Tuesday, October 03, 2006

D week: Tuesday

Well, I said I wouldn't skip another day of preschool for a while, but we ended up skipping Monday. We went apple picking (again) with our friends Jaime, Kylie, Kaitlyn, Porter, and Halley. It was a beautiful day and so fun to go pick apples and be outside. We even stopped at the Red Rooster to play (and eat our McDonalds salads and happy meals). We left the house at 8:30 a.m. and got home at 6:30 p.m. (because we played and went to Target before coming home) then hustled to get the house ready for my Stake Relief Society Presidency Meeting that was at 8:30 p.m. A crazy, fun-filled day!

Today we had fun getting back into preschool. We had to make a new calendar for October. And Connor couldn't wait to hear what the D poem is; he wanted me to say it again for him. We did math with dinosaurs and ducks. He's pretty good at counting now and was really excited when I said the word equals because "that's from Math Circus!" We did 2+2=4 and 3+3=6 and 4+4=8. He thought it was great representing the math problems with his dinosaur toys (which have been in the basement for a while, making them fun "new" toys).

Connor also got to play with his friend Caroline today. They have fun together and play really well together. Connor especially loves jumping on Caroline's trampoline. And I got the kitchen and bathroom really clean while he was gone and Abby was sleeping!

Mr. C seems to think he's too old for naps (and bed, actually) now too. Help! It's rough. It'll be great that he's not taking naps on vacation. But it's a huge adjustment for me. I am so accustomed to my quiet, free time to study the scriptures and read blogs and organize and putter on the computer. I have to adjust and I have to teach Connor to have his own quiet time.

The good thing was that Connor fell asleep at 7:15 tonight. I can handle that!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My girls both stopped napping at 2 1/2, so making it to 3 seems great to me. Big Jake has been shortening his naps, and we are so not going there. I'm counting on his naps until next Easter!
Tania.

ashley said...

i love the things you do for preschool. we actually checked out Starfall and i told pax about connor not liking the bear. he had to check it out and loves it! thanks!

pax still naps some days and some days he doesn't. i just let him get up since he was laying down for a half hour and now Tyler is up too. its hard for me to give up the naps too but if he can't fall asleep then what can i do? i do try to get some quiet time in at least too plus i think its good for him to be able to entertain himself. have a great trip!

ashley said...

i love the things you do for preschool. we actually checked out Starfall and i told pax about connor not liking the bear. he had to check it out and loves it! thanks!

pax still naps some days and some days he doesn't. i just let him get up since he was laying down for a half hour and now Tyler is up too. its hard for me to give up the naps too but if he can't fall asleep then what can i do? i do try to get some quiet time in at least too plus i think its good for him to be able to entertain himself. have a great trip!

Gram said...

Laura, I love reading about all the things you do with Connor for preschool and helping him learn to be a good friend. I don't always comment but I do read and check the links to your friends blogs. It is fun to read but then I find myself spending time that I should be using on other things. Keep up the good work!