Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Smart Frog

Froggy was holding a stuffed animal dog and had the pup scratch his ear with his hind legs. I said, "Wow, that's exactly how dogs scratch scratch an itch, with their hind legs."

Froggy asked what 'hind' meant. I replied, "it means 'back', like back legs." And she said, "Oh like be'hind'."

I love these little discoveries. Four is the new six.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Froggy Party in the Trees

How many birthday parties can one Froggy have? Four for a four year old!

We had her big family/friends bash at our favorite hiking spot. It was a great day. Who says you need bouncy houses and ponies? Kids need trees, dirt and cupcakes.

I cannot wrap my brain around the fact that my BABY is 4!!! When did this happen?

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

First Day of Preschool

After a week of excited talk about preschool...Froggy sobbed the entire car ride to school. Before we left the house, I had to dress her three times because she kept taking off her clothes and hiding under a pillow in her bedroom.

The second we walked through the gate, she forgot all about her fear. She started playing and the teachers hurriedly got the kiddos involved in circle time, so they wouldn't concentrate on the parents leaving. I thought it might be harder than it was. But I love her new preschool and the woman who runs it. It's a cozy, happy, loving place and a perfect beginning to school.

When FD and I picked her up, she strolled out of the gate with a happy confidence I've never seen. After two hours of school, she grew a year. Wow, our tadpole is a big frog now.

Missing Iowa

Auntie Honka and Uncle Jiffy Pop
Froggy and Cousin E-boy


E-boy, Froggy and Cousin Drama Queen

Iowa was green, relaxing and we had a wonderful week surrounded by family. Froggy celebrated her 4th birthday a little early with a bicycle cake that Auntie Honka baked. We flew back on Sunday and fortunately the air was clear on our side of town.

FD's parents' house is safe, but a good friend of theirs' lost his home in the mountains.

I can't believe our baby is four!