Monday, March 11, 2013

Raegan's "pretend" birthday

So since Raegan has a summer birthday, they let her do a half birthday/pretend birthday celebration at her preschool. Montessori has a really neat tradition they do for birthdays, where the child gets to travel around the sun for each year of their life, while the parent shows pictures and talks about the things the child liked at that age. It was pretty cool. And it was so wonderful to actually get to go into Raegan's school and see her in action. She has friends, one little girl in particular that she was inseparable from while I was there. And it's always interesting to me as a preschool teacher to see how other preschools run. Montessori is so organized and structured. I mean, I run a tight ship in my classroom, but it's nothing like the order and peace in a Montessori room. I wanna teach Montessori!!! :)

Discussing things with friends during clean up time

Raegan talks about the little blonde at home a lot. Turns out they are actual friends. :)

Singing the celebration song when they first came to circle. The little blonde next to Raegan was all, "Sit by me Raegan, sit by me!" My baby has friends!!! :)

Raegan getting her lesson ready. She put down the yellow circle, then turned on the flashlight. The rays that go around the sun have a name of a month on each one.

They sang the song about the months of the year, then Raegan went and stood by August. For every year I talked about, she held the globe and traveled around the sun. (No pictures of that part because I was busy reading her story and passing around pictures.)

Singing happy birthday to Raegan

She was a little bashful but loved every minute of it.

Posing for Mama with her lesson

My big girl

A pic from out on the playground. I love this little girl so very very much.


So I'm done with 30 for 30. I didn't manage to take pictures of every day, but I promise I did all 30 days. I missed day 20 and day 29, but I'll just give you the description.

Day 20
White VNeck
Mint Polka Dot Tank
Silver Flats
Various Silver Jewelry

Day 22
Sweater: Vanity
Jeans: Vanity
Flats: Kohls

Day 23
Cardigan: Maurices
Cami: Maurices
Jeans: Vanity
Shoes: Off Broadway Shoes
Necklace: Forever 21

Day 24
Sweater: Maurices
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Jeans: Vanity
Boots: Maurices
Earrings (they're coral and super pretty!): Charming Charlie

Day 25
Dress: Maurices
Belt: Target
Leggings: JCP
Flats: Famous Footwear

Day 26
Sweater: Vanity
Jeans: Kohls
Flats: Kohls

Day 27
Cardigan: Maurices
Tank: Target
Skirt: Loft
Belt: Target
Boots: Maurices
Watch: Charming Charlie (also coral - love!!!!)

Day 28:
Shirt: Alloy
Necklace: Forever 21
Jeans: Vanity
Shoes: Famous Footwear

Day 29
Blue Dress
Purple Tights
Grey Heels (the only time I wore them - I really am NOT a heel person, obviously)

Day 30 = DONE!
Shirt: Kohls
Tank: Target
Jean Trousers: Maurices
Flats: Famous Footwear

It's funny, because for as much as I was looking forward to getting my wardrobe back, I woke up Wednesday and was all, "WHAT DO I WEAR?! I don't have 30 for 30 telling me what to do anymore." haha I got over that pretty quickly, however. It's been nice to have all of my clothes back again, but the challenge was useful. I certainly don't feel like I have nothing to wear anymore. And it was a nice affirmation for me that I have a pretty remixable wardrobe. I really could have put together 3-4 more outfits from what I had picked for this. I might do it again this summer, because I think that would be kind of fun, and maybe a little more challenging when I can't layer as much.

So there you have it. Now back to your regularly scheduled blogging. (Hopefully I keep it up!)