It is a dreary, cold, rainy day here in our neck of the woods. I drove Kathleen out to her Preschool story hour that started at the school. It get's them ready for Kindergarten. On the way she said "Mommy, can we take a nap today?". Hasn't happened of course, but it sounded good. I'm such an emotional Mommy, watching her sit at the big kid tables and do her craft, as well as tour the library, I could feel myself getting all emotional. Less then a year and she's off to Kindergarten. The time has gone by so quickly.
On a funnier note, we went to Pizza Hut last night. I've been having some health issues that can affect my insulin levels, so I saw a nutritionist yesterday. Today I started a meal plan to reduce sugars and carbs and to stabilize my blood sugar. So I said last night at the restaurant that I wouldn't be able to eat these bad foods anymore. (meaning the unhealthy part of the lovely grease pooling in the pizza, but I did also have a salad :-)
Anyhow.... Kathleen looks up from her coloring and loudly states "THEY HAVE BAD FOOD HERE??!!!"
I wanted to climb under the table, then I rethought that, thinking of what might be lurking on the floor. LOL We had to shhh her and explain what I meant. She also informed us she wanted to be a VENT, a VENT I said? Are you sure?? Hayley started laughing and said "don't you mean a vet?". I just love these moments. I already have a whole book from Hayley and Kathleen of cute sayings.
So today we made a WAMPUM necklace for Thanksgiving. I could not find my yarn anywhere.... so we had to settle for twine. We chose our noodles, and colored, then strung them to form our necklace. You can also use watercolors to paint or markers to color them.
Next we did another letter recognition project, using the letter K today. This will stay up for a week. We are searching for pictures to cut out, and drawing our own. However, overlook the quick drawings of mine. At least her coloring makes them look better. Since Kathleen also starts with K, she is in the picture too, lol.
This is just a start, we will add more each day. Then of course continue to change out the letters.
I have also been teaching her songs for Thanksgiving. Below are two from this week:
The big turkey on the farm is so very proud (form fist)
He spreads his tail like a fan, (spread fingers of other hand behind fist)
And struts through the animal crowd (move two fingers of fist as if walking)
If you talk to him as he wobbles along, he'll answer back with a gobbling song,
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble..... (open and close hand)
Our turkey is a big fat bird (curve arms at sides)
Who gobbles when he talks (open and close hand)
His red chin's always drooping down (point to chin)
He waddles when he walks (place hands under arms, move elbows)
His tail is like a spreading fan (link thumb, spread fingers)
And on Thanksgiving Day, he sticks his tail up in the air
And whoosh he flies away! (move hands as if flying)
Hope you all have a wonderful day!