Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
(Note the icee in the last photo - I found that having one of those very much helped accomplish all of the hard work!)
Friday, August 27, 2010
When we asked her what her favorite part of the day was, she replied, "Eating in the cafeteria and talking to the big kid on the playground." I'm hoping next time we ask she mentions something about class . . . but really, I do understand that from where she stands, big kids and cafeterias must be quite fascinating.
Other highlights included a boy throwing up in class (poor kid! and on the first day!), learning about being a cougar (the school's mascot), and sitting "criss-cross-applesauce" in order to learn better (I'm not clear on this one, but I like the phrase . . .)
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
If that weren't enough, there's a basement full of toy tractors. We thought that this part of the collection may be too tempting for little hands and wanted to wait until the end of the trip, but Eric got a glimpse when the door was left open. Downstairs we went - three grown ups for two kids - and they loved it all. They even received a toy tractor as a souvenir - thank you, Uncle Merlin!!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
The visit was far too short, and I hope to get there again soon. But, in a day and a half, we were able to pack in three playgrounds, a water park, some backyard pool time, and best of all, a child-free walk. It's bittersweet. Seeing her reminds me how easy and fun it was and how much I miss having her here. She's one of my favorites - and her kids are pretty great, too.