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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Blogging things I want to remember

The blog has fallen by the wayside in favor of facebook, but there are still some things to keep here, I guess.

For example, this year (2010) Aidan informed her kinder prep class that Christmas was not about presents or family, it was about giving. She said, "you all are silly. Christmas is about giving." Her class brainstormed community service projects and organized a canned food drive for Christmas. It seems that the kids were supposed to ask their parents if they could do chores to earn cans of food to bring to school. Aidan conveniently forgot that part of the plan.

Aidan has music in her bones. She can pick up songs and choreography from watching videos, skips in time to the music (with great ballone) and sings all the time. Her improvisational dances are great.

Her comment today, "Mama thinks my ears taste good, but I don't think so."

Her absolute love of everything and anything princess.

That she loves hearing about the union service Christianne and I did and has drawn pictures of it for me to put up in my office.

That she draws pictures of princesses with eyelashes and high heeled shoes.

At her October 2010 assessment, she knew all 11 colors, can count to 20, do simple addition, write her name, say her ABCs, knows at least half of the sounds that the letters make, do basic dressing skills, and her teacher said she is a joy to teach.

That she has started lying - and she's really bad at it (a developmentally appropriate stage).

She is so loving and a snuggle bug.

She loves to take off her clothes and then she complains that she is cold.

That she says she has hair of "Spun Gold."

She is super-excited about our Christmas tree - but isn't crazy about Santa Claus except for the present part.

Santa Claus drives around Ellensburg in a convertible and hands out presents. Aidan saw him and got a parrot puppet.

She is swimming like a fish, including being able to swim on her stomach, roll on to her back to catch a breath, and roll back over and swim on her stomach again. She also uses her arms and can get them out of the water. She does prefer to swim with only her arms or her legs, however.

She's doing gymnastics like a champ too.

Aidan would like to have a medal in both gymnastics and swimming. Actually, I think she wants a big trophy.

She can color inside the lines most of the time.

She uses such big girl sentences.

She is so excited about being a kindergartner next year. (We can hardly believe it!)

She poses like a fashion model.

She is really good at school except for every once in a while when her listening ears fall off. This usually happens for a week at a time. Poor teachers.

Aidan still hates to sleep and has yet to sleep through the night on a regular basis.

She is super cute in her snowsuit.

This September, Aidan and I spent 6 hours at the county fair. Mostly going down slides and through fun houses and eating junk food. Good times!

Aidan moved up to her booster seat this fall.

One day when I was talking to someone named "Robin" on the phone, Aidan overheard me and asked if I was talking to her brother Robbie. It was so sweet and a little heartbreaking too, especially when she said that she misses Robbie.

When I asked Aidan what she thought about God she replied, "Pretty fine."

Sometimes Aidan sounds like she is from Boston and other times like she is from Texas. And other times like a Westcoaster.

She misses the house we lived in when we first moved to Ellensburg.

Her great sense of justice - for herself and others.

That she always wants to bring her friends presents and gifts.

Tonight she says to me, "Do you know how to make chicken fingers and french fries?" I said, "I know how to call for them." She said, "Great!"

That Aidan loves kale chips and will eat by the handful.

She calls her villians "mean ones."

She regularly says in the course of imaginary play, "When a woman says, 'no': NO!" and then has her princess beat up the mean one.

Her favorite knock-knock joke to tell is:

Knock-knock.
Whose there?
Banana.
Banana who?
House! (or whatever other object she sees)

She is an awesome daughter!

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