I love MaGa’s by Miss M

This summer, I went to my grandma’s house.  Her name is MaGa.  She is very nice.  I like to visit the kitty cats.  One’s name is Panda and one’s name is Rocky.  They are very nice.  Baby C like them.  I like going there because it is so fun.  Sometimes we go where my grandpa works.  It is called Cahokia Mounds.  They have fun stuff there and I like to press buttons.  I love museums because they are so fun to visit and you get to learn new things. 
We went to the Butterfly House.  I saw butterflies of every color.  I even saw some silly ones that looked like a man wearing a bow tie around here!  They are so fun that I love ’em.  Their colors are exciting and beautiful like rainbows, unicorns and dolphins.  I love dolphins they are so fun.  It is so fun to look at lots of colors.  I kinda imagine that I am a part of a butterfly.  One day I might study butterflies so I might be a butterfly discovery.  That would be so fun.  It is fine if I don’t make the job but that would be fun.
Thank you, please come again to Queen of the Snot Princesses.  Love, Mommy, Daddy, Baby C and Miss M.  I love you all!  You are the best!  Thank you all! XOXO

[Dictated to AEK by Miss M]

I Love Kindergarten! by Miss M

My sister is cool.  She cries all day like in the morning and the afternoon.  I love my sister as cute as a tune!  She is the best girl I know.  What she does every day is just play, play, play the things that she loves.  All she loves is just doing fun things.  She is a wonderful baby.  That is because she is my best, best, best sister!

I love my school.  I go everyday.  I am in the morning kindergarten.  My teacher’s name is Mrs. Sombeck.  Sometimes we get moved to yellow or red but we want to stay on green! I have always been on green.  I am five.  I have gym class with Mrs. Shoey.  We like to do things that are kinda silly.  Some days we go to art class.  My teacher is Mr. Bolognio.  I also have library.  At library, we go in a castle.  We don’t get to check out books but I am sure later we will!  I have a very best friend.  Her name is Hettie.  We like to play all day long.  Sometimes we do stations, which I love.  I like drawing, library and kitchen stations.  I also do sometimes just my work and sometimes we go out to the playground.  And that is all.

[Dictated to AEK by Miss M]

An interesting conversation with a 5 1/2 year old

Yesterday, Miss M brought up the concept of bad brain.  She told me that she has a bad brain that resides in the middle of her forehead area.  She said that this bad brain gives her thoughts like “this is dumb” or “I don’t like you.”  She then went on to say that she has a good brain as well, which makes up the rest of her head.  This brain (the good one) makes sure she doesn’t actually say what the bad brain wants her to.  It stops her mouth from saying those “bad” things and instead replaces it with good things.

I thought this was an interesting take on the idea of good conscience and bad conscience.  We discussed this with Daddy last night at dinner and he told Miss M that his grandmother, the awesome Mumie, would always tell him as a little boy that he had a “bad man” on his back when he was misbehaving.  I told her as well that you could also look at her “bad brain” idea as being the devil and the “good brain” is God.  She didn’t totally agree with our added comments.  She simply said “It is just your brain, Mom!”

We are the best girls EVER! by Miss M

Baby C is a silly girl
She likes to fall down on the ground 
She is very sweet.
I like her because she is very cute!
Cause I like to play with her and 
Me, Miss M,  because we all like to play all day
When she sees bigger kids she wants to play with them.
Today she is sleeping right now and I am staying up because I don’t need naps anymore.
Later we are going to listen to music and C will get really excited.
She is mostly very exciting girl.
I think she is a very wonderful Baby C!  She is so lovely.  She is as lovely as a beautiful flower.  Because then she is so beautiful because I very love her! 
That’s it.
[Dictated by Miss M age 5 1/2 to AEK]
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Happy 1st Birthday Baby C!

One year ago, on May 14th, I gave birth to this little bundle of joy and craziness! We are so happy to have you in our lives Sweet Baby C although you do make your parents quite tired a lot of times and try our patience most of the times. Still we can’t imagine how our lives were before you were around. Oh wait, on second thought, I do remember. I could sleep a lot more and wasn’t awakened at horrendous hours that I thought (wrongly) only other people’s children woke up at such times. Oh yes, I have been wrong about a lot with you but that is part of your role on this Earth…to make sure your mother is reminded time and time again how little she actually does know. I am so blessed to be the parent of both you and your big sister and I thank God every day that I get to spend time with both of you and your father.
Happy Birthday to you! We Love You!
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So this past weekend, Miss M learned to ride a 2 wheel bike all by herself!  She tried it for the first time this Saturday and by Sunday she was going to the park with no problem!  I am so proud of her.  It took me a looooong time to learn to ride a bike and I had many accidents along the way.  One quite memorable and especially painful one was when I accidentally fell into the thorn bush that was in front of our church.  I was just learning to ride and was just starting to get the hang of balancing and then I fell.  Needless to say that pushed me back a bit in my desire to learn to ride.  To this day I am not one to really ride my bike that much.  I really hope M doesn’t have any bad falls like me or if she does she will have the tenacity to get back on and keep on riding.

What about Baby C, you ask?  Well, she learned to do peek a boo! all by herself!  She is fully on table food now and can literally eat us all under the table.  Not walking on her own yet but that will come.  She is a super fast crawler so that is all she needs right now.

Between M learning to ride and C learning to walk, my husband and my backs are definitely not what they used to be!