Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December Miscellany

I told the girls they could wear whatever they wanted on Saturday; this is what they chose to put on.

Amelia is very proud that she has figured out how to cross her eyes.  And here's how her hair looks when she wakes up in the morning.

Nathaniel was not amused when I spiked his hair after bathtime.  But he was happy to smile while snuggling on the couch with me one cold morning.  And here's how he eats - very enthusiastically!  If it's a food he likes, he'll grab a huge handful and try to cram it all in his mouth at once.

I got to be snack helper at Megan's preschool again last week.  She wanted to bring string cheese, dried blueberries, Craisins and milk for snack.

We spent most of the morning playing with her friend Ainsley, coloring pictures, playing "take a nap" and using the new cameras to take pictures.

Megan wrote the morning message all by herself, with Ms. Bottomley making all the letter sounds.  I can't believe I didn't get a photo of the completed message; Megan did such a good job!  It said "HEllO FRENDS AGNEM IS OUR SNAC HELPR TODAY" because Ms. Bottomley likes to misspell the kid's name so that they have to correct it while they are reading the morning message.  Translated, it said "Hello friends, Megan is our snack helper today."

 Megan is really starting to show interest in letters, reading and writing.  When we read Christmas books, she wants to read the words "yes", "HO HO HO", and "dog".  Plus, she gets Amelia to help her write messages.  Does she write things like "I love cats"?  No, this is what Megan wants to write:

The Girl Scouts went on a field trip to the ice arena on Sunday, and so Ben brought Megan along so that she could try skating, too.  Both girls loved it and want to go back again soon (like Tuesday, for whatever reason).  Amelia went around with a friend's dad the first time, but then went around the rest of the time on her own.  She liked skating in the middle instead of around the edge of the rink.  I have completely forgotten how to ice skate, plus I had terrible skates, so Amelia went around the rink with me once, and then decided she didn't want to skate with me anymore because she was worried I would slow her down or make her fall down.  :)

Megan went around with Ben.  She mostly used a walker type thing that she could hold onto to help her balance, but she also skated a little just holding Ben's hand.  She didn't last as long as Amelia before she got tired, which was fine because Ben had to get home for the babysitter anyway.

After he woke up from his nap this morning, Nathaniel decided that he was hungry.  Apparently he was so hungry that he couldn't wait for me to feed him lunch, so he pulled a box of Crispix out of the pantry, upended it onto the floor, and proceeded to shove entire handfuls into his mouth.

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