Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Here's Megan doing her duck craft (and from a teachers perspective - it was amazingly organized - I was highly impressed!)
It took some mommy help... but she was so cute working on it. The stickers were a bit challenging for her. She can't seem to get them off the sheet without getting them stuck to her hands. I think we'll have to work on that some more.
And..... to top it off, when they leave storytime, the grocery store hands out a treat and a juice box. So while Megan chattered about the duck and ate her chocolate teddy grahams (which by the way, I didn't realize she knew the word "chocolate" until she grabbed the bag and said "cocolet teddy" - stinkin cute!) I got some grocery shopping done.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Run I say, run!
We did - at lunch. OK, we didn't run but we did meet up with some friends for a free stack of pancakes. Thanks to Missy who filled me in on the fun day - I obviously missed that freebie. Of course, I didn't have my camera with me to catch all the pancake covered little faces - but let's just say the IHOP we went to, may never be the same....
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
You better get your game on!
Megan is practicing for your visit...
She says you are in for a run for your money...
Of course, with her own greens in the basement, she may take you on the golf course this year. At the very least, she'll at least keep you hoping as balls come flying at your head. Fore!
For Christmas my dear husband gave me a super cool sewing machine. It's still a bit over my head, but I'm slowly learning how to use it. I had a goal in mind... A Valentine's Day dress! So the week before Valentine's Day I got down to business. I found a pattern, figured out how to use it (have I mentioned that I am soooo a beginner), and got it all put together. I was so excited that I made my own pattern and made Megan a cute Valentine's skirt.
Here they both are...Megan was actually playing peek-a-boo in her closet (wearing the cute easy peasy skirt) with her Valentine's Dress randomly hanging on the door. It's not a great picture of Megan (she's yelling "boo" at that moment), but I realized it had both creations in it - so here it is.
I got a few patterns and once I figure them out, I want to move on to some pants and a couple other dresses. Very fun!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Here's Megan swinging herself on one of the bars. They would line up cones for her to kick down as she would swing to help her learn control of her legs as they stretched out in front of her. It was one of her favorite things to do! And she loved the balance beam...
When they would stretch, they would incorporate fun songs like the Itsy Bitsy Spider and Humpty Dumpty (which is now one of Megan's favorite songs). But the funniest was to help the kids learn "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes". So as you watch this video - Megan is ahead of herself and is sooooo ready for the "nose part"At the end of class we'd all run back to the little gym for "stamps and bubbles". Megan realized the importance of this the 1st day... if you ran to the balance beam, Ms Joy or Ms. June would give you stamps on your feet, your hands, and if you were really good...your tummy!
Then to top it all off... you could chase bubbles!
We loved our little "parks and rec" gym class. I have to say, if you are in our area and you are looking for something "physical" that is really age appropriate - this is it! Everything they did was catered to them and their ability level. They were challenged to try to new things, but never to a point of frustration. It was learning through play in the best way!
Monday, February 16, 2009
But today we did make time to head back to the Dr's office.
On Friday (at 5pm I might add) Megan came up to me and said - "owey" and pointed to her right ear. Then she burst into tears and climbed into my lap. Great.... 5pm on Friday. We made it through the weekend fairly well. Sunday wasn't a great day - she did not feel well and made sure we knew it. So this morning we headed back for our seemingly monthly ear check- and yep, you guess it - it's infected. So we started antibiotics today. In reality, this time last year we were headed to the ENT with our 10th ear infection... this year we are only on our 2nd so I'm actually feeling really blessed in spite of the infection.
The good news was that I got a chance to chat about Megan's bizarre wheezing episodes, that start and stop on a dime, and we are also starting her on a new med for that (singular). Tonight she got her first "chewable tablet".... and about 45 seconds later she was tugging on my leg asking me for more. And the Doc was worried she wouldn't take it....
Megan was actually a very happy girl tonight and hopefully that will continue all week.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Especially when they make sure Megan is part of the "big kid" fun...
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
73 degrees..... That's what my car thermometer read when I was leaving the zoo today! What a gorgeous day - it was the perfect day to meet up with some neighbors and head to the zoo. The animals are always a hit with Megan. We had to go back and check out "Africa" before we left because the rhino and the elephants weren't out when we got there, and Megan was beside herself. She was a happy camper when she finally got to see them both. I think those are her favorite animals. Although, she really took notice of the birds this trip - especially the flamingos and the horned bills (we saw them mulitple times since they are on the trail to and from "Africa."
And of course, if you go to the zoo you must ride the train...
I had to stay really close because she kept jumping herself off.
I had to pretty much drag Megan out of there... with the promise of going back to find the rhino. It was such a great day. I love February days when it's warm like this. Reminds me that spring is around the corner.
Monday, February 9, 2009
You need Daddies to let you ride on strange bouncy animals...And of course, you need Mommies and Daddies to love the stuffing out of you!
This week we had a great time with watercolors. Megan loves trying to sing the ABC song so we started having some fun letter A activities.Playing with her shape sorter is one of her favorite things now. And we couldn't have a week without play-doh. We had been talking about colors and looking for colors in the house, so when it was time to roll and cut the play-doh, Megan started cutting it into little piece and sorting it into the proper container.
I'm going to try to start a weekly post of our fun "learning activities" each week (hopefully that will be my Sunday activitity) so that Megan and I both have a record of things that she was learning, and some of the fun games we play and activities we do at each stage of her development.
Friday, February 6, 2009
And it helps that Megan loves them and usually polishes off every bite.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
She wanted to play on her slide, but once we got up there.... I realized she was really using it as a looking post.... she saw Bailey next door (the neighbor's dog) and was very upset that he didn't want to come play with her. Thankfully she got over it pretty quickly - as soon as another squirrel dared to romp in her path.
Monday, February 2, 2009
I think I spent an hour today helping to roll and cut and squish and flatten and make shapes and letters, and poke sticks into, and make animals out of.... wow - there's a lot to do with play-doh (and I didn't even mention my attempt to teach Megan to use the cookie cutters on it). But by far, her favorite thing to do with the playdoh is to roll it out into a log (she's gotton good at that) and then cut it with her baby knife. I think she just loves actually being able to use a knife finally. Roll and cut. Roll and cut. Roll and cut..... of course it really comes out sounding like - "woul in cud." Cute.
One day, I'm going to make my own and see how that works for us. Of course, someone may have to remind me that I said that a month from now when I still haven't done it yet.