Sunday, November 20, 2011

Snow fun and more LeAnnisms

We got about 1-3 inches of snow between Friday night - Saturday morning (Nov 18-19).  It was almost enough to entirely cover the grass.  LeAnne was so excited to see the snow and it was hard keeping her inside until it got light and warmed up a bit.  All bundled up in her new snow pants, jacket, scarf, gloves and boots as we walk outside she says to me "Do you like my style".  I'd never heard her say this before and it caught me off guard. She had a lot of fun walking in the snow, throwing snow balls at ME and building a teeny tiny snowman. 

Other LeAnnisms:

Today at the grocery store she says "guess what" to which I responded "what" and she said "no I am talking to her (pointing the the checker) and the checker says "what" to which she responds "its almost Thanksgiving" Then she goes on to talk about how Christmas comes next and the checker asks her what her favorite Christmas song is. She gives the deer in the head light look and I say what song have you been singing all week?  Then she sang "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" 5 times.  I bet that lady never asks a little kid what their fave song is again. LOL!!

Lately LeAnne has been telling me "You have to pay attention" to which I say okay, um are you hearing that a lot from Ms. Miranda. She says Yes. At LeAnne's conference this week I asked her about how she was doing at circle time and told her about her telling me to pay attention.  She says yep I say that quite often but she is doing better, she's not touching kids anymore.  :-)  Oh boy!

This morning while I was preparing my grocery list she asked to do a dot to do book.  I couldn't find the dot to dot but found a number and letter Pre-K skills book and she wanted to do those.  Oh my gosh it was like the girl was ravenous for learning!  She was asking me directions and then she would do the page in 2.2 seconds and be ready for the next.  It was activities like color all the spaces with 4 dots to find a hidden picture, color all the A or a to find a hidden picture, circle how many are in this group, only circle groups of 3, dot to do, follow the A a to solve the puzzle and trace numbers. WOW!  I love seeing her so excited to learn.  She almost finished both books.  For Christmas I'll be finding more books like them. 

She is re-telling stories a lot these days.  When I put her to bed I leave the book I read with her and listen to her re-tell the story over the baby monitor before she drifts off to sleep.  She is also making up some interesting once upon a time stories.  As she gets older daddy and I must keep her engaged in reading and I pray she loves it.  Good readers make amazing writers too!! 

She is beyond excited for Christmas this year.  Talks about decorating all the time, about Santa and his reindeer.  This Friday and Saturday will be  our towns Christmas kick off.  Their will be a lighted parade and fireworks on Friday. Then a live nativity, mule drawn sleigh rides, caroling and much more on Saturday. 

In other new our Black  Walnut tree is no longer standing. No more walnut messes or falling limbs! Yahoos to some beautiful Black Walnut wood we will have milled and John hopes to make our head board and foot board out of.

View from the back yard minus Walnut tree

Walnut tree is down - it's quite the mess at the moment

Do you like my style?

LeAnne & her tiny snowman

She was so proud of her big snowball

See my foot prints?

Found out the hard way that making a snow Angle without gloves is COLD!

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