May 28, 2011

Learning disappointment

Even though we missed our flight to San Jose, I'm quite pleased with our ability to tell Quinn "that what you are feeling right now is disappointment."

One point for emotional intelligence training. :)

May 26, 2011

Lost shoes

FYI, clear plastic jelly shoes disappear in the ocean instantaneously. Lesson learned - kids water shoes should be brightly colored

May 15, 2011

Dr Suess nightmares

Daddy screwed up. As customary on the weekends I let her watch a video... We were going to watch Sid the Science Kid, but on the home screen was a Dr Suess movie (I think it was a tv series), which Quinn wanted to see. I've like the other Dr Suess videos and stories we have seen, so we went ahead and watched it.... Now Quinn is having nightmares (and she has only been asleep for an hour). Crap!

May 13, 2011

Quinn's Spring 2011 Progress Report

It has been a delight to have Quinn in our class this year!! She is always proud of her ability to sign in daily.

Quinn is very creative when playing with her peers, both at centers in the classroom or outside. Occasionally we continue to remind Quinn she is not the "boss" or "teacher." She quickly re-approaches the situation and restates the comment. We are proud of Quinn's success.

We know next year will be a terrific year for Quinn in Pre-K!!! Thank you for sharing Quinn with us!!

I've got bad news quote

"I've got bad news.... Brock is following me." --Quinn

May 09, 2011

Sleeping at dinner

Yesterday, we somehow managed to exhaust Quinn so much that she fell asleep during dinner. Literally mid-bite.

May 07, 2011

Reading and words

I was reading, waiting for Quinn to go to sleep. I don't know if someone said this to her or if she made it up, but I loved it: She said, "You read in your imagination. Sometimes I talk in silent words."

Quinn wins

Quinn and I were trying to decide who was hungrier. I raised one hand and said I was hungrier. She raised one hand and said she was hungrier. I raised the other hand. She raised the other hand. I raised a leg. She raised a leg. I raised the other leg. So did she. I said we must both be equally hungry. She said she raised her head so she was the hungriest! It's tough when a 3 1/2 year old beats you at your own game. It was just the kind of argument Drew would have won at that age too. It's really fun to see him getting his own back. :-)

May 06, 2011

Sounding like mom

Well I've heard two quotes from Quinn that are straight from her mom:

What the hay!
Mother of god!

May 03, 2011

What's daddy's job

So, as we dropped off Quinn at school, a recent art project was hanging on the wall entitled "What does your daddy do at work?"

Quinn's project said: "He helps John" :)

This is referring to John Bennett, a co-worker and friend who has been over to dinner several times.

May 01, 2011

Thank you to myself

Quinn, who happened to help choose my new deodorant, said it smelled "Wonderful!" and that she needed to say thank you to herself, for choosing it.

"Thank you self.... hehe hehe hehe"