv, has pillow fights with her, pretty much anything she wants. Her works very hard so that I can be a stay-at-home mom, but when he is home, he really enjoys spending quality time with her.

Fast forward to this past weekend. E and I just got out of our pool and are sitting in the sun drying off. E is nestled in the middle of her inner tube floaty that she likes to snuggle in when she is done swimming. She turns to me and says, ""Mom, I know some kids don't have dads, but I've got the best dad in the world." In that brief split second before she continues, I'm thinking, she's going to say something about how much fun he is to play with because we sometimes call him her "play mate" or something along those lines. No, as she continues with her thought, it was all I could do not to break out in laughter. "He picks up lots of dog poop from Jake and Luke." Of all the wonderful things that her daddy does, picking up dog poop apparently ranks #1. Out of the mouths of babes.
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