Saturday, September 24, 2011

Libby the Philanthropist

All the kids at preschool were asked to bring in a gently used book to donate on Friday.  When I told Libby about this, her immediate response was, "Not one of my books!"

After I spent a moment basking in the glow of that proud, proud parenting moment, I explained to Libby that we were going to share a book with a child who didn't have any books.  As I spoke, I could almost see a light bulb turning on in her brain.  She said, "I know!" and ran off.  Phew!  I haven't raised a completely selfish monster, I thought to myself. 

A minute later, Libby walked down the stairs carrying a whole stack...of Andrew's books.  "We can give them Andrew's books!"

It is so easy to be generous with other people's stuff.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Hedgehog Returns...Minus a Tooth

It's been a big month for Adam!  In addition to starting kindergarten, he lost his first tooth!  I caught a glimpse of something white in his mouth one night; and upon closer inspection, I found his new "adult" tooth growing in quickly behind the baby tooth he had not yet lost.  Within a few days, the baby tooth was ready to come out.  It's actually a little difficult to tell that Adam even has a missing tooth since the new one is practically all the way in already!  Adam was so excited that the tooth fairy visited that he came in to tell 5:30 am.

In other Adam-related news...THE HEDGEHOG HAS RETURNED!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Project Runway

Our fashion designer Libby is modeling her own entry in tonight's runway show.  For this challenge to make a ready-to-wear item using only craft supplies, Libby has created an A-line asymmetrical skirt made of drawing paper and tape.  We think the hand-drawn marker design on the back gives it a more expensive custom look.

Libby has completed the look by using the Piper Lime accessory wall thoughtfully with watermelon boots and a polka-dotted hairbow.

Way to make it work, Libby!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten

Somehow it is time for Adam to start kindergarten.  He is ready to go, reflective backpack straps and all! 

(I love this picture with all my heart.)

I really can't believe he is old enough to be in this classroom.

And I won't lie...I was awake the entire night before Adam started kindergarten worrying praying.

But when we walked into the classroom, his teacher gave him a big hug.  And I felt much better.

...And much better still when Adam came home.  He wouldn't tell me a thing about his day.  He didn't learn how to read.  But there was no note from the principal demanding explanations or reparations pinned to his shirt.