Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I've been doing quite a bit of reading on education and came across a post at The Wrightslaw Way regarding a restrain/seclusion bill that the House of Representatives passed and is now in the Senate for approval.
Labels: partners in policymaking
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Chris and I have been spending one weekend a month since February at the Partners in Policymaking meetings I discussed on this blog post. The experience and the knowledge gained at these meetings are life changing. Really. It's that powerful.
Monday, June 14, 2010
June 13, 2010
This was your second year dancing with Victoria's Dance Stars and you were so excited for your recital. The dance was set to On The Good Ship Lollipop and it was a tap routine. You knew all the words and sang them with the song. You are a born natural on the stage and love to perform for everyone! MomMom and PopPop Sheedy and White came to see the performance with us.
You also practiced a ballet routine to Animal Crackers in My Soup and were a bit sad you did not perform it on stage. This was not the large recital year and so you only had one dance to perform. However, you gave us a private performance of Animal Crackers and we were thrilled!
It's pretty much conventional wisdom that it is not good to compare kids because it's just not fair to the children. And I pretty much agree with this conventional wisdom so I try not to compare Julia and Emma to other children. They are amazing, unique little girls and I love them just the way they are so comparing them to other children isn't something I do regularly. But, I think it's human nature to compare things - it certainly is for a trained scientist (like me!) to compare and contrast pretty much everything - and so I find myself often comparing my life to other Mother's lives.
Labels: random thoughts
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Today we had a bit of a lazy day. It has been threatening thunderstorms for the last five days and we have barely seen a drop of rain, but today it looked like it wouldn't hold off much longer. The threat of rain and the fact that I was feeling a bit under the weather made us cast aside our plans to attend a local festival with the girls. Instead, we decided to have the girls help us wash the car since that would be both productive and a bit of fun.
Labels: everyday life
Friday, June 4, 2010
Today is Friday which means Field Trip Friday for us and since the Delaware Children's Museum was such a big hit last week we decided to go there again. We ran into a few friends there which was a great surprise and the girls just had so much fun playing with them. I found some more ways to have Emma interact with the exhibits and she kept squealing with delight. I just love when that happens :)
Thursday, June 3, 2010