Lindsey and Emily both had portfolio breakfasts this week. I use the term "breakfast" loosely, because there was no actual breakfast there. Emily said it was "because of the economy" and sort of shook her head. I think she's been listening to Daddy and Bapop lately! I brought my camera to both girls' breakfasts, but was only able to take pictures at Emily's breakfast. I won't go into all the details about why I didn't take any at Lindsey's, but just know that it involved tears (hers), begging (mine) and me walking out of there without a single picture! Anyway, Lindsey showed me her work, which was mostly writing samples. I loved hearing her voice in her writing - she is very creative and very conscientious in all she does. What a joy that little girl is to me. She warms my heart.
Emily allowed a few pictures, only because Daddy wasn't there to see her work. She was so excited for me to be there, and to show me her journal. I can't believe how much her reading and writing has improved this year. It's astounding, truly. Here is her journal the first day of kindergarten (sorry for the dark picture - notice there is no writing, just a bunch of scribbling and a sticky note her teacher put on there telling what the picture was about):
And here is a recent entry - it continued on the next page, too. It was about Ballerina Bunnies - too cute! And take a look at the difference a year makes!!!
Here's my sweet girl showing off some of her work (notice a pattern here? She writes about bunnies alot!). I am so proud of her! She has come so far, and I love her enthusiasm for learning!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Carter is two months old today. Impossible. Here is what he is up to lately:
*Smiling alot more, and most importantly, smiling at MOMMY alot more! Yay!
*Still sleeping alot during the day, but having many more awake times in between naps.
*On the verge of moving to size THREE diapers! The boy is big - he's 14 lbs, 12 oz (95th%) and 23 inches long (50th%). What can I say, he still loves to nurse, and does so just about every two hours during the day.
*Sleeping 4-5 hour stretches at night - hallelujah! - but not going to bed until late - around 11:00 or later most nights. Gotta work on that.
*Cooing, and "talking" to us alot more - he has been saying "ah-goo" alot lately. Pure genius, I tell you!
*When he gets in his bouncy seat, he kicks like a crazy man to make his "babies" move - he loves when those babies move. He acts like the kicking is his job, he's so serious about it.
Here are his 2 month old pictures, taken by Mommy today:
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