Samantha Update

This little girl keeps me on my toes.  She is learning so much these days that I’m often amazed.

On our way home, we drive by a golf course and small lake.  There are usually geese, ducks and squirrels around that we look for.  She also looks for frogs, but I haven’t ever seen a frog there.  A few weeks ago, we didn’t see the squirrel in its usual yard.  She told me that she would get on Mommy-Daddy’s ladder and climb the tree and go look for the squirrel nest.  I was shocked that she knew squirrels lived in a nest, up in a tree, and that she needed to get a ladder to get to the nest.

Ballet is going well.  The first few weeks were a little rough getting her there, but she was fine once she got there.  Now, it’s no problem.  She likes to go and really enjoys the class.  She is definitely the youngest in the class.  It’s a hoot to watch those little girls.  I made a tote bag for her clothes and shoes.  Samantha picked out the fabric herself!

We’ve been talking about Halloween a little bit lately.  Last year, she was terrified of her ladybug costume.  I had it hanging up on her closet door for the whole month of October so we could look at it daily and talk about it.  That didn’t help.  The three times she wore it, she threw a fit each time as if I was torturing her.  This year, it’s a different story.  I was thinking of making a costume for her.  So, I tried to take her to look at some costumes in the fabric store books.  She didn’t seem interested.  We talked about various ideas, but one thing kept standing out in my mind.  I found one, and she loves it.  Chances are, if you’ve skyped with us in the last few weeks, you’ve seen it.  If not, skype with us, or wait until Halloween to see it.  🙂

Lastly, she has started singing along to Raffi.  She can sing the ABCs and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on her own, but singing along is something new.  I recorded some today, so check it out.  Raffi and Samantha sing Five Little Ducks.

Here’s an old picture from Labor Day weekend at Diebert Park.

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