Monday, October 28, 2013

And A Fairy Was Born

Halloween is almost here and I am willing to bet money that my little scrumptious cupcake decides against wearing her new $30 nightgown/costume.  She was supposed to don her costume for an event this weekend and here she is waiting impatiently for me to open the car door.  I am not even sure what this ensemble entails.  Also, how can you be so indignant when you look so ridiculous adorable.

 We went to a festival at the local elementary school this weekend and I heard "Switch Witch" for the first time.  Who is the genius/crazy person who thought up that idea??? Take the candy and leave a toy?!

Yes, two different tutus on two different days.
I was trying to decide what to do with the candy as we have made it disappear in the past but I read that is the "untrue" way to deal with candy.  So I floated the idea of a Switch Fairy this morning on the way to school and I think its a go. LO would straight up throw a fit if she thought a witch was coming to her house.

I told LO that she could eat as much candy as she wanted after dinner on Halloween but then the Switch Fairy would pay a visit and leave a toy.  She seemed hesitant so I told her that the fairy was really tiny.  But then the questions started:

How does a tiny fairy carry a large toy?
Does she have large hands?
Does she use a tiny blanket?
Is it a pretend fairy?

I have never told her about any imaginary figures before and I kind of felt a titch incredulous that she was going to go for it.  I am going to be really pissed if I have to talk about the Switch Fairy for the next year.  Times like these make me wish the comment section worked so you can tell me if you have heard of the switch witch and if your kids are believers.  sigh.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Parent Teacher Conference

I had my very first official parent teacher conference yesterday.  As, I had been talking to them A LOT as of late, I was expecting much of the same.  I was pleasantly surprised but went in with very low expectations so it was a GREAT report.  Her teachers kept saying that she was very smart but not in the "omg your child is a genius."  More of the "she tries to trick us by telling us two different stories." Things that came across loud and clear included her "leader" personality meaning she wants the kids to play her games.  Her games include her version of catch, she holds the purple ball and they chase her but she holds the ball the entire time.  Sometimes, her shyness can prevent her personality from "shining."

One item that pleasantly surprised me is that she is doing a lot more gross motor skills like climbing and riding the bikes.  Girlfriend could probably sit down and cut out a snowflake then would run across the room and run straight into a pole.

We hit up Disneyland after the conference for our last hurrah.  My season pass expires tomorrow and I am not going to renew our super cheap pass as it only works during the week and LO is in school.  Also, I think it is getting a little suspicious that I am still passing LO off as two years old.  She spent much of the time climbing and going down the big slide at CA Adventure.  I was so proud of her!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

School Stuff

There has been a lot going on over at this farm as of late. LO is in school and it is going ok.  Most days it goes well but there are some epic days where it all falls apart. Where I am shrieking in the front yard to get her damn shoes on.  She has a steel trap memory and if one thing goes wrong one time then she remembers FOREVAH.  One time she thought that her teacher was going to leave her alone and for three weeks she FREAKED out when it was time for the transition to extended day.  We are still working back towards liking extended which is only two extra hours.  She has very deep feelings about a lot of subjects which can be exhausting at times.

At the same time, she can be the sweetest, cutest, lovable and so amazing.

Smile or show me your bottom teeth

She asked to go to his house

Pumpkin harvest from our yard

I am also studying for the GRE to go back to SCHOOL.  I am applying to one whole school and praying for a miracle.  I'm a titch worried about the GRE which I take in three weeks as I am trying to relearn some math stuff.  One more excuse not to blog and stuff.