Friday, September 26, 2008
Miss Jennifer was so sweet to keep Campbell last night so that we could focus all attention on K and her big girl class. I must say that once Karson found out that Campbell was staying at Miss Jennifer's, we had to bribe her to go with us. She wasn't too excited about missing out on her time with one of her FAVORITE ladies! I digress...
On the way to the school, Rus and I were chatting with Karson about her day. It was a Thursday, so it was a "double school" day. We have named Tuesdays and Thursdays "double school" days because Karson goes with me to preschool in the mornings (she is in the 4 year old class) and then goes to her Pre-K class in the afternoons. It really is a PERFECT arrangement.
Anyway, as we were chatting about her day, we were also listening to Bob and Larry! The song "Whole World In His Hands" came on. When it got to the part that says, "He's got the wind and the rain in His hands", Karson shouts from the back seat, "I know that story!"...and the following conversation occured.
Rus - Yes, the one when Jesus' friends were scared of the storm, and Jesus made the rainstop.
Karson - No, Daddy, the one with the whale!
Me - Jonah and the whale?
Karson - Yes!
Me - (Ever the annoying teacher) Tell us about it.
Karson - Well, Jonah got swallowed by a whale. God sent it to save him.
Rus - Why?
Karson - Because he disobeyed.
Me - That's right, God told him to go to Niniva and he didn't go. (Then I quickly turned to Rus and said under my breath, "is that right?")
Karson - Mmm hmm, so God made a storm come and dump him out of his boat and then He sent the whale to save him.
Rus - So did the whale eat him?
Karson - No, he just swallowed him up. And Jonah stayed in the whale's tummy and it was VERY smelly in there.
Me - Did the whale finally spit him out?
Karson - Yep, and then Jonah was covered in WHALE SLOBBER!
You called it Miss Shelbi (Karson's Bible Story teacher). You knew that was the part that they would remember. I love it!!!
Friday, September 19, 2008
In other news, Karson went to school today... WITHOUT A BOW IN HER HAIR. I was informed this morning that she did not want to wear a bow. I tried really hard not to show my disappointment. I even agreed without an argument. We discussed the specifics of this new arrangement and decided that she would still wear bows some days, and definitely to church. I'm going along with this, but I don't have to like it - right?
Have a great weekend!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Here is a picture of the girls before church this morning. (Don't ask my why Karson is making that face...I think we're entering into the dreaded "I can't do a real smile" phase.)
I feel that it's my motherly duty to give them life experiences that they will be able to talk about with each other when they're older. You know, experiences like, "Remember when Mom used to dress us in matching outfits. Wow. Why did she do that? I hated having to wear matching stuff."
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Regardless of what is officially wrong with her, this baby feels terrible. I just hate it for her. For the past 3 1/2 days she has had this pitiful look about her, and she won't let us put her down. Thankfully she seems to be turning the corner. Rus is going to stay home with her tomorrow, but I think after that we'll be in the clear. I guess I should be thankful she made it almost 7 months before she got anything. It's just hard to watch her feel so badly - especially when she can't tell you what to do to help her.
Monday night I had to finish cleaning up in the kitchen and she wasn't about to leave my side, so...that's how she ended up in the sink! Doesn't she look pitiful?
As you read above, Campbell missed her first day of preschool. But Mommy didn't! I'm too exhausted to write about the first week, but I'll be sure to document details later. Let's just say that being the director is busier, crazier, and harder than I ever thought it would be...but it's all coming together.