Monday, August 19, 2013

The beautiful face...

...of a second grader with her lovely new teacher, Miss Tata.

I have a very good feeling about this year. When we all dropped Madi off this morning, she could hardly wait to get into that classroom. And after she put all her stuff down, she darted over to choose a book and grab a spot on the rug with her old pals.

I had to practically drag her out and beg her for a picture with her Mommy!

When Charlie and I picked Madi up from school today, she had a smile from ear to ear and couldn't wait to get in the car to begin refreshing her math skills. Seems she is ready to be right back into the swing of things.

I love this girl and her fierce determination.  She amazes me.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Library

Madi and I were so excited to take Charlie to the library yesterday.  Getting him his first library card was BIG on our agenda.  But on Charlie's?  Not so much.

We were accompanied by three of Madi's friends, and the four girls all ran around like old pros searching for books and movies, while Charlie and I sat at a little child-sized table and read a few books together. Then he grabbed a few puzzles. Bubba got this little "creature of habit" used to making puzzle time a part of his library routine. He loves them, and he's rather good at putting them together, too!

Then it was time to check-out, which meant library card time. Madi was so pleased to assist Charlie. He was more intent on marching around aimlessly--and loudly--through the library checkout area as if were some kind of Indian Chief at a pow-wow...on peyote, I might add. 

Silly boy. Yeah. He's still trying to warm up to the concept of  "quiet" during a library visit!

I filled out the necessary forms at the front desk, and BINGO. Charlie's new library card was ready shortly thereafter. He was pleased to bring home three Clifford books. And he wasted no time trying to bend his new card in half.  

Boys will be boys.