Thursday, November 3, 2011

Catching up

Wow, how did it get to be November already? This was a really fast autumn.
Claire is in ECFE this year, and Mom is taking her about half the time, and I'm taking her the rest. We thought Claire needed a bit of time in a more structured learning environment, and she loves it. She can't wait for kindergarten next fall.
She's also taking dance, this year from the Morristown School of Dance. Several other families from Waterville who went to Dance Conservatory last year are going to Morristown. It's cheaper, for one thing, and we won't have to sit through a 3-hour recital to watch 15 minutes' worth of our kids' dancing for another.
Claire was invited to a birthday part from one of her dance classmates a couple of weeks ago. It was really fun, but I thought it was overdoing it for a 4-year-old. Claire was a little overwhelmed at all the people and activity, and even though she enjoyed herself, I think she was glad just to go back to Dama and Bapa's house.
Natalie is now potty trained. It took just about 2 weeks, the same as Claire. She did really well transitioning places, from home to day care to Dama & Bapa's house to Daddy's house and back home. She's had only a couple of accidents so far, too. She's been sleeping in a Pullup for now, but maybe tonight we'll try underwear overnight. She's only been wet one morning so far out of the last 10-ish days.
I've gotten behind blogging about Claire's memory work. Last week's verse was John 14:6 Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." One night Claire was reciting the verse, but couldn't remember the reference. When I asked her if she knew it, Natalie piped up with "John 14:6!" I think Natalie will start learning Bible verses very soon!