Saturday, October 18, 2008

Peachy Pig Farm

This last Thursday, we took a little field trip with our preschool group to a pig farm. Ironically, the pigs were my least favorite part. Anyway, the lesson this past week was on gardening. So as part of our tour of the farm, we were suppose to see the apple orchard. I'm not sure why but they did not show us that part. But the kids didn't care! I know for Grace, the highlight was swinging on the tire swing! She also got to pick out a pumpkin, look at kittens and baby chicks, and feed chickens, turkeys, ducks and horses!
Here are the girls of the group

The group, minus Hailey, substitute in Evy!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My new motto

So Grace has started saying things that I thought I would not hear for another few years. The other day she asked if she could chew some gum. The last time she had some, she swallowed it. So I was very reluctant to give her any more. So I told her I would think about it. She then told me that she 'promised' that she would not swallow it this time. And she continued to tell me 'I promise mom, I will not swallow the gum.' I then decided to trust her and let her have a piece. She kept her word.
That same day she told me that she had something in her belly, and that it was a baby. She was pregnant. Like I said, I wasn't expecting to hear those words for another few years!
Another time I went out for a run, taking the kids in the jogging stroller. Grace likes to take her shoes off, whenever possible. Well, she took off her flip flops and one of them must have fallen out because it was no where to be seen when we got home. I was ready for a bit of a tantrum, some crying, some whining. When I told her it was gone, all she said was, 'Well, I guess I have to hop.' Ever since then, I have tried to make that my new motto in life.
One last story. Today Andy called to talk to Grace. After I handed the phone to her, she started walking away. She told Andy to hold on, then tell me while holding up a finger, 'Give me a minute, I'll be right back' and proceeded to go around the corner to talk to Andy.