[ Sunday, October 17, 2010 ]
Kate joined the Girl Scouts as a Daisy, and I volunteered to be one of her troop leaders. We had our first meeting last week, and she had a blast. Some of her new school friends are in the same troop, so it was an easy experience. For me, the best part was when each girl was asked to stand up to introduce themselves, and to share one thing they really like. When it was Kate's turn, she stood up and said "My name is Kitty and one thing I really like is my Momma!"
Here's a photo of her with one of her Daisy friends, Megan.
[ Tuesday, October 05, 2010 ]
About 3 days after starting school, Kate completely fell in love with it. She jumps out of bed in the morning and doesn't want to be late. Last week she had a little bit of a cold and was sad because we kept her at home for two days. No more anxiety, tears, bedtime serious talk, or complaints. It helps that her teacher is very young and energetic, and that she made quick friends with many of the kids in her class. One interesting thing is that she no longer naps in the afternoon during the week, so by the time she gets home at the end of the day, she is falling asleep standing up. Her afternoons are almost entirely booked - ice skating on Mondays, tennis on Tuesdays, drama on Wednesdays, voice lessons on Thursdays. We left Fridays open, but if it was up to her she would have some class on those afternoons as well. As a result of so much activity, we are slowly moving her bedtime up to give her a few extra minutes of rest.