Sunday, May 19, 2013

Raining Cats and Dogs

Last night, Adlyn and I ventured into the rain to pick up a graduation card.  As I was card shopping at the grocery store, she was looking at all the stuffed animals - primarily these dogs with unusually large eyes that I find not-so-cute.  She loved them.  She put them away when we were done, and I told her that I'm sure she could see them the next time.

Tonight we were back at the store, in the rain, and she wanted to visit the dogs.  Once we got to the gift area, she said, "I told you so!"  She was right, there were only two dogs left, and neither of them were the colors of the ones she was playing with the night before.  I wouldn't have guessed the store could sell one of those, let alone the whole shelf!  Maybe a bunch of graduates received stuffed dogs as presents?  It hadn't even been 24 hours!

Aisles and Alleys

Tonight at the grocery store, Adlyn was calling aisles, alleys.  It made me laugh.  I also enjoyed watching her dance to the good music that was playing in the store when we were in the produce department.  She was a fun shopping partner!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tooth Update

Brooks' tooth is now gone, and tonight he told me he has started eating some soft food with his front teeth.  He survived the dentist very well, and didn't cry.  He didn't even need any laughing gas!  The dentist said he was very brave for a four year old.  We were very proud of him!

He seems to be proud of his missing tooth, and he does look cuter than I thought.  On the way to school today, he told me that the next time he needs a tooth pulled at the dentist, I can come with him instead do Dad.  I hope that doesn't happen again!  But, if he does, I'll know that he can handle it (better than I would!).


Last week, Adlyn asked me if I did any painting projects with my students at school that day.  I told her no.  She commented that all we do is work on computers!  In her mind, my school is quite boring!

Spanish II

To continue with my Spanish blog entry, I have more to add.

Tonight, Brooks said pear is the Spanish word for kiwi.  Adlyn said that trace is the Spanish word for popcorn and chicken.  I think they are making up their own language!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Kind Kid

After church today, I opened the truck door so the kids could hop in.

Brooks:  Adlyn, you can get in first because you're the best.
Adlyn:  Why?
Brooks:  Because, I love you.

Well that was cute, and kind!

Brooks as a Teacher

This morning, Adlyn was trying to snap on a suspender dress on her stuffed kitty.  She was having a hard time getting it to work.  It was fun to observe the following situation!

Brooks:  I know how to do it, I can help you!
Adlyn:  Ok.
Brooks:  See, you just put one finger on top of the snap, and the other finger on the bottom of the snap, and press them together.  If you hear the snap, then you know you got it.
Adlyn:  Ok.
(Adlyn tries to snap the other strap, and is still having a hard time.)
Adlyn:  Ugh, I can't do this.
Brooks:  Its ok, just keep trying.
(Adlyn keeps trying.)
Adlyn:  I got it!
Brooks:  Great work!

He was such a great helper, and it was neat to see them interact in this way.  Adlyn really appreciated his help.