It’s so awesome Mrs. Paula documents Rose’s pre-school experience for us; It’s just amazing! I love all the learning in nature that goes on at this school, and Rose is having such a wonderful time. There are no words how happy we are to be here!
Anna Kate was so excited for Rose when she saw the new sand box!
Creatures of the great outdoors!
Lots of water/ice play! It’s getting hotter and hotter in Texas right now. Crazy because we have had a pretty mild summer.
I had to ask Rose about this picture but when I did, she just got silly and wouldn’t stop laughing!
Reese and Rose… two peas in a pod!
More pre-school scenery!
Off on an adventure!
Rose and Reese decided to turn their sidewalk chalk into make-up! Doesn’t Rose look so proud!?!
Just beautiful, Rose!
Taking off her make-up via the mister!
Happy girls who love using their imaginations with an awesome teacher who lets them!
When Rose comes home each day, I can literally smell how much fun she’s had! There’s nothing better than a Rosie hug at the end of her school day. These girls play hard!
Another day, tons more fun! For every picture Mrs. Paula takes, there are hundreds she does not. They do so much at school! They sing and memorize songs, they read all day long, they eat lots of yummy food, they cook, they make art, they do lots of math… it just goes on and on. You can’t believe it unless you experience it. I wish Mrs. Paula could bottle it up and give this experience to every child in the world!
This day, they went next door, and picked veggies to serve with their lunch!
I love these little fingers! She is so proud of her pickings!
Check out all the veggies the class picked all together! Rose goes to school two days a week (most of the students are full-time), but Mrs. Paula is so sweet to always include Rose (and all her children) in the special activities! Everyone gets a turn when at all possible, and this is so thoughtful. She truly goes above and beyond!
I love Texas! It’s so diverse and beautiful!
I love everything that’s going on in this picture!
Just another day in paradise.
We all know Noelle loves jewelry. Well, Anna Kate absolutely does not, so since Noelle puts hers on herself, I often forget to ask Rose if she would like to wear a necklace or bracelet. Turns out, she may be a little more like Noelle than Anna Kate (I’m like Anna Kate, for the record). She was admiring her shiny flower necklace in this picture, and her eye lashes are killing me. Rose has some gorgeous eyes, if I do say so myself! And who knows what’s going on at the swings, but Rose is pointing, so you can probably fill in the blanks.
Mrs. Paula has done some really clever ice play this summer! She’ll color and freeze ice with toys inside for the kids to problem solve and figure out the fastest way to melt it to reveal the treasures inside. Clever, huh?
This was technically Rose’s first day of “back to school” for the fall semester. She had so much fun going to MPP’s version of summer camp, and it couldn’t have been better. She absolutely loves school! I hustle and bustle the days she’s gone, and then we have the best mommy and me days the rest of the week getting more stuff done. One-on-one time with Rose has been so different than I would’ve imagined. She’s not a baby anymore and has really matured over the summer. She’s less of a curious trouble maker and more of a little buddy. She is just so thoughtful and sweet and really takes care of me. I know our 2 years together before kinder will fly by, but I’m soaking up every day we get to spend together and am so thankful she gets to experience such an awesome preschool too! It’s the best of both worlds!
This week was the letter “A” and they did it up, of course! Mrs. Paula has taught me kids are a lot more capable of doing things than you think. Given rules and guidelines, they love responsibility and take ownership of their privileges. I finally get that it’s okay to let kids chop with dull kitchen knives. They love it, and it helps the family. I remember at one point last year when I was struggling, Mrs. Paula said, “Ask Anna Kate to help you. She loves helping!” So simple, but I needed to be reminded that if I slow down and teach them how to do something, then they are so proud and fulfilled and I have help… and we’ve spent quality time being productive together! Go figure. It’s such a win-win.