Thursday, May 21, 2015

HyVee Field Trip

The last day of kindergarten Mrs. Peterson took the class to HyVee for a field trip.  They talked about dairy foods, meats, cereals, and garden foods.  They got to see the storage room and to step into the freezer.  Mena reached into the bag to guess what foods were in it (avacado and zucchinni); she excitedly yelled out "cucumber" when the employee held up the zucchini--so close!  They also got to taste a carrot chip, cherry tomato, and blue berry.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Maggie's Dance Recital

Maggie did more of the moves in this dance recital than in her last recital.  She really enjoys the class and is getting more comfortable in front of other people.  I think both choir and dance recitals are helping with her confidence!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Kahoa Field Day

These first three pictures are of Blob Tag.  If someone tagged you, then you had to join arms with them.  Mena enjoyed it until she fell.  In the last picture you can see the sores on her forehead.  Her headband slide forward and the little poky parts that are supposed to keep it in your hair ended up scratching her forehead and poking holds in her forehead!!

Mena lined up with her PE squad and then took turns playing hockey with a potato.  They had to push the potato to another cone and back to the starting cone.

During the beach relay, Heather (the other Girl Scout leader with me) was helping Mena to unload the beach bag, put on sunglasses, and lay down to read a magazine.  Then she had to reload the bag and run back to the next person in line.

Turn your classmate into a mummy!

Joplin is directing Mena to spray water on their classmates.

Mena paused and stepped over each hurdle in the "steeple chase."

Overall a fun day.  I volunteered in the morning to lead a station while the older classes had field day.  Then I ate a picnic lunch with Mena before we went through the field day stations with her class.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

"This Little Light of Mine" Cherub Choir

The Cherub Choir sang at both the 9 am and 10:30 am services.  Maggie was more into it during the 9 am service and seemed to think she didn't want to do it again at 10:30.  Mena on the other hand was very reserved at the 9 am service and was more into the music during the 10:30 service.  Good thing there were two services so they each had their moment to shine!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Kindergarten Zoo Field Trip

Mena had a great field trip with her class.  I drove and we walked around with Mary (dark hair) and Presley (blond hair).  She's had a great year with Mrs. Peterson.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Everybody in their own bed, NOW!

I went to bed at 9 pm thinking that I was going to get a good night's sleep and be refreshed in the morning.  Shortly after I fell asleep, Maggie came into my bathroom.  I opened my eyes to her holding the soap bottle two inches from my face as she declared, "It's empty, Mom."  I told her I'd refill it in the morning.  She put it back in the bathroom and then crawled into my bed.  I gave her a kiss and told her to go to sleep.  She did so very quietly and quickly.

I'm not sure what time Mena came into my bedroom, but she also climbed into bed with us.  I was on a sliver of the side of my bed, Maggie was in the middle, and Mena was on the other side.  They had trouble settling into bed beside each other so I told them they needed to lay still and quiet or they had to go back to their own beds.  They stopped messing around and went to sleep.  I went back to sleep.

At 2:46 am the girls were fighting over who touched who and wouldn't settle down.  I looked at the clock and looked at them and declared that none of us were getting any sleep so they needed to go back to their own beds.  I got out of bed to lead them into their bedroom.  They groaned but followed me into their bedroom.  I gave them each a kiss, covered them up, and went back to my own bed alone to sleep until the alarm went off.

The humor of sharing a bed with my kids!!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Humor with Maggie

Maggie:  Mommy, your tummy is bigger.
Me:  Yes, I gained weight while I was student teaching.
Maggie:  If you're tummy gets bigger, you're going to turn into a daddy.
Me:  So if my tummy gets as big as your daddy's then I'm going to turn into a daddy?
Maggie:  Yep.
I laughed and told her that even if I gain more weight I will still be a mommy and I'll never be a daddy!  I told her that mommies are always girls and gaining weight doesn't make you a boy like Daddy.
Maggie:  Oh (it was almost like a shrug as she got off the couch to go play something else)