Saturday, November 24, 2007

Too Much Little Einsteins

For Thanksgiving Kylie and I flew to North Dakota to visit my parents. Daddy couldn't come because he ad to work over the holiday - that kind of stunk since we don't see them that often. While we were taxiing to the runway Kylie said "When we gonna take off?" "Pretty soon, we have to get the the end of the runway" I said. "No, Mommy were just driving on the road."

When Daddy dropped us off he told Kylie to make sure that she waved to him since the airplane flies almost directly over our house. So as we were taking off Kylie yells in her loudest voice BYE BYE DADDY!!! ...It was 7 AM, I'm sure everyone that was trying to sleep was more than impressed with her.

As the airplane left the ground Kylie looks up and says "Activate the lights Mommy and Activate the air! Pat your legs faster!" I really think she has watched waaaay to much Little Einsteins. Then she looks at the clouds we were flying through and says "How are we gonna get through these clouds, this is badiculous (ridiculous)."

She was so proud to be able to sit in the seat with her booster seat. I was so relived that she sat as well as she did, I was a little worried that she wouldn't sit good or that when we got to North Dakota she would think she was too big for the booster seat in the car. But that didn't happen either.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Jesus and God

Kylie and Daddy were talking about who loves who more, this is the conversation:

Kylie: I love you this much (with arms spread as wide as she can)
Daddy: I love you as much as the whole world
Kylie: Well, I love you to Jesus and God

Does it get cuter than this? When Greg told me about this conversation I thought it was so precious.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday - Fun Family Christmas Website

For this weeks Works for Me, I want to share a really great website I found for Christmas. The website is This site has so many fun things to do with your children for Christmas along with lots of great recipes. Here are some of the FREE Things To Do:

*Send a letter to Santa *Send holiday postcards *Stories to read & color *Santa's Birthday Cards *Games to play *Christmas Karaoke *Holiday recipes *Northpole Wallpaper *Puzzles & Activities *Good Deed Calendar *Visit Elf Pal Academy *Educational Activities *Q&A with Santa *Find the hidden stories *Naughty or Nice List *Santa Tracker (Dec. 24)

The stories are cute, you can personalize them with your childrens information. What child doesn't like to hear their name in a book.

This is what works for me! Check out Rocks In My Dryer for more great ideas!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday - Backwards Edition

This week is a backwards Works For Me Wednesday, where I ask you a question, and you help me with you answers.

I am trying to figure out how to explain to a three year old what lying is. I have been told that she is too young to understand and that I should just chalk it up to it being her age. But I would like to at least introduce her to what lying is, but I really not sure how to do it and make an impact. I have tried to call her out when she its very obvious she's lying to me - or not telling me the truth.

For example, I will ask her she picked up all of the toys in her bedroom like I asked, and she will say yes and then when I check they are still all over the floor. Usually I will say something like "I asked you if you picked up all the toys and you said yes but they are still all over the floor - that is lying. Telling me something that is not right" I don't know if this is the right approach or not.

I would be grateful for any suggestions you may have. Be sure to check out Shannon's blog for lots more great WFMW posts!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Wordless Wednesday - "Dorfy"

Dorfy has returned from the land of Oz! Kylie had so much fun being Dorfy this year, she is already thinking about who could be Dorthy next year. She said she would even share her dress! I thought that was quite kind of her.

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

1st Report Card

Greg and I went to our first parent/teacher conference today. I had no I idea that they even had conferences in preschool! Kylie is three so we will have a lot more conferences to look forward to. I was actually kind of excited when I found out about the conferences, I really didn't know what to expect. We were pleased with everything we heard, there wasn't anything that I could say we were suprised to hear. She is doing well, she has adjusted to the schedule and the class rules (even points out to the teacher when she missed something), and very outgoing (which is an understatement). Her areas of improvement are: needs to work on picking up better, and playing with all the children. She likes to pair off with a couple of her friends and then not let anyone else play with them. Her teacher said both things she needs to work are are age realated. Overall her teacher said she was very pleased with everything. Greg and I are very proud of Kylie, we feel very blessed she is our daughter.