This week we spent 3 out of 5 days with our friends. Tanya is my El Paso bestie – she’s like my other half here. She watched Bella when I was in NYC for a day until Sam got home. Her son is Elijah, he’s a year, and above is Kenzie (or Key as Bella says). She’s 7 weeks younger than Bella.
The pic above was Kenzie learning how to use scissors. I taught Bella last week and she’s been a serious “clipper” ever since. Honestly – I hate this pic simply because I don’t know what I was thinking shooting children at 1/60 seconds :/ and they all turned out blurry and then sharpening made them a little worse…
Amateur. But – now I know for next time!
We’re starting to do informal preschool with the girls this fall at our house. Both Tanya and I are thrilled about that. We’re using a Montessori type style with lots of play and learning real life, motor, and pre-writing skills. No curriculum, no booklets, no seatwork.
As a former preschool/kindergarten teacher I have waited anxiously for this day. I’m still figuring out a schedule in between working from home and all the home stuff that waits for me, but we’re getting there.
Beyond playdates and homeschooling, there is our S. Korean adoption which…
finally, finally, finally got moving. So here’s what I wrote about it all on Babble with a little pregnancy policy thrown in:
- How Do You Prepare a Biological Child For an Adopted One? - I was asked if we’d explained to Bella yet about the adoption. Right now because we don’t have a child to show her, we haven’t. But I discuss ideas on how we will when the time comes.
- I Put On My Big Girl Panties and We Got Somewhere - It’s been a month since we were assigned a local social worker. So I finally decided to do something about getting that homestudy done.
- The Flip Side of Adoption: There is Always a Loss - Our child will experience all kinds of different emotions about family and loss growing up than a biological one would. I wrote on how this makes me feel and why adoption always causes some heartache.
- Delhi Charter School Pregnancy Policy: Pee on a Stick or Drop Out - Nothing to do with adoption but quite possibly the stupidest policy I’ve ever heard a school write and enforce. Brace yourself for the comments. It is Babble after all… O_o