Thursday, February 28, 2008

February showers, May flowers

It is 52 degrees outside, and feels so good it might as well be seventy. We are sick of winter! Our snowbanks are no longer taller than I am, and I don't need four wheel drive to get into my driveway. Today was my day to be the parent volunteer at Ellie's preschool, and the girls and I walked there. On our way back up the hill to our house, Ellie saw the water running down the gutter and asked why it was there. I said, "Well, it's warm outside, so the snow is melting, and when snow melts it turns into..." "SPRING!" she shouted. I haven't checked the forecast, but it sure would be nice if the snow was gone before Easter, which is ridiculously early this year.

Speaking of preschool, Ellie loves it. My friend Mandy started it last year, and she is amazing! This month's theme was Friends & Communication, and check out the post office that Mandy made for self-selected activity time! They've also covered rhyming, beginning sounds, polite language, being a good friend, graphing, using the mail, body language and sign language within this unit. Plus, we had a great field trip last week to the post office.

Ainsley was thrilled to get to come, and Ellie (hopefully) has years to go before she's too embarrassed to have her mom at school. For me it's a great chance to play with the girls, watch them interact with the other kids and sneak a few photos. It was a good day for the Marsh girls.

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