Happy Memorial Day!!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
School has been super busy. Trying to get assessments and report cards finished for the end of the year. I'm so sad that this year is coming to an end. I just love my little sweeties this year. Speaking of my sweeties, let me tell you this funny story. One of my reading groups was reading with Mrs. Austin. They were reading a book about a class that went on a field trip and a little boy got lost. The boy found the teacher because he spotted her yellow hat with the polka-dot bow. So they wrote me a letter that said, "Dear Mrs. Hines, will you wear a hat like this on our field trip?" And I wrote them back and said that if they found me a hat like that, I would wear it. So sweet Mrs. Austin had someone make me a hat like the one in the book. The kids were SO excited. It was a fun trip. PS--Is this not seriously the cutest kindergartener you've ever seen? :-)
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Brian and I were really fortunate to get to see both of our mothers this weekend. Brian's parents came for a visit yesterday to bring a new bed for Molly! So we were able to celebrate Mother's Day with Brian's mom yesterday. We also had two of the four Donahue children over yesterday. The kids all had a great time playing. We saw my mom briefly after church today and we are going to go over to her house tonight to celebrate Mother's Day with her. Brian is going to cook dinner for us!
Sunday, May 1, 2011
She LOVES being outside. She will play outside as long as you let her. She also loves going on walks. She gets very excited when she sees the stroller and will climb in and wait patiently for you to take her on a walk. She is very mobile. She runs everywhere and climbs on everything. She likes to play at the park and loves to slide.
She isn't a picky eater. She will pretty much eat anything other than eggs. She is currently Mama's girl, but this is always subject to change. She is very caring and sweet. If anyone around her cries, she will cry also. She loves to be held and cuddled. We tell her all the time that it's a good thing she's as sweet as she is rotten!
She is SO smart. I know I may be a little biased, but sometimes I am amazed at the things she comes up with and remembers. I can tell her something or show her how to do something one time, and she remembers. She knows all of her letters, many of her letter sounds, and can write her name.
We've always said that Molly is not a rule-breaker, but she's a rule-bender. While Rayna will defy you to your face, Molly tends to bend the rules to suit her desires. Just today, she asked Brian if she could have some lip-gloss and he said to ask Mommy. But instead of asking Mommy if she could have lip-gloss, she said, "Mommy, is this lip gloss?" When I answered, "yes," she said, "Daddy! Mommy said 'yes'!" She kind of left out the part about her wanting to wear the lip gloss. She pulls stuff like this ALL the time. Stinker!
Out of the blue, she has become very social. It's unbelievable to me sometimes that she's the same kid that used to cling to me and refuse to talk to or even look at other people. She is still really hesitant around men, but she will walk right up to a child she doesn't know and start talking to them. I think a lot of this has come from her being a big sister. She takes such good care of Rayna. Such a sweet 3 and 1/2 year old!