Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Every Friday is show and tell for Sofia's school. Last week she took a scrapbook page of her and Buttons (our dog) and shared a story. Today she took her My Twinn doll, Mia. Since Mia was dressed in her horseback riding gear, Sofia decided she should wear her riding clothes to school too. So she wore her riding pants, boots and just a pink polo to match Mia's pink shirt. they both also wore their hair in matching pony tails. The teachers just loved it! Sofia told about riding horses and that she got Mia for her birthday and that Mia has green eyes like Sofia and they have a lot of matching clothes!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Little bit of Wheels on the Bus from Tap on Friday. She seemed semi-interested. She has said that tap is her favorite part. She has also now stated that she would rather go to gymnastics twice per week and not go to ballet. We will see about that in October, when this session is over.
This morning I got Sofia dressed and I said, I like your outfit because it has chickens on it. She replied, "what chickens?". I told her she had chickens all over her shirt and she said, "no I don't, they are Roosters!" Well, excuse me! She wanted me to take a picture of her with her library book so that is why she has the book.
Which Brady are you?
I am Cindy Brady
Warm hearted and sweet, you have a childlike innocence that lets you see the good in everyone.
But you're also a bit of a baby. You stick your nose where it doesn't belong... and cry when you get caught!
Monday, August 25, 2008
You look so cute today! I love this outfit and had forgotten about it since it is a 6 (saving for next year), but I was cleaning out Sofia's closet yesterday and decided I would have her try it today. So glad I did. It is shorts but I thought it was pants (which is why I assumed it would be way too big). So I just had to take a pic on our way to school.
It's a mouse. In my garage. YUCK. Sofia and saw it yesterday while cleaning up in the garage. I was squealing, she was squealing. Ugh, I hate rodents (bugs, spiders and reptiles too). Anyway we tried to get it out of the garage but were unsuccessful. So today I am going to buy some mouse "food". YUCK!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This week has been Teddy Bear (or other stuffed friend) Week at Sofia's school. So today they had a Teddy Bear tea party. There were several stations set-up around the room such as: make-up and nail polish, bonnet making, teddy bear stuffing, teddy hospital and face painting. As well as lots of yummy snacks. I was really impressed that there were so many parents there (even lots of dads). I believe almost every child had at least one parent and I was able to introduce myself to Sofia's friend Logan's parents. We had snacks and I put make-up on Sofia and painted her toes purple. We also put a band-aid on her rabbit. She made the bonnet and the bear and then it was time for me to head back to work. Now this morning when I left her at school, she did not cry. I told her if she cried, I would not come back for the party! But of course, when it was time for me to leave the party, she started crying and wanting to go home. Oh dear, I hope this passes soon. So the new school year is off to a great start! I also learned today, no costumes at school at all for Halloween or Fall Festival. Darn. That is my favorite.
Sofia had her first "real" gymnastics class yesterday at Aspire Gymnastics ( http://www.aspirekidsports.com/ ). WOW. This place is huge and the instructor was really great. She had a really good time. The class is 55 minutes long and when she came out her head was wet with sweat! The started off in the small kids area with balance beam work (forward, sideways and backwards). She fell once because she was trying to rush through it too quickly. They then moved on to tumbles, low bar flips and hand stands. Next they went out onto the main floor where all the big kids were. I was shocked! The parents get to go upstairs and look down through viewing windows. There must have been 100 kids of all ages at least on the floor. Sofia and her group got to practice running on the trampoline and jumping into the "pit"--the large hole filled with foam that the kids fall down into from the rings and high bars. She was having a blast. I am so impressed with this facility. Afterwards she wanted to pick out a new leotard so we went into the pro shop and she picked out a purple velour with silver firework-type splashes of color all over. I was not able to take tons of pictures due to the glare and then upstairs I did not take any, will do so next week.