Friday, November 16, 2007


Jim and I have decided to pull Mady out of her preschool. I had had some reservations since the beginning of the year after a few incindents that happened. Then last week I helped in her classrooms and afterwards I just felt a pit in my stomach all day and night. There are just a group of boys in her class that are just way out of line. They seem to really dominate the atmosphere in the class, and it makes the rest of the kids suffer. It is not a learning based preschool so the emphasis would be on the playing/creative aspect and my thought is that is if she is not being built up and encouraged as a person then why bother. Jim has been supportive and thinks that it is the best decision. I haven't told the teacher or the director of the school yet, I thought I would wait until after Thanksgiving break. I am going to just start schooling her at home and doing more crafts with her at home. I do need craft project ideas though for anyone out there reading this far!!! We will use some of the money were were spending on her school to build a craft corner in our house. I am sad that it is not going to work out however this next year of her development is so important to much to risk being feed the wrong things/ideas. I know God is sovereign on all things and that will still work all things for good in Mady's life i just feel it is too early in her life to have the discussion of pointing out differences in people with gospel in their lives and people without the gospel in their lives.

Quotes of the week:


" Mommy I like my new Hello Pitty bandaids you got me"

Swinging on the swing out back I am explaining what the word cordinated means, I say "to have control of your body", right as I finished the words, she accidently does a backflip off the swing and lands on her back, she is crying for moment and then realizes, " That was not cordinated was it mommy" We both were crying with laughter.

" Mommy will you sit with me outside while I finish my lunch" "Sure" I reply. After I sit down She looks out at the sky for awhile and the looks at me and says,
" Mommy I love you all the way up to heaven"


He knows the sign langage for More and Please and Thank You. Most of his day her points to what he wants and then signs more please. He says MaMa ALOT, but everytime he says it I love it because he really doesn't say much, except NANA for banana, DADA, swng for swing,
I sing to him every night and every naptime the same song, so now when he's tired he will come up to me and hug me and start to sing the song to me:)

He loves his Sissy and loves to wrestle with her. I am so happy that she likes to wrestle too! They really make each other laugh so much and don't really fight much. I am enjoying this season with them so much.


Ginger said...

I love those quotes!! What a sweet girl you have. I was just thinking I should post some funny things Reid comes up with. Like "slime-o" for salami. :)
Anyway-I have a couple craft websites I like. Theres a ton out there but these would give you a head start.

we try to do some art daily, so when we chat we could exchange ideas that were fun.
love you
Im thankful for your heart to serve God with your a great mom, Les

Billie said...

I don't know if you have "Michaels" in CA but if so, they offer free (I think, or it could be $1.) craft day. You can take the kids and do a really cool craft. No mess at home and it is a fun outting. "Jo-Anns" also has really cheap craft kits you can get for kids. They are pretty fun too. I usually buy those because they include everything in them. I just got a dough recipe for making ornaments (for kids). I haven't done it yet but I am planning on doing it with the kids so if it is a good one I will let you know.
Miss you too. I hope your transition with Maddy goes well. God will bless your decision to listen to the Holy Spirit in your parenting and give you the grace to spend that time with Maddy. Wish we lived by each other so we could get the kiddos together. Love you.

Bethany said...

We like My Lil Picasso kits...they are nice they teach about an artist and art techniques and are themed based. Plus they give you all you need which is nice here in need to store a bunch of stuff.

Lakeshore does free crafts every satuday too.

Five in a Row are fun books too do with Preschool age kiddos. So is Slow and Steady Get Me Ready.

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Michelle said...

haha. I like the story of Maddy falling off the swing. Very cute!

Good luck with the schooling and crafts. I'm sure you'll create many memories!