Archive for September 17th, 2009

soccer at the little gym…

we had another little gym session today and i caught a sort of good shot of them running around…

they have one more week of soccer and then move on to basketball…  the class ranges from two (jasper and marcos, the boy in the pictures) to five but it is never a big class…

mr. bevon keeps them busy though and with such a small class, they get a fair bit of one-on-one time as well…

and they are off and running!

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the coach moves them through their paces pretty quickly and i love watching them figure out what he wants them to do…

here the point was to keep the ball away from “the goal” with the ribbon attached and the two kids did a great job…

although they liked the kicking better than the guarding 🙂

but then again, who doesn’t?

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reading to the “boys”…

this morning, i am in the kitchen and i hear jasper’s bedroom door shut – nothing new there so i give her my normal several minutes before sticking my head inside to see what she is doing…

and this is what i see:

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she is reading a book to “the boys” down on the floor!  and, yes, “the boys” are the teddy bear and the raggedy ann doll…  all propped up and ready to listen 🙂

she looked up, saw me and whispered, “mama, come on in!  shut the doouh [door] so the boys don’t get out!”

so the boys don’t get out…

oh, dear…

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well, i gotta see this so i sit down on her bed (after i run for my camera) and i also get to hear these little tidbits…

“good mouhning [morning], boys!”

“now boys, sit still, i almost finished!” (this sentence is accompanied by a stern look that about kills me!)

not only did i get to hear her be the teacher but i also got to hear her “read” the book – she would “read” what she remembered seeing on the page and then hold the book up so “the boys” could see it and talk about what she was showing them…

“see?  heuh is the dog pahty [party]…”  and “this stoplights says wed [red] and this stoplight says gween” and so on and so forth…

it was very entertaining…

and then i leave and as i get up to go, jasper reminds me to shut the door on the way out…

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so “the boys” don’t escape, i guess 🙂

oh, the mess we are making…

mom, here is jasper going to town with her watercolors – she loves painting!

she is so deliberate about it, too – it is really funny to watch…

“mom, i painting now!”

as she lets me know what she is up to…

and then a little later, “mom, i still painting!  want to sit with me?”

who can ignore a request like that?  so i get my book and read in the office while she is busy painting away – quiet as a mouse for the most part…

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except for when she is telling me, “i painting daddy now!” or “i going to paint mockuh [mocker] and doggie!”

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she spends about 2 hours doing some major intensive artwork while i read and then move out of the room to take care of house stuff…  everytime i poked my head in the room, she was still bent over her little desk and painting away…

sometimes i would hear her talking and i would ask her what she said and she would go, “i tahking [talking] to myself, mama!”

oh, ok, then…