So Proud Journaling:
Story #1: Kylie told me that one of her school mates told her to “talk back and fight” to two girls who were saying mean things to her. Kylie said, “I didn’t take her lead. I took my own lead and walked away.”
Story #2: After swim class I noticed Kylie picking up and throwing away candy wrappers that were on the ground near the pool. When I commented on it Kylie said, “I was afraid those wrappers would get onto some plants and choke the plants. I have to protect the Earth.”
AM Routine Journaling:
Most mornings Kylie eats two blueberry waffles or two French toast sticks along with veggie sausage and blueberries or a banana. But sometimes she wants a simple bowl of cereal. Some mornings, between 6 and 7am, she gets her own bowl and pours in some Honeynut Cheerios. She will snack on the cereal until I pour in the milk. Most mornings she will stay in her nightgown until after breakfast. But some mornings, she will don one of her costumes. This morning’s costume was her soft purple unicorn blanket clipped into a cape. I love my mornings with you, my darling Kylie.
Karen and I both got new Mizuno running shoes this week. It seems that I don’t pronate as bad as I used to so now I need a shoe with less correction. My hope is that my new shoes will help with my right heel pain. Karen hit her four-mile running mark this week. I’m so very proud of her. I started reading “Train Like a Mother” and adopted their half-marathon “own it” plan. I took Kylie for the first time to the elementary school track and she rode her bike and ran and played while I circled the track for four miles. Karen and I started talking about me running the Disney Marathon again in January. I really hope to make that happen! I’m waiting to see how my feet hold up once I get to 27-30 miles per week before I commit to marathon training again.
Blue card Journaling:
Kylie is doing so well with her reading. She is almost finished with her second set of Animal Antics books. She reads one every night. She has started sounding out the words in her head before reading them out loud. On Friday I was so pleased when I saw her grab her set of sight words flash cards and work through them while watching a show.
“Mommy, I laughed so hard at school that water came out my nose!” Kylie couldn’t remember what was so funny but we had a laugh over water coming out her nose. Who doesn’t remember doing that as a child?
Our Deal Journaling:
Kylie was so excited to start swim lessons this month. We made a deal—if she listened to her coach and did what coach asked her to do without any goofing off, then we would have a day of fun at either Adventure Landing water park or at the ocean. And during her fun days, I agree not to coach her on swimming at all and she can play to her heart’s content. We went to the ocean on Saturday and Kylie had a blast body surfing the waves. As soon as she got out of the water, she got cold and curled up in the cutest little ball. Soon I had her dry and we spent the rest of our time building sand castles.
Art Insert Front: I love this picture she drew of herself brushing giant teeth with her toothbrush. Cavity fighter!
Art Insert Back: This was from a color-by-number set. This has been hanging in a window in the Florida room like a stained glass piece. The colors started to fade so I thought it was time to add it to the scrapbook.
So that's it for another week!
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