I started my second year of preschool at
the Montessori on September
2nd. I was very excited, especially because I am going to be a full-time
student this year and so I can eat lunch at school with my friends! Mommy
let me choose my own lunchbox—Hello Kitty [right]!
in Apple Class again. My morning teacher is Miss Jody, my afternoon
teacher is Miss Debby, and Christina is there all day. Some of the kids
from last year are gone because they moved to first grade, but some of my
four- and five-year-old friends are still there, and there are some new
really happy to go to school again. I can't wait to get to work!
||Mommy took me to Value Village to shop for a
Halloween costume. Very quickly, I saw a cute witch costume and said
that's what I wanted to be.
Then I saw a Spider Man costume. It
had big muscles and a full face mask, and I begged her to get it.
Mommy was reluctant. Instead, she found a zip-up
dinosaur costume. It was only $7, and she said that I could get that
instead of Spider Man. I agreed because I've always wanted a
Ever since we came home with it, I've been putting it on
almost every day [left]. Mommy even made some special feet to go with it.
Grrrrrrrrrr. Dressing up is fun!
On a Friday off from school in October,
Mommy took me to the Imagine
Children's Museum in Everett. I served pizza and ice cream in the
cafe, made money in the bank, sang and danced on the stage in the theater,
climbed a mountain, read a book in the treehouse, milked the cow and
shopped for healthy foods at the farm, flew and served snacks in an
airplane, and climbed on a fire truck. One of my favorite places was the
veterinarian's office, where I put on a lab coat and examined some animals
[right]. After we ate lunch in the basement, I also played in the
playground on the roof. I hope I get more Fridays off so Mommy can take me
back there again.
Pumpkin Farm, October
||On the Saturday before Halloween, Mommy,
Papa, Cameron, and I went to the South
47 pumpkin farm. There were animals to pet, hay mountains to climb,
and lots of different kinds of pumpkins and gourds to look at. We took
some photos among the pumpkins [left], and then we got in line for the hay
ride. That was really fun. The tractor pulled us in a big circle around
the farm, and halfway around the track got really, really bumpy. It was
like being on a pumpkin farm roller coaster!
On Sunday, we went to the neighborhood Halloween party.
I played spooky games, made crafts, ate food, and jumped in an inflatable
room. (I love those.) It was a really warm day, and kids in all kinds of
costumes ran around the back yard playing tag.
Later that afternoon Cameron and Mommy carved pumpkins.
I had already carved mine the previous week at the Montessori pumpkin
party, but I did make a Mr. Potato Head pirate pumpkin (I pushed the face
pieces into holes in the pumpkin). Mommy's pumpkin was a little scary.
Cameron's was really goofy. I tried to make a goofy pumpkin face, too
Halloween was on a Friday, and I had no school. So in
the morning I dressed in my blue witch costume [right] and went
trick-or-treating at Grandma’s retirement home. I walked door to
door on all four floors, and lots of grandmas came out and gave me candy
and exclaimed about howcute I was. Some of them just left a basket of
goodies outside their door; Mommy made sure I took only one. Even so, I
went home with a bag full of candy.
||That night we had toasted cheese sandwiches
for dinner, and then I dressed in my costume again.
It was so warm out that I didn’t even have to zip up my jacket [left]. I
was so excited running from house to house! About
halfway through the neighborhood, Joseph and Steven came out to join
me. Joseph was a fireman and Steven was dressed as Batman. We raced
to see who could get to each door first.
After we were done in our neighborhood (about half the houses were dark
with no candy!), Mommy took me to Mr. Scott’s house to
show him my costume. He was really nice and gave me handfuls
of candy! We walked to a few houses innear
Cameron’s other house, and then it was time to go
home. By that time my bag was so full, and I was so tired, that I
asked Mommy to carry the candy.
Hey, once again I ask, where did all that candy go?….
I spent a lot of this Thanksgiving playing quietly with toys. Mommy
was busy making food all day and kept saying that I was being very good.
I guess I needed some quiet time.
Mommy brought Grandma to the house at noon, and Cameron came over from
Mr. Scott’s at 4:00 (he’d already eaten a whole
meal!). When we finally ate dinner, there were
bowls and bowls of food. I refused to eat the sweet potato
mousse, mashed potatoes, stuffing, or cranberry salad, but I tried
the turkey roulade and ate frozen peas, a roll, and pumpkin bread.
It was enough to earn me a special dessert: a frosted turkey cookie.
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