Lucy is slowly moving out of the preschool room and into the "Olders" room in preparation for her 4 year old birthday. She's gotten a taste of the olders and is looking forward to being back with her friends Ari and Thekla, though she'll miss JoJo quite a bit. She is learning her letters and pretends to read to her babies while she's at home. Sometimes I hear her say to the cat or dog, "Oh honey...let me help you."
Ruby's been in 1st grade a couple of weeks now and finally adjusting to it. She had a very hard time the first week or so. Poor kid was exhausted and a complete basketcase for a few days. Logically, I understand this -- 2 classes, 2 languages, all new rules -- but it was rough for a few days, there. Thank god for my posse. At any rate, she's doing well and I'll be glad to get to talk with her teachers in a few weeks.
A couple of Ruby gems of late:
She loves to hear stories about grown-ups and their childhood and I frequently get requests like, "Tell me a story about when you were scared. With snakes." or "Tell me a story about when your imagination ran away with you." When I have told her stories where I was misunderstood something she says, "That is just like when I used to think that Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga were in love!" I have no idea where she heard of those two but I love that she's made the connection and that she has some "When I was little.." stories to share. The other was a few days ago while at the Andersons. The kids were playing and Ruby came running up to me in full tattle-tale mode, an upset look on her face and requesting intervention. "Mommy! Ari says bananas don't make you crazy!! And the DO! Monkeys are crazy!" Poor Monica and I had to really hold in the laughter to address her feelings of injustice that someone disagreed with her theory.
The girls are really into superheroes still which is fun. I adore this pic of Lucy in her princess fairy dress and Hulk mask.
This weekend, we were fortunate to get a visit from my dear cousin, Geneva and 4 month old Baby Jasper. Lucy was kind enough to give up her favorite car seat to him and both girls loved snuggling this sweet boy.
I love how he's staring at her face....
And not to be missed, Ruby lost her 3rd tooth this week! Now she's got a jack-o-lantern smile and lisp. Not for long, the big one is already making its way out!
That's it for now. We are really looking forward to fall and the holidays!