Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Letter "I"

The kids at Ava's pre-school take turns bringing in items for Show & Tell.  Usually, there's some sort of direction that goes along with it...like bring in three items that starts with a certain letter of the alphabet.  The first time Ava got the bucket, she was assigned the letter "A".  Easy peasy!  This past week, she was assigned the letter "I".  One word...Impossible.  It seems that everything that begins with the letter "I" melts.  It took four adults 15 minutes to come up with three items, and some of those were stretching it a bit.  Thank goodness for fake food!  We were able to put in a fake "I"ce cream cone, a bucket of fake "I"ce cream, and an "I"nk pen.  The pen was stretching it a bit...

It made me feel bad for anyone who gets the letter "Q" or "X".  Our luck...we'll get both! :)

We had Ava's school conference on Monday night, and turns out, she's doing great!  One thing that disturbed me a bit was to hear that there is already a group of girls who are constantly competing to be the Queen Bee in the group...competing for who wears the prettiest thing in her hair, who has what shade of lipstick in her backpack, and who saw Justin Bieber on a show last night.  Luckily, Ava removes herself from those discussions and goes to play with the boys.  She plays with a few other little girls in the class who do not participate in those discussions either, and for that, I am very happy.  They are FOUR and FIVE!  Not fourteen.  Our conclusion is that these girls must have older sisters that they're learning this from.  Yikes!

Other than that, Ava has mastered many, many skills and will be well prepared for Kindergarten this fall.  I am so pleased we decided to send her to Maple Tree!  We didn't have school this past Thursday and Friday due to conferences, so Ava went back to Debi's house for those two days.  The kids there were so excited to have her back, and even fought about who was going to sit next to her!  Ah, feel the love...

Scott and I had a very successful walk through the Parade of Homes last weekend.  We found our perfect house, but it's too far away.  So, we're going to see what the options are to build it on a lot closer in the cities.  Fingers crossed that this works out!

As for our current house, the inspection took place last weekend, and there were a few minor things that needed to be fixed.  The appraisal took place on Friday, and we're waiting to hear back on how that went.  Then the next step is the bank inspection.  And then maybe we can get that SOLD sign up!

Ava was supposed to have a playdate with a few different kids this weekend, but she was sick all day yesterday, so we didn't chance having anyone over, or going to meet up with anyone.  We're going to try for next weekend to have Ellie and Lydia (Ellie is Ava's BFF at pre-school, and Lydia is Ellie's younger sister) come over.  Ava was pretty bummed we had to cancel that playdate yesterday...but even she agreed that it was for the best.  And we had to miss out on a trip to the Science Museum this morning to meet up with Dylan and Jacob, but I'm hoping there's another scheduled fun event in the near future!  (Hint, hint, Lisa! ;) )

I realized that I've been slacking on taking pics for the last few weeks...oops...

Scott rigged up some crazy contraption for Ava to sing into...


Darla cuddled up to Ava yesterday morning...such a great dog!


Lots to do today...we're meeting with the realtor this afternoon, and we've got a little homework project to tackle.  And books to read - I finally made it to the library and came home with lots of books for Ava.  I forgot how much I love the library - can't wait to go back soon!!

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