Monday, April 20, 2009

Yep...With a very expensive bow!!!

Cute exchange between Ms. Carly and Remington:

Remington: Ms. Carly, was this school here when I was born?
Carly: No, it's only been here about a year.
Remington: Oh. Did you buy it?
Carly: No, Ms. Lori bought it.
Remington: Oh...(thoughtful silence) Did it come in a big package?

So precious. I think he was literally picturing this huge box, and when I took the lid off, there was Little Explorers. And although it was very similar to was only a tad more stressful!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Miss Josie

You know it's been a great day when your child gets a whole section in the blog named for her!

Yesterday, Josie was telling Ms. Sally a story...which I will get to in a moment...and she said, "Ms. Sally, I lie. I lie a lot. But I'm not lying now." Now here's the story that was all truth! Josie told her friends that her family had adopted another brother. His name is Jason. The kids were all looking at Josie with huge she kept going. "He is a boy, his name is Jason. He lives with us." Then she saw me watching her and said, "Actually, he's just visiting us at our house, not living there. And he's not even a boy, he's a girl..." I think at this point, she realized she was doomed, so she just stopped.

Then, as she was leaving yesterday afternoon, she passed Ms. Holly, who had done Spanish with the children earlier in the day. Josie said, "Asta Flamingos!" and skipped out the door with a huge smile on her face. She was so sure of herself...I love that!

Yesterday afternoon, I was talking to Ellery, who had on a new shirt that said, "I'm the big sister!" I complimented her shirt, and Jay happened to hear me. He started talking, not to me...but just sort of muttering, "I think I look pretty awesome today, too. I got this cool shirt on and these new basketball 'showts'. I look pretty 'tool'." So I said, "Hey, look pretty awesome a basketball player." He looked up and me and very nonchalantly said, "Oh, thanks!" It was obvious that he was trying so hard to look uninterested in the compliment, after his pep talk to himself.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What's that called again???

Many of you have probably seen the dioramas hanging on the wall on the way to the Pre-K room. Ms. Sally was so excited about these, and was having the children tell their parents about them when they came for pick up. When Wesley's mom came, Ms. Sally said, "Wes, tell mommy what we made today!" He was trying to think of the word, but couldn't come up with it on his own. Sally tried to help him out saying, "Di-uh...." and Wesley gave her the strangest look and said, "RHEA???" Too, too funny!

Also, for farm week, we've been spending some time square dancing! That, alone, has provided a few laughs! But at one point in the dance, Wesley piped up and said, "Ms. Sally, I'm a-do-si-doin'!" That little tidbit is only about a million times funnier if you've ever heard how serious Wesley is about everything!!

Finally, during square dancing, Harrison chose to sit and watch. During the time everyone else was dancing, he was sitting back with his arms crossed, and said, "Ms. Sally, I am really starting to see why you named this square dancing. I'm really seeing the square."

We're so happy to be back to our normal routine of love and laughter! Thanks for making us a part of your child's day!!