Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Just for the record

Many milestones today, after a one week break from school. 
  1. Ellie goes to school without Waffles. Poor Waffles. I bet he was lonely in the car. Ellie decided to leave Waffles (her 2 year old teddy) and her "mamascarf" (a silk scarf blankie) in the car when at school. Waffles and the scarf go everywhere EVERYWHERE with her.
  2. Ellie goes to school without her sippy cup and milk. 
  3. Ellie sits at the piano and decides to play her one octave C major exercise by herself. I haven't written about this but it is a challenge and test of patience (mine) to get Ellie to practice. Its been 4 months since we started and the class requires us (I say us because it is the two of us) to practice at least 5 times a week. No star if you do less than that. The beginning was painful. But things could only get better. And now at least I don't have to get everyone in the house (helper and Caitlin) participate in the music session each morning for it to count as practice. 
Ellie's reading has really taken off in the last few months. She's reading. For real.
And Caitlin...dear Caitlin. She's beginning to put words together in little phrases. "Self, self".  When she insists on putting on her shoes, climbing into her carseat all by her self. "Hit frog, hit Kitty". When she gets angry and knows that she shouldn't be hitting anything else. "Mama sit"... "Two friends".

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Growing up

Ellie and Catilin are playing so much on their own now that I actually hae time to blog in the day. There're best friends for most of the day and the snatching episodes are a lot more minor. I hope this will last. Hoorary!