Monday, September 26, 2011

Johnny Appleseed

Joshua has Johnny Appleseed Day at school today. He has just recently discovered that he likes apples, so he was pretty excited about this day.

We had to pick out an apple for him and send it to school. He was supposed to pick the color he wanted, and he picked yellow. I think he wanted that just because I told him they were called Golden Delicious. They MUST be good with a name like that.

The instructions said that we were to wash the apple before we sent it to school. He was really concerned about that part, and he watched me wash it last night. I rinsed it and dried it off with a towel. He said, "That's it?! I thought you needed to use some apple soap or something." No, no apple soap.

Then, he said, "I'm just so excited about Junie Apple Day!" Um, that would be Johnny Appleseed Day.

Finally, we had a big discussion about the date today. He wanted to know if yesterday was "the twentieth of fifth" because he was pretty sure Junie Apple's birthday was on the "twentieth of sixth". I just let that go. :-)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Moment of Silence

Today Joshua told me about his moment of silence at school. He said, "Mommy, I know what we are supposed to do for the moment of silence in school." When I asked what that was, he said that they were supposed to keep doing their work. I told him that he could do that, or he could pray. He said, "I can't pray! We are supposed to be quiet, and I would have to yell REALLY LOUD for God to hear me." Laughing, I explained that the Bible says that God knows our hearts, so if we just think about someone or something He knows if it is important to us. He thought about that, and then he said he prays for Caleb all the time because he is always thinking about him. "I just love him so much!" he said. Melts my heart.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I Know, But There's an App Now!

I know it's been too long, but I haven't been able to post on the iPad. So, very few posts. The good news is, there is now an app for that!

Joshua started kindergarten this year. So far, he seems to like it well enough, except for constantly asking why school starts so "late", and by that he means early. He has figured out that the nurse is quite nice, and visits her often. This is not making me too happy.

He has a new friend named Shae. He told me that he "had been watching her for a while and she always stays on green which means she doesn't get in trouble." That's why he decided she would make a good friend. I agree.

Caleb has been working on learning the names of his body parts. He knows the following: Feet, head, belly button, and tongue. The other day, as I was feeding him, I asked him where his ears were. He stuck out his tongue, put one foot in the air, and put his hands on his head all at the same time. I guess he was figuring it HAD to be one of those!

Well, I'm sure there is more to say, and I promise to update more often. So much that I never want to forget.