Zoey loves to learn! She is a sponge in the classroom and is able to soak up all that the teacher is telling her. Reading and Math are her favorite subjects. Her classroom is doing book reports in the setting of a "cafe reading" -- you know... like "Wo-man, Woah man! You broke my heart..." -- fun, right! Anyway, she loves it. Her first cafe reading was a huge hit! She chose one of the Harry Potter books (the one with Serious Black and Peter Petigrew). The teacher brought a bunch of Harry Potter items from her recent trip to the wizarding world in Florida. One of the items was Dumbledore's wand. Zoey was stoked and could not wait for the day to arrive. It went so well she asked the teacher if she could do another cafe reading (just for fun). This time she chose Raining Cupcakes. We baked mini cupcakes for her to pass out to her class chums. I enjoyed spending the time preparing the cupcakes with my sweetie. She is growing so fast. Zoey also has been excited about the multiplication math in a minute tests they are working on at school. Each day, as soon as she would walk in the door, I was given a report on her math in a minute progress. She REALLY wanted to reach the highest level possible. She had her eye on this amazing pencil rewarded to anyone who passed every one of the levels. The pencil contained all the multiplications up to 12 (which was the top level). I knew the day arrived when she walked through the door with a HUGE smile on her face! She was so proud of her hard earned pencil. In the picture above is her with her multiplication pencil. I love the passion she has for her schooling! She is one smart kid!
70% of the time our couches are being used as some kind of gymnastics prop. Kinley wanted me to snap a few shots of her posing while jumping off the couch.
Everyone of my girls loves art!!! Above and below is some art work of Paisley's. She called it her "purple baby". Not bad for a two year old. The one below is not just her purple baby but, her "purple baby rock". She was proud of her work and thrilled when I pointed out the eyes, mouth, and arms without her first explaining them.
Sunday the girls were all gathered around the table working on art projects when I heard a loud bump onto the floor. It sounded like someone hit the tile hard. I rushed in and noticed it was my sweet Paisley. She had fallen off the chair and was now crying hard while walking towards me. I quickly noticed blood dripping onto the floor, down her clothes, and across her hand. I had a hard time locating the source of the wound. Finally, I noticed in the back of her head, her hair was covered with blood, and then we found the cut. I have see a cut like that before on my babies -- two times before actually! I immediately knew she would need stitches. I called Dave to see how much longer until he would be home from church. He left immediately (remember church is an hour away) while I got my little one ready for a visit to the ER. She just kept saying "My head hurts really, really bad mommy!"
Because Alexa had experienced all this before she begged Dave to take her with him to the hospital with plans to comfort her sister during this experience. Paisley and Alexa were given popsicles while they waited for the numbing cream to take effect, they were pretty happy about this. The doctor said her cut was clear down to the bone but, he didn't notice any fractures on the bone (thank goodness). She received 3 stitches. Dave said she did great through it all and was the perfect patient. Later on I asked her if she had fun at the doctor's... without hesitation she firmly shook her head "no!". Dave took the picture above of her in the ER while they waited for the stitches.
This week Zoey's 3rd grade put on a gym performance for family and friends. My favorite part was seeing how happy she was to see her family there. She kept a close watch on us and continually waved and smiled at us throughout the entire event. It was a great day to be her mama! Although she REALLY wanted to participate in the gymnastic segment of the performance (and even shed a couple tears throughout the week for not getting picked for that part), she was assigned to the basketball group. One of the tallest girls in the grade, perfect fit right?! Although, she was a good sport and willingly did her part in the basketball pass, she made sure I knew basketball was not her thing... ever! The end of the program the grade did a choreographed dance to "What Does a Fox Say" -- Zoey did awesome! She has such a talent for dancing. It was fun to watch her.
Other happenings this week, Paisley ended up buying and downloading an entire season of Dora the Explorer without us knowing (thank you Amazon for refunding us the money!), Rex has decided he no longer wants to be the perfect sleeper, and Alexa lost her 3rd and 4th teeth. Two days in a row Alexa came home from school with a tooth necklace from the school nurse and a cute new smile. The morning after Alexa lost her tooth I asked her if the tooth fairy came. She said yes and let me know that we have a new tooth fairy. Recently our tooth fairy has been much more punctual. Thanks to a husband who noticed I was slacking and decided to step in. I figured this is why Alexa thought we had a new tooth fairy assigned to our house. Nope! The tooth fairy left a note which read:
Wow! This is my first time visiting you! Congratulations of losing your first tooth!
Love, the tooth fairy"
... Um! It is her 3rd tooth. Yup! Looks like we've got a new tooth fairy. I told her that must explain why they have been getting their money the first night they put the tooth under the pillow. Alexa agreed that the old one must have been fired. Alexa was happy to lose another tooth the very next day. Apparently the tooth fairy took not only her tooth but, also the necklace the school nurse gave he as well. She let me know on night two she would be putting her tooth in a ziplock bag and hiding the necklace in a spot the tooth fairy wouldn't be able to find it!
Most days around here life is busy but steady! I generally feel like I am keeping on top of life and able to manage my tasks at hand pretty well... This week was not one of those weeks!!! This week was full of unexpected events and me only able to accomplish about half of what I needed to in the day. I have only managed to make one dinner all week. The rest of the week my family and I lived on Panera. Life is coming at me pretty fast and I am having a hard time keeping up. Tomorrow and the next day are equally as busy as the rest of the week has been... hopefully Monday we can get back to our typical busy here!