Thursday, August 12, 2010

Run, run, run, as fast as you can


Day 127


Day 217

The theme for today at preschool was "The Gingerbread Man." The kids got to make (and eat) gingerbread cookies - though Soren went to town on his portion of dough before he even got any cookies cut - and they were told the Gingerbread Man story during circle time. Sadistic little toddlers; when the story was over, ending with the untimely demise of the gingerbread man, courtesy of the gaping maw of a hungry fox, one of the kids squealed, "Again! Again!" I had forgotten how dark that story is (though I shouldn't be surprised). Anyway. Most of them then sat through a second telling of the story, again delighted by the travails of the little anthropomorphized cookie whom everyone keeps trying to eat. Eesh.

Eleri was in fine spirits, right up until just before we left. She chilled on my back (in the pouch) while I took pictures, she sat on my lap and grinned and babbled, she crawled around on the floor and found things to stick in her mouth. It's fortunate that she's so good natured most of the time. Makes it easy to get out of the house and do things. (Soren was a really good baby, too. Truly, we lucked out.)

We had a couple of decent thunderstorms, one in the morning and another in the late afternoon. There were even tornado warnings to both the northeast and southwest of us. Close enough to be exciting, far enough away to not be all that scary. ;)

And tomorrow's Friday yet again! I can't believe how insanely fast the last few weeks have been going. I guess that's what happens when you've got something going on every single day.

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