Friday, September 19, 2008 update with photos

We have been having a lot of fun lately, we attended a Build a Bear Party (Thanks for inviting us B&J)here is Princess "filling" her bear.Unfortunately, she now knows they have a store/center near us.
The mall has been a mystery to her so far, but her eyes were opened this past weekend.
We have still made plenty of time for "free play".Princess has been really improving some of her skills lately, from putting
her "stuff" away to reading and writing. She has been looking forward to the next learning
"bag" and eagerly planning field trips we might like to take.
The Museum of Natural History, The Planetarium, Whale Watching,etc.
She has also become even more of a drama queen..we are trying to work on that.
I would really like to teach her to better control her impulses without crushing her spirit.
We did do an Unplugged Group Project this week, the theme was sand.
She made a frame from shells and sand we collected from Sandy Hook this year.
We even got some P.E. in every day.We also moved things around the rest of the house, now that I can post photos again,
I will work on getting some shots around the house. I know Princess took some of her
"favorite areas" shots, as we put away our summer decorations, and prepared the house for the arrival of Autumn.
Now I just have to find which file they are in.
Oh, before I forget, today is National Butterscotch Pudding Day, so try some out for your snack.
When I was Princess's age, it was the snack I had in my lunch box every single day.
She likes it, but would never eat it every day."It's good, but not that good Momma."


8)(8 said...

I love your seasonal photo on your header.

She does look like she had fun and I think it is a great idea to see how they stuff them, but money can go quick there. I limit it to an invitation to a birthday party.

My pet peeve is stuffed animals. We have a moratorium on them except for microbes which she acquire when she finishes studying a specific organism.

I will e-mail you with some suggestions for those spirited moments.

patience said...

Wow, look at how long her hair is. It seems she had a wonderful time. I like the frame project.

Gottfredsen said...

I am so happy that you got your pictures working again. I missed "seeing" you guys. I love the new header, so cute. It sure looks like alot of fun going on. Great frame project.

Deb said...

I've always loved the planetarium! I also remember a Children's "hands on" museum somewhere over in Cherry Hill. Of course my boys are teens now, so we don't do all of those things so much anymore.

If you like planetariums, the one in Trenton is great, but we loved the ones at The Franklin Institute in Philly the most.

reprehriestless warillever said...

Always wish I had a pearl of wisdom to impart when a friend asks about the behavior/spirit balance.... if you find an answer could you pass it on to me?

I love the frame!

Cher Mere said...

Princess looks like a Princess at Build a Bear

Jenny said...

I love P's party dress! CJ's eyes were recently opened to the mall too, although she loves the "rides" you put a few quarters into. Keep us updated about how you deal with P's drama queen tendencies- I think I have one in training. :o)

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