Friday, November 23, 2012

Funny sayings

I think one of the best things about preschool aged children is how they repeat things exactly how they hear them. Which is often totally different from how the word is actually said. Here's some of Raegan's latest phrases:

"framily" for "family"

Rihanna's song "Diamonds" has a phrase that goes "Shine bright like a diamond." Raegan loves this song, but she goes around singing "A wife and a diamond." :D

At her school they've been learning about cornucopias, and they put one together for the soup kitchen that the church runs. Raegan has been talking about it at home, but she calls it a "cornacokia". She goes around the house saying it all drawn out: corn-a-coke-ee-a.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Quick update

Raegan has adjusted very well to preschool. She was rather hesitant the first two weeks at drop off in the morning, but now we have no problems. We're starting to hear a variety of different songs that they sing there, and we're seeing that she is learning so much. She went in knowing almost every uppercase letter, and now we're seeing an explosion of learning lowercase letters too. She's picking up the sounds of the letters through the curriculum that they use, and is now counting to 20. She knows the days of the week and has the order of the months up to May. :) The last two weeks she's been on a rhyming word kick - she can come up with a rhyming word for any word you tell her. A lot of times her fallback sound is "h" - What rhymes with bat? "hat" What rhymes with cow? "how" and sometimes she'll even make up words to rhyme with what we say. Just another super important skill that sets the stage for her learning how to read.

The biggest thing that we are struggling with right now is getting her to dress herself in the morning. Raegan is NOT a morning person, and never really has been. On the weekends she is pretty happy, but that's because she gets to get up on her own time, which is usually at least an hour later than when I wake her up for school. I obviously am not expecting her to do everything perfectly yet, but I have the basic expectation that she can take her clothes off and put on her own underwear and pants and socks. Sometimes she needs help getting the shirt over her head. But honestly, you would think she had no arms the way she flails around like she can't do anything for herself. I refuse to give in though, so we've had some rough mornings for about two weeks now, but we are slowly getting there. Mommy just needs lots of prayers for patience. :)

Pumpkin Patch 2012

I wasn't sure if we were going to make it out to the Pumpkin Patch this year, because October was a veeeerrrrry busy month for us. We made it out the last weekend before Halloween, which actually wasn't so bad because it meant hardly anyone was there. It was kind of a cooler cloudy day, but we had a lot of fun.

Raegan was so brave about the huge slide on the hill. She just plowed right up the stairs.

A little nervous her first time down, but later on we ended going down it at least a dozen times more.

Going to look for a little pumpkin.

Come on Mama, let's go!

We found the perfect pumpkin!

Me and my best girl!

Raegan sang "Deep and Wide" the whole way home. She was tired, but so happy!