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!"