I got a call from the director of Ellie’s day care today. I never get a call unless something is wrong, so I was preparing to immediately leave work and head over there.

She told me that Ellie’s class had begun to use scissors, under supervision. (Again, I’m thinking that Ellie has chopped her finger off or something of that nature.) Apparently, Ellie decided to cut her hair in a 2-second time that her teacher turned around. Boom. It has taken 3 years to get a thin head of hair on her, and she chops it off in one swoop.

She is left-handed, so she swung her hand around and chopped off a chunk from her right side. At first, I thought she just feathered the front to frame her face, or cut slight bangs. It was pretty stylish actually. Then, I noticed the chunk from behind the ear.

Oh well. It will grow back. We can chalk this up to one of the necessary incidences with children. ūüôā


Spring Program

Just before Spring Break, Sam had a Spring Program and Art Show at school.  She was chosen to speak in the microphone with another student to say the Pledge of Allegiance and the Guardian Angel prayer.  She must show as much confidence at school as she does at home!



During regular carpool time in the mornings, the whole preschool sings songs as the students come inside. ¬†This show was a “Greatest Hits” of those welcoming, good morning songs. ¬†I’ve been hearing bits and pieces for two years, so I was glad to hear them all as a whole.



Afterwards, we went to Sam’s classroom and looked at some of her art that she has made throughout the year.



Ms. Tania is her teacher this year. ¬†She’s great with this age!



And finally, here is my favorite song: Today is Sunday. ¬†I don’t really understand it, but Sam and I love Wednesday. ¬†(See lyrics below.)


Today is Sunday. Sunday: chicken. ¬†All you lucky children, well that’s ok.

Today is Monday. Monday: peanut butter, Sunday: chicken. ¬†All you lucky children, well that’s ok.

Today is Tuesday. ¬†Tuesday: snap beans.¬†Monday: peanut butter, Sunday: chicken. ¬†All you lucky children, well that’s ok.

Today is Wednesday.  Wednesday: soup.  Tuesday, etc.

Today is Thursday.  Thursday: ice cream.  Wednesday, etc.

Today is Friday.  Friday: hot dog.  Thursday, etc.

Today is Saturday.  Saturday: pizza.  Friday, etc.



15 or 16 months

I’m behind on getting news out about Ellie. ¬†Typical, I know.

Ellie had her 15 month check up a few weeks ago. ¬†She’s a whoppin 19 lbs, which puts her in the 3rd percentile. ¬†However, she’s 31″ tall which is about the 95th percentile. ¬†She’s a regular Long Tall Sally. ¬†I still have her turned rear-facing in the car, but Brian has yet another car seat in his car so she can ride face forward.

She started at St. Peter’s daycare in early August. ¬†After an initial rough week or two, she’s doing just fine now. ¬†We’ve got our routine down for drop off and pick up, and they are accommodating to my schedule.

She has a particular squeal when she sees Molly. ¬†She can say “All done.” ¬†She can squish her nose, which is so cute. ¬†She knows a few body parts, like ear, eye and teeth. ¬†She can use signs to say “more,” “all done,” and just recently “please.” ¬†She still has only 6 teeth.

Ellie likes to play with whatever Sam is playing with. ¬†She like cars or things with wheels. ¬†Ellie is a Daddy’s girl and loves to rough-house with him. ¬†She’s all ears.