Monday, November 24, 2008
This picture was taken of Emily much earlier this year but it was the best I could find of her smiling face and actually looking at the camera. This only happens on very rare occasions lately. She does not like the camera.For quite some time now everytime I would leave Emily she would cry. It didn't matter if she was left with her dad, a teenage babysitter or even a friend of mommy's. Thank goodness she doesn't give her dad any trouble anymore but as far as everyone else she just doesn't like it when I leave her. I was asked to be the Nursery Leader when she was 14mo. and so since then she has been attending Nursery. About 3 months ago I was released. Emily of course has since then had a very hard time attending nursery. The 1st hour daddy stays with her and then I stay with her the last hour.
I volunteer in Hunter's kindergarten classroom once a week. During that time I leave my girls with a good friend who has girls of her own about the same ages. And every week I talk to Emily about how she's going to go play at Amber's house. Every time I mention it she begins to cry. She cry's all the way to her house saying, "NO Amber's house, NO Amber's house." Needless to say I don't leave her very happy but when I pick her up she's once again happy and ready to go home.
Being Emily's been around Amber's mommy quite a bit we asked her to take Emily to nursery a few weeks ago just to see what would happen. She fussed a little when I turned her over but she didn't cry. Amber's mommy ended up needing to help in the Nursery class and so stayed the 1st hour. Emily cried when she left but she stayed by herself until church was over. This I believe is day that Emily began to change.
Since then Emily doesn't cry when left at Amber's house. In fact she walks/runs through the front door. This was a mile stone in itself.
Saturday I asked a young girl in our ward to babysit so we could go see Twighlight. I was very nervous. We left Emily a few weeks ago with another teenage babysitter and it didn't go very well. We were gone for about 2 hours and received several calls from the sitter saying Emily just wouldn't quit crying. With previous sitters we didn't get the phone calls but were told she cried almost the entire time we were gone. But Saturday afternoon we left her sitting at the table eating a popsicle and she didn't cry. We didn't get a single phone call and all the kids agreed with the sitter that she didn't cry once. YEAH!!!!! This means Kory and I will finally begin to be able to have dates a little more often then once every quarter.
Sunday she walked into Nursery all by herself, no tears. Kory was the one who took her. He says she gave him her terrified look but then turned around and walked in when her Nursery teacher called her name. Yeah!!! We are both soo soo excited. I am so thankful this paticular stage of Emily's is over. Or so we hope!
Posted by kory and tina family at 1:42 PM
This past summer our book club read the first book in the series. I loved it. Since then I have read all the books and LOVED them all. I've been going back and forth whether to see the movie that came out this weekend. Movies never do the book justice, hence my debate. In the end 3 of us couples got together this past saturday for the matinee. Everyone including the husbands have read the series.
Posted by kory and tina family at 1:22 PM
Friday, November 21, 2008
On tuesday I sent each child home with a feather. They were asked to bring it back on thursday decorated for our big class turkey. Every child returned with their decorated feather. They all did a good job. We mom's must have had the same thought as everyone but one used glitter.
We played bingo using candy corn as our markers. Only 2 of the 6 kids like this candy. So when the game was over these lucky 2 collected all the candy corns to take home. I'm sure there mom's really appreciate the sugar high I sent them home with.
During our preschool day the kids wore there Pilgrim hats.
For snack we ate pilgrim hats. Instead of the candy corn I was suppose to put a little yellow square for the hat buckle. I know I already had decorating yellow frosting in my cupboard but for the life of me I couldn't find it when I needed it. So I improvised and used a candy corn instead. It was a very yummy treat for all.
Posted by kory and tina family at 5:19 AM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I am teaching Preschool this week. Can you guess what our theme was? The kids all decorated their very own Indian vests, necklaces using fruit loops and fruity cheerios, and of course their head band. I think they all did a wonderful job.
The snack of course was the biggest hit. Making their own turkeys to eat.
Over all it was a very sucessful preschool day. It was full of thanksgiving stories, songs and games.
Posted by kory and tina family at 2:40 PM
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Our 4-ward Trunk-or-Treat started at 5:30 this year. An hour earlier then previous years. Hunter was planning on being a mummy, Maddie a witch but literally less then 10min. before we were walking out the door they both decided to be something else. Hunter "The Rock Man" and Maddie "Cinderella". Those who know my Maddie knows that Cinderella is her favorite Princess. Somehow we pulled it off. Maddie wanted her face to look just like the girls on the package of paint so thats what we did. Emily was a griaffe this year. I found her costume at a thrift store for $4.99 brand new with tags. The giraffe's head was a little big and kept falling off her head. We got tired of fighting the giraffes head so she walked around like this.
Maddie wanted me to take a picture of her princess make-up. Daddy called it something else. As long as she had fun I don't care how her makeup looks. She was very pleased that her make-up looked exactly like the girls on the package of make-up.
Posted by kory and tina family at 7:27 AM