Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"No, Mom, you don't get it"

Well, little Ms. Independent strikes again.

Ever since Morgan was 3 years old, and I found out I could meet her in the school cafeteria for lunch at her elementary school, I've been planning to meet her there. I mean, what mom doesn't want to figure out what kind of kids her child is hanging out with...and that can't start too early, right?

So I told Morgan my plan, and asked if she wanted to sit with me at the designated "Visitors Table" where you can eat with your mom and one other friend, or if she just wanted to invite her cool mom to sit right at the table with all her friends. To that she replied, "No mom, you don't get it. I want you to sit at the visitor's table, and I'll stay at the table with all my friends".

If this is 5, I'm not going to be able to handle 15!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Our Baby Girl Goes to Kindergarten

I always used to laugh when people told me that time goes by so fast with your kids. I remember when Morgan was six weeks old, I went to Target for a few things (you know, the important staples of diapers, wipes, and formula) and an older lady said "Oh, she is so precious. They grow up so fast!". The only response I could muster after 6 weeks of sleep deprivation was "Yeah, that's what the tell me" felt like the longest six weeks of my life!! But, this past Tuesday, when I walked her to the doorway of her kindergarten class (because that's as far as my daughter would allow me to go), it really DID feel like we just brought her home from the hospital not too long ago! After a full two minutes of waiting in the doorway for her to come back for her good-bye kiss, I finally had to resort to walking in the class and planting one on her cheek!

The first words out of her mouth after her first day were "Mom, I really like kindergarten, but I want to ride the bus and buy my lunch". Good news on one hand, because that saves me about an hour and a half of my time, but sad because she wants me to do less and less. I hate to think what first grade is going to be like, much less high school and (gasp) college!!

Gymnastics Recital

I asked Morgan what she wanted to do this summer, and offered up gymnastics, ballet, cooking camp, or a few other camps offered at the pre-school up the street. The only thing the child wanted to do this summer was gymnastics, and she loved it! This was her third summer with the same teacher, Miss. Jan. Morgan had so much fun, she decided she wanted to continue with the class for the school year, so we signed her up to go every Tuesday. Her teacher is allowing her to attend the 6-10 year old age group even though she is only 5, so we will see how that goes.

Here's a picture of Morgan with Miss. Jan at her end of summer recital.

OMG--She's Updated her Blog!!!

Yes, I set the very ambitious goal of updating my blog every 3 here goes.

Way back on the 4th of July, we met at a friend of Morgan's (Tirzah) for a parade followed by popsicles. Here are some pics of the kids.
Incidentally, this was also the day we decided to join the new millenium and purchase an ipod. So if you know of a website where I can download music for free (and it's LEGAL), let me know. We're still using iTunes at the moment.