Saturday, August 24, 2013
well, it's the end of my first week of kindergarten! i made it! these are some pictures of my afternoon playtime. i enjoyed playing "school" with my olivia-the-pig characters. i also played outside some days. i drew lots of school-chalk pictures. i even rode my bike around our driveway a few times. mommy was wearing flip-flops when she was helping me. she says i am too fast -- she'll only wear tennis shoes from now on! the last picture is of me practicing my hand-raising skills. and there's no picture for this, but.... daddy said we could do anything i wanted when he picked me up from school on friday afternoon. i told him i wanted to have monkeys come through the house, juggling some fruit. i thought it was a great idea...
Posted by M.K. at 10:35 AM
Monday, August 19, 2013
kindergarten has officially begun! check out my big-girl backpack! my teacher told us that "kiddie" bags would be too small. we'll see how far i actually carry this one! here i am putting away my lunch box. then i sat at the table & did play-doh with new friends. you can see me waiting patiently in the carpool line. i said i did not enjoy school. but when i came home, the first thing i did was to draw pictures of my teachers. then i played school with my new bus & olivia characters. since arriving home, i have also been reciting rules of the classroom & talking about hallway behavior. i call this day a SuCCeSS!!!
Posted by M.K. at 7:39 PM
Friday, August 16, 2013
here are some random playtimes from the past week. i received gift cards & money from a few people for my birthday, so i was excited to get to choose my own gift! i chose this play-doh cake making set. they look delicious, right? lately, i have been reading a kai-lan book about having a sleep-over. so i let my shaggy dolphin & magic unicorn have a sleep-over in our kitchen. i even read a bedtime story to them. this afternoon we did chalk colors. we drew a a bowling alley (we actually went bowling this morning!) & we also drew kai-lan's house. mommy encouraged me to ride my "car" from the bowling alley to the house to go to the sleep-over. and yes, yes... i know i am not wearing my helmet. but we are still warming up to the bike & i only rode about 20 feet. in the driveway. where it is FLAT. more progress to come soon...
Posted by M.K. at 7:20 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013
my 5th birthday celebration was last sunday! many of my family & friends came to share in my exciting & special day. the party was dolphin-themed. but it was a challenge to find enough things to decorate entirely with dolphins. mommy made some flags & a table covering from some dolphin fabric. we also used various sea creatures in the decorations. at first, i just requested a dolphin cake. then i wanted a dolphin-riding-a-train cake. then i changed my mind & asked for a dolphin-going-grocery-shopping cake. my daddy made this grocery buggy from cardstock & we used one of my toy dolphins to go grocery shopping. mommy asked me, "what do dolphins shop for? fish in the ocean?" i responded (very matter-of factly): "no, they shop for GRoCerieS in wal-mart!" so that is what this dolphin is doing... my big gift from mommy & daddy was this hello-kitty bike! i am interested in the bike, but not exactly EXCITED to ride it. however, i DO enjoy my fishy helmet. this is the same helmet i wore when we went skiing. that afternoon, several of us rode/walked to the lake to feed fish. i rode the bike by MySeLF for about 30 seconds -- pushing the pedals & and steering all on my own. i grew tired, but for a first time, i think i did pretty well. what a GReaT day!!!
Posted by M.K. at 10:54 AM