Monday, April 21, 2014

Scenes from an Easter

Somebody got a pretty Easter basket

Easter Bunny #2

Easter Bunny #1 (she loves him, we go every year)

Showing off our Easter dresses

Ready for the first of her (THREE!) Easter egg hunts

Checking out her Easter plunder

Racing for eggs in her THIRD Easter egg hunt

More eggs!

Checking out her jelly beans
A good time was had by all

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A mother's fondest wish

On S's 4th birthday, she announced she is going to marry a little boy in her class (M), have 25 kids, and live one town over from us. She still talks about M regularly, and is still planning on being his wife. I love how her life is planned out at age 4.

The other day I asked what it was about M that made him such a good catch. Her reply?

"Because he is gentle and kind to me"

If she can say that about every boy she likes from now to eternity, I will be the happiest momma ever.

Montessori update

I'm not sure if I told y'all about S's school this year, so here's an update. She started a half-day Montessori program in the fall, and has loved it pretty much from Day 1. This coming fall she'll start full days, it's going so well.

In the meantime, each classroom learns about a country every school year. The learning culminates in a party of sorts for the parents. This year S's class learned about Colombia. Since the end of 2013 I've heard about how she loves to dress up in Colombian clothes every morning with her classmates. S and her friends made corn cakes and Colombian coffee (they ground the beans themselves!) and had us come visit. Here are a couple of pictures from my visit. S is wearing a Colombian shawl, and the second picture shows the flowers she made for me. Love!