Check me out.
I'm busting out of my comfort zone left and right lately. Spontaneous last minute long distance travels and now camping just for fun on a whim. Dang.
Our ward had a ward camping activity at a nearby wilderness park last night. I was actually planning on going for the night activities and then leaving with Natalie to sleep at home because camping with a one-year old would be disastrous! But, yet again, my amazing sis-in-law offered to take Natalie for the night so I can camp. Although I was fine with staying home with Natalie, and I mean really fine, I am actually really happy that I got to spend more one on one time with my Marisa AND my hubby. It seems like it has been a really long time since it was just the three of us. Marisa loved our extra attention.
The minute Marisa over heard me talk about camping she immediately shouted with joy, "I want to go camping!" So we had to go to this activity. She asked me everyday until it was time to go, "Are we going camping yet?" or "Now can we go camping?"
Once we set up our tent at the camp Marisa wanted to stay inside the whole time. During the night activities she kept saying, "Let's go back to the tent." Over and over again. haha
Marisa was tickled silly that we set up sleeping bags and blankets and that we were actually all sleeping together! It was super cold last night so we all bundled up and cuddled close together. It really was a moment to remember. Just us three camping under the stars.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I would say that Marisa's second favorite thing about preschool is her backpack. (Or how she says it, her "pack-pack".) Look how sassy she is showing me her Roxy backpack! Love her!
A group of mothers and I started a preschool co-op this year for our kids. We bought a really neat curriculum online and we rotate teaching. Preschool in California is ridiculously expensive, about the same as BYU tuition, so this is a great alternative.
I taught first and Marisa loves it. She loves the schedule/structure and she loves learning in general so learning in this type of environment is right up her alley.
Her favorite part about preschool is that she has a lunch box and that she gets to bring it to school! She was so excited to pack it and tell me what she wanted to eat. It is actually really cute because I think all the kids were the most excited about lunch too. They all excitedly pulled out their lunchboxes from their backpacks and eagerly showed everyone else at the table what they had in their lunch boxes! It was so cute.
I look forward to the curriculum this school year, I look foward to monthly fieldtrips and holiday parties, and I look forward to the things Marisa will come home to tell me. But, Marisa, can you please stop growing up?! I want you to be 3 forever! I really, really do.