Monthly Archives: August 2016

End of preschool week 1

Koma chose Frostys for her treat to celebrate the end of her first week.  She loves preschool, already made several good friends and finds the “specials” like gym, music and library to be the highlights of the day.  Great job, sweetie pie!

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Hoopin’ and ridin’

Besides the scooter, Koma has been hula hooping and also hopping on her big girl bike from which her sister has graduated.  She is super excited to be able to ride a two -wheeler instead of a three-wheeler, and loves the race course that Dad set up.

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“Star of the week”

Unni’s teacher sent home a notice saying that Unni would be Star of the Week.  It seems that the birthday month is when the special week occurs.  The students are allowed to bring in meaningful items for show and tell. The teacher also encouraged parents (or grandparents, etc) to come in for lunch and then read books to the class.  So after lunch together one day, Mom read one of Unni’s favorite authors… Mo Willems. Later in the week, Dad and Unni ate lunch together.

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Celebrating end of first week!

What a difference one year makes in approaching a new school year!  The kindergarteners were apprehensive and parents teary, while the rest of the kids marched through the doors as usual. Unni thoroughly enjoyed her first week of school and we celebrated with her choice of treat — Krispy Kreme!

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Preschool!

Koma started preschool this week and is so excited by meeting her new friends and teachers. While pulling the car out of the garage on her first actual day, Mom said to Koma, “I can’t believe I’m taking you to preschool.” She answered, “Well, I think it’s appropriate at this age.”

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Missin’ sis!

After months of having a non-stop friend, sister and playmate around, the return of Unni to school was kinda hard on Koma (something Mom hadn’t thought about really, yikes!)  But, we managed to entertain ourselves by walking around the block one morning on scooter and foot which helped assuage the feeling of loss a little bit.  Starting preschool will be a big help for our very social kid.

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Last special trip before school

With summer quickly closing out and school beginning, we decided to check out the new Africa exhibit that just opened at the zoo. We were highly impressed with the entire remodel and the number of new animals.

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First grade!

Unni started first grade and the week flew by with excitement.  She loved her kindergarten teacher so much that she was hesitant about moving up, but she came home after the first day very happy with her new teacher and class.

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Selfies

How a preschooler figured out how to take selfies is beyond me, but I found these pix on my phone (some had 12 rapid bursts each!!) and laughed out loud. It’s too funny to not share, although I can see a future teenager being very upset at mom for posting them.

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County Fair

We made a trip out to the county fair last week and found plenty of entertainment for the girls.  They helped to shake the cream into butter, they petted rabbits (well, one did anyway), they gaped at a magician’s ability to produce a bird out of scarves, they watched other kids hang onto sheep for dear life as the sheep raced around, they rode ponies (well, one did anyway),  they watched the white tiger show, they ate cotton candy (somewhat better than deep-fried snickers), they rooted for their individually chosen pig to win the pig race (none of our selected ones did), and they not-so-secretly wished to ride the ferris wheel but (un)fortunately for them their parents are kinda paranoid about fair rides. So, they still have dreams of riding a large, but safe ferris wheel someday.

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