Tuesday, February 2, 2010

No Holding Back

Ms. Beth wrote...
Kaylie conquered one of her fears today!  She's no longer afraid of getting water in her eyes when her hair is getting washed ;-)  We made it into a game.  First, I got some strands of my hair washed and rinsed, then froggy got his "hair" washed.  Finally Kaylie's cup became a "rain cloud".  By the end she was asking me to pour water over her head.  She smiled to see drops and streams of water falling from her hair and around her chin.  After her bath she had that wonderful look of deep happiness on her face.  I know that look because I had felt it too - it's awesome to enter deeply into an activity - free from fear.  No holding back.

Monday, February 1, 2010

On the potty

Ms. Beth wrote...
Note: This may not be blog material unless you want to make Kaylie feel uncomfortable when she's older...but we are so excited :-)

Kaylie went poo on the potty!!! Good job, Kaylie. You are really growing up! :-)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cobblestone Farm

Ms. Beth wrote...
Kaylie was reluctant to go outside today. Once we got out there, though, she was very happy. We headed for Cobblestone Farm under a blue sky, incredible sun and warm air for January! This may have been my favorite visit there so far, because the animals were more playful then they've been in a while. Two small goats kneeled upon stumps, nibbling bark, and the white pony with the thick fur, long eyelashes, and tiny ears stood near the doorway looking so pretty that I almost couldn't believe it. There were ducks and chickens walking about being themselves, and there was a shaft of sunlight in the barn that made the whole picture look just like a scene from Charlotte's Web. Kaylie fed snow to the goats. Later we made and threw snowballs and constructed an extremely cute snowman; small with twig arms and a thistle for a nose! Oh I almost forgot the funniest thing: every time the rooster crowed, Kaylie would tell him "Stop it!"

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rye Bread - Yum!

Ms. Beth wrote...
Kaylie was very busy today.  I suppose she had a lot of activities that had to be done before the new year :-) We baked rye bread together and Kaylie had a piece she was responsible for kneading.  Unfortunately, after forming the lump into a variety of farm animals she managed to eat them all!  I guess they were good!  Personally, I look forward to trying my loaf baked and spread with butter!  (Don't worry Kaylie--I'll share)

Monday, December 28, 2009

The ABC song

Ms. Beth wrote...
Today at lunchtime I offered Kaylie some fruit.  She loved it so much she started singing:  "mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm..." to the tune of the ABC song!

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Office

Ms. Beth wrote...
All of a sudden Kaylie seems to want to kick Greg out of his office and "work" in there by herself like he does. So I created an office "just for her" in the kitchen at the little table. She has her "play" laptop, her "cell phone", a pen and paper and water (her sippy). She also has "magazines" (kid's activity books) and even her own secretary (that's me). Kaylie set to work immediately typing important emails on her computer. Next her phone rang (though I didn't hear it so she had to pick it up herself). The call was not confidential so I will relate her side of it:

"Hello?" (Business-like)
"Yes" (Nods head)
"Bye!" (click!)

Perhaps one day her dream will come true and she really will be just like her mom and dad. In the meantime there is one thing missing: Kaylie needs to hire a Nanny of her own to help her while I play secretary, because she kept having to get up and leave the office to help her stuffed dog (Siya) go to the "potty".

Later I opened a cupboard in the kitchen and Kaylie saw the Halloween candy and reached for it. "No thanks, Kaylie!", I told her and I closed the cupboard. So Kaylie looked back at the cupboard and said, "trick or treat!"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Ms. Beth wrote...
Today I said to Kaylie: "We will go outside soon. Where are your shoes?" I usually have her bring them to me. I turned around a moment later and she was by my side again -with her shoes ON! She had put them on herself.