Saturday, May 29, 2010

Summer playdate

Yesterday Alexa had her friend Sara over for the day. They go to the same school and actually met when they were just three at a different school where they both attended preschool a couple days a week. They had a blast playing together. Alexa is a very social kid which sometimes as an only is tough on her. She thrives on conversation and action. From the moment Sara arrived it was non-stop activity. They played princess, painted, did Shrinkydinks ( loved these as a kid), did sidewalk chalk, had lunch, watched a movie, and played some more. The day flew by for me. Amazing how much can get done when the little one is otherwise occupied. ; ) We look forward to more fun playdates with Sara. : )

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Preschool was cool!

On the last day of school the kids get awards for their accomplishments and successes over the year. Alexa won 3, Math Whiz, an Artist award and one for Reading. She had a good year and we were pleased with how much she learned, especially how well she can read. She is in a Montessori school which we love, but the kids are encouraged to learn at their own pace, our little social butterfly apparently spent most of the year socializing and not applying herself to the best of her personal abilities. Our hopes and goals for next year in Kindergarten is for her to find her "focus" and apply herself more. She is extremely curious and capable and we are hoping next year she "hits the books" and gets down to business! I love her enthusiasm and energy but at some point she will have to learn to use these attributes to foster her love of learning instead of impeding it.

Here she is with her BFF at the Mad Hatters Mother's Day breakfast. These two cuties together are a bundle of energy and fun!

Here she is performing at the school talent show. She performed a Fairy/ribbon dance that she choreographed. She was really something to watch. Her joy really shines from her smile.

School's out!

Let's get crazy! Summer vacation has officially started. Time to lay around by the pool, go to the movies, sleep in ( haha, that's a good one!), stay up late, go on day trips, eat Popsicles, and have picnics.
For activities, Alexa is going to dance camp, trying karate, and heading to the farm for some good ol' Midwest fun.
Enjoy your summer break!